Individual Giving Officer

Lingfield, Surrey
£26,753 - £30,006 per annum
02 Sep 2016
23 Sep 2016
Full Time
Contract Type

37 hours per week


Based in Lingfield, Surrey

Young Epilepsy is the leading national charity, which exists to improve the lives of children and young people with epilepsy and associated conditions. With over 100 years of experience, our unique Headquarters offers world-class services which include the provision of Residential Services, Education and Health Care to children and young people in the UK and nationally.

Based within the Fundraising and External Relations department, you will be responsible for maximising on Individual Giving, which includes Appeals, In Memoriam giving, Committed Giving, our online shop and Legacies.

You will develop, administer and promote our Individual Giving programme, working towards annual targets. You will work with the Senior Community Fundraising Manager to prepare cost benefit analysis for individual giving, seeking to convert community fundraisers to regular givers, and take responsibility for the recruitment and retention of donors through the sending out of communications, including reactivating lapsed donors.

With proven experience in Individual Giving fundraising, you will have a successful track record of raising income from individuals whilst achieving targets, and of working with a fundraising database. Excellent written and verbal communication skills will be combined with the ability to calculate and evaluate a sound return on investments, and a self-motivated and proactive approach.

We offer an attractive range of benefits including 27 days annual leave plus eight bank holidays, occupational pension scheme, subsidised dining room, gym membership options (on and off-site) and on-site accommodation (may be available for employees working unsocial hours). We offer a range of shift patterns and also offer opportunities for overtime.

For further details of these and other vacancies, please visit our website

Closing date: Friday 23 September 2016.

For some roles we receive a high number of applications and, where this is evident, the post will be closed and we will put a limit on the number of applications that we are able to receive. If you do not hear anything within two weeks of the closing date, please assume you have been unsuccessful.

We welcome applications from all sections of the community and guarantee to interview all applicants with a disability who meet the minimum criteria. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check (formerly CRB) will be required.

We are a Two Ticks (Positive about Disability) organisation.

Young Epilepsy is the operating name of the National Centre for Young People with Epilepsy. Registered Charity No: 311877 (England and Wales).