Fundraiser - Corporate & Community Lead
14 month fixed term contract, starting in February 2022
We are seeking a passionate and confident Corporate and Community Fundraiser to provide excellent supporter care and develop and deliver a range of corporate and community fundraising initiatives.
The Income Generation and Communications team currently raises £4 million a year to support the work of Bolton Hospice. Our consultant-led team of doctors, nurses and other professional staff provide expert care and support for local people with terminal or life-limiting illnesses and their families, in the hospice and at home. We not only take care of patients' physical needs, we consider their emotional, spiritual and social needs too. And we support families and close friends, both during illness and in bereavement.
We care for patients throughout their illness, helping to improve their wellbeing and quality of life. We also provide compassionate, dedicated and dignified care for patients at the end of their life. As our services and reach increase, so does our income target, so the successful candidate will build on our previous fundraising success and ultimately help us reach more of the people in Bolton who need us.
£22,549 - £24,882 per annum
(dependent upon experience, pro rata for part time)
Full or part time hours considered (22.5-37.5hrs per week)
The post holder will act as the first point of contact for individuals, groups and companies fundraising on the hospice’s behalf, providing information, support and advice and delivering excellent supporter care. You’ll be responsible for maximising participation in community fundraising activities through effective promotion of the wide range of opportunities to organise events and raise funds on the hospice’s behalf including the planning and delivery of corporate and community-based mass participation events such as the Bolton Hospice Jolly Jumper day. You will inspire support and help raise the profile of the work of the hospice from community groups, associations, companies and schools by providing talks and presentations about the organisation. Developing new and existing relationships, networking and identifying and approaching potential supporters is key to the role.
What you need:
The successful candidate will need to be creative and flexible in order to continually adapt to the changing fundraising climate and evolve the hospice’s fundraising appeals programme as necessary. It’s a busy role, and no two days are the same, so you’ll be highly organised in order to develop thorough plans, juggle competing priorities and problem solve effectively. You will be an inspiring and enthusiastic communicator and relationship-builder and be passionate about providing excellent supporter care. You’ll be able to use your talents to negotiate and influence stakeholders when required. Proactive and dynamic, you’ll be able to manage an ongoing calendar of appeals whilst constantly looking to develop new fundraising initiatives. Experience of working for a charity would be an advantage, but not essential.
Why Bolton Hospice?
You will be working within a friendly and committed team in modern, open plan offices (with flexible working and some home working if this suits you). Working together with the fundraising team and reporting directly to the Fundraising Manager, you’ll have the opportunity to develop your own ideas to maximise fundraising income and use your skills to make a real impact. We offer our employees an attractive benefits package, including generous annual leave (starting at 35 days a year including bank holidays, pro rata for part time), a contributory stakeholder pension scheme, life assurance, membership of a healthcare cash plan and excellent training opportunities.
Closing Date for Applications: Sunday, 5th December 2021
Bolton Hospice welcomes applications from all sections of the community, regardless of age, disability, sex, race, religion or belief, marital status or sexual orientation. Any appointment will be made on merit alone.
Any offer of employment will be subject to a satisfactory DBS check.
Bolton Hospice has a No Smoking Policy.