Youth Cancer Trust is looking for an experienced Freelance Community Fundraiser in Bournemouth, Dorset.

About Youth Cancer Trust

Youth Cancer Trust is a small, national charity which was founded in 1997 to support teenagers and young adults (aged 14 to 30) with cancer from the UK and Ireland, through the provision of peer support, activity holidays which are held at the charity premises and headquarters in Bournemouth, Dorset. The premises accommodates 8 young people each week and can take guests all year round.


Job Description

Role: Freelance Community Fundraiser (self employed).

Area:  Primarily Bournemouth & Dorset. Can spread reach to surrounding counties and further afield. 

Payment: £20k pa + 10% commission on funds raised by you (travel expenses additional) – paid monthly on a self employed basis.

Terms: 3 month renewable contract.


Job Description

Youth Cancer Trust is looking for a target-driven freelance Community Fundraiser to act as a positive ambassador for the phenomenal work Youth Cancer Trust does with young people living with cancer.

You’ll be a passionate advocate of community fundraising with a natural ability to build strong relationships with supporters and identify new recruits, as part of an exciting fundraising plan with new and imaginative fundraising activities. Working autonomously on an interesting and varied workload, you’ll recruit and develop a network of voluntary fundraising community groups to generate activity, raise awareness and much-needed funds, delivering dazzling presentations that create excitement and buzz about the charity’s work.

Putting exceptional donor stewardship at the heart of everything you do, you’ll identify and develop long-term partnerships with appropriate groups and associations and individuals in your patch including schools, universities, local authorities, groups, shops and sporting organisations.

The ideal candidate will have the following abilities / attributes:
• Motivational, sunny and warm personality
• Ability to present in an engaging manner
• Experience working with community fundraising or supporter / volunteer led fundraising

  • Experience of working with volunteers to be able to motivate, inspire and lead a team of volunteer fundraisers
  • Be a confident communicator with the public and a wide range of people, with the ability to positively influence and persuade people to support your own ideas
  • Drivers licence and access to own vehicle essential
  • Ability and willingness to travel regularly across the area
  • Ability to work to a target
  • Project and budget management skills

Duties will include:

  • Responsible for developing and managing a portfolio of community fundraising activities and events
  • Grow fundraising income from community and voluntary relationships and events
  • Research potential local and community fundraising opportunities
  • Develop local partnerships to grow community fundraising income, including schools, churches, etc
  • Work with the marketing team to promote fundraising initiatives
  • Work with local community leaders to raise awareness of and support for the charity

Ideally, you’ll have at least 2 years community fundraising experience, although we’re open to engaging sales or business development professionals with proven experience locally working to targets.

The charity has spent time and energy creating a flexible, agile working culture with life and family-friendly being key in creating a happy workforce. Working from a base at home, along with an office space at the Trust premises in Bournemouth, we’d expect you to be out and about regularly across the Bournemouth and surrounding areas networking, connecting and fundraising with supporters.

If you think this role would be perfect for you, please send a covering letter and a copy of your CV in the first instance to our Admin Manager, Georgina Hillman by email  or by post to: Georgina Hillman, Youth Cancer Trust, 5 Studland Road, Alum Chine, Bournemouth, BH4 8HZ

Final submission deadline 31st March 2020, but interviewing on a rolling basis so please apply ASAP to avoid disappointment.”

Youth Cancer Trust actively promotes equality, diversity and inclusion. We match charity needs with skills and experience of candidates, irrespective of age, disability (including hidden disabilities), gender, gender identity or gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, or sexual orientation.

**Any potential candidate will be required to have a DBS check and be a non-smoker.