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Charity Lead for Fundraising and Engagement

Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year PA
Closing date
28 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Full Time
Are you driven, creative and do you have bags of energy with a passion to make a real difference?

Are you consistent, loyal and want to roll your sleeves up to deliver all aspects of a leadership role within a growing hospital charity?

This is a brand-new role, and we need somebody who is prepared to make improvements every day. It's going to be a challenge - we know there is a lot to do and though we have an outline strategy and bold plans but more importantly, we're open to your ideas and we believe in working to the strengths of the people in our teams, so we're happy to learn from you and develop accordingly.

You'll be joining a dynamic team, part of a Trust redefining it's future and focusing on the most important things - our people and the care we provide. This newly established post will develop a range of fundraising activities for our charity and see them through to delivery.You'll be working flexibly across the days, evenings and into weekends as needed.

You will ensure that fundraising ideas and events are high profile and will generate funds. You will set and (hopefully exceed!) fundraising targets and have a track record of tools such as Just Giving, mail shots, telephone, and face to face fundraising. Legacy, corporate and strategic fundraising experience would be a benefit. You will be proactive, a team player and experienced in delivering presentations and key messages to a range of audiences.

Main duties of the job

You will have knowledge of fundraising and deliver a fundraising strategy maximising donations and legacies to support achieving objectives.

Develop and manage the fundraising function, working with both volunteers, colleagues, the local community and partners.

Develop relationships with, and secure financial support from, key high-value prospects, including corporate partners.

Ensure compliance with all relevant legislation including the Charities Act and Data Protection.

Establish, build and maintain strong relationships with networks and partnerships in order to maximise fundraising activity.

Manage and support all fundraising activities including reporting developments and progress to the Charitable Funds Committee.

Help to prepare funding proposals and submit to potential donors.

Lead fundraising campaigns targeted at the public to raise revenue into specific funds as well as general charitable funds.

We also think it'll be a lot of fun!

About us

This is an excellent opportunity to join a successful Foundation Trust with a strong commitment to delivering the highest standards of clinical quality, patient care and staff experience.

You must be able to go out into the community, building a network and offering high quality fundraising options as well as raising the profile of the charity. We will be appointing for values and we need flexibility in your working pattern to deliver this (including out of office hours as required) with excellent time management skills and the ability to work to tight deadlines.

You will thrive on interacting with people. You will be a positive motivator, and a self-starter, able to work with minimal supervision and aware you are key part of #TeamCRH.

This dynamic role needs a hands-on approach. You will need to be able to confidently manage multiple priorities and work well independently. You will have experience of managing stakeholders, capitalising on fundraising opportunities at all levels and developing engaging campaigns/appeals.

This is a great opportunity for somebody with passion and exceptional communication skills - written and verbal. We need your experience to continue building and bring fresh life to our fundraising opportunities - bringing our outline strategy to life. If you have the dedication we're looking for, then we'd love to hear from you. You also think it'll be a lot of fun!

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the job description for a full list of the duties and responsibilities for the role.

You will positively raise the profile of the charity and develop an ambitious calendar of events and activities. The post is an important link between the Trust charity and the local community, and you will have energy and enthusiasm that will inspire the patients, visitors and local community to choose the charity as their preferred charity to support. You will work with local business, staff and volunteer networks, developing fundraising initiatives, activities and events.

You will support the Charitable Funds Committee and Board of Trustees with reports about progress aligned to the strategy and other activities. You will produce associated reports to evaluate work and results.

Person Specification



  • Educated to degree-level or demonstrable equivalent experience
  • Evidence of continuous professional development


  • N/A



  • Fundraising experience in a registered charity, with a track record of achieving ambitious fundraising targets.
  • Experience of grant applications including horizon scanning and successful completion of bids.
  • Experience of successful stakeholder management including communication strategies to engage an audience at all levels both internally and externally.
  • Experience managing a team including volunteers.


  • Working knowledge of the NHS or similar large-scale organisation with a significant public-facing remit.
  • Good understanding of key issues facing the NHS.



  • Up to date knowledge of techniques and approaches.
  • Creative and innovative - developing novel solutions to problems and issues.
  • Evidence of organisational and administrative skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Familiarity with a range of fundraising ideas and approaches including legacy fundraising.
  • Excellent written communication skills including strong report writing and presentation skills. Effective verbal communication skills, delivering complex information clearly, concisely and confidently.
  • Ability to build and maintain constructive working relationships with colleagues and other stakeholders and to achieve results through collaborative working.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively within a multi-stakeholder environment.
  • Being innovative and think of new ways to raise awareness.
  • Ability to embrace change, developing and encouraging innovative ideas to drive improvement and developing practical solutions for their implementation.


  • High level of skill in using Office and web-based communications and recording through IT solutions.

Personal attributes


  • Good organisational and planning skills.
  • Positive and professional image and a team player.
  • Ability to identify and deal with problems or refer them on.
  • Ability to determine and take action appropriate to queries raised.
  • Calm under pressure and able to support high profile situations.
  • Problem solver and lateral thinker.
  • Capable of team working and on own initiative.
  • Capable of working under pressure.
  • Good interpersonal and communications skills.
  • Ability to network with people at all levels.
  • High level of personal motivation and resilience.
  • Commitment to own personal development.


  • N/A

Demonstrate our Proud to CARE Values


  • Compassion, Ambition, Respect, Encouragement.


  • N/a

Employer details

Employer name

Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Chesterfield Royal Hospital

Chesterfield Road


S44 5BL

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