We're RECRUITING A FUNDRAISING & COMMS COORDINATOr
About Info Bus
Refugee Info Bus provides Wi-Fi, charge, phone services and practical information guides to displaced people in Northern France. We work across different living sites in Calais, working out of a van with a team of 5 to 6 long-term volunteers. Our charging sessions are 2.5 hours long each with 3 volunteers present. In addition to the services mentioned above, our aim is to create a community space around our van by offering tea, water, board games and sports equipment in our sessions. Finally, we aim to facilitate inter-organisational projects in Calais and Grande Synthe. As a small grassroots organisation, we rely on donations from supporters and funders to carry out our work - we encourage all volunteers to get involved in helping us raise awareness and support fundraising.
Role: Fundraising & Communications Coordinator
Location: Calais, France ** With option to work remotely
Commitment: Minimum 6 months (generally 5 volunteering days and 2 days off each week)
Start date: ASAP
(Please note that we will review applications continuously and reserve the right to close the vacancy as soon as a suitable applicant is found)
Accommodation: Shared accommodation provided, assuming role in Calais.
Reimbursement: Flat rate £550 per month
Holidays/breaks: 14 days every two months
This is a volunteer role and is subject to a volunteer agreement and our code of conduct. There is no contract and no obligation.
Grant Applications; applying for grant applications from UK based and international organisations.
Ability to accurately reflect and synthesise the Info Bus project into compelling language for potential funders and the general public.
Maintaining good working relationships with our current grant holders and providing them with updates on the situation in Northern France and the work RIB is doing.
Working with the team in Calais to keep track of financial needs on the ground and fundraise accordingly.
Providing updates to the on the ground team and the board of trustees about our fundraising situation.
Running online fundraisers in coordination with our team on the ground.
Creating and editing comms content in coordination with our team on the ground: writing weekly social media posts, creating the quarterly report (newsletter), liaising with press in Calais and the UK and other ad-hoc comms content.
Attending weekly Calais Appeal meetings, contributing to overall missions and discussions for the development of the joint platform.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.
Experience working in a fundraising and communications role.
Highly proactive and organised, able to manage and prioritise a busy, high-pressure workload
Calm, diplomatic and patient.
DBS check or country equivalent.
Experience working in humanitarian aid, or working with refugees or migrants.
Lived experience of displacement or migration
How to apply
Please email a CV and a Cover Letter setting out your experience and how you meet the requirements above to firstname.lastname@example.org using the subject ‘Fundraising & Comms Coordinator Application’ by Friday 30th of September 2022.