Birmingham, West Midlands (On-site)
Solihull, West Midlands
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands
£21,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Fundraising Assistants work closely with other members of the hospital charity, providing support to the fundraising team and the Charity overall.

Working as part of a team the post holder will have specific responsibility for accurate data inputting of donations, fundraising and Gift Aid claims and correspondence with donors and fundraisers.

The post holder will also learn how to organise and run events put on by the charity and its supporters. This role will involve evening and weekend work at charity events as and when necessary.

The post is suitable for someone who wishes to start a career in fundraising, or who has experienced fundraising in a voluntary capacity.

The charity is looking to recruit Fundraising Assistants in the following areas:

  • In Memoriam and Legacy Giving
  • Trusts and Foundations
  • Lottery, volunteers and fundraising hubs across our hospitals
  • Special Projects - The Giles' Trust brain tumour fund


  • Providing support to the fundraising team with specific responsibility for accurate data inputting of donations, fundraising, Gift Aid claims and correspondence both written and verbal with donors and fundraising.
  • Organising fundraising events put on by the charity and its supporters. Booking venues, producing publicity material, ensuring events comply with all legal and financial controls.
  • Typing and processing of correspondence, reports and other documents as requested a daily basis with packages to include Microsoft Office i.e. Word, Excel Outlook, Access and PowerPoint, and donor database Raiser's Edge.
  • Photocopying, distribution and dispatch, faxing and other administrative duties as appropriate.
  • Organising, attending and minuting meetings and conferences, to include booking rooms and refreshments and liaison with attendees.
  • Dealing with incoming and out-going post, ensuring that it is dealt with effectively, efficiently and promptly.
  • Collecting donations from across the hospital and meeting donors and fundraisers who come to the hospital.
  • Banking donations and issuing receipts.
  • Managing and prioritising unpredictable and frequently interrupted busy workload.
  • Grow income from Community Fundraising through phoning and visiting local groups, supporting existing supporters and promoting new fundraising initiatives.
  • Research, plan and implement new fundraising initiatives.
  • Support our fundraising groups and supporters and generate publicity for their activities
  • To work with and deliver clear objectives and key performance indicators.
  • To proactively contribute to the achievement of targets and the ongoing fundraising success of the Charity as a whole and to be a supportive, effective and collegiate team member.

These are a full time posts in the Fundraising Team at University Hospitals Birmingham Charity (‘UHB Charity’), the official NHS Charity for the four hospitals of University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust - Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, Heartlands Hospital, Good Hope Hospital and Solihull Hospital.

The posts offer the opportunity for office working at any of our four hospital sites with the opportunity for some home working as suits the job holder and line manager.

For further information please visit our website for the individual job description and person specifications.

Attached to this advert is a general job description and person specification for a Fundraising Assistant.

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Refreshed on: 19 January 2022
Closed date: 31 January 2022 at 17:00
Job ref: UHBC22FR01
Tags: Admin, Fundraising

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