Thank you for your interest in the job of Head of Fundraising at Hospice in the Weald. This key leadership position is a great opportunity for someone to lead and maximise fundraising at Hospice in the Weald, inspiring and developing those around them.
We are an ambitious organisation providing Hospice palliative care to people across West Kent and East Sussex. It costs £7m per year to run the Hospice, with only 11% of our funding provided by the government. We are reliant on the support of the community we serve to donate and fundraise in order to maintain our vital services. Over 1,000 volunteers give their time to the Hospice helping us run efficiently and effectively as part of the local community. In 2020 Hospice in the Weald celebrated 40 years of celebrating life and dignifying death.
The need for Hospice palliative care is growing rapidly and we are thriving, but never complacent. We have set out in our Strategy and Business Plan how we will meet more and more of the unmet need for Hospice care. We have recently expanded our offer to include two new services: the UK’s first Cottage Hospice, which offers a “home plus” environment for patients to continue to be cared for by their loved ones, and in 2021 we will launch a new service providing Hospice care for children and young people with life-limiting illnesses.
We are proud to put the supporter at the heart of our approach to fundraising, and you will need to have a knack for developing great relationships and building rapport. Managing income streams is a vital part of this job, so you need to be sure that you are motivated by achieving (and beating!) budgets. You will be leading and developing a team of c.12 fundraising staff and volunteers, and we will also help you develop your career by working together on your training and development.
As a candidate you might be moving from an existing Head of (or similar) position, or you might be stepping up for the first time to be a senior leader. Either way, prior experience of working for a Hospice or fundraising charity is not essential. If you believe that you can inspire, lead and manage our fundraising team; if you are ambitious, creative, full of passion, and can demonstrate a proven track record in income generation, then we’ll be excited to hear from you.
We invest in our people and will help you to learn and grow, we also we offer a long list of additional employee benefits. Our offices are nestled in the beautiful Kentish countryside amongst award-winning gardens. The successful candidate will be joining a friendly and passionate team that enjoys working in a rewarding environment.
Please make contact with Peridot Partners, our recruitment consultants, to discuss the role in detail.