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Fundraising Officer – Band 5

Fixed Term – 12 Months

Do you consider yourself a dynamic, talented Fundraiser with at least three years’ fundraising experience?

Are you passionate about and skilled in supporting the delivery of single appeals and campaigns?

Does promoting a friendly, local hospital and the NHS in the south-west of England appeal to you as an exciting new challenge? Yes? Then we want to hear from you.

Next year is Weston Area Health NHS Trust’s League of Friends 60th anniversary.

To mark this historic event, the League of Friends (LOF) is launching a Scanner appeal to raise money for new equipment for Weston General Hospital’s X-Ray department.

Based in Weston-Super-Mare, we’re looking for a Fundraising Officer who has the talents and skills to help us by:

  •  Giving structure and organisation to the appeal by creating an impactful online profile, fundraising materials, donor databases and managing event schedules
  •  Generating fundraising ideas to help the LOF raise money from major donors, corporates and individuals
  •  Be the main liaison and lead between the Trust and the LOF
  •  Networking with other relevant organisations to raise awareness of the fundraising appeal and generate income
  •  Providing PR support to promote events online and in local news to raise awareness of the appeal and to generate income.

The successful candidate will also be able to gain an insight into NHS PR and marketing. Sitting in the Trust’s Communication’s team, the post holder will have ample opportunity to flourish in a supportive, creative and innovative team environment.

We are offering the successful candidate part time hours, between 2-3 days a week, at a Band 5 role in the NHS Agenda for Change pay rate scale (£21,692 - £28,160 pro rata). Hours will be agreed with the post holder subject to experience and entry level. Flexible working arrangements can be negotiated to suit personal arrangements.

The NHS also offers 27 days annual leave pro-rata and the opportunity to join the NHS’s highly competitive pension plan.

Any potential candidate wishing to find out more about the role can contact Head of Communications Rebecca Rafiyah Findlay for an informal discussion on 01934 647091.

Weston Area Health Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. All staff must be aware of, and follow Weston Area Health Trust guidance and policies on Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable adults and it is your duty to report any concerns you may have through your line manager and the Trust’s designated Safeguarding Lead.

We will contact you via email to advise you if you have been shortlisted for this vacancy, therefore it is important that you check your NHS jobs account regularly. To access emails from us, please log into your account and view 'My Applications'. Please be aware that some emails have been known to end up in 'JUNK MAIL/SPAM BOX' so please be sure to check this folder as well as your INBOX so you don't miss any important communication regarding your application.

‘At risk’ NHS employees from BNSSG who apply for this role will be interviewed first and external applicants should expect to receive a response to their application after the initial interview round.

Please note this post will close after a sufficient number of suitable candidates have applied.

Interested? Apply for the role here.

Job Reference: AT588 Closing Date: 1 November 2015.