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Senior Fundraising Executive

“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’re recruiting! St John’s Hospice is looking for a new Senior Fundraising Executive for the South Lakes area.

As our fundraising programme for 2021 gets underway we are looking for a Senior Fundraising Executive to join our team, supporting events and those in the Kendal and South Lakes community who support us.

Location: Kendal
37.5 per week with flexibility to cover evenings and weekend where required to lead or support events
Contract: Permanent
Pay: *£23,476 – £24,205 per annum (dependant on pension scheme).
Pension Scheme: 8% employer contribution (*NHS Pension Scheme available subject to eligibility)
Closing Date: 25th April 2021
Interview Date: 4th May

This is a great opportunity for an enthusiastic, motivated person with excellent communication skills, interpersonal skills and experienced in building effective relationships,  to join an amazing charity and help ensure that our vital fundraising activities and supporter efforts in this region are managed and supported. You will join our friendly, hardworking Fundraising team to ensure fundraising activity within the community is implemented and managed to achieve growing budgets and demands within the Hospice.

In the Kendal and South Lakes area you will support and facilitate the development of supporter groups, growth of corporate partnerships, management of individual supporters and growth of existing and new events in line with the business plan.

You will work collaboratively across all directorates to raise the profile of the Hospice and secure the wellbeing of patients, carers and their families.
For an informal discussion please contact Lisa Preston (Fundraising Manager) 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
  • 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.


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All correspondence relating to this vacancy including interview invites will be sent by EMAIL only. Please ensure that you check your emails on a regular basis.

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 £44.80 is applicable for an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check or £27.80 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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