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Community Fundraiser

Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity

Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity

A fantastic opportunity for an experienced Community Fundraiser to join a leading charity based in Aylesbury. Reporting to the Community Fundraising Manager, you will assist in the delivery of a portfolio of Community Events and in spreading the word about hospice care in the Community. A crucial role within the Charity's fundraising team, you will focus on supporting community events, and in supporting the Community Fundraising Manager in developing relationships within the local areas. We are looking for an energetic, organised and friendly person to support in the creation, administration, development and management of Community Events. Your remit will be to assist the Community Fundraising Manager, in achieving income from community activity including individuals, community groups, schools/colleges as well as local businesses. You will have the ability to build relationships and be confident in motivating and inspiring a variety of individuals and organisations to fundraise for the hospice. The successful candidate will have a proven track record in community fundraising and have excellent organisation, people and communication skills, and be capable of managing and prioritising workload. The role requires some flexibility to work evenings and weekends as required. You must have access to a car and have a full clean driving licence.







JOB TITLE:           Community Fundraiser


REPORTS TO:       Community Fundraising Manager.


DEPUTISE: Community Fundraising Manager


  • To work as part of the Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity fundraising team, contributing to an effective and efficient department.
  • To support the Community Fundraising Manager in generating income by proactively providing efficient, professional and proactive support to our local community e.g support local community in running their own ‘supporter events’ (coffee mornings, dances and balls, music festivals); to help develop and maintain relationships with individuals and groups in the community, for example local schools, colleges, service groups, clubs, pubs, religious establishments ie the community at large; to help diversify our supporter base and ensure optimum income is achieved.





§  To support the Community Fundraising Manager in delivering an effective community fundraising programme that nurtures current supporters, optimises opportunities for increased support, attracts new supporters and encourages long term engagement so that agreed targets and KPI’s are achieved.

§  Support the other F/R team members wherever appropriate

§  Support the management of volunteers and ambassadors  and build working relationships

§  Support the Community Fundraising Manager with talks to local community groups

§  Assist with the set up and management of Community Fundraising Groups

§  Preparation of appropriate support materials



§  To update and maintain the contact database adhering to data protection guidelines throughout

§  To maintain an up to-date and accurate community support database and to utilise the CRM database for reporting purposes as required by the Community Fundraising Manager.

§  Track expenses, goals and donations by event and type

§  To assist the Community Fundraising Manager with the  use of promotional materials and merchandise and effectively manage orders and distribution eg Christmas and Sunflower Appeals



§  Process ticket sales for supporter events

§  Enter amounts on HQ cash log and reconcile with cash, cheques, card transactions

§  Process credit/debit card transactions

§  Process sponsorship & donations for events

§  Ensure Gift Aid donations are highlighted appropriately to the finance manager maximising all GA opportunities

§  Resolve finance queries


§  To support and attend community fundraising events (where appropriate) ensuring all queries before, during and after events are dealt with in a timely and proper manner

§  To monitor and provide correct resources for supporter events and appeals

§  To maintain donor and potential donor records

§  Daily post relating to specific community events, street collections and appeals and general post when required

§  Set up and maintain electronic and hard copy files as appropriate

§  To assist the Community Fundraising Manager with the production of reports, spreadsheets, correspondence and presentations in-line with branding guidelines



·         To support and help promote supporter (third party) events as appropriate and agreed by the Community Fundraising Manager


Income generation

§  To assist in the conversion of enquirers to participants by following up queries within agreed timelines to help achieve targets

§  To organise distribution of collecting tubs, organise appeals and street collections maintaining and controlling the appropriate stock of promotional items in conjunction with line manager

§  To support and help promote supporter (third party) events as appropriate and agreed by the Community Fundraising Manager



Promoting Florence Nightingale Hospice wherever and whenever possible in a professional manner.


Working within the legal framework and ensuring compliance with the Institute of Fundraising and Charities Commission. 

Other Duties


Any other duties that may reasonably be required.




Job Description Briefing


Date Job Description issued to, discussed with and understood by Post Holder ---------------------------------------------------------


Name of Post Holder: ---------------------------------------------------------------------------  Signature: ------------------------------------------

(I confirm I have been briefed on the requirements of this Job Description and other related documents)


Name of Line Manager: ------------------------------------------------------------------------  Signature: ------------------------------------------

(I confirm I have briefed the Post Holder on the requirements of this Job Description and other related documents)




Between £16,000 and £17,500 Per Annum
Closing Date:
19th January 2015

Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity



Sam Heggi
Unit 2 Walton Lodge
Walton Street
HP21 7QY
T: 01296 429975

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