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Events Fundraiser

Rainbow Trust Children's Charity
Leatherhead, Surrey
Up to £27,000 + benefits
Closing date
27 Sep 2021

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Fundraising, Events Fundraising
Children & Youth
Full Time
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Events Fundraiser

Up to £27,000 + benefits (including 25 days annual leave, reward scheme and pension, flexible working options available)

Leatherhead, Surrey

Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity enables families who have a child with a life-threatening or terminal illness to make the most of time together, providing expert, practical and emotional support, where they need it for as long as it is needed.

About the role:

We are looking to appoint an Events Fundraiser to support in the planning and delivery of Rainbow Trust’s sports and special events programme.

Reporting to the Events Manager, you will lead the planning, delivery and marketing of your own portfolio of high-profile and high-value flagship sports fundraising events, including the London Marathon, and assisting in the delivery of special events including the London Carol Concert.

Naturally engaging the commitment of others, you will be proactive in generating leads, promoting events and seeking to develop our events fundraising programme, supporting the Events Manager in identifying new opportunities. You will steward supporters and motivate them in their fundraising for Rainbow Trust to ensure maximum engagement and income.

What we’re looking for:

  • An experienced fundraiser with an action-oriented approach – you achieve goals with a sense of urgency, high attention to detail and with event planning experience
  • Practical and outgoing – you are a self- confident and motivating team builder, you will be proactive in identifying, developing and marketing new and additional fundraising opportunities in the sports and challenge event marketplace
  • Demonstrable success in meeting income and expenditure targets - you understand the importance of researching before making an approach and know when to make the fundraising ‘ask’
  • An enthusiastic networker – you appreciate, through your knowledge of managing successful events, that building rapport and developing relationships with others is essential
  • Applications will be particularly welcome from those who have worked in a sports or events hands-on environment and who have managed volunteers/interns, and are educated to at least degree level (preferably with an event related qualification)
  • Confident use of MSOffice and experience of using a CRM database – you are organized and produce high quality accurate work.

What we offer:

We have a range of fantastic benefits that we offer our employees. If you’d like to find out more about these benefits and working with us please visit our website.

How to apply:

To apply please send your CV and a covering letter to us via the link.

Your covering letter should highlight why your application should be considered above others, and clearly state how your experience matches the essential criteria outlined in the Person Specification.

First interviews will take place at our Head Office in Leatherhead on 5 October 2021, with second interviews being held on 11 October 2021.

We will only contact those applicants who have been successful and may close the role early if sufficient applications have been received.

Rainbow Trust is an equal opportunities employer and a Best Companies One-Star rated organisation.


Rainbow Trust is a charity that provides emotional and practical support to families in England who have a seriously ill child. The charity is based in Leatherhead in Surrey and has nine teams operating across the English regions. Founded in 1986, the Trust has 100 employees and 350 volunteers. Its annual income is £5.1m.

Rainbow Trust was created by Surrey woman Bernadette Cleary who started the charity after she helped two close friends through the terminal illnesses of their children and realised the tremendous strain such families were under. Since then around 12,500 families have been helped. The charity supports families with children aged 0-18 years and they can receive support from the moment of their child’s diagnosis.

The charity has offices in Leatherhead, Durham and Manchester and nine teams of family support workers - in Central London, County Durham, Essex, Manchester, Southampton, Surrey, Swindon and West London.

When a referral or request for help is received, a team manager visits the family to assess their needs. Assistance may include providing transport to medical appointments, practical help in the home such as cooking, sitting with the sick child to provide the parents with a break or taking out siblings. In 2014/15, the charity supported 1,958 families, 16% more than in the previous year.

2014/15 also saw the Trust launch new drop-in groups around the country for families to meet others in the same boat. New groups for parents and bereaved siblings also provided opportunities for friendship, support and respite. In 2015, the Trust’s first Neonatal Support Worker was appointed and they helped 37 families in total.

The charity also has extended its hospital in-reach service to Cumbria, Durham, Manchester and Swindon. This service provides important information, advocacy and sign-posting to families during their child’s stay in hospital, regardless of whether they are likely to require the ongoing support of the charity’s family support workers.

Rainbow Trust’s strategy is to continually review existing care and explore new geographical areas for expansion. It also plans to focus on donor acquisition and major donor income and invest in the management and leaderships skills of its staff.

Corporate partnerships are a major part of the Trust’s strategy and partners have included Deutsche Bank, Hanover Dairies, clothing retailer Evans and investment manager, Invesco Perpetual.

The Trust prioritises flexible working, family friendly policies and offers numerous internships. In 2016, Rainbow Trust was named by the Sunday Times as one of the best 100 not for profit organisations to work for.

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