Individual Giving Officer

£28,455 pa (FTE)

37.5 hours per week 

About us:

At Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice we care for children and young people whose lives are just too short. Our aim is to reach every family that needs our help and to offer them the very best choice of care. Did you know that every year we need to raise £5m to keep our doors open and only around 20 percent of our income comes from government sources? The rest has to be raised through fundraising activity. 

Our services include short overnight stays and community breaks at home or in the hospice. We also support the whole family from diagnosis with our multi-disciplinary Family Support team who provide counselling, sibling support groups, music therapy and much more. Our care team supports these families in our modern, purpose built building. All our rooms/bedrooms have a homely feel. We have a sensory room, spa pool, cinema room and six acres of gardens.  

We support families from a large geographical area, including South Yorkshire, North Nottinghamshire, North Derbyshire and parts of North Lincolnshire. The hospice is easily accessible from Barnsley, Rotherham, Doncaster, Sheffield and North Notts. We have free secure on-site parking for families and staff to use.

The role:

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Fundraising Team at Bluebell Wood and we are now on the lookout for an experienced fundraiser to join us and take on the responsibility of developing, implementing and delivering the hospice’s Individual Giving portfolio.  

This is an area of fundraising with a potential for significant growth over the next 12 months and beyond, and we are seeking a passionate and knowledgeable individual to steer the next chapter of our progress and development as our Individual Giving Officer.

The successful candidate will oversee the delivery and administration of Bluebell Wood’s Individual Giving income streams and work with the Individual Giving Manager to plan and implement a strategy to increase income growth in this area.

The requirements:

Our direction of travel is to always be creative and ambitious in our growth, therefore we are looking for somebody who is driven to continually improve and develop our income generation opportunities.

To fulfil the role effectively you will be a creative, compassionate, and detail-oriented person and able to work collaboratively with the team, recognising and practicing the importance of governance around this role.

You will have a proven record of achieving financial targets, experience of delivering thought-provoking campaigns to engage both current and new supporters and increase income.

In return, we can offer you a fantastic working environment and the following benefits:

·        33 days’ annual leave with the option to buy and sell

·        Sick pay

·        Health Care Cash Back Scheme

·        Free counselling sessions

·        Enhanced maternity pay

·        Enhanced paternity pay

·        Enhanced parental bereavement leave

·        Compassionate leave

·        Salary sacrifice scheme

·        Training & Development

·        Investment in your wellbeing

·        Volunteering & shadowing days

·        Free parking on main site

·        Free drinks and subsidised meals

·        Time off in lieu

·        Uniform

·        Eligible for NHS Blue Light Card

·        Eligible for The Company Shop

At Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice we value everyone who works with us, embrace individual differences and recognise that great things happen when we work together.

How to apply:

For informal enquiries please contact Kelly Gerrard on 01909 517 365 or email [email protected] 

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]

Closing date:    28th February 2024

Interviews:        To be confirmed

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