“I am proud and excited to be in a position to promote the hospice's work, strengthen long-term relationships, develop new ones and grow our fundraising income.”
Sam, Head of Fundraising

Circa £35,000 dependant on experience

Individual Giving Manager – 37.5 hours per week

About us:

At Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice we care for children and young adults with life-shortening and life-threatening conditions. We are currently supporting around 250 families both in our hospice and in family homes.

Our support services are wide ranging and bespoke to each family including end of life treatment and care, respite short breaks, counselling, sibling support groups, music therapy, home visits and much much more.  It costs more than £5.1m to keep our doors open for families across South Yorkshire, North Nottinghamshire, North Lincolnshire and Chesterfield and Derbyshire. We receive around 15% of our funding from government sources.

Our team of passionate fundraisers work across the communities we serve to generate funds to help children and families make memories they’ll always treasure. We are the only children’s hospice in South Yorkshire, and each and every penny our team raises helps us to put smiles on the faces of the families in our care. As well as touching our supporters’ hearts, our exciting, high-profile fundraising campaigns make a real difference to families who too often have nowhere else to turn.

If you want to help change lives while having plenty of fun along the way, we’d love to hear from you.

The role:

We are looking for an individual that thrives on delivering exceptional customer care to our supporters who dedicate their own time and efforts to raising money for the charity and championing this vision through a very dedicated Support Care team. Our ethos is to value every pound that we receive, ensuring that we communicate effectively our thanks and appreciation to everyone that support us.

The role requires an individual who has the ability to build and deliver a plan of creative and personalised donor stewardship, understanding what makes our donors tick, and engaging them in the charities activities for years to come.

This role also supports the development of our in memory income, legacies and lottery, which are recognised as niche forms of income generation, yet are major income contributors within the department.

Training will be provided to support with key areas of the role, however, this person must poses a unique mix of organisational skills, be familiar with databases and data analysis but with the ability to understand the empathy and emotion that sits behind these income generation tools. Building strong professional relationships is key.

We run our own lottery with 12,000 players a week. We support with the nurturing of relationships from donations received from the community, through remembering a loved one from a funeral collection, or supporting somebody’s lasting gift through their will to support the Hospice. We host in memory events and campaigns such as our Light up The Lake and Twinkle Twinkle appeals, which provide an opportunity for our supporters to connect with their loved ones.

No matter what your day presents, you can be assured that you are making a wonderful difference to the people that we support.

You will work amongst a fun and dynamic team, led by the Head of Fundraising, where laughter and collaborative working is always on the agenda!

Why work for us? :

We value each and every person who works for us, and we promise to support you however we can from day one. Read on to find out about our fantastic staff benefits:

We offer flexible working to suit your lifestyle (we’re all human after all) including hybrid working as standard.

Great tech bundles, allowing you to work effectively and easily from home, the office, or out and about across the region.

33 days of annual leave, with the option to buy and sell your leave (in case you spot a last minute bargain getaway)!

We also offer an active staff-led engagement programme which includes social get-togethers, Christmas parties, one-off surprise treats like ice cream days, and table tennis tournaments. We even offered additional leave when times have been tough to give our staff a well-deserved break during the pandemic.

And that’s not all! We also offer...

  • Enhanced maternity and paternity pay
  • Enhanced parental bereavement leave and compassionate leave
  • Investment in mental and physical health, including a healthcare cashback scheme, free counselling and generous sick pay
  • A salary sacrifice pension scheme
  • Training and development opportunities
  • Volunteering and shadowing days across the hospice
  • Free parking at the hospice
  • Free drinks and subsidised meals
  • Time off in lieu
  • Free uniform if required

How to apply:

For informal enquiries please email Samantha Wood at [email protected]

Previous candidates need not apply

Download the job description and person specification here

Download your application form here

Please download the job description and person specification for more information and if you think you have what we are looking for, download and complete the application form above and return it to [email protected]. Please specify on the application form which role/s you are applying for. 

Closing date:      Open Ended

Interviews:         TBC

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