Could you be passionate about raising funds for terminally ill children & adults in South East Europe? If so, we are looking for a Regional Fundraiser based in Edinburgh.
This is a mainly home-based role (the charity’s head office is in Kent, but has charity shops in Edinburgh). You will be working as part of a dynamic supporter-focused Fundraising Team concentrating on a growing area of fundraising for the charity.
You will be leading on implementing our fundraising strategy in Scotland, driving new business delivery to grow our support in Scotland. It is an exciting role stewarding our high-value supporters across the country, working with them and our local volunteers to inspire new support for Hospices of Hope, building an effective network of long-term relationships across the community from individuals to local businesses, organisations and schools.
About the Team
The Hospices of Hope fundraising team currently raises over £1.2m every year, working with hundreds of supporters who raise money in aid of the Charity through a varied range of activities.
This exciting role would suit a positive, highly driven, self-motivated communicator who prides themselves on spotting and converting new opportunities with all types of community audiences. A track record of donor development, building strong relationships and new business experience (including achieving and exceeding targets) is key to focusing time and energy where it counts.
Specifically, you will have:
- Significant relevant fundraising experience (or sales-focused/target-driven role working with community audiences)
- Proven ability in driving new business opportunities (from prospecting to long-term support)
- Excellent ability as a relationship-manager and networker
- A passion for working towards ambitious targets and raising the local profile of Hospices of Hope
- A strategic approach to capitalise on opportunities and prioritise best ways to add value
- Keen ability to take ownership of your objectives and be a self-starter
- The ability to travel around Scotland with a full, clean UK drivers’ licence and access to a car for frequent local/regional travel, as well as effective broadband internet access for homeworking
The ideal candidate will also have:
- Database experience, analysing information and reporting on KPIs
- Knowledge of IOF guidelines ensuring all fundraising activities are compliant
- Previous experience of working with and getting the best from volunteers/local contacts
About the Charity
Hospices of Hope, has led the way in developing hospice care for terminally ill children and adults in Romania and surrounding countries over the past 28 years. Our services have already reached more than 40,000 of the most disadvantaged people in Europe and despite some progress in the reform of the healthcare systems, many patients continue to be left without proper care at the end of life. Hospices of Hope seeks to ensure that all our patients are given the best possible pain relief and holistic support for each day that they have left. In addition, we have provided more than 20,000 training sessions in hospice care for thousands of healthcare professionals from more than 20 countries in the region’. Your impact will be a better future for seriously ill children and adults in the poor resource countries of South East Europe.
Please refer to the full job description below for more information.
Please note - interviews will take place in Edinburgh on 6th or 7th February, so please ensure you are available on these dates.
*This vacancy may close earlier if we receive enough applications. Therefore, we encourage all applicants to apply immediately
Full-time, 40 hours or part time 20 hours or more per week – some evenings and weekends required
To apply, please send a detailed covering letter (no more than one page) and CV to Anna Perolls, Deputy CEO & Fundraising Director - [email protected]. The covering letter should clearly outline the following:
- How you are suitable for the role using the person specification and responsibilities highlighted in the job description
- Your motivation to work for the charity
- Your salary expectation and notice period
- If you are looking for full time or part time hours
Applications that do not follow this guidance will not be progressed.
Please submit your CV and covering letter at your earliest convenience if you are suitable for the position.
Applications will be reviewed on an on-going basis and we reserve the right to close the role prior to the closing date, should a suitable applicant be found. Therefore, you are encouraged to apply right away, to avoid disappointment.