£25,000 - £27,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Remote working with regular travel to the West Midlands and London as required                          

Salary: £25,000 - £27,000pa for 37.5hours per week with 23-days holiday excluding Bank Holidays (rising to 28-days with length of service)

Why join the UK Sepsis Trust (UKST)? Because there’s an exciting opportunity to work for a significant cause and help build its sustainable future. We’re building our new fundraising team and this role will play an important part in accelerating our ambitious plans to increase annual income over the next few years.

You will become the fourth full-time member of the Fundraising Team and will help to shape the future direction of UKST’s fundraising. Your voice and ideas will be heard, and you’ll have regular access to key decision makers within the organisation.

Sepsis is the immune system’s overreaction to an infection or injury. There are over 245,000 cases each year in the UK with approximately 48,000 deaths. UKST aims to reduce preventable deaths from this ‘killer’ condition. We achieve this by:

  • Raising awareness
  • Supporting those affected by sepsis
  • Educating health professionals
  • Lobbying political organisations for better sepsis and severe infection care

Key Responsibilities      

  1. Manage & develop fundraiser supporter journeys i.e. fundraising resources and stewardship communications to maximise supporter numbers, retention and engagement.  
  2. Use UKST’s CRM system (Raiser’s Edge) to accurately capture fundraiser information and key data contributing to the improved development and implementation of fundraising processes.  
  3. Communicate proactively and effectively with team members to pass on all relevant leads, deliver excellent supporter care and to maximise fundraising opportunities. 
  4. Provide excellent customer service members of the public, either via phone, mail and in person, and proactively encourage their support of the charity – i.e. encourage and develop Fundraising activity, offering our Support Services where necessary.
  5. Take responsibility for researching community groups, schools, religious organisations to identify new potential donors and the best approach to establish meaningful engagement.
  6. Represent the charity as and when required to schools, local businesses, and community groups, including speaking at events when necessary.
  7. Keep up to date with best practice in fundraising and ensure compliance with the latest legislation and guidelines.
  8. Identify your own learning and development needs to meet the key requirements of the role.
  9. Assist in prioritising & managing enquiries about our Community Fundraising Programme via our dedicated inbox.
  10. Work collaboratively with the fundraising team and our Communications and Marketing Team to ensure maximum press and social media coverage is obtained for UKST’s community fundraising activities.

To be successful in this role you will have:

  1. Experience of working in fundraising in a UK registered charity   
  2. Experience of donor relationship management using a fundraising CRM.
  3. An understanding of community fundraising.
  4. A proven track record of working effectively in a team.
  5. Excellent communication, presentation and organisational skills.
  6. The ability to prioritise diverse workloads and meet shifting demands.
  7. Flexibility to work evening and weekends as necessary and travel when required.
  8. The ability to undertake most of your work remotely, and plan and co-ordinate your day effectively.


The deadline for applications is 5pm, Friday 22nd July 2022. All applicants need to submit a CV and covering letter on why you would like to be considered for this role. Applications will not be accepted if no covering letter is included.

Posted on: 08 July 2022
Closed date: 28 July 2022 at 23:59
Tags: Fundraising

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