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Fundraising Officer

Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pro rata
Closing date
24 May 2024

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As a Fundraising Officer, you will play a key role in fundraising campaigns across all charitable funds as directed by the Head of Fundraising.

You will be responsible for the day-to-day correspondence and communication with donors and supporters of the charity, arranging events and exploring new ways to encourage donations and support for the charity.

You will act as a key contact point for potential donors, offering expert support and guidance to those who wish to donate or arrange fundraising events.

You will be required to represent the Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust charity at public events, which may involve accepting cheques and public speaking. You will also be responsible for liaising with the media and using social media to spread fundraising messages effectively.

We will require all fundraising to comply with financial regulations and our existing charitable funds accounting systems.

A full driving licence and use of a car is required for this position.

Main duties of the job

For more detail about the main duties of this role, please see the job description section below. As a key member of the Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, you will be joining an exceptional team working together to help our patients to stay healthy, when they need it most.

About us

Stretching across Northern, Eastern and Mid Devon, we have a workforce of over 15,000 staff, making us the largest employer in Devon. Our core services, which we provide to more than 615,000 people, cover more than 2,000 square miles across Devon, while some of our specialist services cover the whole of the peninsula, extending our reach as far as Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

We deliver a wide range of emergency, specialist and general medical services through North Devon District Hospital and the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wonford).

Alongside our two acute hospitals, we provide integrated health and social care services across a variety of settings, including community inpatient hospitals, outpatient clinics, and within peoples own homes. We also offer primary care services, a range of specialist community services, and Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARC).

Our state-of-the-art equipment, leading technologies and strong links to local universities put us at the forefront of research and innovations, enabling us to provide world-class care to our local communities.

Its never been a more exciting time to join the Royal Devon, as youll help to shape our services as we continue along our integration journey.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For more information on the Job Description and Responsibilities please click the link below.

More detail about the role

Royal Devon Hospitals Charity (RDHC) has an exciting opening for an inspirational and experienced Fundraising Officer to maternity leave. The post holder will join an established Fundraising team based in Barnstaple.

Were looking for a passionate people person who can demonstrate at least two years fundraising experience and is able to meet financial targets. You will support volunteers and fundraise for our various appeals and to support the running costs of the Fern Centre at North Devon District Hospital.

Its an exciting time to join Royal Devon Hospitals Charity. The charity (formerly Over and Above) has recently joined forces with our friends in Eastern Devon (RD& E Charity) and were busy raising money to support two new capital appeals in Exeter and North Devon.

As the official charity of the Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, we support 2 Acute Hospitals, 17 Community Hospitals and a range of Community, Specialist and Primary Care Services.

The charity helps fund new state-of the-art equipment create world-class patient and staff environments support additional staff development and wellbeing projects and fund cutting-edge research.

Weve got big ambitions to become a household name for anyone wanting to support the NHS in Exeter, Eastern, Northern and Central Devon.

And with your enthusiasm, passion and amazing people skills, and by championing our cause, you can make a difference and help us to push the limits of whats possible with NHS funding.

Working Pattern: 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday with occasional weekend and evening work.

Interview Date: To be confirmed

For further information please contact: Josh Allan, Fundraising Manageron01271 311772 or

This is a fixed term contract until July 2025. For current NHS employees this post could be a secondment opportunity.

As an inclusive employer, the Royal Devon values diversity and is committed to creating a culture of inclusivity where everyone can be themselves and reach their full potential. We believe in fostering a sense of belonging and actively encourage applications from individuals of all backgrounds, cultures, and abilities. We recognise the advantages of having a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve.

Preference will be given to staff with Priority and 'At Risk' status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust reserves the right to close vacancy when sufficient applications have been received.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust was established in April 2022, bringing together the expertise of both the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust and Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust.


We will work together to maintain a culture that develops and supports you and your team.

This might include funding for a care certificate, a degree or leadership qualifications. Or it might include days off to study, engage in CPD or rotational placements to help you hone your skills. Wherever you are heading in the NHS, we'll help you get there.

Looking after you is important to us.

We strive to help our staff create a healthy work-life balance through flexible working schemes and our family friendly policies.

If you're starting out in the NHS, you'll start with 27 days paid annual leave (plus bank holidays), rising to 33 days plus bank holidays.

You'll benefit from access to our own comprehensive occupational health services, including counselling, onsite wellbeing activities and groups.

Salary is not the only financial benefit

You'll have access to an extensive range of staff discounts on shopping, fitness and leisure options and you can spread the cost of technology and home appliance purchases from major retailers.

You will also have access to other benefits including:

National discount services such as the Blue Light Card and Health Service Discounts.

Salary sacrifice options including our OFSTED rated outstanding nursery onsite at Exeter

Car lease schemes.

The NHS Pension scheme (one of the most generous and comprehensive in the UK).

Cycle to work scheme

These are just a few of the benefits available if the role is something you are interested in, we'd love to hear from you.

Person Specification

General Requirements


  • See job description text above, and (where applicable) you can download a copy of the full job description


  • See job description text above, and (where applicable) you can download a copy of the full job description

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


North Devon District Hospital

Raleigh Park



EX31 4JB

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