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Community Fundraising Lead

“We get to treat our patients as individuals rather than a number in a bed. Wouldn’t you love a job where you can make a real difference every day?”

We are looking for an individual to fulfil the newly created post of Community Fundraising Lead in the South Lakes area.    This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced fundraiser to manage their own events and supporters, but also provide leadership for the fundraising team based in the South Lakes.

Location:                  Highgate, Kendal Fundraising Office
Hours:                       37.5 hours per week
Contract:                  Permanent
Work Pattern:        5 days a week
Pay:                              £25,447 – £26,247* per annum pro rata (*depending upon pension scheme). The annual salary shown is based on working 37.5 hours per week.
Pension scheme:  8% employer contribution (*NHS Pension Scheme available subject to eligibility)
Closing date:           31st July 2019

Your experience will be in fundraising in the charity sector with a real flair to meet and exceed fundraising/income generation targets. You will possess a genuine interest in hospice work and an understanding of the needs of individuals, families and businesses. Excellent communication and organisational skills are required.

Flexibility is essential in respect of hours of work as no two days are the same. Previous experience in marketing, communications, events management or public relations would also be an advantage.

For an informal discussion please contact Leah Brier (Head of Fundraising) on 01524 382538 or email [email protected].

Please view our Job Description and Person Specification before applying.

We offer:

  • 27 days holiday + bank holidays for full time employees. Pro rata for part time
  • Life assurance
  • Health Cash Plan
  • Minimum 8% employer contributions to a pension scheme (see below for further details)
  • Reflective Practice Supervision Groups
  • Continuing professional development

Please click here to see more benefits available to our employees.

*NHS pension can be continued if you have contributed within the last 12 months. If you are not eligible to join the NHS pension scheme St John’s Hospice provide an 8% group scheme pension.


If you would like to apply for this vacancy please complete our online Application for Employment below.

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Adverts that display a closing date should be treated as a guide. We reserve the right to close the vacancy once we have received sufficient applications. Please submit your application as early as possible to prevent disappointment.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Oder) 1975 (as amended in 2013). It will be necessary for a submission for a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check (formerly known as a CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Please complete your Application For Employment accurately ensuring you include all criminal convictions including those that would otherwise be considered ‘spent’. A fee of £48.80 is applicable for an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check or £30.80 for a Standard Disclosure and Barring Service check which will be carried out as part of our pre-employment check process, if applicable.

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