Community Fundraiser vacancy at School for Parents

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This is a fabulous opportunity for a community fundraiser to join us at a time of change (we’re rebranding)! 

We need you to be enthusiastic, self-motivated and able to galvanise support from a wide range of people and businesses. You’ll be the main point of contact involving members of the public and we need you to hold a full UK Driving Licence with access to a car.

Application deadline is 24 February 2017

Interviews held on 8 March 2017

We’re a small, dedicated team and we see positive outcomes of the work we do every day, so if job satisfaction is important to you come and work with us and help our local charity and centre for Conductive Education in Nottingham continue to shine.

About the job

1.Manage (with support from volunteers) an annual fundraising Ball and develop a range of other activities within our fundraising calendar to achieve an agreed income target.
2.Maximise fundraising potential by developing and maintaining sustainable relationships with supporters in the local community.
3.Facilitate and promote fundraising and profile-raising events and be the key contact for fundraising enquiries.
4.Manage effective CRM administrative processes to provide a high standard of donor care, including the recording of all data relating to fundraising activity.
5.You must have a full UK Driving Licence and access to a car.

About us

School for Parensfp-75ts is a Nottingham based charity that provides a range of services to help babies and children with mobility and communication difficulties to develop the skills they need to thrive and achieve their potential. Our work is inspired by the principles and practices of Conductive Education, a holistic education approach developed at the Petö Institute in Hungary used to help children with disabilities consciously learn the life skills that come more naturally to others. Conductive Education encourages the development of motor, sensory and self-help skills such as sitting, standing, touching, listening, looking, eating, and playing. The age range of children attending our service is between 6 months to 11 years of age and group sessions are conducted with parents present, ensuring a collaborative and partnership working approach. We support up to 80 families and need £200,000 pa to keep our charity running.

Our impact

A recent report by Professor Anne Emerson who interviewed parents attending our service concluded that “The mental health of mothers, of children and the wider families are put at risk when a child is born with serious needs, which has potential long-term consequences. The success of School for Parents in providing effective educational and emotional support could provide a model for service development. As seen in this report mothers who receive education and training in how to support their child feel positive and empowered. They are able to integrate facilitation skills into their homes and child’s everyday life which could and should have positive long-term benefits for the child and parents. It is possible that this enhanced resourcefulness and confidence will reduce the need for care and support from statutory services in the future. Children who receive good levels of provision from services and their parents develop confidence and resilience that stand them in good stead for starting school.”

“I was overwhelmed by grief. I couldn’t cope with the realisation of the enormity of my daughter’s lifelong needs. School for Parents helped me from falling apart; they showed me how to understand her needs and how to love her. Looking back now, it was the one constant factor which held us together in the early days”. Parent

 

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