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Community Fundraisers for South East, South West, North West, North East, Yorkshire, East and West Midlands, East of England

Job Description

We are recruiting for Community Fundraisers throughtout the UK to drive income generation and increase Lepra’s profile across regional communities by engaging, inspiring and developing a new demographic of supporters alongside the retention of an existing and loyal supporter base.

You will be experienced in building and maintaining relationships and as part of the fundraising team, working towards meeting stretching unrestricted income generation targets. 

Using a social capital approach, you will raise awareness of the charity, thus increasing Lepra’s profile and reach.

With support from the Corporate and Community Partnerships Manager, your key objectives will be to;

  • Raise unrestricted-income from a range of channels including but not limited to:
  • Partnerships
  • Individuals
  • Organisations
  • Corporations
  • Schools
  • Events
  • Trusts
  • Payroll
  • Sponsors
  • Legacies
  • Build relationships across a range of new and existing channels
  • Recruit, train and manage volunteers to ensure targets are reached
  • Support the development of Lepra’s ‘Ambassadors’ programme

This post can be either full or part-time.  Our normal working hours are 35 hours per week.  There will be a requirement for flexible working in order to attend out of hours events in the evening or the weekend, as appropriate.  The ability to travel in the UK (and occasionally overseas) is required.

This is a home based role and and will be linked to one of two hubs across the country.  The ability to travel in the UK (and occasionally overseas) is required. There is a requirement for own vehicle use, expenses payable.

Lepra’s benefits include:

  • Employer and employee contributory pension scheme
  • Non-contributory life assurance scheme
  • 25 days annual leave (inclusive of 3 days between Christmas and New Year), rising by one day per year to a total of 28 days per annum
  • Child Care Vouchers Scheme
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Membership of the Employee Discounts Scheme

This role requires the successful applicant to apply for an enhanced DBS check with barring for children and vulnerable adults. Appointment and ongoing employment will be subject to a clear check being received. All new starters will be required to take responsibility for joining the DBS update service, at the point of DBS application, and bear the cost of annual subscription whilst employed by Lepra.

We aim to represent and value the diversity of our local communities through our workforce and service provision. We therefore positively encourage applications, regardless of age, race, religion & belief, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, marriage & civil partnership, pregnancy & maternity or disability.

We are a UK-based international charity working to beat leprosy.

Leprosy is a Neglected Tropical Disease (NTD), most commonly affecting people in parts of the developing world.

Every year, over 200,000 people are treated for leprosy. Yet evidence shows that there are over three million people living undiagnosed.

Left untreated, this cruel disease causes permanent damage to people’s hands, feet and eyes, leading to paralysis, blindness, infections and amputations.

Over four million people are now living with life-changing disabilities due to leprosy. And sadly, the stigma surrounding the disease means many are left to endure a lifetime of abuse, isolation and shame.

Lepra has been at the forefront of treatment in leprosy since 1924, from the development of an effective cure to ground breaking techniques to find, support and restore the lives of people affected by this devastating disease.

The importance of our work is recognised and supported by Her Majesty The Queen who has been our Patron since she became monarch in 1952.

As a specialist leprosy charity, we work directly with communities in India, Bangladesh and Mozambique to beat this disease.