SMH202016 - Community & Challenge Fundraiser

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Posted: 11/02/2020 13:57
Start Date: Not Available
Salary: £21,000
Location: Harrogate
Level: Fundraising
Deadline: 25/02/2020 09:00
Hours: 37.50
Benefits: 35 days holiday, Comprehensive induction programme, contributory Pension Scheme , Employee Assistance Programme, Free Car Parking
Job Type: permanent

Community and Challenge Fundraiser

We are currently looking for an inspirational fundraiser who will bring drive and passion to this challenging but very rewarding role. The ideal candidate will have an ability to build relationships and raise money from businesses, groups and the local community. A key aspect of the role will be to support, manage and empower volunteers to ensure the success of external events in order to achieve budget aspirations. Another key aspect of the role is the development and growth of Saint Michael’s challenge events and activities including the stewardship of all challenge participants.


Skills in influencing, persuading and selling, along with excellent written and verbal communication skills are key to this role.  Excellent organisational skills are essential, as is the ability to prioritise and meet deadlines as well as project management. The role will require the ability to work to challenging targets and within budgets.

Understanding of law relating to fundraising and health and safety are required as part of this busy and exciting role along with a willingness to work flexibly; to travel independently to local events and work occasional on evenings and at weekends.

We are looking for an individual with tenacity; who will make things happen through persistence, enthusiasm, knowledge and lateral thinking. Candidates must be flexible and able to work under pressure, and also as part of a wider team including working with volunteers. 

 Benefits include:-

•          35 days paid holiday per year

•          Comprehensive Induction Programme

•     Contributory Pension Scheme with employer contribution of 8% and variable employee contribution

•          Employee Assistance Programme

•          Free Car Parking/Walking distance from Hornbeam Park Station

•          Free DBS/CRB check

Harrogate District Hospice Care is a registered charity in England and Wales (518905) with a family of services operating as Herriot Hospice Homecare, Just ‘B’, Saint Michael’s Hospice and Talking Spaces.

Successful applicants are required to provide an enhanced disclosure. Disclosure expense will be met by employer.

Completed applications to be received by 9am on 25th February 2020

Interviews will be held on 3rd March 2020 at Crimple House, Hornbeam Park, Harrogate.


Job Purpose

To actively fundraise from businesses, groups, associations and the local community to raise agreed net income with a focus on community based events and supporters.

Key Objectives

  1. To develop and maintain a programme of Community based fundraising activity, campaigns and promotions to support the realisation of the Sub-Strategy.
  2. To assist in the evaluation of the Community Fundraising programme and contribute to the continuing improvement of performance of fundraising in line with the sub-strategy.
  3. To develop and maintain a programme of Community based fundraising activity, campaigns and promotions to support the realisation of the Sub-Strategy.
  4. To proactively seek out, react to and support community  and challenge based fundraising opportunities and advise event participants/organisers on fundraising ideas, practises and brand requirements ensuring that all Hospice community fundraising activity is organised safely and legally.
  5. To lead on smaller scale community based events and support the Fundraising team with larger scale events where required, ensuring all fundraising opportunities are maximised.
  6. To manage the systems and processes relating to external collections, supporting the volunteers and liaising with all key parties as necessary.
  7. To keep accurate and accessible financial records on an on-going basis to ensure community and challenge fundraising targets and budgets are achieved and practices which support donation policies are upheld.
  8. To support and recruit as appropriate Volunteer Fundraising Groups, offering advice and support to develop their fundraising plans to maximise net return and ensure activities are organised safely and legally.
  9. To build and develop relationships with external individuals, businesses and organisations and proactively promote all fundraising products including advertising, sponsorship and event places. To manage and source gifts in kind, to support all areas of fundraising throughout the year, which will promote and maximise all fundraising opportunities available.
  10. To ensure the accurate recording of all data on all shared databases and systems are maintained to a high standard to sustain precise and accurate information.
  11. To work closely with the Communications team to facilitate PR and to ensure the production of targeted fundraising and publicity materials for all fundraising initiatives ensuring that  any events or event participants using our brand are doing so within the Communications guidelines.
  12.  To represent Saint Michael’s at public and media events as required ensuring agreed Saint Michael’s messages are communicated within the community.
  13. To work collaboratively with the fundraising team to enable overall fundraising strategy objectives to be met and net income targets achieved.
  14. To maintain and develop good relationships with fundraising volunteers in order to increase the success of all fundraising initiatives and to positively promote the work of Saint Michael’s and its strategy for development.
  15. To have an appreciation and commitment for fundraising law and health and safety   in relation to locally organised fundraising and work in accordance with Saint Michael’s philosophy, recognised professional guidelines and Saint Michael’s commitment to equality of opportunity and collective responsibility.

To work in accordance with the law, Saint Michael’s philosophy, recognised professional guidelines and the hospice commitment to equality of opportunity and collective responsibility

The above is indicative of the role and may change from time to time in consultation with the post-holder, in line with the changing needs of the organisation.

Terms and Conditions

Responsible to:                          Assistant Head Community Relationships (Fundraising)  

Responsible for:                         No line management responsibility

Terms and conditions:             

Hours:                                           37.5

Location:                                     Saint Michael’s premises


                    Person Specification     



Essential Education and Qualifications




Essential Experience


Experience of working to targets

Experience of sales

Essential Knowledge Skill

Ability to sell

Self-motivated and ability to work on own initiative

Ability to fundraise from, develop and maintain relationships with donors

Excellent organisational and time management skills

Ability to prioritise effectively

Excellent verbal, written communication and presentation skills

Excellent interpersonal skills

Negotiating and influencing skills

Ability to organise and support community and large scale events

Ability to recognise fundraising opportunities

To have an appreciation for and be able work effectively to budgets

Ability to work to targets to meet or exceed them

Ability to work positively with volunteers

Ability to network effectively

Understanding of law relating to fundraising and necessary Health and Safety practices and guidelines

IT skills


Essential  Attributes

Be prepared to travel throughout geographical area and to hold a clean driving licence.

Ability and willingness to work flexibly with some unsocial hours

Understanding and commitment to confidentiality

Strong team working and collaboration skills

Ability to work under pressure and to challenging targets

Understanding of and commitment to equality of opportunity and diversity

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