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Head of Fundraising

“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?”

Are you an experienced operational leader who thrives working both as part of a team and leading a team?  Are you a ‘hands-on’ person who is comfortable working both with the existing Fundraising Team here at St John’s Hospice and with individuals from the local community?  Do you relish the opportunity to lead, develop, expand and plan future fundraising projects for St John’s Hospice?

Are you a motivator?  Do you set high standards and have the ability to bring fresh ideas to an established team with plenty of energy and enthusiasm?  Are you committed to putting ‘the patient at the centre of everything we do”?

You will be motivated and innovative, committed to leading an enthusiastic team but also able to work individually and across boundaries.

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.

You will be required to support the Fundraising Team with both on-going fundraising events and developing new innovative ideas for future events.  You will work very closely with both the Head of Retail and Head of Marketing and Communications to ensure all fundraising activities achieve maximum income generation.

Hours:                         37.5 hours per week
Contract:                  Permanent
Pay:                              £30,537 – £31,473* per annum (*depending upon pension scheme)
Pension scheme:  8% employer contribution (*NHS Pension Scheme available subject to eligibility)
Closing date:          Wednesday 3rd April 2019
Interview date:    10th & 11th April

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. It is essential that you have excellent IT skills and enjoy a challenge.

For an informal discussion please contact Catherine Butterworth (Head of Income Generation) 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)
  • Beautiful working environment
  • 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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