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Community and Events Fundraiser

  • Full time
  • £27,000
  • Hybrid: Flexible, though close to Edinburgh an advantage
  • Closing 13th June 2024

  • Advertised from 31st May 2024
  • Permanent. 37.5 hours per week. Some weekend work will be required..
  • Annual Leave – 25 days (plus 8 days bank holiday)


Now is the time to join My Name’5 Doddie Foundation! We are looking for an engaging and proactive Community and Events Fundraiser who wants to join a fast-growing charity that makes a real impact.

You’ll have some fundraising experience as well as strong organisational, communication and data management skills, with the ability to work within a fast-paced team. This post would be ideal for someone with a love of people as well as organisation, an interest in fundraising and a passion for improving lives.

Job Description

Alongside the Community and Volunteer Fundraiser, you will be the first point of contact for supporters and help deliver our 3rd party events programme. The broad responsibilities are:

  • Building and maintaining strong fundraising relationships
  • Providing support to our fundraisers to help them make the most of their activities.
  • Working with 3rd party event supporters to help them hit their fundraising targets.
  • Helping with the delivery and development of a busy events programme.

Key Responsibilities


  • Providing outstanding supporter care as the key contact for community and event fundraising enquiries at the Foundation.
  • Ensuring stewardship processes are followed throughout the supporter journey by providing one to one support for community fundraising events.
  • Attending events to represent My Name’5 Doddie Foundation, including supporter-led events when appropriate.
  • Delivering various event projects across the UK including, but not limited to, our presence at Great North Run, Edinburgh Marathon, and Royal Highland Show.

Behind the scenes

  • Managing and maintaining all mass participation registration platforms.
  • Uploading events and registration forms onto the Foundation website.
  • Helping with the creation of marketing plans for our events programme.
  • Working with our Fundraising Administrator to send fundraising packs.
  • Maintaining our supporter database up to date and accurate.
  • Working with the team to create event plans.
  • Setting up and de-rigging event equipment.

Supporter and Internal Comms

  • Working with the Digital Lead and Senior Community, Events and Volunteering Manager, to co-ordinate regular social media activity for the Fundraising team.
  • Producing monthly updates for everyone at the Foundation
  • Actively seeking new third-party event opportunities.
  • Working closely with our third-party suppliers and maintaining good relationships.
  • Ensure the CRM system is updated to maximise learning and supporter experience.

What we’re looking for:

The ideal person for this role would possess the skills and experience below. However, please don’t be put off applying if there’s a couple of things on there that you’re not as familiar with – we know it’s a broad remit and we are looking for someone who is enthusiastic, proactive, and keen to learn.

Skills and Experience

  • Minimum 1 years’ experience in fundraising and/or event delivery.
  • Experience using fundraising platforms e.g JustGiving, Enthuse, Give As You Live.
  • Driving licence and access to a car.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proficient in use of Office 365 including Excel and Word.
  • Experience using customer/donor databases.
  • Experience in a customer service role.
  • Effective at building relationships with people
  • Natural problem solver with the ability to prioritise and manage multiple tasks.
  • Comfortable to work with minimal supervision, but as part of a team.
  • Desire to learn and develop a career in fundraising.

Who are we?

My Name’5 Doddie Foundation was founded in 2017 by former Scotland rugby player, Doddie Weir, following his motor neuron disease (MND) diagnosis. Doddie was frustrated at the lack of treatments available for this terminal disease, and the consequent lack of hope for those diagnosed. While Doddie sadly died in 2022, his vision of a World Free of MND lives on through the Foundation and we won’t stop until this has been achieved.

Since our inception, we have committed £11 million to MND research, as well as a further £2 million in grants to support people living with MND. We have fostered collaboration between leading MND researchers and been an integral part of game-changing campaigns to raise funds and awareness for the disease. In 2023, we were also awarded JustGiving’s UK Charity of the Year award.

It is an exciting time at My Name’5 Doddie Foundation, and we hope you’d love to be part of it.

Application notes

Closing Date: 13 June

Interview Date: 25 June

Applications be submitted to: by cover letter and CV.