£28,000 to £34,000


About the organisation

Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis is a global non-profit organization that promotes a program of diet and lifestyle management that has been shown ... Read more

Job Description

Overcoming MS is a small, yet rapidly growing and dynamic charity bringing a fresh approach to the multiple sclerosis community in the UK and around the world. We raise awareness of a progressive, evidence-based approach to the management of multiple sclerosis symptoms and provide tangible support to those diagnosed with this condition.


We seek an experienced person to lead in the planning and delivery of fundraising events where participants are raising funds in aid of Overcoming MS. This will include recruiting volunteers to participate in challenge and mass participation community events in the UK and across the globe.  The person would also be responsible for developing new fundraising opportunities appropriate for the OMS Community.

Key Responsibilities for the Community and Events Fundraiser include:

  • Lead in the planning and delivery of a portfolio of events, including challenge and mass participation, with the objective to increase net income year on year
  • Identify and pursue new event opportunities that are an appropriate fit with the organisations key audience
  • Manage various giving platforms which includes Just Giving, Facebook Giving etc.
  • Develop relationships with supporters and steward them towards other areas of fundraising, such as regular giving


The successful candidate for the Community and Events Fundraiser role will be highly organised with a broad and dynamic skillset and the appetite to run with a new opportunity.

You’ll be joining a growing and entrepreneurial team as well as being part of our wider OMS community that seeks to support and empower those with MS.  It is important that you feel comfortable working within the ethos and spirit of our community. 

The values and behaviours that would most readily support this role, include:

  • Collaborative – Proactive member of the OMS team, willing to share expertise and offer support to other teams for the benefit of the organisation as a whole
  • Personable – Proactive approach to developing honest relationships with individuals, including supporters, beneficiaries and donors
  • Effective and Efficient – Results driven and self-motivate to achieve the best possible outcomes through best practice and continuous development
  • Communicator – Effectively and passionately be able to communicate to others about the cause and inspire action in others

We anticipate that the person who is the perfect fit for this exciting role will have:

  • Demonstrable experience of managing a broad range of fundraising events
  • Experience of planning and delivering supporter care programmes
  • Experience of recruiting supporters through various channels, including digital
  • Excellent communication skills- both written and verbal

You will be joining us at a pivotal time in our growth and enjoy committed, enthusiastic and experienced colleagues.  Based at the OMS offices in Haddenham, Buckinghamshire, we offer satisfying work in a team-oriented environment and an attractive salary between £28,000 and £34,000 p.a. for this role.

If this sounds like you and you would like to apply, please email your CV (no longer than 2 pages) and a 2 page supporting statement that gives details of how you meet the criteria required for this role, and also, please give details as to why you would like to work for Overcoming MS.

Please note, only candidates that submit their CV and tailored covering letter will be considered for this role. 

All applications should be recieved no later than 12pm on 30th January 2019.

Overcoming MS will begin screening candidates prior to the closing date and an invitation to interview and appointment could be made ahead of this date. Candidates are strongly advised to send their applications as soon as possible. First round interviews are to take place on Wednesday 6th February, with second interviews scheduled for the morning of Friday 15th February.