JOB VACANCY

Job location (usual place of work): Oxford Homeless Pathways, O’Hanlon House

Pay rate: £25,000 – £27,000 depending on experience

Pay is pro rata?: Yes

Job title: Community and Events Fundraising Co-ordinator

Applications close on date: 7th April 2017

Hours are: Full time

Contract is: Permanent

Job summary: About us:

Oxford Homeless Pathways (OxHoP) is an established charity that provides a range of accommodation and support to homeless people across Oxfordshire. Helping people to tackle the problems that have led them to become homeless and encourage them to develop the skills and resilience to enable them to lead full independent lives once again.

This is an exciting time for the organisation as we move into a new era of supporting homeless people. In order to meet this need we are increasing our fundraising capacity by expanding the Fundraising Team. This is a newly created role where you can really make your mark and develop the role. We are looking for an experienced Community Fundraiser with a genuine passion to make a life changing difference to homeless people’s lives.

We are experts in our field and are on a mission to support the growing numbers of people sleeping rough. If this opportunity sounds as exciting to you as it does to us and you’re ready to join us on this important mission of empowering homeless people – you could be the right person for us and we could be the right organisation for you! So read on!

About you:

You will be responsible for engaging a wide range of people to deliver on the fundraising vision of the organisation. To do this, you will need to have:

Exceptional people skills . Whether working with CEO’s, heads of community groups or homeless clients, you can talk to them all, and you can unite them towards a joint vision.
Financial responsibility. Previous experience of successful income generation for a charity in a paid position.
Thinking outside the box, unique perspectives and having fresh ideas are some of your greatest skills
Organisational skills. Ensuring the ongoing work of the charity and developing the strategy and operation plans requires excellent administrative ability. Ability to manage own workload to deliver required outcomes. Ability to prioritise variety of tasks and adopt a flexible approach to workload.
Tech skills . Maximise the recording of the fundraising events (electronic, hardcopy); and manage a database of all fundraisers (active and retroactive), and keep up-to-date our donor contacts and preference information. Word, Excel and Outlook are as natural as eating to you. You will update and manage social media platforms to raise awareness and your social media presence will make the Kardashians look like rookies.
Presentation skills. You will have excellent presentation skills to effectively engage various audiences.

You will also have:

A knowledge of Oxfordshire and a willingness to travel across the county
Empathy for the work of OxHoP
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to communicate effectively with supporters.
The ability to convey a compelling case of support
Previous event management experience
A proven track record of exceeding financial and non-financial targets.
A full clean driving license and access to a car insured for work purposes.
A willingness to work flexible hours – some evening and weekends

What you will do:

Fundraising strategy- You will be responsible for the coordination of all the charity’s community and events fundraising activities; building successful relationships with supporters. You will formulate and implement a fundraising action plan in line with the strategic objectives and income targets of the charity. You will also develop a programme of fundraising events co-hosted/organised by the charity.

Develop and Manage relationships – You will maintain and develop relationships with existing supporters, motivating and facilitating them to maximise the funds they raise. You will engage with and inspire new supporters to raise money. You will also keep staff informed and involved with fundraising initiatives. You will maintain current supporters in the community and review the re-engagement of past. Offer support to individual, groups when organising their own fundraising events for the charity.

Help provide financial stability – You will maximise gift aid on fundraising and donations by building income from sources including: challenge events, community and third party events. Keep up to date with any relevant legislative changes that may affect fundraising i.e. Gift Aid, data protection. Adhere to the charity’s policies and procedures, paying particular attention to those involving financial procedures, confidentiality and data protection.

Oxford Homeless Pathways is committed to safeguarding the welfare of vulnerable clients. Any successful candidate will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS check and provide two suitable references .

To apply, please contact: Send a completed copy of our application form, including your supporting statement telling us why you are the best person for the job, to our recruitment email. Application forms can be found on our website: http://www.oxhop.org.uk/aboutus/jobs/ and all applications should be sent to recruitment@oxhop.org.uk

CV’s will NOT be accepted.

Interviews will be held on the 19th April 2017.

Time: March 23, 2017 at 5:20 pm
IP Address: 188.122.43.139
Contact Form URL: https://ocva.org.uk/services/communications/jobads/
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Rural Oxfordshire Network (RON) The launch event of the Rural Oxfordshire Network (RON)

Invitation: Rural Oxfordshire Network (RON)

You are invited to the launch event of the Rural Oxfordshire Network (RON).  This networking forum is for those living and working in rural Oxfordshire.  The event will focus on rural crime and community resilience.

The event will be chaired by Julian Cooper

Julian has served on Oxfordshire County Council (2001-2005), West Oxfordshire District Council (1986-2006 then 2010 till the present day) and Woodstock Town Council (since 1984). He has been Chairman of W.O.D.C. Planning committee, Vice-Chairman of the County Council Planning Committee and Mayor of Woodstock three times.  He is currently the English Vice Chairman of the Local Authority World Heritage Forum and has served on the South East Regional Planning Conference, Oxfordshire Community Health Council as well as on the Executive of Community First Oxfordshire.  He is also Chairman of Woodstock Youth Club.  Julian works as a Life Assurance Salesman.

When: Wednesday 5th April – 9.45 – 12.30
Where: Cassington Village Hall, The Green, Cassington OX29 4AX
Cost: £5.00 to cover expenses

Who should attend?
Anyone who is interested in rural affairs whether they are residents, land-owners or run an organisation.

Register:  Please visit https://ocva.org.uk/rural-oxfordshire-network-ron/ or email Gillian.warson@ocva.org.uk

Timetable
9.30 – coffee
10.00 – 10.05 – Introduction and welcomes from OCVA
10.05 – 10.30 – Key-note speech: Julian Cooper
10.30 – 11.30 – Kath Lowe (Superintendent Kath Lowe, Local Police Area Commander for Cherwell and West Oxfordshire).  A presentation around rural crime and community resilience.
11.30 – 11.45 – break
11.45 – 12.00 – Where next for the Rural Oxfordshire Network including input from OCVA
12.00 – 12.30 – Facilitated discussion lead by OCVA.
12.30 – onwards – networking lunch (BYO)

Cost: £5.00 to cover expenses

SAFE! is proud to present a new website for young people

SAFE! is proud to present a new website for young people www.safestories.org

Safe Stories was created to highlight some of the issues being faced by teenagers as a result of mobile and internet technologies.  These are problems which young people working with SAFE! tell us about every day.  The characters of Maddie, Mitchell, Katie and Jess were created during group sessions with young people who had been supported by SAFE! Their stories are based on their own experiences and whilst the end results are not a ‘true story’, you can be sure that each element is based on a real situation.

The stories are designed to encourage a ‘one step removed’ approach to talking about an issue and an indirect approach to problem solving.  If we can think about what Maddie or Katie might feel, we can reflect on our own experience, and seek personal solutions. The video stories are designed to be accessed directly but can also be used in conversation with young people by professionals and parents. It is also designed to encourage any young person to seek help if they are struggling with an issue such as these.

Please share this new resource widely.

Healthwatch Oxfordshire 360 degree survey

 We are carrying out a short survey on how our work has been perceived during 2016.

This survey is important, because it enables us to identify those areas where we have been effective, and those were we need to re-focus and possibly work a little differently.

We would be grateful if you could take a few minutes to complete the survey. All responses are anonymous, and the information provided will form an important part of how we improve the service we offer to users of health and social care in Oxfordshire.

We would need to receive your response by March 31. We hope that you can help us by sharing your opinion and experience with us.

To take part in the survey, please click this link: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/2S6D9JS

Kanika Lang Community Involvement Officer Kanika.lang@healthwatchoxfordshire.co.uk 01865 520520

The Oxford Job Fair is returning to Rose Hill on Thursday 23rd March!

The Oxford Job Fair is returning to Rose Hill on Thursday 23rd March!
 
The Job Fair will take place from 10am to 2pm in the Rose Hill Community Centre (Carole’s Way, off Ashhurst Way, OX4 4HF). It is in partnership with Oxford City Council and Jobcentre Plus.  
 
Please help us to get the word out by circulating the event details and the attached flyer to your contacts, service users, customers and residents, and sharing the event details on your social media – we’ve created a Facebook event page.
 
The Job Fair will provide Oxford residents, particularly in the Rose Hill and wider East Oxford area, with the opportunity to find out about and apply for hundreds of vacancies from over 30 employers and training providers, and get free advice and support about how to prepare for employment and build their employability and self-confidence. The latest confirmed exhibitors’ list is below, with some big ticket names attending such as John Lewis and Primark.
 
This event is particularly exciting because it will also celebrate the launch of two new, Big Lottery funded projects – the Rose Hill Regeneration Project supporting and empowering local residents, and the Unlocking Potential Project supporting young people NEET to develop their employability through enterprise.
 
Some of the benefits include:  
a. 30+ Oxford employers, wellbeing support and training providers with over 800 live, local employment and training vacancies have already signed up for the event – confirmed exhibitors are listed below. 
b. No need to book, free entry.  
c. Free 1-2-1 employment support and on the day including for job applications and CV work, from the National Careers Service, Aspire, JobCentre Plus and Oxford City Council. 
d. Refreshments will be provided on the day, free of charge for attendees, and we will be providing lunch for exhibitors.
 
Please do help us to make the most of this opportunity for local residents. 
 
If you’ve got any questions about the day please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
 
Best wishes, Paul paulroberts@aspireoxford.co.uk

Rural Oxfordshire Network (RON) – launch event

Invitation: Rural Oxfordshire Network (RON)

You are invited to the launch event of the Rural Oxfordshire Network (RON).  This new networking forum is for those living and working in rural Oxfordshire. The event is organised by OCVA and partners including Community First Oxfordshire, the Diocese of Oxford, Volunteer Link Up and the Oxfordshire Association of Local Councils.  This first event will focus on rural crime and community resilience, and future events will tackle a range of topics. 

The event will be chaired by Julian Cooper

Julian has served on Oxfordshire County Council (2001-2005), West Oxfordshire District Council (1986-2006 then 2010 till the present day) and Woodstock Town Council (since 1984). He has been Chairman of W.O.D.C. Planning committee, Vice-Chairman of the County Council Planning Committee and Mayor of Woodstock three times.  He is currently the English Vice Chairman of the Local Authority World Heritage Forum and has served on the South East Regional Planning Conference, Oxfordshire Community Health Council as well as on the Executive of Community First Oxfordshire.  He is also Chairman of Woodstock Youth Club.  Julian works as a Life Assurance Salesman.

When: Wednesday 5th April – 9.45 – 12.30
Where: Cassington Village Hall, The Green, Cassington OX29 4AX
Cost: £5.00 to cover expenses

Who should attend?
Anyone who is interested in rural affairs whether they are residents, land-owners or run an organisation.

Register:  Please visit https://ocva.org.uk/rural-oxfordshire-network-ron/ or email Gillian.warson@ocva.org.uk or telephone 01865 251946 and leave a message for Gillian

Timetable
9.30 – coffee
10.00 – 10.05 – Introduction and welcomes from OCVA
10.05 – 10.30 – Key-note speech: Julian Cooper
10.30 – 11.30 – Kath Lowe (Superintendent Kath Lowe, Local Police Area Commander for Cherwell and West Oxfordshire).  A presentation around rural crime and community resilience.
11.30 – 11.45 – break
11.45 – 12.00 – Where next for the Rural Oxfordshire Network including input from OCVA
12.00 – 12.30 – Facilitated discussion lead by OCVA.
12.30 – onwards – networking lunch (BYO)

Cost: £5.00 to cover expenses

One-Eighty’s Summer Programme has launched

Our Summer Project is here
This is for young people who you feel have made improvement over the last academic year. It gives them support to keep their learning momentum going.

The project involves:
  • A short needs assessment at the start
  • 2 educational trips and refreshments – breakfast, lunch or snacks
  • 2 follow-up one-to-one sessions with a designated mentor
  • Check-ins with the family to offer support with keeping the summer holiday as stable as possible
  • A full report of achievements at the end
 £325 per young person

To make a referral, please click
here

For more information, please call 01865 236869 or email Nina Bawden at

nina.bawden@one-eighty.org.uk