Polly Symondson Recruitment | 000150
Polly Symondson Recruitment, PSR, Specialist Regional Recruitment for the Charity Sector, Cheltenham, UK
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Job Number: 000150

Job Title: Fundraising and Engagement Manager
Charity: Sidmouth Hospice at Home
 Hybrid working (days per week in Sidmouth Office)
Type: Full time
Salary: Circa £37,ooo d.o.e
Closing Date: 2nd May

About Sidmouth Hospice at Home

Sidmouth Hospice at Home (formerly Sidmouth Hospiscare) was formed in 1984 and became a local Registered Charity in 1985. Since then we have been providing high quality care and support to people suffering a debilitating and life limiting illness and their carers, family and friends. We have been funded by the local community to provide services free of charge to local people referred to us by their Sidmouth GP. It is with the valued support of the local community that we have been able to offer and develop this service.

From 1985 to January 2021 we worked alongside and commissioned specialist palliative care services from Hospiscare (Exeter, Mid & East Devon). Hospiscare provided the specialist nurses, day care and in-patient care, with all costs covered by us. On 25th January 2021 we transitioned to commissioning and funding the specialist nursing service from the Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust, working alongside the Sidmouth community nursing team and providing an expanded and enhanced service (including hospice at home nursing and widening the service to all patients diagnosed as palliative). We have also been continually developing and growing our team of dedicated, trained local volunteers to provide valued support to our patients and carers.

We currently work from a terraced house in the centre of Sidmouth and are refurbishing the old GP surgery in Sidford to provide expanded office accommodation and to provide day services to enhance the mental and physical wellbeing of patients and provide respite and support for carers and families.

Overall Purpose of the role:

To help Sidmouth Hospice at Home implement a sustainable fundraising platform, enabling us to achieve our vision and goals.
To take responsibility for the income generation and growth of income streams in line with the operational plans.

Key responsibilities, to:

  • Develop a culture of support within the organisation. To lift others up and to give voice, agency and equity to all.
  • Understand and champion that good ideas can come from anywhere and to build structures, relationships and networks that showcase this.
  • Work with the CEO to develop and take ownership of fundraising and marketing strategy.
  • Establish the appropriate systems and ‘platforms’ to take forward the marketing and income generation strategies, including: establishing our digital presence, social media and development of the website.
  • Establish and implement a database of supporters.
  • Develop compelling business cases for grant funding.
  • Develop a pipeline of corporate prospects.
  • Take responsibility for ongoing management and development of digital platforms, including online fundraising ‘events’.
  • Manage and support volunteer fundraisers, helping these individuals to reach their fundraising potential.
  • Manage fundraising appeals and campaigns.
  • Manage relationships with key individual supporters.
  • Agree, monitor and meet targets.
  • Lead on the process of reporting back to funders; working to collate and produce high quality information for reports.
  • Attend internal and external meetings, events and presentations as required.
  • Ensure donors are promptly thanked and their gift is accurately recorded.
  • Be aware of and operate within charity law, GDPR legislation and our policies and guidelines.
  • Help improve our wider staff and Board’s fundraising skills, capacities, and systems.


For the full JD, person spec, details on how to apply or further information about this role please contact us using the form on this page.


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