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Fundraiser for Read Easy Hackney

Read Easy

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Read Easy Hackney is a small but very impactful charity that supports adults living in Hackney to learn to read. Since becoming established in 2018, we have supported over 30 local residents to improve their literacy skills.

We are now seeking a fundraiser to take over from the present post-holder who has been in the role for four years and will be stepping down in the Spring of 2021.

As Fundraiser, you will work closely with the Team Leader and Treasurer and, as a member of the Management Team, you will be expected to attend monthly team meetings, which take place (currently via Zoom) on a Tuesday or Wednesday evening. (There are no meetings in January or July and August.) To be effective in this role, you will need to commit a few hours per month to writing applications but when you do so is largely at your discretion.

Thanks to a fundraising bike ride and three successful bids to Covid-19 emergency funds earlier this year, RE Hackney's bank balance is in good health. The charity has an annual turnover of £5,000-£6,000.

Despite the pandemic, Reading Pairs have managed to continue to meet, making their twice weekly sessions remote using WhatsApp or, in a few cases, taking them online using Zoom.

By taking up this role, you will be joining a team of 9 other enthusiastic and committed team members, and we are convinced you will quickly build the enthusiasm to seek out the funding we require to maintain and grow our services in Hackney.

Serena Naismith

Further location details may be provided below.

This role can be done remotely.

One week


Please contact Serena Naismith, RE Hackney Team Leader at or phone: 07763 158099.

Admin,Evaluating & Reviewing,Good IT Skills,Maths,Organising & Planning,Reading & Writing,Research

While previous experience of fundraising may be an asset, essential skills for this role include the ability to: - seek out/refresh opportunities for funding - write clear and concise funding bids - put together simple budgets, - meet deadlines - be a self-starter!

- Make a life-changing difference to individuals and their families in the local community - Extend your social network and make a new group of friends - Put to use existing skills and develop new ones - Be part of an exciting project, the first of its kind in London.


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Read Easy Hackney welcomes applications from anyone who has the enthusiasm, skills and time necessary for this rewarding role.

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