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Fundraising Assistant

£25,586 per annum
Permanent - Full Time
36 hours per week (Monday – Friday, please note, this position includes some evening and weekend working)
Sydenham & Orpington
Closing date:
7 April 2024

Fundraising Assistant, St Christopher’s

  • 36 Hours working across two sites Sydenham and St Christopher’s Caritas House Orpington
  • Permanent, Full time

Looking for an exciting role where every day is different and you get to engage with amazing supporters and our local community? You will join an experienced and passionate Fundraising Team, raising important funds for the vital care St Christopher’s Hospice provides free of charge to over 6,000 people each year.

We are seeking a Fundraising Assistant to join our Fundraising Team, and act as a first point of contact for all fundraising enquiries. You will be vital to the success of the entire team, supporting many day-to-day tasks which enable successful and enjoyable fundraising activities. This exciting role is a fantastic introduction into the wonderful world of Fundraising. It will give the successful candidate the opportunity to learn about different fundraising income lines, both within the team and also the wider directorate.

Some of the main responsibilities of this role include:

  • Act as a first point of contact for all fundraising enquiries, that come in by telephone, email, post and in person, responding in a professional, friendly and timely manner and ensure follow-up action is carried out where necessary;
  • Meet supporters in reception, receiving donations and ensuring this is dealt with appropriate and sympathetically, as well as ensuring donations are recorded correctly;
  • General fundraising/administration duties, as and when required, to ensure the smooth running of the whole department including assisting in other team projects when they arise.
  • Work with colleagues across the organisation to deliver a positive and effective supporter experience of St Christopher’s

About you: We’re looking for someone who is:

  • Passionate, 
  • Has good attention to detail, is organised and is keen to get involved in charity fundraising. 
  • You’ll have a friendly approach to encourage and enable our supporters to fundraise as much as possible and an enthusiasm to learn and collaborate with others. 
  • Confident and articulate and someone who can communicate empathetically when dealing with supporters. 
  • As well as strong IT skills in all MS Office packages. If this sounds like you – we’d love to hear from you.

Please see the job description and person specification on our website for full details of the role.  If you wish to discuss the role informally, before applying, please contact Joanne Carroll 

About us: St Christopher’s Hospice was founded in 1967 by Dame Cicely Saunders and formed part of the modern hospice movement. Proudly celebrating more than 50 years and with a turnover of over £20 million, we provide invaluable care and support to over 6,000 people across the five London Boroughs of Bromley, Croydon, Lambeth, Lewisham and Southwark.

What you will get in return is a stimulating and rewarding career with an opportunity to influence and make a real difference in the community. In addition, you will benefit from access to excellent training and development opportunities, a number of health and wellbeing schemes, a competitive contributory pension scheme and life assurance scheme with generous beneficiary plan. You will also have access to free on street parking nearby and an onsite staff canteen at our Sydenham site.

What you need to do now If you have a fundraising, marketing or sales background and you have initiative, enthusiasm and passion for the work of a hospice please do apply for this great role.

Please have a look at our website for further information on all aspects of St Christopher’s at and to apply for this position, please click the ‘Apply Online’ button below.

Please note, each application is scored according to how well the supporting statement addresses each point on the Person Specification for the role. Candidates will be short-listed for interview on the extent to which they consider they meet the specific points within the Person Specification.

In the event we receive a high amount of applications, we reserve the right to close the job earlier than the initial closing date.

Closing date: 7th April 2024

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For any queries, please contact our recruitment line on 0208 768 4680

As a Disability Confident Employer we have committed to:

  • Ensure our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible
  • Communicate and promote vacancies
  • Offer an interview to disabled people
  • Anticipate and provide reasonable adjustments as required
  • Support any existing employee who acquires a disability or long term health condition, enabling them to stay in work
  • At least one activity that will make a difference for disabled people
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