Regional Fundraiser - East of England

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Reference number: 42653

Title: Regional Fundraiser - East of England

Hours: 37.5 hours per week, full time

Location: Home based with associated travel

Contract type: Permanent

Closing date: Tuesday 19 June 2018

Salary: £27,506 - £31,278 per annum (Inc. home allowance)

Interview date: W/C 25.06.2018

To start: To be discussed at interview

Job advert:


Sense are looking for an experienced Regional Fundraiser to join our team as we embark on a period of growth and development.

It is a really exciting time to join the team at Sense, with a new sense of direction and 3 year strategy that will see us increase income, as well as the number and quality of our supporter relationships. The Community Fundraising team is a core part of this strategy bringing together and activating supporters across our shops and services networks as well as individuals, groups and businesses across the country to fundraise and engage with our cause.

About the role

The role will be home based in the East of England, supporting fundraisers in the local area as well as our shops and key services in the region. We will expect the right candidate to be willing to travel within the region, building strong relationships and tailoring the support for local groups, businesses and individuals.

Our key services in this region are based in North London, Cambridge and Luton (please see this map) and there are shops in several locations which you can view on our website.

About you 

We are looking for an enthusiastic, ambitious and engaging person who will help to proactively grow our income and develop excellent supporter relationship. You will have great communication skills and feel confident in speaking to people over the phone and in person, including giving presentations to current and prospective supporters. You will be self-motivated and ideally have experience of working within a remotely based team.

You will also have a strong track record of meeting and exceeding targets and of working with income budgets including forecasting and mitigation planning.

This role will require access to a car and a full UK driving license and team members are reimbursed for their mileage. You will also be required to work evenings and weekends when necessary but will receive time off in lieu for this time.

About us

Sense is a national disability charity that supports people with complex communication needs to be understood, connected and valued.

Sense has a proven record of offering high quality, pioneering services.

Working at Sense can be incredibly rewarding; we offer the opportunity to work in a large, diverse and successful charity where people can develop their skills, knowledge and careers in a supportive and flexible environment. In addition we have excellent training and development, the opportunity for you to join our Group Personal Pension scheme and a generous annual leave entitlement.

*Please note that the internal title for this role is Community Fundraising Manager.

For an informal discussion about this role, please contact Jenny Flack,

To apply

Please use the link below to complete your application; CVs will not be considered. Managers will use your application to shortlist candidates in relation to the Personal Specification; therefore it is very important you complete this section thoroughly.  We would recommend that you read the candidate guidelines and job description (found at the base of this advert) before applying.

If you are a disabled candidate and require a hard copy pack or a different format for example large print, Braille or audio please contact the HR department on 0121 415 6735 or textphone 0121 415 2720.

Sense is an Equal Opportunities Employer and is committed to ensuring that all staff are motivated, skilled and rewarded by their work. Sense is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable children and adults and expects all employees to share this commitment. 


Job description: Download the job description

Candidate guidelines: Download the candidate guidelines

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