£23,000 - £26,000 per year (depending on experience)
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Job Title: Fundraising Executive (Supporter-Led) 

Hours of Work: 35 hours per week (full/part time available) 

Reports to: Fundraising Manager  

Salary:  £23,000 - £26,000 dependent on experience 

Location: Hybrid or fully remote (once a month in Hampshire office) 


Job Summary 

This is an exciting time to join Pancreatic Cancer Action in our Decade of change. If you are a proactive, enthusiastic, motivated fundraiser with a can-do attitude we need you to help us to achieve our ambitious strategy by 2030. As a Fundraising Executive (Supporter-Led) you will have a vital part to play in our Income Generation Team. This person will have ownership of supporters choosing to fundraise for PCA through products, community and challenge events fundraising.  This is a fantastic opportunity to join a dynamic and energetic team. We are looking for someone with the creativity and innovation to help increase income over the next couple of years and play a part in our rapidly expanding charity.   


Pancreatic Cancer Action, (registered charity No.1137689) was founded in 2010 by a rare survivor of the disease. We are a small team headed by our Founder & Chief Executive who runs the charity plus a board of Trustees, which provides direction for the organisation. In August 2020 Pancreatic Cancer Action merged with Pancreatic Cancer Scotland making our team stronger than ever. Pancreatic cancer has only a seven per cent survival rate and this figure has not improved significantly for over 40 years. Despite it being the fifth biggest cancer killer in the UK, pancreatic cancer receives only three per cent of overall research funding. With a strong focus on early diagnosis, it is Pancreatic Cancer Action’s aim to improve survival rates through awareness, medical education, improved patient information and by funding research specifically into the early diagnosis of pancreatic cancer. Simply, we want more people diagnosed in time for surgery, currently the only potential for a cure. 


Main responsibilities  

  • Develop, Implement and manage an annual programme of challenge events such as the London Marathon, develop and maintain community and corporate fundraising audiences and opportunities across the UK. Ensuring they are within budget whilst always maintaining the highest quality supporter journey. 

  • Support the delivery of the virtual challenge event- Jog Jan. Add insight and support the annual Pancreatic Awareness Month Campaign and help to further develop Pyjama’s for Pan Can to new audiences. 

  • Create and drive forward new fundraising initiatives to maximise income from our existing products and events. 

  • Seek out engagement opportunities to support donor acquisition and retention utilising new and existing channels and platforms. 

  • You will be an excellent relationship manager who can maintain accurate records on our CRM system (Salesforce) to ensure that we develop, engage and update our supporters.   

  • Work closely with other departments, in particular Marketing and Comms, to create engaging products and campaigns. Updating the fundraising section of the PCA website with relevant news, events and opportunities. 

  • Support the Fundraising assistant to fulfill supporters merchandise requests to ensure all relevant support materials are dispatched on time. 

  • Support in the development of Community and/or Corporate fundraising, challenge events and fundraising products, with demonstratable success raising income through one/all methods.  

  • Be competent at data inputting, IT literate and very organised. Empathy and excellent communication skills are vital in this role and the candidate must be able to collaborate and work well as part of a team.   

  • Attending, when necessary, external events, conferences and exhibitions across the UK and being the face of PCA, acknowledging that some of these may involve overnight stays and weekends. 


Income and targets  

  • Help to grow Pancreatic Cancer Action’s income from challenge event fundraisers and corporate partners. 

  • Develop ongoing stewardship journey for Community Fundraisers and increase average gift though exceptional supporter care.  

  • Achieve Financial and non-financial targets and KPI’s from challenge events, corporate and community fundraising as agreed with the Fundraising Manager. 

  • Monitor and control allocated fundraising budgets and regularly update the Fundraising Manager. 

  • Prepare and monitor reporting for all online fundraising platforms to fit with our accounting systems reporting this to the Fundraising Manager monthly. 

  • Contribute to PCA’s fundraising strategy.  


Other duties 

  • Liaise with the Marketing & Comms team weekly to establish a consistent flow of Income generating opportunities across all social media platforms.  

  • Perform any other duties that the Fundraising Manager may consider appropriate. 

  • UK driving license is essential – our office is in rural Hampshire and the nearest train station is a 15-20-minute drive away. 


While every effort has been made to outline all the main duties and responsibilities of the post, a document such as this does not permit every item to be specified in detail 


Person Specification  


2 – 3 years of working within a charitable organisation (essential)

Educated to A Level or Above – or relevant experience (essential)   

Previous experience of working in a fundraising team and knowledge of all fundraising income streams (essential)  

Previous experience of working with CRM data base (essential)     


Excellent verbal and written Communication skills (essential)    

Confident at presenting to a wide range of audiences, both face to face and using technology such as Zoom or Teams (highly desirable) 

Competent with all Microsoft applications such as Word / Excel / PowerPoint (essential)  

Good organisational and time management skills with the ability to adapt to changing priorities (essential)    

Personal Attributes 

Positive can-do attitude (essential)   

A team player who can motivate and collaborate with others (essential)    

Able to prioritise own workload and confident to ask for help when needed (essential)   

Ability to be empathetic and to handle difficult conversations sensitively with people affected by pancreatic cancer (essential)  


Willingness to work outside agreed hours occasionally. This may include weekend and or evening working (essential)   

Willingness to learn new skills (essential)   

Willingness to travel around the UK to support fundraising activity (essential)    

Access to a car and a UK driving license (essential)  


What we offer: 

  • Fair and equal pay (reviewed annually) 

  • 28 days leave, plus bank and public holidays 

  • Friendly supportive team 

  • We believe in work life balance and care about results above everything else 

  • Pension scheme with a 3% employer contribution  

  • Flexible working arrangements 

  • Charity sick pay not just SSP 

  • Wellness Wednesdays 

  • An organisation which takes mental health seriously with awareness training available to all employees and access to mental health first aiders 

  • Health cash plan scheme including children under 16 years with the option to  upgrade and add family members 

  • Employee assistance programme  

  • Free on-site parking at HQ  

  • Free tea and coffee at HQ  

  • Dog friendly HQ  

  • Casual dress  

  • Investment in your ongoing development such as conference participation and training courses  

  • And much more!..... 

Please note, we will be contacting suitable applicants for interview on a rolling basis, so there is a potential that this vacancy will be closed off earlier than the closing date. 




More about Pancreatic Cancer Action

Pancreatic Cancer Action is a registered charity in England & Wales (1137689). And Pancreatic Cancer Action Scotland is a registered charit... Read more

Refreshed on: 15 July 2022
Closed date: 30 July 2022 at 23:59
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