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Community Fundraiser

St Wilfrid's Hospice
£24000 - £28000 per annum
Closing date
5 Jun 2022

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Fundraising, Community Fundraising
Community, Health & Medical
Full Time
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Community Fundraiser
Eastbourne, East Sussex

The Company

St Wilfrid’s Hospice Eastbourne has been providing excellent end of life care to the people of Eastbourne and the surrounding area of East Sussex (a population of 240,000) for the past 40 years. Our services are rated Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission and we have a clear vision of reaching increasing numbers of local patients and their families, in close collaboration with our community.

We provide a supportive working environment, which is demonstrated through our values: compassionate, professional, progressive, and respectful, and these are embedded in our culture.

Our people are vital to the future of St Wilfrid’s Hospice and it is essential that we recruit and retain the very best individuals and offer a supportive, engaging, and rewarding working environment.

We are currently seeking a Community Fundraiser, to join our team on a permanent, full-time basis, working 37.5 hours per week.

The Benefits

- A salary of £24,000 - £28,000 per annum (dependent on experience)
- 27 days’ holiday per year plus bank holidays
- Contributory pension scheme with the option to continue any existing NHS pension scheme membership
- Discounted cinema tickets
- Employee assistance programmes
- Additional training opportunities
- Supportive working environment
- We are happy to discuss flexible working arrangements for this role, including hybrid working

This is an exciting opportunity for a results-oriented and proactive fundraising professional to play an integral role in our important organisation, as we continue providing exceptional care across the community.

In this highly rewarding and satisfying role, your work will help us continue to provide the highest quality of care to our patients and their families when they need it most.

In return, we can offer you an engaging and supportive work environment and will ensure you receive the training and development opportunities you need to reach your career goals and thrive.

The Role

As a Community Fundraiser, you will help us achieve our ambitious income targets by building and maintaining new and existing fundraising relationships with supporters in the community.

You’ll focus on developing and delivering key fundraising initiatives, activities and events to encourage and inspire individuals, schools, faith groups and community groups and/or societies to support our hospice.

Whilst engaging with our current supporters, you’ll ensure their experience is a positive one. You will also use your passion and creativity to give a range of talks and presentations to local organisations to increase awareness of, and support for, our charity.

Additionally, you will:

- Write promotional materials to reach a wide range of potential and current donors
- Work with the Voluntary Services Team to recruit, organise and manage volunteers
- Work with the Communications Team to promote our fundraising in the local media
- Contribute to, and deliver against, annual budgets, targets and plans
- Respond to enquiries from the public, volunteers and fundraiser by phone, mail and in person

About You

To be considered a Community Fundraiser, you will need:

- Demonstrable experience of meeting income generation targets.
- Experience of planning, managing and evaluating fundraising events
- An understanding of the principles of marketing and customer (supporter) care
- Experience of writing to supporters and/or customers and/or writing promotional copy
- An understanding of managing financial and reputational risk
- Well-developed organisational skills
- Excellent communication skills
- Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to demonstrate sensitivity
- Strong IT skills – Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint
- The ability to prioritise your own workload, manage time and meet deadlines
- To be a good networker and influencer
- An understanding of confidentiality and the Data Protection Act/GDPR
- At a minimum, to be educated to A-Level (or equivalent)
- A full, valid driving licence and access to own transportation

Experience of using a fundraising database, preferably Raiser’s Edge, would be beneficial to your application, as would experience of working within a health and/or social care charity.

Experience of writing reports and producing marketing materials would be advantageous, as would experience of managing volunteers.

Other organisations may call this role Fundraiser, Fundraising Officer, Fundraising Executive, Community and Events Fundraiser, Community and Events Officer, Fundraising and Development Officer, or Community Fundraising Co-ordinator.

Webrecruit and St Wilfrid’s Hospice are equal opportunities employers, value diversity and are strongly committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees and all applicants for employment. Equal opportunities are the only acceptable way to conduct business and we believe that the more inclusive our environments are, the better our work will be.

So, if you can increase our community impact as a Community Fundraiser, please apply via the button shown. This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency.


Our vision is for a community where people talk openly about dying, live well until the end of their life and where nobody dies alone, afraid or in pain.

Reaching out to transform end of life care for the people of Eastbourne, Seaford, Hailsham, Uckfield, Heathfield and all the points in between.

Why St Wilfrid’s Hospice?
Our people and our values are at the heart of everything we do.

Each and every day, all of our people contribute towards transforming end of life care in the local community, making a real difference to the lives of our patients and their families through the wonderful work that they do.

Our people tell us that the purpose of the hospice makes them feel that their job is important.

So, if you are someone who is looking for a real sense of job satisfaction, someone who is Compassionate, Professional, Progressive and Respectful, looking to work as part of a supportive, forward-thinking, friendly team, we hope to have a suitable vacancy for you!


Find Us
01323 434200
1 Broadwater Way
East Sussex
BN22 9PZ
United Kingdom
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