Heart Research UK is a visionary charity founded in 1967 by Mr David Watson, a working heart surgeon, who realised that patients were dying unnecessarily because of the lack of research into heart disease, especially surgical techniques. Having funded six of the first eight successful UK heart transplants, the charity now leads the way funding ground-breaking, medical research projects into the prevention, treatment, and cure of heart disease.
In Scotland, sadly 47 people a day die from cardiovascular disease. In Scotland, the death rate from coronary heart disease is 50% higher than in the south-east of England. Heart Research UK don’t think that’s fair, and that’s why the Heart of Scotland Appeal was established – to raise money in Scotland, for Scotland.
Heart Research UK are now looking for a new Community Fundraiser to lead their Heart of Scotland Appeal. To be successful in this role you will possess the following skills:
• Experience of developing and maintaining supporter relationships with individuals, groups, and organisations
• Experience of achieving or exceeding income targets
• Proven track record of income generation
• The ability to generate, nurture and develop relationships
• Strong communications skills, with the ability to adapt to suit various situations
• Ability to motivate and inspire others
• Ability to deal with a varied workload, and capable of prioritising
Heart Research UK has been helping hearts near you for 50 years, funding ground-breaking medical research to benefit patients. If you believe you have the skills and attributes to continue this wonderful work, leading the Heart of Scotland Appeal, then we want to hear from you.
Please email us at [email protected] or call us on 01786 542 224 to request an information pack, full job description and person specification.
You are advised to get in touch well in advance of the closing date to give us time to consider your application and pre-interview the strongest applicants.
Closing Date: Midday, Monday 6th June
Interview Date: Thursday 16th June
This search is being conducted exclusively for Heart Research UK by BTA (Bruce Tait Associates). Our leadership team have all worked in the voluntary sector and we use this experience to match organisations and individuals to create great appointments.