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: and all applications should be sent to

CV’s will NOT be accepted.

Interviews will be held on the 19th April 2017.

Time: March 23, 2017 at 5:20 pm
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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 or email

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

Training: Deaf Direct – intensive BSL course

Deaf Direct is running a new intensive BSL level 1 class starting 8th May 2017, running over 7 consecutive days. This is a qualification accredited by Signature.

This course is perfect for people with little or no experience of sign language.  There are no entry requirements and the course is open to Deaf and hearing applicants.  The qualification is designed to enable learners to communicate with Deaf people in British Sign Language (BSL) on a range of topics which involve simple, everyday language use.

Course fee £375 (including tuition and assessments). No concession fee for this course. The classes will run 9.00-17.00 Mon 8th May – Fri 12th May, with assessments taking place on Sat 13th & Sun 14th May. The venue will be the Deaf and Hard of Hearing People’s Centre, St Ebbs. Oxford. For more details, please contact 01905 746301 or email

Training at OCVA: Effective Digital Marketing

Effective Digital Marketing


Are you taking a joined up (strategic) approach to your digital marketing? Are you using the right channels to reach the right audience for your organisation? How are you engaging with them and are you measuring all that work? This course will give you an introduction to creating a digital marketing strategy. You will leave with the appropriate actions to take back control on you marketing techniques.

Trainer Profile

Mary Thomas has been training and consulting with businesses of all sizes since 2009 in the uses and implementation of social media and digital marketing.  She has written and delivers accredited social media and digital marketing qualifications for City & Guilds as well as being a published author and public speaker.

Thursday 30th March, 10am to 1pm. £70 to £80.

For more information and to book now:

Food Services Database: survey

Oxford City Council is working with Good Food Oxford and Feeding The Gaps to conduct a survey aimed at creating a single database and map of services providing free or subsidised food for those in need. This will enable us to promote the services that you provide to your target groups.

We are also looking to gain a better understanding of the unmet needs of your organisation and its users; we hope that this knowledge will help us to better support and coordinate services across Oxford.

We are sending you this survey as an organisation which has an interest in this field. Please can you click on the link below to complete the survey and help us compile the database.

Thank you for your time.  Please let us know if you have any questions and feel free to circulate to other food service providers you may know.

You may now respond to this consultation

OCVA – changes to our membership renewal system

2017/18 Membership of OCVA

Please note the following changes to our renewal system: Members will be expected to renew their membership by 31st May 2017.  All current members who do not renew by this date will have their membership cancelled and will need to reapply to become a member.

For full details about how to renew your membership please go to

Muscular Dystrophy UK: Town and Gown Race – volunteers needed

Muscular Dystrophy UK simply wouldn’t be able to put on our events without the help of generous volunteers. We are delighted to have you all on board for what is going to be the biggest Town and Gown ever with over 4,000 runners!

Location: Oxford University Parks, OX1 3RF
Date/ Time: Sunday 15th May 7.30am – 12.30pm
Getting there: Please note this is a closed-road event and parking is extremely limited so we would strongly advise against driving on the day. The parks are about a 25 minute walk from Oxford train station.
T-shirts:All volunteers receive a t-shirt on arrival to say thank you for your time.
Refreshments: Water and snacks will be provided throughout the day.

We’re still in need a lot volunteers so volunteers are encouraged to bring friends/family along to help too—the more the merrier!

Here’s the link to the application:

Emily Miles Events Intern Muscular Dystrophy UK, 61A Great Suffolk Street, London SE1 0BU
t: 020 7803 4828

Job vacancy: Green Space Development Officer

Green Space Development Officer (Req No. 001094)

Service Area / Directorate Community Services
Salary and Grade G5: £24,732 with possible progression to £26,550 per annum – (pro rata for part time)
Contract Permanent
Hours 22.2 hours per week
Location Oxford – St Aldate’s Chambers


For more information please see: GreenSpaceDevelopmentOfficer_CS_G5_Mar17_001094

To apply please go to