cantankerous was stopped by a member of a charity mugging team today. The chugger wasn’t wearing any ID (breaching Charity Commission guidelines), claimed to work for Care International and denied earning any commission or bonuses above ‘only’ £7.50 per hour. After some investigation, he turned out to work for Real Fundraising (his boss had ID even if he didn’t). cantankerous decided to check out his claims – job adverts don’t lie. Here’s just one of the many job adverts from Real Fundaising at justjobs4students.co.uk. The most interesting bits are emboldened:
Salary: Guaranteed basic wage up to £249.06 and OTE of £900 a week
Fundraising Positions available NOW! (Full-Time Only)
Ever wanted to be one of those people who is brave enough to stand up and be counted? Who makes their living by making life better for people in need all around the world? Ever wanted to spend each day working with some of the UK’s coolest, friendliest and most inspirational people instead of breathing recycled office air and falling asleep in front of your computer?
Ever thought about being a fundraiser, but worried that someone might tell you to “get a REAL job”?
Well, here you are. Welcome to the REAL world.
REAL fundraising is a charity fundraising agency with operations all over the UK. From the Director to the girl that scans the mandates, every single person in the company has worked on the streets, inspiring complete strangers to pledge lifelong financial support via Direct Debit to some of the world’s biggest and most influential charities. Not many other fundraising agencies can offer free accommodation and free transport to allow you to ‘backpack’ all over the UK yet put that with over 50 years of fundraising experience, we really are the REAL deal.
So, who exactly are we looking for? Well, to be honest, that’s up to you. Obviously there are some basic requirements. We work Monday to Saturday from 10am to 6pm in teams of up to 6. You will be in a different town and city every single day and could be working anywhere in England, Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland! We pay for holiday style accommodation and provide every team with a company car, you just live and work as a team! Once you have completed your first 5 weeks with us, you can take as many weeks off to return home as you need, we really are that flexible! We offer a £250 basic salary every week plus an extra £80 per week if you have a driving license plus performance related bonuses based on your targets.
You need to like people. You need to love life. You need bundles of energy, masses of positivity, and to share our passion for making the world a better place when you go back home. After all, you’ll be working on behalf of the British Red Cross, Breakthrough Breast Cancer, Action for Children, RSPCA, Action for Blind People and many more! And that’s a pretty incredible thing.
But we’re also looking for people who are a bit unique. People who have a story to tell. Travellers with dreadlocks or sharp suits with sales backgrounds, people with nose rings or baseball caps. Anything goes, as long as you work hard and care about the job.
And, with fundraiser pay of up to £1000 per week (if you’re really good) and REAL management opportunities springing up all over the shop, we like to reward your hard work too.
Sounds like you? We’d love to hear from you! To apply please click on the Apply online. button below and send your CV to Hannah Sanders.
Nearly all the face-to-face fundraisers cantankerous has ever spoken claim they are only paid the minimum wage, or a little above, and deny they earn commission or bonuses based upon aggressive targets. Yet here is the stark proof: a sales-target related salary – OTE (on target earnings); on target wages of £900 per week – which can only be paid out of charity income. Next time one of the lying hypocrites approaches you in the street and claims to be on £7.50 per hour, remember that the job ads tell the truth and walk on by. Give your money to a local charity with low-running costs that desperately needs your donation rather than to a charity happy to pay sanctimonious liars working for misleadingly-named, profit-making companies up to £900 per week of generous individuals’ direct debits.