Job Title:                      Community Fundraiser / Fundraising Manager

Reports to:                  Charity Director

Direct reports:           None

Hours:                           21-25 Hours per week

Salary                           c. £38-£42k pro-rata for 21 hrs (actual salary c.£25,600)

We are seeking a part time Community Fundraiser with a very competitive salary; reflective of the applicant’s individual skills and experience in the fundraising arena.  This is a new position that will work very closely with the Charity Director who has been managing the entire fundraising portfolio whilst running the charity.  The focus will be on community events, individual-giving and social media, although not inclusive.  Leading the Fundraising Sub-Committee, other work includes corporate fundraising, major donor stewardship and event management to name a few.  In summary, you will work directly with the Charity Director to deliver all aspects of the charity's annual fundraising requirement.  It requires flexibility, pragmatism and someone comfortable making decisions and leading with projects.  There is ample opportunity for flexible working hours and half the time spent working from home if preferred.  

You will:

• Have an established and proven track record of fundraising
• Be comfortable leading with projects and events
• Be an excellent communicator, comfortable presenting to all audiences
• Be proactive and energetic in your approach to your work
• Thrive on being an important part of a small team
• Be up to date in all the latest trends and developments in the fundraising sector
• Be empathetic towards the families of babies who are sick and/or premature

Role Specific Duties:

• Work with the Charity Director to create, develop and deliver the fundraising strategy
• Develop and grow our community relationships
• Create a new and exciting Corporate Fundraising Portfolio, specific to Oxfordshire
• Lead charity marketing and communications, including active involvement in busy social media outlets
• Manage our involvement in challenge events and develop other options for supporters to fundraise
• Oversee the administration of fundraising and supply timely and accurate reports, projections and analysis of fundraising activities
• Liaise directly with donors and thank fundraisers and volunteers

Essential Experience and Skills (the bit you reference in your covering letter):

• A demonstrable track record of hitting financial targets
• Experience of managing fundraising infrastructure for small charities, including administrative processes and systems, database management for fundraising and donor management systems
• Evidence of leading with community event participation
• Excellent knowledge of the current fundraising sector, including recent changes
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Good working knowledge of social media and digital fundraising
• A proven track record of delivering results as part of a small team and/or alone


•  Practical knowledge of diversity/cultural issues affecting families 

•  Good organisational & time management skills 

•  Understanding and /or experience of what it means to have a baby requiring neonatal care

•  Willingness to learn and develop self 

•  Content to work flexible working hours whilst meeting unit needs

The closing date for applications is midday, Wednesday 7th April 2021, although early online interviews may take place on the receipt of applications.  Therefore, interested individuals are encouraged to apply early rather than waiting to the deadline.  To apply, send your CV and a covering letter, outlining how you fulfil the essential experience and skills (above), to [email protected] Use the reference ‘CF21 Your Surname’.  E.g. CF21 Realey.  CVs without a covering letter will not be accepted.

For an informal conversation about the role, email [email protected] to arrange a convenient time to talk.
We are grateful for all applications and subsequently will strive to give constructive feedback after appointment to any unsuccessful applicants. 
Thank you in advance. 

This is an immensely exciting opportunity to join a small team that achieves a huge amount for sick babies and their parents.  

Best in health

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