Parkinson's UK
Parkinson's UK

Charity registered in Scotland SC037554

Parkinson's UK drives better care, treatments and quality of life. Together we can bring forward the day when no one fears Parkinson and you could be part of helping us achieve this.

Current vacancies

Community Fundraiser - East & Highlands of Scotland

  • Full time
  • £38,732
  • Remote: Home based
  • Closing 22nd July 2024

It has never been a better time to join our dynamic Community Fundraising Team who are dedicated to providing support and advice to thousands of individuals, groups, local businesses to fundraise and take part in events.

Parkinson's UK has recently made a huge investment to help us deliver our strategy for our community. Our strategic aims are focused on improving access to health and care; improving our community offer and continuing with our groundbreaking research. As a result of our investment new Community Fundraiser positions have been created to support the growing numbers of supporters, groups and local business opportunities.

As a Community Fundraiser, with expert relationship building skills, you’ll be responsible for engaging with current and potential new supporters within this area to generate leads to raise funds for the charity.

We are delighted to be offering a full time role in the East & Highlands of Scotland

This position is home based and you will be required to travel across the East of Scotland and the Highlands.

What you’ll do:

  • Develop and deliver ambitious local fundraising plans and budgets to maximise local support, provide exceptional stewardship and achieve financial targets in line with the community fundraising strategy.
  • Actively support, motivate and manage a portfolio of individual supporters to fundraise for Parkinson’s UK, ensuring opportunities realise their full potential and key supporters are retained.
  • Lead on the development and delivery of a portfolio of fundraising activities such as local delivery of the Walk for Parkinson’s event series.
  • Lead in developing all streams of local fundraising in allocated areas, including community support, local corporate activity and collaborating with central teams.

What you’ll bring:

  • Demonstrable experience of general fundraising principles and at least two of the following fundraising disciplines: community, events, corporate and major donors.
  • Experience of setting and effectively managing budgets to achieve agreed targets.
  • The ability to identify and maximise on opportunities to grow and develop income.
  • Experience of project work and building strong relationships internally that promote a one team ethos.
  • Experience of networking and finding new opportunities to pursue to grow a strong pipeline of income and supporters for year on year growth.

This is a role with an opportunity to make a real impact!

The successful candidate will be required to:

  • Provide their own broadband service with a minimum download speed of 2Mb
  • Have a confidential space in which to work
  • Travel around the region regularly without reliance on public transport
  • Due to the scope of the role an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check will be required. If you don’t have a current DBS check, you will be required to apply for one; refusal to do so will result in the offer being withdrawn

Anyone can get Parkinson’s. It’s vital that the people who work for Parkinson’s UK are representative of our diverse community. We actively encourage people from all sections of the community to apply, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender identity, age, disability, sexual orientation, or religion.