Senior Community Fundraiser

Location: Pilgrims Hospices Canterbury

Status: Permanent, 35 hours per week

Salary: £30,160 per annum

Closing date: 12/06/2023

Pilgrims Hospices are looking for a Senior Community Fundraiser who is hoping to develop or enhance their career in a compassionate, supportive and collaborative environment. A prerequisite and working knowledge of community fundraising is advantageous. However, most importantly we are looking for somebody with the right mindset; a relationship builder at all levels, with a keen eye for detail who has experience to engage the east Kent community. An individual full of personality, a team player, who is highly organised and with a can do attitude.

The Role

Due to a recent restructure, this post to oversee the Canterbury area community fundraising, has arisen. This is an exciting time to join Pilgrims Income Generation function; the team have won leading charity sector awards over three consecutive years for innovation and technology in fundraising, both on a national and local scale and are in period of development for which this role will be integral.

The postholder will oversee and deliver Community Fundraising within the Canterbury area. The role will be responsible for the fundraising activities and local community events to ensure their full potential is achieved. This position makes a valuable and important contribution to our fundraising ambitions of community focussed giving. These are integral to Pilgrims organisational engagement and is a key objective to increase reach, deliver excellent supporter care, raise awareness at a local level; to nurture and drive income generation. Working to ensure that excellent stewardship is delivered for all stakeholders and that activities align with the wider work of Pilgrims.

  • The role will be responsible for stewarding and delivering fundraising income from the Canterbury area.
  • To cultivate and motivate donors within the east Kent community; putting the supporter at the heart of Pilgrims’ supporter care.
  • The postholder will engage with local supporters, community groups and ‘on-behalf of’ fundraising groups, to deliver community activities and talks. As well as supporting those wishing to deliver their own ‘in aid of’ (third-party) fundraising.

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 full-time role (35 hrs per week). The role is based at Pilgrims Hospices’ Canterbury. A minimum of three/four days a week are required in the Hospice with hybrid working for the remaining hours. Flexibility will be required for working days during peak periods and this does include weekend and evening work, for which time-off in lieu will be given.

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.
  • 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 Senior Community Fundraiser role you should:

  • Have a working knowledge of event organisation and risk management.
  • Have an understanding of the principles of relationship fundraising and supporter care.
  • Have excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Have an understanding of the principles of marketing and use of social media to promote fundraising activities.
  • Knowledge of current industry-wide good practice in fundraising and a broad awareness of market trends.

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 Senior Community Fundraiser 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.