Community Fundraising Officer

Location: Pilgrims Hospices Ashford

Status: Permanent, 14 hours per week

Salary: £9,602 per annum (£24,006 pro-rata)

Closing date: 16/06/2023

Pilgrims Hospices are looking for a Community Fundraising Officer who is hoping to develop a career within fundraising in a compassionate and collaborative environment as part of the Ashford Fundraising Team. A prerequisite and working knowledge of community fundraising is advantageous. However, most importantly we are looking for an individual that is a keen team player, who is highly organised and with a can do attitude.

The Role

The role of the Community Fundraising Officer is to help support and develop Community Fundraising within the Ashford catchment area. Community Fundraising is integral to Pilgrims organisational engagement in east Kent and is a key objective to increase reach, deliver excellent supporter care, raise awareness at a local level; to nurture and drive income generation and to help support Pilgrims ambitions of community focussed giving.

The postholder will be responsible for helping to support local Community and Event Fundraising. The role will engage with local donors, community groups, schools, venues and ‘on-behalf of’ fundraising groups. As well as supporting those wishing to deliver their own ‘in aid of’ (third-party) activity and helping to support local community event activity.

For more detailed information regarding the Charity, the role and the benefits. Please download:

  • The bespoke Recruitment Pack for this position.
  • Please download the job description for a more extensive list of responsibilities.
  • Please ensure that you fit the essential criteria for the role.

Working Arrangements

This is a part-time role (14 hrs per week). The role is based at Pilgrims Hospices’ Fundraising Office in Ashford.

Our Benefits

As an Employer of Choice we are committed supporting our employees and volunteers through both a holistic benefits package, but also through wellbeing and work/life balance.

Our hospices offer:

  • 26 days annual leave, plus all bank and public holidays (pro-rated if part-time).
  • A great work-life balance with realistic working hours.
  • Free onsite parking.
  • Financial discounts, provided through the Blue Light Card Membership Scheme.
  • Standard Life Workplace Pension. Those joining us from the NHS may retain eligibility to membership of the NHS pension scheme.
  • Subsidised meals, currently £1.65 per meal.
  • Access to Dover Counselling Services.
  • Friendly and highly professional working environments alongside passionate people.
  • Opportunities for professional development through a range of extensive learning.

We invest in our employees, which is one of the key things that makes us an award-winning employer of choice!

About You

To be successful in this Community Fundraising Officer role you should:

  • Demonstrate a good understanding of the principles, methods & management of events & supporter led fundraising
  • Have an understanding of the principles of relationship development either commercially or ideally charitable
  • Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Have a broad knowledge and understanding of the principles of marketing and use of social media to promote fundraising activities
  • Have good IT skills – able to use of word-processing, spreadsheets, PowerPoint, databases, email and social media

Please refer to the job description attached for an extensive list of responsibilities and requirements.

About Us

As an award-winning employer, Pilgrims provides end of life care services to patients and their families across east Kent.

Our commitment is to provide open, compassionate care and expertise for patients and their families – both in the community and in-patient units.

Our Vision

“Of a community where people with a terminal illness and their family and friends are supported and empowered to live well in mind and body until the very last moment of their life”.

We recognise that our workforce is integral to the delivery of our Vision and our charitable aims. Pilgrims Hospices continues to create a highly skilled, motivated, engaged and healthy workforce by providing an environment where staff and volunteers feel highly motivated to perform their roles to a consistently high standard, and actively role model our charitable behaviours and values.

To achieve our Vision, we have a shared set of values and behaviours that enable us to be the people and the charity that patients and their loved ones need us to be. They form our CODE, which guides us in our daily working and decision making:

Compassionate We treat everyone with compassion and care

Open We communicate openly, honestly and effectively

Dynamic We are dynamic, improving and developing our service

Empowered We empower people to achieve their outcomes

How to Apply

To learn more about this Community Fundraising Officer role, please download the full job description document and recruitment pack as attached.

If you are interested in applying for the role and wish to join our passionate team, please complete the attached application form.