NFP People on behalf of the Stroke Association
Bedford, Bedford
Bury Saint Edmunds, Suffolk
Circa £24,000 per annum
Contract, Full-time
Job description

We’re looking for a highly motivated, organised and enthusiastic individual to join our Regional Fundraising Team in the East of England region. This is an exciting fast paced role, where no two days are the same.  


Position: Regional Fundraiser

Location: Flexible - Office based in Bury St Edmunds or home based across Essex, Norfolk, Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire and Suffolk 

Hours: 35 hours per week

Salary: Circa £24,000 per annum

Contract: Fixed term contract until 2 December 2020

Benefits: 25 days’ annual leave plus bank holidays (this will increase with service up to 30 days, full time equivalent) cashback and discount scheme, employee assistance programme, learning and development, pension scheme, Life Assurance, season ticket loan, Eye Care vouchers, Long Service Award, Cycle2Work scheme, Tax-free childcare, Health Cash Plan, Working Pattern Agreement, flexible working opportunities available.


Closing Date: 8 December 2019

Interview Date: 11 December 2019


The Role

You’ll recruit and manage regional corporate partners and support a network of “in aid” of supporters who will carry out their own fundraising so that income generation targets are achieved. You'll also manage and deliver our local Resolution Runs and other products and events, in partnership with our National Events Team. 

You will also play an integral part in recruiting volunteers, in partnership with the Volunteering and Community Team, and building relationships with Stroke Association Voluntary Groups. 


About You

You will either have direct experience of regional fundraising, or transferable skills from another sector, such as sales. This would also be a great job for someone in a regional fundraising assistant role who is looking to take the next step to manage their own portfolio of supporters, partnerships and events. 

The successful candidate will: 

  • Be an excellent communicator and relationship builder 
  • Be confident in proactively contacting supporters via phone, email and face to face. 
  • Need to be a team player. 
  • Be a self-starter, with the ability to work unsupervised. 
  • Have a desire to network and seek out new partnership opportunities with local businesses 
  • Be pro-active and flexible. 
  • Resilient and good-humoured. 
  • Be prepared to organise and manage a busy workload to meet deadlines.   

This role can be home based, please see our homeworking agreement for full details. 

The use of a car with business use cover and the ability to drive is essential to be able to fulfil the requirements of the role. 

This is an exciting time to join the Stroke Association.  If you think you have the skills and aptitude for the role, we would love to hear from you. 


In return…

This is an exciting opportunity to work with stroke survivors and their families to support them following stroke and to raise stroke awareness in the local population. We offer a host of amazing benefits and flexible working options, with opportunities to progress your career.


About the Organisation

Stroke Association. Rebuilding lives after stroke. 

We believe everyone deserves to live the best life they can after stroke. And it’s a team effort to get there. We provide specialist support, fund critical research and campaign to make sure people affected by stroke get the very best care and support to rebuild their lives. Every five minutes, stroke destroys lives. Help us rebuild them and join our team. 


You may also have experience in areas such as Fundraiser, Fundraising, Regional Fundraising, Community Fundraising, Community Fundraiser, Business Development, BDM, BDE, Development Executive, Account Manager, Sales Executive. 

Posted on: 21 November 2019
Closed date: 08 December 2019
Job ref: 1559
Tags: Fundraising, Volunteer Management