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Community & Supporter Group Fundraiser

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Salary: circa £28,000 plus car allowance

Hours: 35 hours/week

Location: Home based

Closing date: 12 noon 28 July 2022
Interview date: w/c 1 August 2022

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About Action

Action Medical Research is the leading UK-wide charity dedicated to funding vital research to help sick babies and children and we are on a mission to save and change children’s lives through medical research, developing treatments, vaccinations and cures. We’ve been funding medical breakthroughs for 70 years, helping to beat polio, fight meningitis, prevent stillbirths and develop ultrasound scanning in pregnancy. Our work is now needed more than ever, including in the battle against COVID-19.

About the role

To help achieve our goals, we are seeking to recruit a Community & Supporter Group Fundraiser.

In this key role you will look to support long-standing volunteer committees in their fundraising for Action Medical Research, building and delivering effective communications and coordinating support for a varied programme of activities.

What we are looking for;

  • Excellent interpersonal skills including relationship building, influencing, inspiring and negotiating with a wide range of people, using tact and diplomacy.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills to deliver information sessions, presentations and pitches to a range of audiences in a clear, inspiring and confident way.
  • Excellent organisational skills with the ability to manage and take responsibility for own workload, handle multiple priorities and to work independently.
  • Flexible, adaptable and proactively responsive to change.
  • Sound judgment and ability to exercise discretion when dealing with confidential information regarding Action’s business and sensitive supporter/donor information.
  • Excellent IT skills including use of MS Office platforms.
  • Experience of using digital fundraising channels & tools including social media to increase income.
  • Good understanding of digital technologies such as social media platforms, Raiser’s Edge/NXT, Microsoft 365, Google Ads and engagement platforms such as Dot Digital/Mailchimp.
  • A proven track record of providing high level of customer care including building and maintaining relationships with volunteer supporters.
  • Experience of supporting the wide and varied needs of volunteers and a clear understanding of volunteer motivations.
  • Experience of presenting, speaking at events and able to motivate and inspire volunteer supporters.
  • A minimum of three years community fundraising experience.


NB: The role requires flexibility with regard to working hours (some evening and weekend work will be necessary).

Find out more about the post and how to apply please download the full job description.

Applications by CV with a supporting statement showing how you meet the skills and experience in the person specification. These should be sent to Bridie Sheridan by 12 noon 28 July 2022 but you are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as shortlisting for interviews will take place as candidates apply.

If you have not heard from us by Monday 1 August 2022, then unfortunately you have not been shortlisted for interview.

Benefits include 22 days annual leave plus bank holidays, additional closure days between Christmas and New Year and a Group Flexible Retirement Plan.