Community Fundraiser 

We invite you to join us as our Community Fundraiser to lead a small team who deal with an established supporter base, manage events and develop new opportunities for fundraising.

You will act as the SECHC’s main contact for community fundraising.  Your work will include building new and developing existing fundraising relationships in the community in order to increase income. This will include raising funds from individuals, businesses, events and community organisations such as schools, rotary and golf clubs by growing positive relationships, including having regular meetings and telephone conversations.

This is a small fundraising team and a further key element of your role will be to supervise, support and motivate the team. You also will need to be comfortable working independently and be able to manage your own work load and set priorities.

The successful candidate will probably have worked in the charity sector and must have good communication and customer service skills, together with relevant current experience as a community fundraiser.

Reporting to the Executive, this position is a full-time role for 37.5 hrs per week or part-time and flexible working office days and hours will be considered. Occasionally some work outside normal office hours may be required. Candidates interested in working part-time should apply.

To apply for this position, in the first instance submit your CV plus a covering letter making clear your suitability for the role against the attached job description. These should be sent to:

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By Post marked “PRIVATE & CONFIDENTIAL” to:

David Mollett
Company Secretary
South East Cancer Help Centre
2 Purley Rd, (Tesco Development)
Purley CR8 2HA

Applicants that are short listed will be contacted and will then need to complete and submit our application form prior to final interviews.

Community Fundraiser: Job description

Company: South East Cancer Help Centre Ltd (SECHC)
Registered Charity No:1011509
Role: Community Fundraiser.
Reporting to: Executive.
Location: Head Office, 2 Purley Road, Purley, CR8 2HA.
Salary: £28k to £34k plus performance bonus for full-time or pro-rata for part-time.
Hours Worked: 37.5 or part-time
Holidays: 25 days holidays plus bank holidays for full-time, or pro-rata for part-time.

Key responsibilities & Duties

  • As team leader, directing and motivating a small team, including the recruitment of fundraising volunteers as required.
  • Increase income streams by developing and maintaining warm co-operative relationships with all community supporters including, existing individuals, fundraising committees, businesses, schools and other community groups.
  • Actively seek out opportunities to cultivate new potential donors and fundraising opportunities.
  • Encourage and support volunteer led fundraising ideas/events in the local area to benefit SECHC.
  • Organizing SECHC community events and manage the associated administration behind the scenes.
  • Be responsibility for your own administration including maintaining relevant databases, providing reports and information about activity, income streams, opportunities and supporters.
  • Act as the Charity’s main contact for community fundraising.
  • Act as the face of the charity and promote their work to the local community.
  • Some local travel will be necessary to external meetings, visiting supporters & local events.
  • Working on own initiative without direct supervision to achieve agreed objectives.
  • Liaise with the Executive on activities, resource issues and occasionally attend Executive committee and Trustee meetings.
  • Using social media to promote events to supporter base.


  • Relevant current employment experience as a Community Fundraiser covering events management, engaging with local business, schools, social organisations and individual supporters to increase fundraising income.
  • Identifying and developing new community fundraising opportunities.
  • Experience of recruiting, motivating, working with and leading volunteers.
  • Have a good knowledge of funding in the voluntary and community sectors.

Personal Qualities

  • Ability to build and maintain good working relationships with people.
  • Enthusiastic and Persuasive.
  • Outgoing Personality.
  • Must be able to work on own initiative.


  • Proven organisation, administration, IT and social media, including a good working knowledge of MS Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Publisher together with social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) skills.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.


  • Qualifications to A level or equivalent.
  • Full and valid driving licence
  • Some local travel will be necessary to external meetings, visiting supporters & local events.