Fundraiser – Community Lead

Business Development Team (Stockton-on-Tees with travel across Teesside and Co. Durham)
Salary: £11.00 per hour
37.5 hours per week (part-time hours will be considered)

Butterwick Hospice Care was founded 36 years ago by the incredibly inspirational Mary Butterwick OBE. Providing a holistic service to adults, children and babies, the organisation supports patients with palliative and progressive diagnoses as well as their families and loved ones.

Butterwick Hospice Care is entering an exciting period of development as we work towards growing our services to meet the challenging needs of a modern community; we are excited to welcome new faces to the organisation who will bring innovative ideas and lots of energy.

Working within a driven and energetic team, you will be responsible for inspiring individuals, businesses, and local community groups to raise funds in support of Butterwick Hospice Care.

You will be self-motivated, working as part of a team, to increase the contributions made by a wide variety of donors and supporters over a large geographic area. You will be responsible for building relationships and exploring new and inventive opportunities to maximise income for the charity.

The successful candidates will have a background in fundraising, sales, event planning and/or marketing and have a desire to make a real and tangible difference to people across the North East. The post holder will demonstrate professionalism, flexibility, excellent communication skills, and creativity as well as operating with honesty and integrity in all their endeavours.


  • Company pension membership
  • 35 days pro rata holiday (Including Bank Holidays)
  • On site café and limited free parking.

To discuss the post further or to arrange an informal visit please contact Ann-Marie Sawdon on 01642 628930.

For full details and to apply online please visit alternatively contact HR Department –Tele :01642 607742 or email [email protected] for an application pack.

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted within 10 days of close of application.

Closing Date: 21st June 2021

Post : Fundraiser – Business Development
Reporting to :Business Development Manager
Location : Stockton-on-Tees with regular travel across Teesside and Co. Durham

Job Purpose

You will be responsible for inspiring individuals, businesses, and local community groups to raise funds in support of Butterwick Hospice Care.

You will be part of a dynamic team, working together to increase the contributions made by a wide variety of donors and supporters. You will be responsible for building relationships and exploring new and innovative opportunities to maximise income for the charity.

You will proactively lead on a range of income generating activities including organising events, building relationships with donors, maintaining donor data and communications.

Key Role Responsibilities

Motivate and facilitate supporters to maximise the funds they raise.

Inspire new supporters to raise money, while maintaining and developing relationships with existing supporters.

Organise innovative events and develop new and imaginative fundraising activities to deliver maximum return.

Raise awareness of the charity and its work e.g. giving talks to groups or seeking photo opportunities with the media.

Develop and coordinate online income streams.

Implement the strategy for individual and corporate supporter recruitment and development.

Organise and manage volunteers to carry out various functions.

Develop relationships with local businesses to maximise income through employee giving initiatives, matched giving and corporate partnership schemes.

Complete any records and update information systems as required.

Manage and update databases to record donor contact and preference information.

Write proposals and present ideas, as appropriate, to reach a range of potential and current donors.

Manage a delegated budget, through the maintenance of effective resource management, monitor income against budget, providing a regular report of income received and activity undertaken. Report any variances to expected expenditure and resource usage

Ensure CRM systems are maintained to support the Business Development Team’s activities, effective donor relations and donor development.

Ensure full awareness of legal requirements with regard to income generating activities, implement and work within the organisational policies and procedures to ensure good practice is observed and where relevant propose changes or improvements.

Conduct SWOT analyses and calculate time-cost ratios to focus effort on activities that have the highest chance of success.

Carry out risk assessments on all activities, minimising and mitigating risks where possible.

Take responsibility for maintaining and developing relationships within our local community, providing excellent stewardship, on-going support and motivation to groups and individuals.

Contribute to the fundraising and marketing plans, ensuring income targets are met and that Butterwick Hospice Care’s profile can grow.

Contribute to the preparation and delivery of annual budgets and targets.

Attend and facilitate internal and external meetings as appropriate in order to represent and pursue the needs of the organisation.

Be a team player to support all members of staff to work towards one shared goal, sharing best practice, ideas and knowledge.

Work flexibly to meet the needs of the business and support changes where the service demands.

Apply good housekeeping principles in order to contribute to reducing unnecessary expenditure.

Responsibilities of All Staff

All staff must safeguard the integrity, confidentiality and availability of sensitive information at all times, this includes information relating to patients, individual staff records, colleagues and contracts.  Employees of the Organisation are required to comply with the Organisation’s Principles of Data Protection and Quality.

All staff are required to understand and comply with all relevant policies, both organisation-wide and departmental, and carry out duties in accordance with Butterwick Hospice Care’s Code of Conduct, NMC, CQC, fundraising information and financial standards and current legislation

All staff are required to take responsibility for attending statutory and mandatory training, and identify their training and development needs.

All staff must take responsibility for managing their own health, safety and wellbeing in accordance with departmental policy and legislation.

All staff will adhere to and follow good infection control practices and other related policies and guidelines.

All staff have a statutory duty to safeguard children and vulnerable adults during the course of their duties and promote the welfare of children and young people.  Employees must be aware of what to do if they have any concerns.

All staff will undergo an annual performance assessment and agree a personal development plan which will ensure that the objectives of the employee, department and organisation are achieved

All staff are personally accountable for improving and maintaining their own knowledge and competence.

All staff will be aware of and support the working practices of any volunteers assisting with daily workload.

Standards of Business Conduct

The post holder will be required to comply with the Company’s Standing Orders and Standing Financial Instructions and, at all times, deal honestly with Butterwick Hospice Care, with colleagues and all those who have dealing with the Company including clients, patients, service users and other suppliers and stakeholders.