Advisory Board Member (Fundraising)

Fundraising PS2GO Job Pack-1

Website ParentSkills2GO

About ParentSkills2GO

ParentSkills2Go is a community interest company (CIC) limited by guarantee, incorporated in 2010 and restructured in 2017 and managed by Margaret Taribo, the Executive Director, who has worked tirelessly with stakeholders, fellow directors and parents and families to build a sustainable organisation.

Little People’s World is the intergenerational volunteering arm of the organisation and provides a platform for parents and young people to collaborate and work together in the planning and implementation of the holiday activities and trips for families.

ParentSkills2Go mission is to empower parents and children and sets out to challenge and disrupt some of the structural inequalities in education and social welfare faced by Black and Minoritised communities within the London borough of Southwark.

The organisation aims to provide programmes that engage young people and their families in particular, but not exclusively, children and young people from Black and Minoritised communities who face multiple barriers accessing mainstream services.

We have an exciting new opportunity for an Advisory Board member to join an organisation committed to promoting the social, economic and positive well-being of families in the community. ParentSkills2Go CIC is an umbrella organisation comprising of different projects, including Little People’s World, a voluntary parent-led group that provides activities and events for families.

The organisation was set up by parents for parents to provide engaging sessions and activities that help stimulate growth and learning opportunities for families, such as trips and holiday events that promote the social, mental and economic wellbeing of families with young children.

We are looking for someone who is dynamic, passionate, knowledgeable, experienced and committed to protecting and promoting the welfare of children. Someone who understands the challenges faced by social enterprises in regard to building a sustainable organisation. Working as part of a team our candidate should be a people person with strong strategic skills, IT competence, alongside an understanding of community wealth building and community empowerment.

Main Objectives:

Located at Eugenia Road, South East London, ParentSkills2Go runs a wide range of activities and services that are largely free to attend and led by volunteers with some input from paid sessional workers when specific skills are needed. They also offer crèche facilities for parents who are participating in their training programmes.

ParentSkills2Go mission is to empower parents and families by providing training programmes for families and communities that will build and develop their skills in the home, organisation and workplace.
The organisation collaborates and works in partnership with service providers in order to increase engagement and participation in services.

The main objectives of the Advisor are:

To ensure that the charity’s mission and goals are aligned with the needs of the young children and their families that it serves
To provide strategic guidance and support to the charity’s leadership team in developing and implementing effective programmes and services that benefit the target population

To represent the interests of the charity’s stakeholders and serve as a liaison between the organisation and the community
To help the charity secure financial resources, such as grants, donations, and sponsorships, to support its programmes and operations
To provide oversight and ensure that the charity is financially responsible and transparent, and that its operations and programmes are carried out in compliance with relevant laws, regulations, and ethical standards
To promote awareness of the charity’s work and mission, and to build and maintain relationships with key stakeholders, including donors, volunteers, and other organisations and individuals who share the charity’s goals

The Role:

Our Advisory Board is a group of dedicated individuals who provide invaluable guidance, advice, and support to help the organisation achieve its goals. As a member of the Advisory Board, you will play a critical role in shaping the future of the organisation by sharing your expertise and experience and helping to drive our fundraising efforts.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

We are seeking an experienced Advisory Board Member with a strong background in fundraising to help us achieve our goals and make a positive impact in our community. In this role, you will be responsible for:

Providing strategic guidance on fundraising initiatives, including identifying potential funding sources, developing fundraising strategies, and overseeing the implementation of fundraising plans Building and maintaining relationships with donors and partners, and fostering a culture of income generation and sustainability within the organisation
Developing and implementing strategies to engage with potential and existing donors and to grow our donor base
Advocating for the organisation and its mission, and promoting its work to potential donors and stakeholders
Participating in meetings of the Advisory Board and working collaboratively with other board members to achieve the organisation’s goals

Person Specifications:

Proven experience in fundraising and a strong track record of securing significant gifts from individuals, foundations, and corporations
Strong communication, interpersonal, and leadership skills
A deep understanding of the non-profit sector and a passion for the organisation mission

A commitment to the principles of ethical and transparent fundraising practices
Strong networks and relationships within the community and a willingness to leverage these connections to benefit the organisation
Ability to work effectively as part of a team and to contribute to the overall success of the Advisory Board and the organisation

This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced fundraising professional to make a meaningful impact and help shape the future of a dynamic and growing organisation


This is an unpaid, volunteer position. However, Advisory Board Members may be eligible for reimbursement for expenses related to their role.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit your resume and a cover letter to

We look forward to hearing from you! Deadline: 31st May 2023

To apply for this job email your details to

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