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Communications & Digital Fundraising Coordinator

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Salary: Salary Grade Point 17, £24,492 rising incrementally to Point 22, £27,040

Location: Southend-on-Sea

Contract type: Permanent.

Hours: Full Time (37 Hours / 5 Days per week)

Job ref: CDFC - please quote on your application




Do you believe everyone should have a place to call home and the chance to lead a fulfilling life?

We are recruiting a Communications & Digital Fundraising Coordinator to lead on public and internal comms, as well as Digital Fundraising initiative for our Charity in Southend. Reporting to the Head of Fundraising, and working alongside the Community Fundraiser, this exciting role is instrumental in making sure HARP is front of mind for our local supporters, and gives them innovative digital methods by which to support homeless people in the town.


If you have experience of managing communications, fundraising or marketing campaigns, have excellent communication skills, and a passion for increasing funding for disadvantaged people, we would love to hear from you. Your skill and experience will have a direct impact in helping local people overcome homeless for good.


Main purpose of the job:

  1. Increase public awareness of homelessness and promote HARP’s activities to address the issue in Southend, working across social media, website and traditional media channels.  

  2. To lead on the delivery of digital fundraising at HARP, including campaigns and fundraising events including digital communications with supporters and event participants.

  3. Publicise all HARP’s fundraising activities to maximise fundraising income.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • A strong track record of developing and implementing successful press or marketing strategies in a comparable role and demonstrable experience of producing engaging content for websites, social media or digital fundraising and a knowledge of quantifying the impact of such content.

  • Knowledge and experience of developing, delivering and evaluating digital campaigns, with the ability to test, learn and improve.

  • To be proactive and have the ability to stay focused and efficient in the face of changing priorities with the ability to plan work, operate flexibly and work under pressure to tight deadlines. 

  • Be flexible and able to go above and beyond to achieve results, including the ability to work weekends.

  • Have empathy and understanding for homeless people.


For full details please download the job description above.

For further information and an informal chat about the position please contact Dina Jobson, Head of Fundraising on 01702 415 835.

HARP will provide you with excellent support and training to carry out your role effectively, and to develop your career. Our starting benefits package includes 25 days annual leave (pro-rata), plus Bank Holidays, a contributory pension scheme and the opportunity to work with colleagues that strive to transform lives.

Closing date: Thursday 29th July 2021 (Midday) 

Shortlisting: Friday 30th July 2021

Interview date: Wednesday 4th August 2021 (the interviews will online via Zoom).

To apply, please download and complete the application form above. Your completed application should then be posted or emailed to Clive Franceschi ( at HARP Head Office, Dencora Court – 4th Floor, Tylers Avenue, Southend on Sea, Essex, SS1 2BB (mark envelope as "Strictly private and confidential").

Please quote Ref: CDFC

If you have any problems with the application process, please contact Clive Franceschi on 01702 615000.

Charity No: 1098126               Registered Provider of Social Housing no.4742

HARP is an Equal Opportunities Employer

HARP is proud

to pay above the 

Real Living Wage

for our area

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