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Fundraising Group Lead

Fundraising groups are the face of CHAS in the community, raising money and the profile of the charity. Groups deliver fundraising events to raise vital funds to support children with a life-shortening condition across Scotland.

The Group Lead role heads the group and is responsible for group membership and planning and delivering all activities.

What activities will I be involved in?

  • Recruiting and supporting new members of the fundraising group
  • Leading the fundraising group and organising regular meetings
  • Planning, organising and promoting fundraising events and collections with other group members
  • Ensuring the group’s activities comply with all relevant legislation with support from Fundraising Manager
  • Keeping the records of the group’s accounts and banking money raised
  • Acting as an ambassador for CHAS
  • Liaising with the local CHAS Fundraiser and Volunteering Development Manager to ensure that group member details are kept up to date
  • Communicating with group members about the work of CHAS

What skills and abilities will I need to have?

  • Willingness to lead and be part of a team
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Local knowledge and links to your community
  • Numeracy skills and attention to detail
  • An ability to represent CHAS enthusiastically and appropriately
  • Good communication skills
  • Adhere to rules around GDPR and a strong understanding of confidentiality
  • Shared values with the organisation: respect, care, honesty, accountability

How much time should I offer?

Flexible time commitment

Where is the role based?

Anywhere in Scotland – in your local community.

What ongoing learning/support/guidance will I receive?

You will be part of the Community Fundraising Team at CHAS. Your fundraising manager will be in regular contact to offer advice and support and to ensure that you have the right materials to carry out your fundraising.

It’s important to us that you feel happy, safe and confident in your role. As a CHAS volunteer you will be invited to complete a short core learning package that is tailored to your role.

We are always developing new opportunities for volunteers to learn and offer a range of options for volunteers.

What are the benefits to me?

  • Learning new skills
  • Getting more involved and making a real difference to the families of children with a life-shortening condition
  • Adding to your CV
  • Keeping active and involved
  • Meeting like-minded and inspiring people in your community
  • Having fun!

What are the benefits to the children and families supported by CHAS?

  • By raising money for CHAS you are helping to fund our vital services that support children and families at difficult times in their lives.
  • A visible presence in the community, raising funds at events, you are the local face of CHAS and help to raise awareness of our vital services in the community.

What else should I know?

You must be aged 16 or older for this role.

We will pay your out of pocket expenses in line with the CHAS volunteer expenses policy.

CHAS is committed to providing a quality volunteering experience to all volunteers free from discrimination and prejudice. Ensuring that CHAS is an equal, diverse, and inclusive organisation will improve the quality of care we provide, help us reach more families and children, and maximise a wide variety of knowledge, experience and expertise.

We welcome volunteer applications from those who are refugees, asylum seekers, benefit claimants and those with a disability. Feel free to contact us on 0131 444 1900 or volunteering@chas.org.uk if you have any questions.

What's the next step?

If you’re interested in the role you can apply online.

If you want to talk to someone about your own situation or find out more about our services, please get in touch: