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Senior Community and Events Fundraiser

Job description

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Senior Community and Events Fundraiser to join a national charity in order to engage with the community served by the charity to develop and implement plans for maximising income and support from individuals, groups and businesses. This will be achieved by working collaboratively with colleagues in the support of the broad income-generating initiatives the Fundraising department delivers, with a key focus on relationship building and management.


As a Senior Community and Events Fundraiser you will:

  • Manage, achieve and where possible exceed income and development targets, taking a lead and individual responsibility for specific projects, activities and events.

  • Ensure an excellent level of supporter care and stewardship to ensure that relationships with supporters are maintained and developed.

  • Project manage open challenges (e.g. London Marathon, skydiving, international bike rides etc.) including looking for new opportunities, liaison with third-party organisers, participant recruitment and participant support.

  • Work collaboratively with other teams across Fundraising and MarComms to market and promote fundraising products, activities and events.

  • Support the Community Partnerships and Events Lead and contribute to the development of annual plans and budgets.

  • Senior Community Fundraiser will line management of the Community and Events Fundraising Assistant

  • Work with Volunteering to recruit and train new volunteers

In order to be successful, you must have:

  • Experience of fundraising in a community, challenge or mass participant event capacity

  • Experience of establishing and maintaining strong relationships with individual fundraisers/supporters and of developing partnerships

  • Experience of setting and working to budgets, targets and plans.

  • Previous experience of managing staff and/or volunteers.

  • Experience of delivering talks and presentations.

  • Demonstrable track record in working with different audiences.

  • Experience of working as part of a team.

  • Understanding of and experience with using CRM databases.

  • Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to liaise with people at all levels, on the telephone, face to face and in writing.

•     Full driving licence


Salary: £35,000 per annum

Contract type: Permanent, full time or minimum 30hrs per week 

Location: Esher, Surrey

Deadline: On rolling basis

Interview date: TBC

Recruitment process: CV and supporting statement to

If this sounds like you, then please do get in touch ASAP!


Harris Hill Charity Recruitment Specialists operates an equal opportunity policy and commits to treating all of our candidates and jobseekers fairly. We welcome and encourage applications from everyone regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.