Job description

Are you a proactive fundraiser and looking to support a small charity? We're looking for an energetic and enthusiastic fundraising and development volunteer (full time or part time) to increase the fundraising opportunities for the charity as well as develop corporate sponsorships and grant funding. This role may also include:

  • Develop new and imaginative fundraising activities, many of which involve organising events
  • Project manage fundraising events, from inception all the way through to evaluation
  • Recruit and promote supporters and volunteers for challenge and national events.
  • Attend networking events to promote Burning Nights CRPS Support
  • Assisting with researching and approaching corporate entities for event sponsorships, partnerships, Charity of the Year partnerships, and donations from corporate foundations
  • Assisting with writing and delivering proposals for funding to trusts, foundations and other institutes
  • Writing emails and speaking with potential partners about the work of Burning Nights CRPS Support with the aim of securing funds for the organisation
  • Maintaining the fundraising database, ensuring accuracy and consistency of all records;
  • Development in fundraising opportunities
  • Keeping in contact with past donors and assisting in finding new donors
  • Communicating with past fundraisers and encourage them to consider fundraising in the future
  • Assist in marketing our events
  • Development / Improvement of fundraising support (e.g fundraising packs and materials)


Key & Desirable Skills:

  • Fully computer literate and fully able with the main Microsoft Office tools including Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint as well as the internet and email
  • Knowledge of using CRM systems or ability to learn
  • Outgoing, friendly and proactive character
  • Good initiative and ability to work with little direct supervision but will ask when help is needed
  • Be comfortable volunteering within a small team or by yourself
  • Good communication skills - Ability to communicate effectively at a number of different levels
  • Ability to communicate effectively by telephone, written correspondence and in person
  • Experience of writing funding proposals and working in fundraising would be an advantage
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Knowledge of corporate fundraising techniques including Charity of the Year, sponsorship, donations, marketing would be an advantage
  • An ability to present and engage potential partners/sponsors in a compelling way
  • Maintaining strict confidentiality


Practical Considerations:

  • Age over 18 only
  • Expenses will be given in line with the charity’s expenses policy
  • It is an indoor role at one site – your home, but occasionally meetings are held in other offices and in the office of the charity or online
  • This role is suitable for people wanting to learn new skills as well as improve previously learnt skills


About the Charity: Burning Nights CRPS Support is a UK wide charity that works to improve life for those living with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), their families, loved ones, carers and friends. As a charity we raise awareness about the condition amongst the public, health and legal professionals by providing CRPS awareness sessions so that patients can be diagnosed quicker to enable treatment to start more rapidly.

Application Process:

Apply on Charity Job with CV and covering letter telling us why you would be a good fit for our charity

More about Burning Nights CRPS Support
Burning Nights CRPS Support

Burning Nights CRPS Support is a UK charity working to improve life for all those affected by a poorly understood chronic cond... Read more

Refreshed on: 14 August 2020
Closed date: 15 August 2020
Job ref: FDV001/2020
Tags: Communications, PR, Fundraising