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Community Fundraising Manager (12 Month FTC)

Helen & Douglas House
Post date
8 January 2020
Closing date
24 January 2020
Band 5 (£24,214 - £30,112) per annum depending on experience
37.5 hours per week
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We are looking for a talented Community Fundraising Manager to join our friendly and busy Fundraising team.

Now is an exciting time to join. We have just launched a new Community Fundraising strategy and income is expected to rise significantly in this area over the next 5 years. The Community Fundraising Manager will lead on community fundraising activities across Oxford, Bicester and Thame. The role will manage and recruit a group of current and prospective community fundraising supporters within these areas and work with them to maximise the income they deliver through their fundraising activities.

The Community Fundraising Manager will ensure all of our supporters have an excellent experience and feel motivated to continue to support Helen & Douglas House. You will be creative and enthusiastic and possess strong interpersonal skills, alongside an ability to simultaneously work on a number of different projects. You will feel comfortable developing relationships with people via phone, email and in person. The position requires someone with a can-do attitude who is friendly and resourceful. You will also have a personality that is capable of adapting to a variety of situations and people.

This role offers the right candidate a great opportunity to make a real impact in an extraordinary children’s hospice charity based in Oxford. The ideal candidate will have experience in community fundraising and successfully delivering income through working with community fundraisers and volunteers, but candidates who have a proven track record in customer and supporter care and experience in business development would also be of interest.

Essential skills for the role:

  • Ability to develop relationships with a variety of audiences, manage fundraising activity and ask supporters to do more for the charity
  • Ability to develop an area business plan to achieve fundraising targets.
  • Experience in monitoring budgets, regular variance reporting and reforecast and planning contingency action to achieve financial targets.
  • Confident to represent the charity and its work and mine networks to connect and introduce supporters and groups of supporters for the benefit of Helen & Douglas House
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills, including the ability to carry out presentations and pitches
  • Able to promote and develop ideas in line with the Helen & Douglas House brand and inspire supporters in the community to support the charity
  • Able to proactively plan and manage a varied and busy workload involving travel and some out of hours working.

We do extraordinary work here at Helen & Douglas House. If you would love to be part of that and can share that passion with others then we would love to hear from you.

For further details please see the job description and if you have any questions about the role please email or call the Human Resources team on 01865 794749.

Closing date for applications is Friday 24th January 2020. Interviews will be held on Monday 3rd February 2020 in Oxford.

Please complete the application process through Helen & Douglas House website only. Unfortunately we cannot accept any CV’s by email or via other websites/job boards.

Helen & Douglas House provides symptom management, end-of-life care, respite, emotional and bereavement support across central southern England. We are dedicated to the care and support of babies, children, teenagers and young adults and their families. We provide in-house care at our purpose-built facilities in Oxford, 24/7 and we support people in their own homes, their local community, and in hospitals. We do this through our expert team of staff and volunteers, working closely with each individual, their family, and the wider team of professionals around them.

Staff working for Helen & Douglas House are required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check. Helen & Douglas House is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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