Role: Fundraising & Comms Coordinator

Location: Ideally based in Calais but there is the possibility for remote working - please include your preference in your application

Commitment: Minimum 6 months (generally 5 volunteering days and 2 days off each week)

Start date: ASAP/November 2021

Accommodation: Shared accommodation provided

Reimbursement: Flat rate £550 volunteer expenses per month

Holidays/breaks: 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.

About Refugee Info Bus

Refugee Info Bus provides WiFi and charge, phone services, legal information and practical information guides to communities in Northern France. We work across different living sites in Calais, working out of a mobile bus with a team of 5 to 6 volunteers. Our charging sessions are roughly 2.5 hours long with 3 volunteers present for each session. 

Our team lives in shared accommodation with space for home working - the majority of the role is expected to be carried out from this accommodation if the candidate is able to be located in Calais.

Responsibilities

Fundraising and Comms volunteering (at least 60% of role)

  • Grant applications: researching and applying for grants from UK, French and international trusts, foundations and organisations

  • Maintaining good working relationships with our current grant makers and providing them with updates on the situation in Northern France and the work Refugee Info Bus is doing

  • Running online fundraisers in coordination with our team on the ground

  • Managing and creating content for our social media channels, email updates and newsletter

  • Coordinating with other organisations in Calais on joint fundraising and comms efforts

General volunteering (up to 40% of role)

  • Attend and support regular Info Bus sessions at sites around Calais with other team members to deliver services and distribute cables, plugs and sim cards. Working with other volunteers on stocking the van, setting up charging stations, spending time with the people using our services, providing refreshments, cleaning down after shifts, and other tasks as required.

  • Follow team protocol to ensure that distributions and the delivery of WiFi, charging and information services are carried out in a safe, orderly and dignified manner at each location, in coordination with the rest of the volunteer team. 

  • Support the team in the maintenance of the equipment (van, car, generator, WiFi system and other items).

Requirements

Essential

  • Criminal record certificate - DBS check or equivalent (if Calais based)

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English. French is highly desirable 

  • Experience of fundraising - writing applications, knowledge of trusts and foundations landscape in the UK, researching potential funding opportunities, developing new fundraising strategies

  • Experience creating engaging and income generating social media content

  • Highly proactive and organised, able to manage and prioritise a busy, high-pressure workload

  • Calm, diplomatic and patient

Desirable

  • Clean driving licence

  • Experience working with journalists/media

  • Experience working in humanitarian aid, or working with people experiencing displacement

  • Lived experience of displacement or migration

How to apply

Please send a CV and cover letter (max 2 pages) setting out your fundraising and comms experience with the subject line ‘Application - Fundraising & Comms Coordinator’ to fundraising@refugeeinfobus.com. If you would like to be considered for a remote position, please mention this in your cover letter

We are keen to recruit ASAP, so applications will be reviewed and interviews scheduled on a rolling basis.

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