Vacancy: Fundraising Manager

Reference: AH 49/23

Hours: 37.5 per week

Salary: Band 5 £30,229-£37,664

Term: Permanent

Location: 29 Miller Road, Ayr

Are you looking to join a charity that is making a real difference to patients and families in Ayrshire? Are you passionate about fundraising and supporting your team as well as someone who relishes a challenge?

The Ayrshire Hospice provides specialist palliative and end of life care to support patients and their families to make every day matter. Our vital work is filled with moments that make people smile during a time that can be difficult for everyone.

Why you should work for us:

Because what we do makes a real difference to people. 

Because we are a passionate and warm team, driven by our shared values of being kind and compassionate, inclusive and honest with the patients and families we serve, who are at the heart of all that we do. 

We value collaboration, partnership, creativity and growth. You will be challenged with lots of responsibility and get to work on exciting and rewarding projects with a supportive, knowledgeable, passionate team with a big heart.

And because we are ready and willing to lead the way within community and events fundraising initiatives.

About the Role:

We are looking for a driven and dynamic Fundraising Manager to manage our Community and Events Team. This is an exciting and varied role and although responsible for the community and events programme, the post-holder will be involved in a wide range of fundraising duties therefore the role is dynamic and versatile. Because goals and desired results can quickly change, the ability to understand, quickly react and motivate others to adapt to the changing organisation environment is a critical key to success. In general, the core of this position requires an engaging and motivating team builder.

You will directly report into the Head of Fundraising although we don’t believe in hierarchies based on job titles as you will have the opportunity to work with and influence everyone in the team, regardless of their seniority.

As a key part of a small fundraising team, you will also lend your experience and skills to supporting the wider fundraising plans, from sharing best practice to supporting the design and delivery of events.

About you

We are looking for someone with a passion for fundraising to ensure our current programme of events continues its success through 2024.

A self-confident, extroverted style that can enliven, engage and positively impact individuals and groups is essential.

With proven leadership skills, you will be enthusiastic, driven, supportive and creative. Ideally having led a community and events portfolio before within a charity setting, you will be able to hit the ground running but put your own spin on things. Able to juggle a range of events and challenge campaigns through the year, you will also be willing to support the development of other fundraising initiatives as we are very much invested in taking a collaborative approach.

Most importantly, you will be a great manager of people who leads by example and can demonstrate the ability to encourage high-performance.

A bit more about us:

Hospice care is often profoundly misunderstood and at times very challenging: the work we do is uplifting and it is a great privilege, the impact we can have is life changing. Our hospice is a bright and dynamic place to work.

How to apply:

If this is the right fit for you and if you believe you possess the skills and values we need, we very much look forward to hearing from you.

We are committed to building a truly diverse workforce and welcome applications from all sections of society.

Informal enquiries to Tracey Corrigan, Head of Fundraising on 01292 288488 

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  • Completed applications or CV's should be emailed to [email protected] 

  • Closing date:          1st March 2024
  • Interview date:        We will be shortlisting and interviewing upon receipt of applications

Please contact the HR team on 01292 269200 if you require any further information about the application process. 

Scottish Charity No. SC011390. Registered Office: 29 Miller Road, Ayr, KA7 2AX