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Community Fundraiser (Thames Valley)

Employer
Parkinson’s UK
Location
Remote
Salary
£38,732 per year
Closing date
14 Apr 2024

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Function
Fundraising, Community Fundraising
Sector
Health & Medical
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent
Seniority
Executive

Job Details

35 hours per week (Compressed hours will also be considered)

It has never been a better time to join our dynamic Community Fundraising Team who are dedicated to providing support and advice to thousands of individuals, groups, local businesses to fundraise and take part in events. 

Parkinson's UK has recently made a huge investment to help us deliver our strategy for our community. Our strategic aims are focused on improving access to health and care; improving our community offer and continuing with our groundbreaking research.

If you’re looking for a role where you can make a real impact, read on:

About the role

This is an exciting time to join our dynamic Community Fundraising Team who are dedicated to providing support and advice to thousands of individuals, groups, local businesses to fundraise and take part in events. As a Community Fundraiser, with expert relationship building skills, you’ll be responsible for engaging with current and potential new supporters within your designated area to generate leads to raise funds for the charity.

This position is home based and you will be required to travel across Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire. 

What you’ll do:

  • Develop and deliver ambitious local fundraising plans and budgets to maximise local support, provide exceptional stewardship and achieve financial targets in line with the community fundraising strategy. 

  • Actively support, motivate and manage a portfolio of individual supporters to fundraise for Parkinson’s UK, ensuring opportunities realise their full potential and key supporters are retained.

  • Lead on the development and delivery of a portfolio of fundraising activities such as local delivery of the Walk for Parkinson’s event series.

  • Lead in developing all streams of local fundraising in allocated areas, including community support, local corporate activity and collaborating with central teams.

What you’ll bring:

  • Demonstrable experience of general fundraising principles and at least two of the following fundraising disciplines: community, events, corporate and major donors. 

  • Experience of setting and effectively managing budgets to achieve agreed targets. 

  • The ability to identify and maximise on opportunities to grow and develop income. 

  • Experience of project work and building strong relationships internally that promote a one team ethos. 

Interviews to be held 24 April 2024 in Reading 

Whilst this is advertised as a full time position, we are committed to being flexible in our roles and would consider compressed hours. Please specify in your supporting statement if you are interested in a specific working pattern.

The successful candidate will be required to: 

  • Provide their own broadband service with a minimum download speed of 2Mb 

  • Have a confidential space in which to work

  • Travel around the region regularly without reliance on public transport

  • Due to the scope of the role an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check will be required. If you don’t have a current DBS check, you will be required to apply for one; refusal to do so will result in the offer being withdrawn

Anyone can get Parkinson’s. It’s vital that the people who work for Parkinson’s UK are representative of our diverse community. We actively encourage people from all sections of the community to apply, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender identity, age, disability, sexual orientation, or religion.

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