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Community Fundraiser

Closing: Date: 31/12/2024

Job Description: One Ummah
Job Title: Community Fundraiser
Hours: Full Time
Salary: Competitive
Location: All Regions, England
Responsible to: Head of Fundraising

One Ummah:

One Ummah is a faith based international relief and development agency, established with the hopes and dreams of bringing the world’s communities together and uniting against poverty. We aim to put the true light of Islam in practice by tackling poverty, changing lives and answering the calls of those in need. One Ummah has grown to be a key international relief and development agency working in over 15 countries worldwide on programmes such as water and sanitation, food, education, orphans support, healthcare, shelter, income generation and emergency disaster relief.

Job Summary:

The Community Fundraiser will be responsible for planning, organising and executing fundraising related events and activities to bring in funds for One Ummah’s life-saving campaigns worldwide. Events will range from smaller scale (BBQ’s, car washes, family fun days, football/snooker tournaments, go karting etc.) to larger scale events (national and international charity challenges, annual dinners etc.). The Community Fundraiser will also work on creating, building and strengthening relationships with key donors in their region. In addition, the Community Fundraiser will organise international deployments to take volunteers who will fundraise and deliver aid on the ground with their own hands. Other fundraising tasks will also be delegated to the Community Fundraiser.


Fundraising Department

Key relationships:

CEO, Operations Manager, Fundraising Manager, Marketing Manager, One Ummah Staff.

Key Targets: 

• Plan, organise and execute at least two small fundraising events every month (such as car wash, family fun day, bazaar, BBQ, tournament etc.)
• Plan, organise and execute a small charity challenge every 4 months (such as a national bike ride or national mountain climb)
• Plan, organise and execute one large international charity challenge every year (such as European bike ride or international mountain climb)
• Secure five clothing bank locations within a 12 month time frame
• Secure live radio or TV appeals during busy campaign periods
• Organise, advertise and execute an international deployment for volunteers
• Secure and strengthen new and existing relationships with large donors
• Events and challenges to be split across key areas in London

Person Specification – E = Essential   D = Desirable

The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate that they have the necessary administrative, professional, technical skills and experience.


• Valid UK Driving License (E)
• Educated to University Level (D)


• Proven experience working within a fundraising/marketing department (E)
• Experience working on various social media platforms (E)
• Educated to degree level, or to have equivalent relevant experience (E)
• Experience of working in the UK charity sector (D)
• Being able to work with against key performance indicators (D)

Knowledge and Skills:

• High level of numeracy, literacy and IT skills (E)
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (E)
• Strong understanding of international development and humanitarian work (E)
• Knowledge of Microsoft Office (E)
• A strong working knowledge of a wide range of digital and social media technologies, platforms and marketing (E)
• High level understanding of current marketing trends (E)
• Ability to work independently and collaboratively (E)
• Ability to work in and outside of an office environment to create and maintain relationships (E)
• Ability to plan, strategise, prioritise and delegate to ensure successful delivery of targets (E)
• Elements of fundraising feasibility assessment required to make informed decisions on ideas/concepts (E)
• A strong working knowledge of a wide range of digital and social media technologies, platforms and marketing (E)
• Ability to follow and execute strategies in accordance with budgets (E)
• Excellent planning and organisational skills with the ability to prioritise and manage multiple projects with overlapping timescales (E)
• A strong working knowledge of Word press software (D)
• Knowledge of Islamic financial matters i.e. Zakat, Sadaqat, Waqf (D)


• Commitment to One Ummah’s visions and values (E)
• Commitment to One Ummah’s ethos (E)
• Commitment to equality of opportunity and diversity (E)
• Hard working and self motivated (E)
• Understanding of the basic teachings and values of Islam (E)
• Commitment to community and social development values (E)
• Commitment to One Ummah’s policies and procedures. (E)