The fundraising partnership
A worthwhile job that gives work-life balance
I had never thought of doing something like this before but now I am, I realise that its the best job that Ive ever had
What are your real priorities for your next job?
Is work-life balance really important to you and do you want to do something that is genuinely worthwhile? If this is what really matters to you, you may want to broaden your options and think about something you hadnt previously considered.
Genuine work-life balance
Imagine a job where
- People from all kinds of backgrounds and people of all ages including people shifting careers aged 40-65 are successful?
- 80% of the staff work 3 or 4 days per week?
- Where you can potentially work your hours at times between 9am to 7pm Monday to Friday and 10am to 3pm on Saturdays?
- Where most staff vary their working hours week to week to fit in around time with family, friends, pets, medical appointments etc? You can even compress your hours over 2 weeks to get blocks of days off?
- Where you generally work within half an hour of your home, you dont have to travel in rush hour, travel time is built into your contract, and you get a travel allowance payment?
- Where the company shuts down over Christmas and New Year for at least a full week, so you can have a proper break?
- Where training is comprehensive but done remotely by home study so no need to travel to a hotel and stay overnight and is followed up with excellent ongoing support and encouragement?
We think supporting a good work-life balance for our staff is business-critical. We offer flexible local working and a culture that supports you to maximise your life outside of work. A worthwhile job that also has its rewards.
Which charity would I be helping?
The role is working as a face-to-face charity fundraiser on behalf of Tuckwell Chase Lottery raising funds for Shooting Star Hospices in Surrey. Shooting Star Childrens Hospices care for babies, children and young people with life-limiting conditions, and their families.
They support families from diagnosis to end of life and throughout bereavement with a range of nursing, practical, emotional and medical care. Whether lives are measured in days, weeks, months or years, they make every moment count.
Many of the children we support have very complex symptoms which may change over time, particularly towards the end of life. Our symptom and community nurses work to ensure families receive support in their preferred place of care whether thats at home, at one of our hospices or in hospital.
Christophers, our purpose-built childrens hospice in Guildford, Surrey, first opened its doors in November 2001. With nine childrens bedrooms and five family flats as well as a host of specialist facilities, Christophers is a home from home for families of children with life-limiting conditions. Shooting Star House, our purpose-built childrens hospice in Hampton, first opened its doors in August 2005.
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What is the job?
The role is a charity fundraiser working as a 3rd party agent, employed by The Fundraising Partnership, representing and fundraising on behalf of the Tuckwell Chase Lottery programme which helps to fund Shooting Star Childrens hospices. Your job as a charity fundraiser will be to find more people to support us with a small regular donation so that we can make a big difference to people who face end-of-life and life-limiting conditions. You do this by talking to people at their homes, being friendly, explaining what Shooting Star Childrens hospices do, and asking them to become a regular supporter via the Tuckwell Chase Lottery programme.
How you can make a difference
These services are only free to families because of fundraising. You can be a vital part of helping Shooting Star Childrens hospices raise the money that it needs to be able to support local families.
A typical charity fundraiser will raise more than £400,000 for the charity every year that they work for. So, you would be doing a job where after 5 years of work, through your professionalism, integrity, and hard work you could raise more than £2 million for charities that deal, quite literally, in matters of life and death. Charity lotteries are vital to keeping these charities going.
People of all backgrounds and ages can be successful at this
You may have worked in sales previously whether that is utilities, catalogues, credit cards or for charities and you may have also done some charitable fundraising before, this isnt essential because our approach with potential supporters is to find people who are inclined to support the charity and have a nice conversation to find out whether this form of support is right for them. So our fundraisers come from all kinds of backgrounds including financial services, teaching, management, retail, and many more. Most of our best people are just great conversationalists who in day-to-day life end up talking with people when walking the dog or in bus queues.
Why not come and see someone doing the job first?
We invite all applicants to come and watch one of our team doing the job in practice before having to make a decision to apply. Why not come and meet us and see what the job is really like? It could be just the role that you have been looking for, even if this had not been on your radar previously.
Job requirements and details
You need to be reasonably mobile and physically fit and active. We can train you in all other parts of the job very easily. You will also be ethical and take pride in doing a job the right way. You need interpersonal skills, to be a good listener and be able to communicate effectively, however you dont need to be really persuasive or great at making speeches as this isnt a typical sales job.
Most of all you need to have real integrity and self-motivation. We employ good people, treat them well and we trust our people to work to high standards. We have an outstanding team of fundraisers who work to the highest standards and deliver the best quality results in our industry. You would feel the privilege of working with such an amazing bunch. All types of people from all sorts of backgrounds can be successful at this job.
It is a salaried role enhanced by a commission with full-time and part-time options, travel costs payment included. You will need to have a car but will typically be working within 30 minutes of your home. Full-time OTE is between £30-40k pa. We provide full training which is delivered via a home study course and ongoing support and coaching in the field. We are an ethical employer, who are committed to setting new standards and changing the face of face-to-face fundraising. That is why we are proud to already be an ISO 9001-accredited company.
What to do next
Click apply to find out more about what the job as a charity fundraiser is like and arrange to talk with our Recruitment Specialist. You will then have the opportunity to come out and meet one of our team members at work and see what the job is really like.