The Operation Henry Trust is a small national charity supporting pancreatic cancer patients in the difficult time following their diagnosis. The Trust supports patients and their families by paying for services that alleviate the stress, anxiety, and suffering caused by their illness. These can include transport costs, home help or just helping out with the most basic requirements that people often have difficulty affording after their diagnosis and during their treatment.
The Trust is looking for new community fundraisers to support our activities and secure long term funding streams to allow the Trust to continue supporting patients and their families and expand the support we offer.
The new community fundraisers will initially have responsibility for rolling out static collection tin deployments in shops, pubs and other appropriate locations across the city and county. The successful candidate would then move into a more general Community Fundraising role, focusing on building up ongoing revenue streams by encouraging supporters and creating relationships with local businesses.
We are looking for a self-motivated independent individual who can manage their own fundraising efforts with the support of the Charity Manager. The initial contract will be for 8 hours a week, with scope for more hours for a successful candidate who proves themselves capable of bringing in funds in a cost-effective manner.
- Be responsible for the deployment, retrieval, counting and general administration of static collection tins
- Build relationships with local businesses to encourage them to support the Trust
- Recruit, encourage and support local fundraising volunteers
- Organise bucket collections and recruit bucket collection volunteers
- Be self-motivated and capable of working independently
- Have a keen attention to detail
- Have excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Be reliable and trustworthy
- Be able to work from home (the Trust does not maintain offices)
- Be 18 years of age
The ideal applicant has
- Previous fundraising experience
- Experience working on donor/client relationships
- IT and social media experience and competency
- A strong desire to work in the charity fundraising sector
- The ambition to constantly strive to do better
The successful applicant gets
- The chance to grow with the charity
- A competitive starting hourly rate of £9-11/hour with the potential for increases over time for successful fundraisers.
- Flexible working hours – controlled by you, not us.
£9-11 per hour with the potential for increase to £13 per hour for the right candidate over time.
Initially 8 per week with scope for increase once the candidate has proven their ability to bring in funds.
The Trust is a flexible employer and is happy to allow employees to work their allotted hours at times that suit them, making the role ideal for busy individuals with other demands on their time.
To apply simply send your CV with a short covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org, its best if CVs are sent as a PDF as it makes it easier for us to read them how they were intended.