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Community & Challenge Events Fundraiser - Otford, Kent
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Hospices of Hope, has led the way in developing hospice care for terminally ill children and adults in Romania and surrounding countries over the past 26 years. Our services have already reached more than 40,000 of the most disadvantaged people in Europe and despite some progress in the reform of the healthcare systems, many patients continue to be left without proper care at the end of life.  Hospices of Hope seeks to ensure that all our patients are given the best possible pain relief and holistic support for each day that they have left. In addition, over 20,000 medical professionals throughout Central and Eastern Europe have been trained in palliative care at our educational centres in Bucharest and Brasov.



Title: Community & Challenge Events Fundraiser  

Location: The role is based at 11 High Street, Otford, Kent, TN14 5PG, however, from time to time you may be required to work at other sites

Hours: Monday to Friday - 09:00 and 17:00 (37.5 hours per week) but you may in the course of your work be required to attend meetings or events outside of these hours
Salary: Competitive
Contract: Full-time, permanent
Start date: As soon as possible

Line Manager: Fundraising & Resources Director


Job Purpose:
A great opportunity has arisen to join Fundraising and Communications Team  at Hospices of Hope as their Community and Challenge Events Fundraiser. You will primarily be responsible for supporting and developing new and existing fundraising groups all over the UK, along with supporting and promoting our national and challenge events programme.

You will need to increase income and supporter engagement year on year from events and community fundraising activities in line with the organisations plans and strategies.


Major Fundraising Responsibilities:

  • To stimulate, encourage and support fundraising activities in the UK carried out by individuals, organisations and associations on behalf of Hospices of Hope
  • Identify opportunities to raise awareness of the charity in the UK including giving talks and attending local and national events.
  • Develop links and identify fundraising initiatives to engage with individuals and groups, including schools, churches and community organisations (rotary, WI, clubs, etc)
  • Recruit volunteers to assist you with fundraising activities
  • Participate in any charity campaigns and increase third party support for the charity
  • Recruit fundraisers to take part in challenge events that we have guaranteed charity places for. Keep a close relationship with them and support them with their sponsorship
  • Encourage supporters to secure their own places in challenge events and to raise money for HofH through 'Team Bagpuss' and 'Team Hospices of Hope'
  • Organise and attend any community events requested by your line manager - this will include selling tickets, recruiting volunteers and organising the event logistics

Other responsibilities include:

  • Help recruit 50 volunteers for the 5 summer trips to Romania through your community fundraising. Liaise with them over email/phone and help organise the training day/reunion. Post trip keep a relationship with the volunteers to see how they can support HofH further
  • Increase the amount of collecting boxes in the community and businesses in order to raise £2,000 per annum (this does not include shop collecting boxes income). To keep a close relationship with individuals/businesses who have collecting boxes - give quarterly figure updates or as and when the money is received.
  • Liaise with the Marketing team to promote of community fundraising and challenge event activities
  • Find opportunities for the 'Bagpuss' Mascot to take part in challenge events or be present at an event to raise awareness of the Bagpuss Children's Wing
  • Ensure that speaking engagements are recorded on the spreadsheet and prepare materials for speakers if required, collecting laptop/projector as needed.

Person Specification
We are looking for a bright, enthusiastic and outgoing individual who is keen to help assist the Fundraising and Communications Team to increase our income and fundraising supporter base in the UK.  This role would suit someone with excellent communication skills and good at building relationships. You will be given training on all our areas of fundraising and communications as well as training on our fundraising database, Harlequin.  We are looking for someone who is:

  • Excellent written and oral skills and confident in liaising with all supporters
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office packages including mail merge (essential)
  • Previous experience in a fundraising, sales or marketing role.
  • Demonstrable success in raising funds (or increasing sales) from community groups
  • Confident in giving oral presentations
  • Experience of donor care or customer service for supporters
  • Experience of volunteer management and development
  • Experience of using a CRM database (essential but training will be provided on the Harlequin database)
  • Keen to learn and gain experience in a fast paced fundraising and communications team
  • Has a full UK driving license

How to apply

To apply, please send a detailed covering letter (no more than one page) and CV to Anna Perolls, Fundraising & Resources Director - [email protected] The covering letter should clearly outline the following:

  • How you are suitable for the role using the person specification and responsibilities highlighted in the job description
  • Your motivation to work for the charity
  • Your salary expectation and notice period

Applications that do not follow this guidance will not be progressed.

Please submit your CV and covering letter at your earliest convenience if you are suitable for the position.

Due to the large number of applications we receive, we are only able to inform shortlisted candidates of the outcome of their application. If you do not hear from us within two weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion. If your application is not successful, we hope that you will not be discouraged and will still apply for other suitable vacancies.


Closing date: 15th February*

*This vacancy may close earlier if we receive enough applications, therefore we encourage all applicants to apply immediately


Internships - Otford, Kent
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Please contact [email protected] / 01959 525110 for further information on our current internships.

If we do not currently have a position that suits your requirements, please send your CV to [email protected] and we will keep your details on file.