Community Fundraiser – Established Local Charity  

Exeter, Devon
£18,000 - £22,000 DOE Plus Benefits
09 Mar 2018
06 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Community Fundraiser – Established Local Charity   
Exeter, Devon (office/field based, with travel throughout Mid Devon)  

Are you a confident communicator with great communication skills? Looking to develop a rewarding career with a charity that makes a positive impact on people’s lives? If so, we’d love to hear from you.  

About Us:  

We are Hospiscare, a highly respected adult hospice charity operating in Exeter, Mid and East Devon. We believe that everyone approaching the end of their lives should receive the best possible care and be able to die well in their preferred place of care.   

Established by Liz and John Searle in 1982, Hospiscare has grown from just two community nurses to a pioneering organisation that supports around 2,500 patients and their families every year.  

Now, we are looking for a Community Fundraiser to help us continue our vital work, working with communities throughout Mid Devon.  

Your Benefits:  

- Salary of £18,000 - £22,000 DOE  
- Pension (with a contribution of up to 8%)  
- Childcare vouchers  
- Cycle to work scheme  
- Staff support and counselling service  
- Collaborative and welcoming work environment  
- Develop your career with an outstanding organisation (as rated by the Care Quality Commission in July 2016)
- Family friendly policies to support a healthy home/work life balance  
- 25 days’ holiday plus Bank holidays (increasing to a maximum of 33 days with service)  

This is an amazing opportunity to help drive the ongoing success of a respected local charity that changes lives every day. By joining our team, you’ll contribute to a vital service that helps people with a terminal illness make every day count.   

Here at Hospiscare, we understand the importance of investing in our people and increasing their abilities. You’ll have access to online training tools, as well as regular one-to-ones and a personal development plan to help you realise your full potential and achieve your professional goals.  

Your Role:  

As a Community Fundraiser, you’ll drive our fundraising activities and build strong relationships within your community to raise awareness of Hospiscare and increase the charity’s income.    

Supported by our Fundraising Team at Searle House, you will:  

- Assist the Events & Community Fundraising Manager with key initiatives  
- Deliver community activities, including appeals, to promote our cause  
- Build positive, long lasting relationships within your community and increase our supporter base 
- Work with the Marketing & Communications Team to create compelling marketing materials that engage supporters  
- Use social media to increase awareness of the charity  
- Liaise with the Fundraising Team, Support Groups and Volunteer Manager to find volunteers for fundraising events  
- Carry out research to ensure we’re providing the best possible community activities and assistance to our supporters  

About You:  

To join us as a Community Fundraiser, you’ll need:  

- Experience of forming and developing excellent relationships  
- Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, databases and publishing packages  
- To be educated to A-Level standard, including Maths and English GCSEs (or equivalent)  
- A driving licence and access to your own vehicle  
- Great communication skills  

Previous experience in a fundraising role would be beneficial, but this is not essential.  

Other organisations may call this role Community Fundraiser, Community Fundraising Officer, Regional Fundraising Officer, Fundraising Officer, Events Executive, Events Co-ordinator, Charity Fundraiser or Fundraising Co-ordinator.  

Please note, this is a full time role, working 37.5 hours per week. This may occasionally include evening and weekend work to support fundraising activities and events.  

The closing date for applications is midday on Friday the 6th April 2018. We may close the post earlier if we receive a high volume of applications. The first assessment day for this role will be on Tuesday the 17th April 2018.  

Webrecruit and Hospiscare are equal opportunities employers, value diversity and are strongly committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees and all applicants for employment. Equal opportunities are the only acceptable way to conduct business and we believe that the more inclusive our environments are, the better our work will be. 

So, if you’re looking to do some good in your career as a Community Fundraiser, please apply via the button shown. This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency. 

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