Community Fundraiser

Our client the British Liver Trust, is looking for an experienced, highly self-motivated Community Fundraiser to raise funds from the community across the UK.

You will be based in head office in Bournemouth, but also be out and about the meeting, motivating and supporting their fundraisers, raising funds through events and activities, through local companies and individual supporters, ensuring the Trust continues to support everyone affected by any form of the liver condition.

You will ideally be experienced in tribute fund and in memory fundraising, recruiting volunteers to lead local fundraising, and recruiting supporters for skydives, overseas challenges and UK events.

You will be able to demonstrate a clear track record of recruiting supporters and raising core funds.

Job Overview

Scope & Accountability

The Community Fundraiser is a key role in a small fundraising team and is crucial to growing the income of the charity over the next 5 years.

The post holder will join the charity at a time of consolidation, leading to future growth.

The post holder is responsible for developing and delivering community fundraising strategies and will manage volunteers as required.

The role is line managed by the Fundraising Manager and is part of the Fundraising team, which at this time is comprised of three roles: Fundraising Manager, Trusts and Foundations Fundraiser, and this role.

The role is supported by the Fundraising Admin post.

Job purpose

The purpose of this role is to ensure that community fundraising income is maximised for the Trust, enabling the charity to have the financial resources to deliver on its mission to create Best possible liver health for all.

The post holder will work with colleagues across the organisation to ensure that challenging fundraising targets are met, that strong strategic relationships are developed and that new donors are brought on board.

The role coordinates all community fundraising, which will also include aspects of In-Memory and Legacy fundraising in conjunction with the Fundraising Manager.

The role will work with the communications team and Support Group Co-ordinators, to ensure opportunities for community fundraising from these sources are developed and that community fundraising complements other teams activities.

Specific tasks and responsibilities
Raising Income and reporting


Develop community fundraising strategy and work plans to raise the unrestricted and project income necessary to meet agreed targets

Contribute to the Trusts Fundraising Strategy, having ownership of the community fundraising elements

Develop and manage a volunteer-led community fundraising strategy

Develop and implement plans for specific community fundraising campaigns and projects that align with the charity's objectives

Support families and friends raising funds in memory through community fundraising, promoting and supporting use of British Liver Trust Lasting Tribute Funds

Identify opportunities for effective growth of community fundraising

Ensure that Raisers Edge and any supporting records on the shared drive are kept accurate and up to date

Develop an income and expenditure budget for community fundraising that meets the charity's needs

Ensure that any reports to community organisations or individuals meet their requirements and expectations, meet the Trusts high standards, and are submitted on time

Produce reports as required for the Fundraising Manager, Executive team and Board

Keep the Fundraising Manager and staff team up to date with community fundraising activity and results of campaigns

Managing relationships with donors


Develop and strengthen existing relationships with community fundraisers

Ensure the charity maintains effective communications and good relations with donors, keeping them updated on their work and achievements

Keep the organisation up to date on donor priorities and ensure that new community fundraising opportunities are identified and shared with the Fundraising team in a timely manner

Identify and manage new sources of fundraiser recruitment for community events and activities

Represent the Trust at external donor meetings and events

Other duties


Recruit and line manage community fundraising volunteers we

Be responsible for the community fundraising income and expenditure budget

Work with the Fundraising Manager and IT Officer to keep the community fundraising section of the website up to date

Support the communications team with social media activity around community fundraising campaigns as appropriate

Lead in organising community fundraising events

Participate in internal meetings and communications as required

Perform other duties and tasks, consistent with requirements of the charity and skills and experience, as required from time to time by the Fundraising Manager and/or Chief Executive

Person specification

* Excellent English verbal and written communication skills

* Excellent presentation, influencing and negotiating skills

* Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to motivate and support team members

* Excellent project management skills

* Ability to manage a varied workload and take the initiative

* Excellent computer and IT skills, Raisers Edge database skills an advantage

* Creative, flexible character

* Ability to be self-motivated and to work as part of a team

* Commitment to the goals of the British Liver Trust


* Experience of community fundraising

* Proven track record of community fundraising success

* Proven experience in developing and managing a successful volunteer-led community fundraising programme

* Building community fundraising capacity and sharing knowledge

* Developing and implementing strategic plans for community fundraising

* Budgeting and managing resources to an agreed budget

This is a flexible role, at 30 hours which can be spread across 4 or 5 days a week.

Closing date: 5-pm Monday 19th February.
Interviews will be held in Bournemouth on Tuesday 27th February.

30 hours per week.
Salary £28,000 - £30,000 pro rata, Depending on Experience.

If you would like to be considered for this role, please send your updated CV to

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