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Head of Fundraising

Aylesford, Kent (Hybrid)
£45,088.00 per year
Full-time
Permanent
Job description

Would you like to join a team who make a difference to local lives?

We’re looking for an experienced fundraiser with a passion for people and a track record for delivering financial results to become our Head of Fundraising.

We are an independent local charity in the Heart of Kent (Aylesford), offering a wide range of services to support local people and their loved ones, who are living with a life-limiting or terminal illness.

The work we do makes a real difference to the lives of local people and we support over 1000 patients at any one time between our Inpatient Unit and Community teams. The majority of this care is funded by the support given to us by our local community.

Being Head of Fundraising at Heart of Kent Hospice

As Head of Fundraising, you’ll be heading up an incredible team of 6 dedicated fundraising staff who, along with the support of our volunteers, work tirelessly to support our Hospice. Their dedication to, and care for, our supporters generates over £1.8 million annually, which is vital for funding our care.

This role is a hands-on, doing role, responsible for the day-to-day running of the fundraising function at the Hospice. The fundraising portfolio is both varied and diverse and the Head of Fundraising will be in amongst the team, overseeing the delivery and focusing on achieving and exceeding budget.

Working with the Communications Team you’ll support the team deliver integrated fundraising activity and develop outstanding supporter experiences and onward journeys.

Working with the Deputy Director of Fundraising and Communications you will support the development and oversee the delivery of a truly diverse fundraising portfolio that meets the needs of our changing community and their future interests and needs.

The fundraising team will be stewarding our incredible supporters and donors across fundraising events, community fundraising, challenge events, Corporate, In memory and regular giving portfolios.

Experience at a senior level in managing a varied and innovative fundraising environment, with a £1 million+ turnover, is crucial. Equally important is your passion, and drive, to make a difference and achieve results to make a profound difference. Please refer to the role JD for more information around main responsibilities.

Essential Criteria for the Role

o   Extensive and progressive experience in fundraising, fundraising product development, or related fields, preferably within the healthcare or nonprofit sector.

o   Have a pragmatic, creative and innovative approach to problem solving and decision making.

o   Excellent communication skills - both verbal and written - able to communicate and build relationships with an array of people.

o   Experience in developing fundraising products and supporter journeys.

o   Experienced in budget setting and ongoing budget management, including reforecasting and day-to-day budget management and reporting.

o   Experience with data analysis, and how to use this insight to progress future activity.

o   Enthusiastic and pro-active, with a can-do attitude.

o   Experience of and a passion for delivering high quality customer or supporter care while working efficiently and accurately.

o   Enjoy collaborating with other team members.

o   Excellent attention to detail.

o   Experienced in IT - using databases to log and keep information accurately up to date, in a timely manner (the Hospice uses Raisers Edge).

o   Excellent time management and organisation skills, to be able to manage multiple tasks at once.

About our Team 

Why join us as Head of Fundraising?

Our team is passionate, fun, creative and dedicated. We strive to raise the funds needed to deliver the life-changing services and support of the Hospice and we support each other to succeed, The wellbeing of our people is a priority and our generous annual leave, pension and other benefits reflect this.

About the Hospice

At Heart of Kent Hospice, we believe that everyone deserves compassionate, expert care when there is no cure for their illness and when they have a limited time left to live.

We are a charity and we don’t charge a penny for our care. We depend on the compassion and kindness of you, the people of this community, to power our services and ensure that everyone gets the help they need. 

We provide specialist care and support to adults who have a terminal illness as well as their families, friends and carers. We help people to live as fully and as well as possible for the rest of their lives and ensure that their final days are comfortable and peaceful, wherever they choose to be.   We treat every individual as the unique and special person that they are. Everything we do is tailored and personalised.

Our vision is that everyone living with a terminal illness in our community will have the best quality of life. Our purpose is to enable people with a terminal illness in our community to live with comfort, independence and dignity to the end of their lives, and to support those closest to them.   All our care is underpinned by our core values of compassion, integrity, respect and teamwork.  These values guide our decision-making and how we conduct ourselves in our work and every one of our colleagues plays an important part in enabling us to give our patients and their families the best possible care. 

If you’re passionate about our cause consider joining our team.

Benefits of Working at the Hospice

At the Hospice we offer a competitive remuneration package including contributory pension scheme with NEST or the option to continue in the NHS pension scheme specifically if you have been contributing in the NHS pension for the last year, life assurance (2 x salary), employee assistance programme, incremental increases in annual leave from 27 days or 19 shifts per annum, up to 33 days or 23 shifts per annum, a flexible/hybrid working approach (where practical and appropriate for the role - 3/5 days at the Hospice location), a warm and friendly atmosphere with a focus on your health and wellbeing.  We support our colleagues and volunteers with on-going training and development, celebrating excellence and rewarding success. Full details will be provided if selected for interview.

All applicants must provide a covering letter together with a CV.  Shortlisted candidates invited to interview will also be required to complete our application form in full, prior to attending the interview.  

We warmly welcome and encourage participation from all, irrespective of culture, race, ethnicity, disability, religious or spiritual beliefs, gender, age, sexual orientation, sexual identity or employment status.

A Standard DBS Check will be required if you are successfully appointed.

Registered Charity No 298164

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Posted on: 24 May 2024
Closed date: 11 June 2024 at 10:49
Job ref: HOFMAY24
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