Watford, Hertfordshire
£28,000 - £30,000 per year pro rata ( £16,800 to £18,000 actual for hours worked)
Contract, 1 year, with a view to becoming permanent, Part-time
Job description

An exciting role for a Community Fundraiser to join The Bobath Centre and plan a year of 65th celebrations: events; bake-offs; webinars, conferences and more! We're also launching a new campaign - join the team to find out more and help us support those with Cerebral Palsy to reach their full potential.

Role Summary

The celebrations include a dance session, a virtual walk/cycle/running event, and a bake-off style cookery event to encourage healthy eating. The holistic therapy practiced at the Bobath Centre promotes improved mobility and so we will be organising a conference for health professionals to share recent developments in this area as well as webinars about CP awareness for Health Visitors.

This is an exciting role that has the potential to grow and expand. We are looking for someone with initiative, skill and demonstrated ability to raise funds to support the valuable work of the Bobath Centre. You will work closely with the Senior Fundraising Manager and the Marketing team.

You will be a flexible worker with strong organisational, and oral/written communication skills. You will have a collaborative working style, to ensure the most successful chance of securing income, whilst being a self-starter who can manage their own workload effectively.

Key Responsibilities

  • Support and lead on donor relationships and fundraising activities
  • Maximise fundraising income from new and existing sources such as Corporates, Individual Giving, Community Fundraising and Events
  • Develop new relationships and build on existing ones with local businesses and community groups to enable them to support the charity
  • Support the Senior Fundraising Manager on activities related to the charity’s 65th anniversary activities
  • Plan and execute community fundraising events where appropriate
  • Identify new fundraising events and manage existing events
  • Maximise unrestricted income potential
  • Collaborate with the wider organisation, particularly therapists
  • Collaborate with the wider Marketing and Communications colleagues to ensure all events are professionally promoted and executed
  • Ensure fundraising activities comply with legislative and recommended best practice
  • Maintain good working relationships with all charity stakeholders including trustees, charity management team, staff, volunteers, supporters, members of the public and potential donors.
  • Lead on the fundraising administration of donations and gifts and ensure donors are acknowledged in a timely and appropriate manner.
  • With the Finance team, manage gift aid forms and assist the collection of gift aid income.
  • At all times, comply with the Centres’ policies and procedures and promote the Bobath Concept in all that they do and undertake ad hoc duties as required.
  • Support the Senior Fundraising Manager with the preparation of fundraising evaluation and monitoring reports to funders and fundraising reports to the Board
  • Comply with any other reasonable request made by the Senior Fundraising Manager, the COO and CEO

Personal Specification:

Qualifications / Education
Degree level qualification or equivalent. 
A high standard of educational attainment and evidence of marketing/fundraising training
Qualification in Fundraising - desirable
At least 3 years’ experience of working in one or more of the following areas: Challenge Events, Online Events, Community Fundraising, Individual giving is essential.
Proven ability to meet or exceed fundraising targets
Experience of working in health, disability, or allied fields is desirable.
Experience of digital fundraising campaigns.
High level of communication, interpersonal and PR skills
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Able to work with a diverse team
Ability to take the initiative, be creative and proactive
Project management
Ability to use ICT systems and packages, including Microsoft Office and CRM databases
Ability to use online fundraising platforms such as JustGiving
Ability to update website with fundraising events
Strong admin skills, attention to detail and ability to follow through
A good understanding of the events fundraising market and trends
Knowledge of fundraising standards and guidelines
Understanding of GDPR requirements
An awareness of Cerebral Palsy and its impact on the families Bobath supports would be advantageous
Knowledge of the fundraising environment in the Watford area would be desirable.
A genuine commitment to disability equality
An understanding of disability issues or the capacity to learn
Able to prioritise competing demands
Able to self-motivate
Positive, constructive attitude.
Able to attend events outside usual working hours when required. 
A clean driving license and access to own car
Enhanced DBS Check required


Refreshed on: 15 December 2021
Closed date: 30 December 2021
Tags: Fundraising, Marketing

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