As the Hospice Fundraising Project Manager, you will be responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive new fundraising strategy to support our existing hospice services and strategic development plan.
We are seeking a dynamic and compassionate individual to work across different fundraising income streams and revitalise our fundraising programmes within a predominantly volunteer driven hospice. Working closely with the Head of Finance and the wider senior management team, you will devise fundraising policies, procedures, strategies and detailed plans aligned with the organisation’s mission, values, and regulatory requirements.
The successful candidate will be a self-employed, fixed-term contractor (initially six months) who can establish a sound framework of systems, policies and procedures for a Volunteer Fundraising Manager to inherit in due course and manage with ease on an ongoing basis.
The Hospice Fundraising Project Manager (and the successor Volunteer Fundraising Manager) will play a critical role in ensuring the sustainability and growth of the hospice. This will be achieved in collaboration with a diverse group of existing fundraisers and by establishing a wider team of dedicated fundraisers to support work across three income streams.
Work closely with local communities and individuals to grow and protect the current supporter base. Develop high value donor and mass fundraising audiences to grow individual giving.
Build relationships with businesses to develop a new pipeline, working with the Head of Finance and senior management team to identify project opportunities, build proposals, as well as manage and negotiate contracts around partnerships.
Research and identify new funding opportunities, draft grant applications and work to develop new templates for reporting.
Although this role is target driven, performance will be measured by the quality of relationship management, alongside applications and pipeline development.
Core Duties and Key Responsibilities:
- Develop and execute a strategic fundraising plan in conjunction with our Head of Finance to meet annual revenue targets to fund the needs of the hospice.
- Recruit, lead, inspire and manage a diverse fundraising team of volunteers, providing guidance, support and training to ensure their ongoing success.
- Identify and cultivate relationships with individual donors, corporate sponsors, foundations, and community organisations to secure financial support – both within local communities and also pilgrims, devotees and supporters at the nearby Skanda Vale monastery.
- Coordinate, oversee and document (for future use) various fundraising initiatives including special events, donor campaigns and grant applications.
- Resurrect past fundraising strategies and events focussing on the most successful ones – both from a financial and team building perspective.
- Collaborate with the Marketing & Communications team to create compelling fundraising materials, donor appeals and other promotional materials to enhance fundraising efforts and create new campaigns.
- Utilise fundraising software and databases to track and analyse donor information, identify giving patterns, and develop targeted fundraising strategies.
- Conduct prospect research to identify potential major donors and develop tailored cultivation and solicitation strategies.
- Develop and maintain strong relationships with existing donors, providing stewardship and ensuring ongoing engagement and support.
- Stay informed on sector trends, best practices and legal, regulatory and ethical standards in fundraising ensuring full compliance.
- In conjunction with the Head of Finance and governance colleagues, develop fundraising governance policies and systems to assure Trustees and regulators.
- Prepare regular progress reports and presentations on fundraising activities, achievements and financial performance for the senior management team and the Board of Trustees.
- Proven experience in fundraising, preferably in a hospice, healthcare, or other ‘not for profit’ organisation.
- Strong leadership skills with the drive and skills to build, inspire and motivate a volunteer team towards achieving shared fundraising goals.
- Excellent interpersonal and relationship-building abilities to engage and communicate effectively with donors, volunteers, and communities.
- Demonstrated success in developing and implementing fundraising strategies, including major donation solicitation, grant application writing and special events.
- Knowledge of fundraising software, CRM systems, and donor databases.
- Exceptional organisational and project management skills, with the ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to create compelling fundraising materials and applications that appeal to diverse audiences.
- Ethical and professional conduct, with a commitment to maintaining donor confidentiality and upholding fundraising standards and regulations.
- Passion for the mission and values of hospice care, along with a genuine empathy for patients and their friends/families and the desire to make a real difference to their lives.
We ask all our team members to:
- Participate in our annual development process
- Follow our organisational policies and procedures
- Play an active part in the hospice risk management process to safeguard patients, visitors and colleagues and take responsibility for reporting and managing risks as appropriate
- Follow good infection control practice at all times
- Agree to a criminal records check
- Be aware of all confidentiality requirements
Head of Finance
Volunteer Fundraising Team
The position is offered as a hybrid role, However, there is an expectation of weekly visibility at the Hospice.
Skanda Vale Hospice, Saron
This role is expected to require around 20 hours per week. When working on larger bids with pressing timescales, additional hours/remuneration would need to be pre-agreed.
To apply, please submit your CV, a covering letter, and any relevant fundraising success stories or examples of your work to firstname.lastname@example.org
£40,000 pro rata