LS23, Wetherby
£25,934 per year + benefits
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Job Title                          Regional Fundraiser, West Yorkshire

Responsible to               Regional Fundraising Team Manager

Hours of work                35 hours per week, including some evening and weekend work

Place of work/Base          Martin House and in the Community. Hybrid working arrangements will be considered, where possible.

Type of contract Full Time, permanent

Overall purpose of the role

  • To be the point of contact for those fundraising across the area in support of Martin House, with the responsibility for developing, delivering and sustaining a network of individual, corporate, groups & associations, and fundraising supporter groups across West Yorkshire
  • Recruit, manage and motivate Community Ambassadors and volunteers to successfully grow income and widen awareness of hospice services
  • Contribute to an operational plan by liaising with the wider fundraising team to raise the Martin House profile across West Yorkshire, engaging with existing and new supporters to raise income.

Tasks and duties

  • Generate local income from West Yorkshire, maximising networking opportunities in order to grow and sustain individual, corporate and group support.
  • Actively network within West Yorkshire, maintaining and building up contacts
  • Represent Martin House at events and cheque presentations as well as utilising the Community Ambassadors.
  • To be responsible for achieving agreed fundraising targets through support and cultivation of both existing and new volunteers, Friends Groups, individual supporters, low level corporate partners, In memory giving and supporter led events
  • Engage with and give talks to community groups, pubs, clubs, educational establishments and faith groups with the aim of securing their financial support.
  • Contribute to an operational plan to raise the profile of Martin House and increase income across West Yorkshire
  • Build and maintain links with care team colleagues in order to be able to support Martin House families, bereaved and current, should they wish to fundraise.
  • Communicate effectively with supporters, utilising the database to record activity and respond promptly to donors to thank them for their support.
  • Hold each member of the team in positive regard and foster a culture of respect and consideration between all staff.
  • There will be some degree of overlap with other fundraising areas which will require a high degree of flexibility and team work.
  • Carry out any other duties as may reasonably be required by the Head of Fundraising or Director of Income Generation.

Health & Safety

  • To be aware of the safety needs of the children, siblings, parents and colleagues and adopt a preventative safety approach to all times.
  • To report all accidents incidents and untoward incidents to a Deputy Head of Care and Clinical Services.
  • To be aware of your health and safety responsibilities as an employee and adhere to these.

Personal development

  • To adopt a positive and reflective approach to personal and professional development.
  • To participate constructively in a yearly annual appraisal.
  • To undertake core competencies for clinical skills and specific training and to remain updated.
  • To work in conjunction with the education co-ordinators to develop your practice and care for the children.
  • To work contracted hours including unsocial hours as required weekends evenings and nights.

This job description reflects the present requirements of the post and will form the basis of performance appraisal.  As duties and responsibilities change and develop the job description will be reviewed and necessary changes made with consultation.

Employees may be required to drive a Martin House pool car. These cars are insured by Martin House and it is a requirement of the insurers that we have checked that any staff who drive the cars have a current driving licence.

Martin House has a multi-professional, multi-skilled team seeking to reach out to each family in a way that most helps them.  Because of this team members may be expected to accept a different or unusual task or role.

Equality statement

Martin House is committed to providing care and improving services irrespective of race, ethnicity, disability, gender, religion or belief, age, marital status, or sexual orientation

Safeguarding Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults

Martin House is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all employees to share this commitment. Recruitment checks are undertaken in accordance with safer recruitment standards and successful applicants may be required to undertake a basic DBS via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

All Martin House employees are expected to

  • Uphold the values of Martin House and behave in a professional manner at all times.
  • Value equality and diversity and comply with relevant equality legislation.
  • Attend 1:1s with line manager, team meetings and annual appraisals.
  • Take part in all relevant mandatory training and any other education and training considered necessary to carry out the role.
  • Take responsibility for one’s own personal development.
  • Cooperate with colleagues, encourage and support positive working relationships (both internally and externally) and foster a culture of respect and consideration at work.
  • Establish and maintain effective communication with relevant individuals and groups, both internally and externally.
  • Take responsibility for one’s own health and safety and the health and safety of others whilst at work, and comply with Health and Safety legislation.
  • Comply with information governance requirements and maintain confidentiality at all times, as required.
  • Work within all Martin House policies and procedures.
  • Communicate a positive image of Martin House and protect its reputation.


Staff who support Martin House volunteers are expected to

  • Carry out effective inductions for new volunteers in your department
  • Lead and guide volunteers, providing the support needed to maintain morale and enable them to work effectively
  • Supervise your volunteers appropriately in their day to day work and actively work to recognise the work that they do
  • Ensure your volunteers have access to some personal time with you on a regular basis
  • Ensure that your volunteers have an annual opportunity to reflect on their volunteering role with you
  • Support appropriate volunteer learning and development within your team
  • Communicate effectively with your volunteer team, and in line with the Martin House Staff Charter
  • Play a role in the recruitment of new volunteers within your area, once appropriate training has been given
  • Support the Manage performance issues with volunteers fairly and sensitively, taking advice from the HR department where appropriate
Application resources
More about Martin House Children's Hospice

Martin House provides family-led care for children and young people with life-limiting conditions. We support families from across West, North ... Read more

Posted on: 14 January 2022
Closing date: 06 February 2022
Job ref: RFU
Tags: Campaigning, Fundraising