000143 - Polly Symondson Recruitment
Polly Symondson Recruitment, PSR, Specialist Regional Recruitment for the Charity Sector, Cheltenham, UK
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Job Number: 000143

Job Title: Community Engagement Fundraising Officer
Salary Range: £28,840 to £30,900
Charity: Jessie May
Location: Kingswood Bristol/Hybrid/Remote (Ideally at least 1 day a week in the office but negotiable)
Deadline for applications: 26th May



Our hospice at home care includes: specialist nursing and respite care provided by Jessie May nurses for children and young people with life-limiting conditions; family events; care and support for families; and bereavement support. We work in Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Bath & North East Somerset and Wiltshire.

We have been providing free specialist at home support since 1996, and it is only through the generosity of our supporters that we can continue to be there for families for many years to come. Currently, we support more than 170 families across the South West.

None of this is possible without our amazing supporters. The role of Community Fundraising Engagement Officer is vital in maintaining and growing our supporter base in order to grow income and spread the word about the fantastic work Jessie May does in the community.

“Jessie May is a lovely place to work; it’s a supportive environment with an emphasis on working together, well-being and personal development. And every day, we’re privileged to make a real difference in the lives of children with life-limiting conditions and their families.

We’re a small and ambitious fundraising team and it’s an exciting time, with growth and development of the organisation underway. Every member of the team plays a vital role in shaping the future of our organisation.”

Who are we looking for?

We are seeking a highly motivated and energetic individual with experience of working with volunteers to increase community and event engagement. You may already have fundraising experience and are looking for the next step to develop your skills. Or you may have transferable skills and some voluntary fundraising experience and have been looking for the opportunity to start a career in the fundraising sector.



  • To achieve income targets through community and event activity. This will be via: maintaining, monitoring and developing a programme of appealing and creative fundraising activities and tools to engage supporters to fundraise on behalf of Jessie May within the UK and overseas; Jessie May organised events; and supporting those who want to organise events of their own or who already have places in established events e.g. London Marathon.
  • Delivery of all aspects of Jessie May events on the day and post event.
  • To make sure everyone is kept safe you will be accountable for compliance including Health and Safety.
  • Manage the community and events expenditure budget

Volunteer management

  • To recruit, train, manage and motivate fundraising volunteers and groups to deliver community fundraising activities and events. These are our warmest supporters so being able to build relationships and motivate fundraising groups is key.

Supporter Management

  • Manage and grow the fundraising pipeline to support Jessie May’s work, working with colleagues to grow networks.
  • Use the database (Donorfy) to keep up to date records, effectively manage supporter relationships and maximise income generation.
  • Undertake the delivery and development of a strong supporter journey for volunteers and community and events supporters, ensuring Jessie May supporters have the best experience of interacting with the charity.

Role specific general responsibilities

  • The post will involve travel to meet with prospective and current supporters and for networking.
  • Flexibility to attend evening and weekend events and fundraising activities will be needed – time off in lieu will be given.
  • Be aware of, and work within, the appropriate legislation and fundraising best practice.

General responsibilities

  • To maintain an awareness of and actively follow and promote Jessie May policies, including (but not limited to); Equality and Diversity, Health and Safety, Safeguarding, Date Protection and Confidentiality.
  • To complete all Jessie May mandatory training, within the required timescales.
  • The welfare of children and young people whom we support and come into contact with, either directly, or indirectly, is paramount to all staff at Jessie May and it is our responsibility to ensure that best practice is followed and that you adhere to the Jessie May values and Code of Conduct at all times.

To be noted:

This is not an exhaustive list of tasks; Jessie May employees will be asked to undertake other ad hoc tasks relevant to the scope and purpose of the role. This job description reflects the present requirements of the post, and as duties and responsibilities change/develop, the job description will be reviewed subject to amendment in consultation with the post-holder.

For a copy of the full job information pack about this role including details on how to apply, please contact us using the form on this page.

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