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Merton Giving is Hiring!

Written byNatasha Morgan

Merton Giving is recruiting for two new positions to support their on-going work.  

  • Fundraising and Engagement Manager 
  • Communications Officer  

Both roles will be part of the small Merton Giving team which sits within Merton Chamber of Commerce alongside their friendly team

Who We Are
Merton Giving makes local giving easy by providing a focal point to get involved.
We harness the collective strength of our community and, through donations and fundraising activities from our supporters, award grants to charitable organisations working locally to tackle inequality and change lives for the better in Merton 

We are a relatively new initiative that is making a significant impact across the borough and, with funding secured from City Bridge Trust, we are growing our team to enable us to scale our activity and impact.   

Our plans include increasing income from a range of donors ranging from the business community – SMEs and larger corporates alongside individuals, high-net worth individuals and other funders in additional to generating in-kind giving.   

We have grown rapidly, raising and distributing over £1million of grant funding and over £300,000 of in-kind donations from individuals, corporates and funders.  Merton Giving is an initiative from partners Merton Voluntary Service Council (trading as Merton Connected) and Merton Chamber of Commerce.  

Do you share our passion of supporting our local community? Would you like to be part of a small, dynamic team making a real difference to reduce inequality?  Then take a look at our two vacancies.   

Fundraising and Engagement Manager
As Fundraising and Engagement Manager, you will work alongside the Merton Giving lead to develop the donor engagement strategy and lead the donor engagement plans to generate existing and drive new relationships with a diverse range of donors to generate income and in-kind giving for Merton Giving

The role will be responsible for developing appeals and campaigns to engage donors and will work closely with Merton Chamber of Commerce colleagues and the newly appointed Communications Officer.   

We are seeking an individual with experience of working in a similar fundraising, engagement or partnership role who is confident in seizing and maximising opportunities and developing relationships.  

Communications Officer
The Communications Officer will play an important role in developing and implementing communications to support different activity across a range of communication channels to drive awareness of and engagement with Merton Giving.   

Supporting the Merton Giving Lead and Fundraising and Engagement Manager, the role will be responsible for implementing a comprehensive communication plan to showcase different areas of marketing and fundraising activity including campaigns, appeals and grant management. You will also work alongside colleagues responsible for communications within the Chamber of Commerce.  

We are seeking an individual with experience of working in a communications role, either in-house or with an agency who is capable of using a variety of communication techniques and tools to engage with different audiences. Experience of running social media accounts and managing website content, particularly WordPress, is preferred

Further Information  

To apply
please send your cv along with a supporting statement (max 1 side of A4) outlining your skills and experience that make you ideal for the role and the completed equal opportunities form tohello@mertongiving.co.uk 

Fundraising and Engagement Manager  

  • Closing date: Midnight, Monday 17th July
  • Interviews will be held on Friday 21st July. 

Communications Officer 

  • Closing date: Midnight, Monday 28th August
  • Interviews will be held w/c 18th September 

Please note that all applicants should have the right to work in the UK.   

Merton Giving is recruiting for two new positions to support their on-going work.  

  • Fundraising and Engagement Manager 
  • Communications Officer  

Both roles will be part of the small Merton Giving team which sits within Merton Chamber of Commerce alongside their friendly team

Who We Are
Merton Giving makes local giving easy by providing a focal point to get involved.
We harness the collective strength of our community and, through donations and fundraising activities from our supporters, award grants to charitable organisations working locally to tackle inequality and change lives for the better in Merton 

We are a relatively new initiative that is making a significant impact across the borough and, with funding secured from City Bridge Trust, we are growing our team to enable us to scale our activity and impact.   

Our plans include increasing income from a range of donors ranging from the business community – SMEs and larger corporates alongside individuals, high-net worth individuals and other funders in additional to generating in-kind giving.   

We have grown rapidly, raising and distributing over £1million of grant funding and over £300,000 of in-kind donations from individuals, corporates and funders.  Merton Giving is an initiative from partners Merton Voluntary Service Council (trading as Merton Connected) and Merton Chamber of Commerce.  

Do you share our passion of supporting our local community? Would you like to be part of a small, dynamic team making a real difference to reduce inequality?  Then take a look at our two vacancies.   

Fundraising and Engagement Manager
As Fundraising and Engagement Manager, you will work alongside the Merton Giving lead to develop the donor engagement strategy and lead the donor engagement plans to generate existing and drive new relationships with a diverse range of donors to generate income and in-kind giving for Merton Giving

The role will be responsible for developing appeals and campaigns to engage donors and will work closely with Merton Chamber of Commerce colleagues and the newly appointed Communications Officer.   

We are seeking an individual with experience of working in a similar fundraising, engagement or partnership role who is confident in seizing and maximising opportunities and developing relationships.  

Communications Officer
The Communications Officer will play an important role in developing and implementing communications to support different activity across a range of communication channels to drive awareness of and engagement with Merton Giving.   

Supporting the Merton Giving Lead and Fundraising and Engagement Manager, the role will be responsible for implementing a comprehensive communication plan to showcase different areas of marketing and fundraising activity including campaigns, appeals and grant management. You will also work alongside colleagues responsible for communications within the Chamber of Commerce.  

We are seeking an individual with experience of working in a communications role, either in-house or with an agency who is capable of using a variety of communication techniques and tools to engage with different audiences. Experience of running social media accounts and managing website content, particularly WordPress, is preferred

Further Information  

To apply
please send your cv along with a supporting statement (max 1 side of A4) outlining your skills and experience that make you ideal for the role and the completed equal opportunities form tohello@mertongiving.co.uk 

Fundraising and Engagement Manager  

  • Closing date: Midnight, Monday 17th July
  • Interviews will be held on Friday 21st July. 

Communications Officer 

  • Closing date: Midnight, Monday 28th August
  • Interviews will be held w/c 18th September 

Please note that all applicants should have the right to work in the UK.   

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