Fundraiser - Individual Giving & Trusts Lead
Are you a proactive and organised fundraiser looking to make a difference at a well-loved local charity? You’ll have the opportunity to manage and develop our existing income streams and evaluate new ones to help us provide more of the compassionate and life-changing care we are renowned for in Bolton.
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 be responsible for our established individual giving and in memory programmes including our annual Light up a Life Appeal, Sponsor a Nurse and Tree of Life and you will have the opportunity to evaluate and improve on their success. You’ll work with the Fundraising Manager to write persuasive and inspiring appeals to an existing portfolio of charitable trusts and undertake research into prospective ones. You will also help inform and steward our legacy programme. With support, you will have the opportunity to make a significant impact on our income from individuals and trusts.
What you need:
The successful candidate will be highly organised and must have excellent relationship building and communication skills, both written and verbal. You will deliver our individual giving, legacy, and trust fundraising programmes with intelligence, drive and importantly, care. You should have a good eye for detail and ideally, already be accustomed to using databases to extract and analyse data and have demonstrable experience of writing persuasively to different audiences. You’ll need to be able to work well within a busy team in order to support the whole team to achieve targets. Some knowledge of our catchment area (the Metropolitan Borough of Bolton) would be an advantage.
If you aren’t from a third sector background, but believe you have transferable skills, we would be happy to hear from you.
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). As part of the Income Generation and Communications team and reporting directly to the Fundraising Manager, you’ll have the flexibility to develop your ideas and make a positive impact on income. We offer our employees an attractive benefits packages, 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.