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Director of Fundraising and Marketing

Demelza Hospice Care for Children
Sittingbourne, Kent and/or Eltham, SE London
£70,000 per annum
Closing date
31 Mar 2021
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This role is advertised on a full-time basis, however we encourage applicants who wish to consider flexible working arrangements.

Demelza provides specialist care and emotional support for children and young people with serious and terminal conditions and their loved ones, across Kent, East Sussex and South East London.

Every role at Demelza contributes and impacts on our ability to support each child, young person and their family achieve the best possible life, whatever their challenges.  

Opened in 1998, our organisation carries the name of Demelza Phillips, daughter of Derek and Jennifer Phillips. The vision of our founders in Kent, working with others in the South-East and coming together with other similar organisations across South-East London and East Sussex, became the foundation of what is now one of the leading children’s hospices in the UK.

Our vision is for life to be better for children and young people who have serious or terminal conditions; and for their parents, brothers, sisters, and those who love them, to receive support. Our primary aim is to provide specialist care and support to babies, children, young people and the whole family from diagnosis, during day-to-day family life, times of crisis, end of life and through bereavement. By virtue of our preeminent position, we also seek to influence the care and support provided by other professionals.

We say that we are all about life, which means that we are all about people. As Director of Fundraising and Marketing, you will bring that genuine empathy needed to understand why people will want to support our work, if only we ask them in absolutely the right way and at the right time.

Long-term partnerships are the foundation for all successful fundraising, and we are no exception. Careful cultivation of the individuals and organisations that support our work, is absolutely central to our ongoing success and it will be your number one priority.

You will be comfortable leading from the front, being a visible face of the organisation. You will be equally at ease alongside local volunteer groups who fundraise on our behalf, influential donors and major celebrities. When the ‘ask’ is needed, you will know how to craft it.

Apply now to join #TeamDemelza and be part of our passion and dedication to be there when we are needed the most.

To arrange an informal chat with our Chief Executive about this role, please contact Nikki Dunnicliffe, Executive Assistant, on

Closing Date – Wednesday 31st March 2021

Initial Interview Date – w/c 12th April 2021

Please note this role will involve working remotely for a temporary period due to COVID-19.

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