Redhill, Surrey
£26,152 - £32,146 per annum (including high cost allowance)
Contract, Full-time
Job description

Fundraising Officer (maternity cover) - January-October 2022

Fundraising  Officer - band 5

Help us go further for hospital patients, local communities and NHS staff in Surrey and Sussex.

SASH Charity is the charity for Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust (SASH), raising funds to help patients and staff at East Surrey Hospital, Crawley and Horsham hospitals, and across the wider area served by SASH NHS Trust.

We are a small but ambitious charity, which seeks to be at the cutting edge of similar sized organisations nationally, so we can deliver real impact here in Surrey and Sussex at this unprecedented time and in years to come.

The NHS Trust which we support was recently rated as outstanding by the Care Quality Commission, and named the Health Sevice Journal Acute or Specialist Trust of the year 2020/21. Ranking it among the very best in the country, and we are building a charity to match this. Something our local community and hospital staff can be proud of.

We are seeking a Fundraising Officer to join us for nine months to cover maternity leave.

The Fundraising Officer is a key role in our Charity's development,  working as part of a small charity team to deliver high quality, professional fundraising and donor stewardship across a range of channels.

This will include researching and writing applications to charitable trusts and foundations, developing and managing new and existing corporate relationships, managing relationships with individual donors and community groups and playing an important role in communicating about the charity to a range of audiences, online and offline. As part of a small charity team, the role is varied and requires an organised and self-motivated individual with broad fundraising and communications skills.

The role would suit either an experienced fundraiser with proven skills in the areas above, or someone with demonstrable transferable skills from another sector.

We are looking for someone with excellent written and in person communication skills, and a clear thinking, self-motivated and organised approach.

This is an opportunity to play a valuable role in helping the NHS go above and beyond for patients and staff, at this unprecedented time, while being a key part of an ambitious and fast moving charity.


We want to give you the best possible experience in the next stage of your career.


We always strive to be the best place to work and to be cared for.

  • We’re so proud that our colleagues rank us the best in the country among comparable NHS trusts when asked if they would recommend us as a place to work.
  • We’re rated Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission and when asked whether the care of patients is the organisation’s top priority our staff rank us the best in the country among comparable acute trusts.
  • We pride ourselves on supporting you to thrive in your existing role and to develop your career with us. So with us you’ll get loads of benefits, great training and development opportunities, flexibility and a real community feel.


Benefits to working with us

  • Great training and education, including preceptorship and CPD (up to £1,000 individual CPD funding available for nurses, midwives and AHPs)
  • Our location: you can access beautiful countryside, historic towns and villages and bustling city life all nearby. With good schools, nature reserves and cultural attractions on our doorstep, and both London and Brighton easily accessible too, there’s something for everyone nearby.
  • Free on-site car parking for staff
  • At least 35 days leave (inclusive of bank holidays)
  • NHS pension scheme
  • A huge range of Health Service Discounts at hundreds of big brands from holidays to gadgets and restaurants to retail.
  • On-site nursery
  • On-site Boots and WHSmith shops
  • An Amazon locker and an InPost locker on site
  • Restaurant facilities
  • Full educational library services
  • Excellent rail and bus links
  • The local bus operator offer all new staff one month’s free travel to East Surrey Hospital when they first join (please visit the Metrobus website for details and terms and conditions)
  • Lockable storage for cycles.


About us

  • We’re a major local employer, with a diverse workforce of c5,000 providing healthcare services to a growing population of around 535,000.
  • We provide emergency and non-emergency services to the residents of East Surrey, North-East West Sussex, and South Croydon, including the major towns of Crawley, Horsham, Reigate and Redhill.
  • We offer a full range of acute and complex services at East Surrey Hospital in Redhill, where we are the nearest trauma unit to Gatwick Airport.
  • We provide a range of outpatient, diagnostic and less complex planned services at The Earlswood Centre, Caterham Dene Hospital and Oxted Health Centre in Surrey, and at Crawley and Horsham Hospitals in West Sussex.

The Trust is committed to being an inclusive employer - a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed. As an employer we offer a range of benefits including, flexible working arrangements, staff engagement networks,  facilities and services to support staff well being.



We are proud of our diverse and inclusive workforce and actively encourage applications irrespective of age, disability, gender, race and ethnicity, religion or belief and sexual orientation. We can make reasonable adjustments and offer support and advice in a variety of ways throughout the application process.

Successful candidates will be appointed to the first pay step within the band when they start with the Trust (unless they have previous relevant NHS continuous service), thereafter individuals will progress up the pay steps in accordance with NHS Agenda for Change (AfC) terms and conditions. For part time roles you will receive a pro rata'd (proportional) salary payment based on the appropriate pay step/point and hours worked in accordance with AfC and all medical and dental terms and conditions.

Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust operate a 24 hour 365 day a year service and all nursing, clinical and operational roles will require staff to work 24/7 shifts (if required) unless you are specifically advised otherwise as part of the recruitment process.

On rare occasions some vacancies may expire before the advertised closing date.

Refreshed on: 24 December 2021
Closed date: 03 January 2022
Tags: Fundraising

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