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Fundraising Co-ordinator (New position)

Full-time | £25-28k pa depending on experience

Growing Well is a farm-based mental health charity at Low Sizergh Farm near Kendal. The horticultural context is key to our charity as it provides a safe, supportive working environment to nurture mental health recovery. Growing Well works with people on a weekly basis to help rebuild a sense of purpose, to engage in meaningful and fulfilling activity and to build hope for the future.

We have ambitious growth plans to bring Growing Well to more Cumbrian communities and are investing in our development team as we seek new sites and new sustainable funding opportunities.

We are looking for a committed and creative fundraiser with excellent written and interpersonal skills and a strong track record in community fundraising, individual giving and corporate fundraising. Experience of grants and trusts fundraising would also be an advantage, to support our grants and trusts fundraiser and Head of Development on everything from community bids to major strategic bids.

You’ll be working as part of our Development team to expand the income of our small, single-site charity and allow us to become a multi-sited, Cumbriawide network.

We receive no statutory funding to support our work. Grants and trusts fundraising is our main income source. As we grow, we seek to further diversify our fundraising mix to incorporate a more robust community fundraising plan and corporate giving structure to sustain each local site, as well as developing avenues in digital and online giving.

The role offers great variety and will cover the full fundraising mix, prioritising our greatest income streams, helping to develop new ones and providing excellent stewardship to our network of existing donors.

The role can be office-based at our site at Low Sizergh, remote, or a mix of both, depending on skills, experience and home location.

If you are interested in applying for this exciting role please email Head of Development Richard Eccles in confidence at richard@growingwell.co.uk for a Job Pack.

CLOSING DATE: 5pm Friday June 3. In-person interviews will be held at Growing Well on Friday June 10th (or on Zoom, if required).

 

Engagement Officer (New position)

30-37.5 hours (negotiable) / £23-25k dependent on experience

Growing Well is a farm-based mental health charity at Low Sizergh Farm near Kendal. The horticultural context is key to our charity as it provides a safe, supportive working environment to nurture mental health recovery. Growing Well works with people on a weekly basis to help rebuild a sense of purpose, to engage in meaningful and fulfilling activity and to build hope for the future.

We have ambitious growth plans to bring Growing Well to more Cumbrian communities and are investing in our development team as we seek new sites and move to help more local communities in need.

You’ll be working as part of our Development team to expand the reach of our small, single-site charity and allow us to become a multi-sited, Cumbria-wide network.

You’ll be an external ambassador for Growing Well, representing our mental health service to local statutory and third sector networks. You’ll be driving up the quantity and quality of referrals to our service across our sites, developing excellent relationships with GPs, Community Mental Health Teams, social prescribers, Police and probation services and various other referrers.

In this dynamic networking role, you’ll also be providing information, advice and guidance to our Volunteer Support staff about services and opportunities available to our beneficiaries, creating a cohesive network of support for them beyond our farm gates.

The role can be office-based at our site at Low Sizergh, remote, or a mix of both, depending on skills, experience and home location. This role will involve travel all over Cumbria and so a clean driving licence and access to a vehicle are essential.

If you are interested in applying for this exciting role please email Head of Development Richard Eccles at richard@growingwell.co.uk for a Job Pack.

CLOSING DATE: 5pm Friday June 3. In-person interviews will be held at Growing Well on Thursday June 9th (or on Zoom, if required).

 

Minibus drivers – Various hours. £10.20/hour. Immediate start

 Following a failed recruitment for volunteer minibus drivers for our charity, we are now making an urgent appeal for PAID regular drivers to cover any or all of the following shifts:

Tuesday (am): pick up from Kendal 9am (1 hour’s work)

Tuesday (pm): drop off in Kendal, leaving Growing Well @ 4pm (1 hour’s work)

Wednesday (am): pick up from Ulverston 9am (2 hours’ work)

Wednesday (pm): drop off in Ulverston, leaving Growing Well @ 4pm (2 hours’ work)

Thursday (pm): drop off in Barrow, leaving Growing Well @ 4pm (2.5hours’ work)

D1 driving category essential.

Bus buddy required for the Wednesday (both) and Thursday (afternoon) shifts. Bring a pal or family member and enjoy the ride together. If you don’t have anyone in mind, we have other volunteers available to step in.

Perks of the job include great banter with our beneficiaries and your pick of fresh, organic veg from our “Volunteer shelf”!

WE ARE DESPERATE FOR DRIVERS SO IMMEDIATE START PREFERRED. FULL TRAINING WILL BE PROVIDED.

To apply or find out more please call 07903 013648 to talk with us or please leave a message with contact details. You can also email info@growingwell.co.uk to express an interest and we will get back in touch soon.