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LAAMIGA IS HIRING!

 

Role Title:               Female Fundraising Trustee

Background:           Laamiga is a voluntary community organisation run by women for women who want to become financially independent and gain more meaningful employment.  We provide tailored employment support for black and minority ethnic women from refugee and migrant communities in London. Our services include mentoring, training, business support and career coaching.  Laamiga is a small friendly charity that relies on the support of volunteers in a variety of roles. See our website for more on what we do and the difference we make:  www.laamiga.org

The Trustees are seeking a new member to join them on the charity’s board. Most importantly, we would like someone who is passionate about our objectives and committed to fundraising for our charity. .Ideally we would like someone with some background in fundraising and grant applications.  However we will consider a background in any of the following: Marketing, Finance, Public Relations or business/charity development.

Reports to:               The Board of Trustees

  1. Role Summary
  • To be an active member of the Board of Trustees
  • To research and identify possible grants and opportunities for the charity
  • To develop and maintain Laamiga’s fundraising strategy and lead in the delivery of its objectives
  • To assist the Board to see the bigger picture; bring a fresh perspective to fundraising plans and strategy.
  • To ensure fundraising is of the highest standard.

 

  1. Main Responsibilities
  • Take lead responsibility for fundraising and make sure it is carried out in legal, honest and accountable ways.
  • Identify appropriate funders and complete applications in consultation with other trustees and Laamiga’s Co-ordinator
  • Carry out risk assessment when considering new or ambitious fundraising strategies.
  • Network on behalf of the charity to solicit funds from donors.
  • Be an active champion of the organisation.
  • Liaise with Laamiga’s social media volunteer to ensure all media is up to date with any fundraising campaigns

 

3 Qualities of a Fundraising Trustee

Essential

  • Someone with sufficient fundraising/income-generation knowledge and/or business development background.
  • An understanding of the challenges facing small UK charities in maximising income streams & cultivating donors.
  • An understanding of the charity sector, good governance, Charity Commission and statutory requirements – or a willingness to keep up to date on these.
  • Excellent networking, influencing and communication skills.

Desirable

  • Knowledge of digital or social media.
  • Knowledge of the voluntary sector.
  • A good understanding of the Code of Fundraising Practice.
  • Experience of fundraising practices, including statutory funds, corporate and philanthropic giving would be valuable

 

  1. Time Commitment

Time spent will vary, but it is expected that you would need to commit to 2-4 days per month, including six Trustee Board meetings a year.

 

COULD YOU BE A MENTOR FOR MIGRANT AND ETHNIC MINORITY WOMEN?

We offer our mentors full training and support. Mentors agree with mentees when and where to meet; and the commitment is to meet twice a month for a couple of hours for six to twelve months.

Female mentors of ages and experience are welcome.

Laamiga recruiting

Could you help other women develop their confidence and gain more independence? Would you like to volunteer to work on a 1-1 basis and make a difference to someone’s life? Could you help someone take steps towards employment or self-employment? Are you willing to share your experience of the world of work with other women?

Could you help other women develop their confidence and gain more independence? Would you like to volunteer to work on a 1-1 basis and make a difference to someone’s life? Could you help someone take steps towards employment or self-employment? Are you willing to share your experience of the world of work with other women?

Laamiga is a voluntary organisation run by women for women. Laamiga means “pathway” and helps women find new directions.  Many women from migrant and refugee backgrounds have a wide range of skills and are very resilient despite facing issues like low income, lone parenthood, and discrimination in employment.  Mentors can help them find new ways to use their talents, skills and knowledge in satisfying work, and help them take the firs steps towards employment or setting up their own business.

HOW IT WORKS

Our mentors come from many walks of life and all kinds of backgrounds and can live anywhere in London. You will be matched with a mentee recruited from the local community in Camden and Islington.  You will get training and support from our coordinator. After a short introductory workshop with other mentors, she will support you and keep in regular telephone contact with you and your mentee all the way.

NEXT STEPS

Think whether you can spare a couple of hours a month for a year to explore dreams, develop options, identify actions and review progress with a mentee. Contact our coordinator to help you decide whether mentoring is the right thing for you. She will match you with a mentee and invite you to an introductory workshop. You’ ‘ll agree to meet at a place that suits you and your mentee. In the first meeting, you’ ll discuss what you both hope to achieve and agree some broad goals.

For more information contact our Coordinator on

0208 257 7317 or check out our website: www.laamiga.org

Charity Number: 1145538

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Laamiga is a voluntary community organisation and we are constantly seeking support for our programme.

Whether you are an individual or a business, there are numerous ways for you to contribute towards our work, and in turn, help our community of women become financially independent.
To support our work, you can:

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