GFS prides itself on being an outstanding place to work; in our last staff survey, 94% of our team said GFS is a happy place to work. Both in our work and our interactions with colleagues, we are led by our values of being girl focused, brave, ambitious, inclusive, feminist and fun. We are a growing organisation, and our work practices support a healthy work life balance and mental well-being. By joining the team, you will have an opportunity to use your skills to make a real difference; especially if you are as passionate as we are about reaching girls and young women who need GFS so much right now! We actively encourage staff to get involved with as wide a range of learning and development activities as possible. These include (but aren’t limited to):

  • Online learning programmes
  • Involvement in organisation wide EDI and Environment working groups
  • Opportunities to collaborate with colleagues and represent your team

In addition to working in a team that is committed to improving the lives of girls and young women, while at GFS, you will benefit from:

  • 25 days annual leave (pro rata)
  • Long service leave after two years
  • GFS Pension Scheme with 7% employer contribution
  • Flexible working options, including hybrid working and compressed hours
  • 24 hr Access to Employee Assistance Programme
  • Season ticket loan
  • Bi-Annual EDI Learning Days
  • Study Time

As an organisation, our staff, volunteers and trustees all have a strong commitment to our values, and in everything we do, we are:

  • Girl-focused
  • Brave
  • Feminist
  • Ambitious
  • Inclusive, and
  • Fun
Statement of exemption with reference to the Equality Act 2010

Sometimes our posts are restricted to women applicants only under the Equality Act. A central part of the GFS approach is to provide single-gender spaces. This will be highlighted on the role description where appropriate.


Vacancies

Role: Trust Fundraising Coordinator
Location: Homebased
Hours: Full time 35 hours a week
Salary: £33,703

About:

We are at an exciting stage of growth and need to develop our Trust and Foundations programme to fund an expansion of our girls’ groups across the country. This is a fantastic opportunity to broaden your existing fundraising skills in a new and exciting area. This role would suit a confident and proactive individual who enjoys writing and building relationships.

As Trust Fundraising Coordinator, your work will help girls across England and Wales develop self-confidence and express themselves in a judgement-free, single-gender space. Working with the Fundraising and Communications Team, you will be responsible for the development and delivery of the Trusts and Foundations fundraising programme against an agreed annual income target.

You will work closely with colleagues across the charity to implement a Trusts and Foundations pipeline that helps us deliver our empowering programme for girls. This will include the development of processes to understand funding needs as well as the monitoring and evaluation of projects. You will manage your own workload including the writing of high-quality applications within deadlines, as well as researching and cultivating new funding partners. You will be responsible for developing strong relationships with prospective grant making bodies and enjoy communicating with people about the importance of our work.

Proven experience in fundraising is essential. You will have excellent communication skills with proven ability to submit quality applications and build strong relationships with funders.

Person Specification
Application Form
Guidance Notes
EDI Monitoring Form

Download the application form and EDI monitoring form and submit to recruitment@girlsfriendlysociety.org.uk by the closing date Sunday 3rd March at 5pm.

Equity Diversity and inclusion is of strategic importance to GFS. We encourage applications from ethnically and racially minoritised, disabled and from LGBTQ+ people to build our best staff and volunteer teams and reflect the girls we serve.

This post is subject to a criminal record check with the Disclosure and Barring Service


Role: Youth Group Coordinator
Location: GFS Chester-Le-Street, County Durham, DH3 3TF
Hours: Five hours per week, term time only
Salary: £14.99 per hour

About:

Successful candidates will coordinate a local GFS group and gain experience in managing a team of volunteers and supporting the growth of GFS in the local area, where you will recruit girls/young women to the group by promoting GFS in schools and local networks, and train and lead a team of volunteers to plan and deliver weekly GFS sessions and represent your group within the wider organisation, for example regional meetings.

You will also liase with staff teams and provide timely reports, such an individual group budget, registers, and outcome measurement for girls and young women.

Due to the nature of the role this post is restricted to female applicants only under the Equality Act.

Person Specification
Application Form
Guidance Notes
EDI Monitoring Form

Download the application form and EDI monitoring form and submit to recruitment@girlsfriendlysociety.org.uk by the closing date Sunday 10th March at 5pm.

Equity Diversity and inclusion is of strategic importance to GFS. We encourage applications from ethnically and racially minoritised, disabled and from LGBTQ+ people to build our best staff and volunteer teams and reflect the girls we serve.

This post is subject to a criminal record check with the Disclosure and Barring Service


Disclosures

An enhanced child workforce check with the DBS is required for all eligible posts.

Data Protection

GFS uses your personal data for recruitment purposes only. We do not share your personal details with other agencies. Further details of the GFS data protection policy is available on the GFS website.


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