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Childrens Appeal Community & Events Fundraiser

Band 5

Main area
Band 5
Fixed term: 2 years (Until June 2023)
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Royal Preston Hospital
£25,655 - £31,534 Per Annum, Pro Rata
Salary period
26/09/2021 23:59
Interview date

Job overview

Are you a dynamic, enthusiastic and people centred Appeals Fundraiser?

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our very friendly Charity family. We seek a personable, approachable individual who is a confident communicator with a proven track record of delivering Appeal income growth in both event and community fundraising.  You will be experienced in stewarding individual fundraisers as well as fundraising groups whilst being a collaborative team player.


Main duties of the job

Working with the fundraising manager, you will support the implementation of LTHC Children’s Appeal fundraising strategy.  Building relationships with key supporters and both new and existing external stakeholders, helping to increase income and raise awareness of the Children’s Appeal across Lancashire & South Cumbria.  Another part of the role will be to developing volunteer fundraising opportunities and relationships.

Working for our organisation

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals Charity family supports clinical excellence, world class research and outstanding care across a range of services at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, which includes Royal Preston Hospital, Chorley District Hospital, Broadoaks Health Centre as well as the Specialist Mobility Rehabilitation Centre based at Preston Business Centre.

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals Charity family also incorporates :

  • Rosemere Cancer Foundation, supporting world class cancer services across the region.
  • Baby Beat, supporting local maternity and regional neonatal intensive care services.

In these unprecedented times, our team is also central to supporting the wellbeing of over 8,500 staff across the Trust, and in delivering specialist services to around 1.5million people across Lancashire and South Cumbria funding additional medical equipment, medical research, specialist training and service improvements that are outside of the remit of the NHS.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

To develop ways of engaging with individuals, community and voluntary groups and raise awareness of the work of the Children’s Appeal across Lancashire & South Cumbria.

To establish and maintain excellent relationships with potential and existing supporters and volunteers.

To motivate individuals, groups, and community organisations to fundraise on behalf of the Children’s Appeal and to act as ambassadors.

To advise and support the Children’s Appeal supporters, recognising potential difficulties in fundraising approaches and dealing sensitively with the issues surrounding their reasons to support.

To train, develop, monitor and evaluate volunteers in line with best practice in volunteer management.

To help design, organise and roll out fundraising events appropriate to the Children’s Appeal target demographic.

To undertake risk assessments for Trust charities and supporter events and take appropriate action to ensure that all health and safety standards are met. 

To be a ‘public face’ of the Children’s Appeal by undertaking public speaking engagements to raise awareness of Children’s Appeal to different audiences as appropriate.

To include appropriate key health messages and branding in activities and presentations where appropriate.

To work as part of a team to maximise fundraising opportunities.

To be aware of relevant legislation, policies and procedures, including the Chartered Institute of Fundraising and Fundraising Regulator’s Codes of Practice, the latest GDPR regulations and maintain the highest standards of professionalism and confidentiality at all times.

To maintain accurate records using the donor database in a form useful to others and in line with recognised procedure.

Working with the digital and trust communication teams in the preparation and sign off of Appeal PR and marketing materials according to established guidelines.

To support colleagues in the organisation of large events and wider fundraising initiatives as required.

At times there may be the need for flexible working and you may be asked to support any area of the charities fundraising activities

Person specification

Qualifications & Education

Essential criteria
  • • Educated to AS and A levels or equivalent or equivalent work experience
Desirable criteria
  • • Membership of Institute of Fundraising
  • • Educated to degree level or equivalent

Knowledge & Experience

Essential criteria
  • • Proven experience of working in a fundraising environment
  • • Strong knowledge of charity legislation and fundraising best practice
  • • Proven experience of developing existing income streams and developing new successful fundraising initiatives
  • • Working knowledge of a donor management system such as Harlequin, Donorflex or equivalent.
  • • Experience of delivering fundraising events
  • • Computer literate with a working knowledge of Microsoft Office products.
  • • Experience of dealing with sensitive issues
  • • Experience of dealing with press and media enquiries
Desirable criteria
  • • Worked in a community and or events role for another third sector organisation.
  • • Experience of delivering high profile charity appeals
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Applicant requirements

This post will require a submission for Disclosure to be made to check for any unspent criminal convictions.

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Further details / informal visits contact

paula wilson
Job title
Head of Charities
Email address
Telephone number
01772 528500
Additional information

mobile - 07510 500371