Charity registered in Scotland SC037087
MADE4U, a dynamic community organisation rooted in the ML2 area of North Lanarkshire, was established in 2006 through the collaborative efforts and communal compassion of several local churches. With a primary focus on fostering opportunity, alleviating isolation, and cultivating a community-driven environment, MADE4U is committed to facilitating connection and supporting individuals in contributing to positive community change. Made4U is dedicated to addressing poverty and distress while enhancing health and wellbeing, aligning with its charitable aims and objectives.
MADE4U channels its efforts through community development and wellbeing initiatives, such as community cafes, money advice services, and befriending calls. The charity extends its support to children through active play, holiday hunger clubs, and youth drop-ins, as well as offering employability workshops in the community and local schools.
At the core of MADE4U's mission are five values: Believing in Difference, Acceptance, Refuge, Hope, and Love.
The role of Fundraising Manager holds a pivotal position within the senior management team, focusing on developing and implementing income generation strategies to ensure the long-term stability of MADE4U. The successful candidate will be a self-starter with a passion for implementing essential elements such as CRMs, scoping, processing, and developing a comprehensive Fundraising Strategy across the organisation. Key responsibilities encompass fundraising activities across various streams, including grants and trusts, individual giving, corporate partnerships, and events.
The ideal candidate should possess a background and knowledge of charity fundraising portfolios, demonstrate proficiency in the use of fundraising databases, and have solid experience working with grants and trusts. Effective management of corporate partnerships, sound business judgment, and experience in writing contracts, agreements, and complex applications are essential. Additionally, the candidate should be an excellent communicator and possess a broad understanding of the charity sector.
This role offers a fantastic opportunity to engage with a community-based organisation making a significant social impact.
MADE4U is a vibrant community organisation in the ML2 area of North Lanarkshire, founded through the collective action and community compassion of a number of local churches in 2006.
Our vision is to see a community free of isolation, low self-worth and lack of opportunity for change. Together, we see a community full of connection, of confidence, and ready for change. Motivated by our belief in God’s love for us, it is our mission to work in the ML2 area to see people encouraged, empowered and engaged, making a real difference. Our main charitable aims are reduction of poverty and distress in the community in which we work, and to increase the health and wellbeing of those in the area, through community development, education, support and recreational activities. We are committed to partnership working, and the engagement and support of local volunteers.
Central to our work are our Five values: Believing in Difference, Acceptance, Refuge, Hope and Love. We work through three departments:
Wellbeing:We provide over 18 different activities including befriending, emergency food, Community cafes, men’s group activities, fuel support, onward referrals and a benefit/money advice service.
Children:We deliver work including awards, active play, family activities, holiday hunger clubs, Christmas and back-to-school-provision work, and aim to support the whole family.
Youth: We operate youth drop-ins, volunteering and employability work, schools engagement and wrap around support for young people and their families.
If you want to read more about these values and our work, our most recent annual report can be found on our website (made4uinml2.com/about-us/annualreports)
ROLE PURPOSE - CHAIR OF TRUSTEES
Charity Trustees are a group of people who ultimately exercise control over, and are legally responsible for, the charity. Our current Chair of Trustees is looking to retire having been involved with theorganisation since its conception.
We are looking to recruit a new individual with the skills and experience to act as a figurehead for our organisation, lead the Board of Trustees while promoting good governance, and provide effective andempowering line management support to our charities Senior Manager.
ROLE PURPOSE - TRUSTEE
Charity Trustees are a group of people who ultimately exercise control over, and are legally responsible for, the charity. They provide overall direction, support and encouragement, ensure the smooth running of the organisation and are responsible for the governance of the charity.
We currently have 5 members of our Board of Trustees offering a range of skills and experience and local connections.
We are currently looking to recruit talented new Trustees who can support our organisation with its charitable aim of making a difference within the ML2 community. We are particularly looking for individuals who have experience in either Human Resources, Finance/Accounting, Income Generation/Fundraising, Building Management, or Leadership/Management.
Further information on each role is available for download below.