Birmingham, West Midlands
Derby, Derby
Nottingham, Nottingham
Leicester, Leicester
£21,000 - £24,000 per year
Contract, Full-time
Job description

Medical Detection Dogs trains dogs to save lives. We train specialist dogs to detect the odour of human disease, providing life-saving alert assistance dogs to people with complex health problems across the UK and collaborating with other researchers, NHS Trusts and Universities internationally to advance the early diagnosis of disease.

We have an exciting new opportunity to join this small but fast-growing charity that is a world leader in its specialist innovative field.



We are a small charity that punches above its weight. We receive no statutory funding and rely on the generosity of our many volunteers and supporters who raise awareness of our work and much needed funds.

The main purpose of this role will be to build and develop local volunteer groups in your region with the aim of increasing both awareness of the charity’s life-saving work and local fundraising. Your role will be to support, develop and enthuse volunteers and fundraising groups to increase our supporter base and ensure fundraising activity is as effective as possible to achieve maximum income in your region.

We are looking for someone committed, passionate and full of ideas about how to engage with the many different communities and groups who support our work, and to reach new audiences so that our supporter network continues to grow to meet our ambitions

You will need to have:

  • Experience in a similar role with a national charity where you have a proven track record of raising funds
  • Experience of recruiting and managing volunteers
  • Familiarity with social media  and CRM systems
  • Experience of giving presentations with confident presentation skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to deal with a diverse range of people 
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral  
  • Good organisational skills and the ability to prioritise and manage a variety of tasks 

You will need to be inspiring, with a creative streak that helps you to bring ideas and motivate people, have a positive attitude and  the ability to use your initiative and work effectively and efficiently without supervision 

If you are nterested and passionate about the work of the charity, and are prepared to work longer days, evenings and weekends to achieve our goal, please get in touch.

A full job description is available on our website.  Please submit your CV with covering letter explaining why you have applied for the role

We reserve the right to close the deadline earlier due to large volume of applications received


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Refreshed on: 01 December 2020
Closed date: 22 December 2020
Job ref: RVCoord/Central
Tags: Fundraising, Volunteer Management

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