Relationship Fundraiser

Posted 1 month ago

Job Description

The Trust has an ambitious strategy, and is focused on the achievement of the provision of excellent standards of care for adults living with life limiting illnesses and their carers.

Our highly experienced fundraising and retail teams raise around 87% of the Trust’s total income and continually seek avenues to grow the Trust’s income to make sure that St Peter & St James Hospice can be here for everyone who needs its services now and in the future.

We are currently seeking an experienced fundraiser to join the team who will proactively engage with active and prospective legacy donors, support the development of plans to gain new donors and embrace cross product working across all income streams.

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Who are we looking for?

Reporting to the Fundraising Manager in this position there will be ample opportunity for creative thinking, generating new ideas and enhancing your own personal development.

A passion and energy for fundraising will be vital to your success in this role as well as:-

– Experience of individual fundraising practice and legacy giving.
– Knowledge and understanding of the importance of the legacies income stream and how this fits into overall organisational plans.
– Experience of developing and project managing a variety of marketing activities including understanding complex information and translating it into inspiring copy to inspire and motivate giving.
– An understanding of fundraising compliance, data protection and best practice.
– Excellent relationship management skills – a genuine people person.
– Excellent project management skills, ability to work on multiple tasks at the same time.
– Excellent written and oral communication skills with the confidence to talk to supporters in person, over the phone and to correspond via mail and email.
– Excellent time management with the ability to work on own initiative and prioritise workloads without direct supervision.
– Confident in the use of MS Office packages (Teams, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook).

Membership of the Institute of Fundraising would be an advantage.

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What do we provide?

We are a flexible working employer and operate a hybrid working model. Our Fundraising and Marketing team spend on average 2-3 days a week in our offices, set within the beautiful grounds of the Hospice, and have the opportunity to work remotely or from home on the other days as suits.

If you have any questions about this vacancy please contact the recruiting manager Louise Wardle, Head of Fundraising and Marketing on If you need any reasonable adjustments throughout the recruitment process, please contact us on

Please note that offers of employment are subject to receipt of satisfactory pre-employment checks. If you need any reasonable adjustments throughout the recruitment process, please contact us on

Job Features

Job CategoryFundraising
DepartmentFundraising & Marketing
LocationNorth Chailey
SalaryBand 5 (£25,504 FTE)
Working hours37.5 hours per week
Contract typePermanent
Closing dateN/A

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