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Community Fundraiser
Woking & Sam Beare Hospices

Job Description

Woking & Sam Beare Hospices is a patient-centred charity based in Surrey committed to providing the best in specialist palliative care. We cover the North West Surrey region, providing free of charge holistic care and support services for patients, their families and carers. This is an exciting time for us as we open our new Hospice in Goldsworth Park at the end of May 2017.

The role exists to provide Community Fundraising activities to a defined area in the Hospices region of North West Surrey. The role will be 5 days per week which will include weekend and evening working. We would however consider a flexible working week for the right candidate. The role will involve frequent travel within the area therefore you will need access to a car.

This is an exciting but demanding role and you will need to demonstrate a professional approach, excellent interpersonal skills; have the ability to liaise effectively and establish good working relationships and be computer literate. Ideally it would be great if you have some community fundraising experience, however most important of all we are looking for people with the transferable skills needed to help us to generate funds through our local communities. We are looking for candidates with a real can-do attitude that have the energy, drive and enthusiasm to be the face of the charity in the local communities we serve. If you feel you have these attributes we would be delighted to hear from you.

Key Responsibilities

  • To target key local communities across the defined area with the aim of securing adoptions by local groups that already exist within those locations (but are not already supporting the Hospices). Such groups are wide and varied and will include local churches, Rotary and Lions clubs and other community based clubs and associations.

    To set up and develop new ‘Friends of’ groups where no current group exists. The aim and purpose of the Friends of group will be to establish fundraising support for the hospices in the heart of local communities, with a regular calendar of events and a continuity sustainability plan for the chair and members.

  • To secure local Charity Champions in the area that could exist independently of the above groups to help promote Hospice events and products.

  • To promote existing activities to local communities, including:

    • Raffles / Lotteries
    • Light up a Life – in local churches within target communities
    • Dove Ball
    • Santa Fun Run
    • Challenge events
    • Hospice Events and Challenges
    • Capital Appeal
    • Regular Givers / Guardians
  • To secure partnerships with small and medium sized corporates and support their giving through staff fundraising, payroll giving and foundations.

  • To work with the retail arm of the charity to use the shops to host and launch groups and promote activities in line with guidelines and the calendar of events.

  • To prioritise the level of support provided to Just Giving, BT My Donate, Virgin Giving event fundraisers by identifying those individuals with the greatest fundraising potential.

  • To be responsible for online social media promotion and support of events and fundraisers within your communities, with the aim of creating better engagement and attracting new supporters.

  • To represent and proactively promote the Hospices within the local community with talks, cheque presentations and appearances to a high standard as required.

  • To specifically target a younger potential fundraising audience than currently exists in the area.

    To ensure that record keeping is efficient and effective, to keep up to date information on existing supporters and ensure that banking and thanking for community donations is processed within 5 working days of receipt of funds.

  • To actively use existing database information to help targeted Fundraising.

    General Responsibilities

    To collaborate with WSB staff and volunteers in maintaining good relationships with supporters, partners and the general public to uphold the external positive image of the Hospices and win increased support for its work.

  • To adopt a positive approach to personal and professional development, engaging in regular one to one meetings and an annual performance review with the Director of Income Generation.

  • To be aware of, and to act on, relevant Health and Safety responsibilities as an employee of WSB Hospices and adhere to these wherever you are working.

  • To actively support and promote WSB Hospices and all its policies including equal opportunities.

  • To carry out any other duties as are within the scope, spirit and purpose of the post as requested by your Line Manager.