Title: Community & Events Fundraising Manager

Reporting to: Head of Fundraising & Communications

Accountable to: CHUMS Charity

Base: Wrest Park Enterprise Centre, Silsoe MK45 4HS

Hours: 37.5 hours per week (flexible)


Job Purpose

Responsible for income generation from community fundraising activities, internal events and external challenge events. To recruit and support fundraising volunteers. To support individuals with their own fundraising events and challenges and to research other avenues of fundraising.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop, implement and achieve a range of sustainable and proactive fundraising activities, methods and initiatives to increase income and raise the profile of the service
  • Develop new sources of income generation and identify innovative opportuntiies for funding.
  • Expand on our existing offer of overseas challenge events. Provide excellent stewarding to enable donor retention and maximise ROI
  • Organise, promote and manage cost budgets for fundraising events
  • Develop current supporters, through nurturing relationships and develop ways of encouraging new supporters
  • Manage the recruitment of and provide support to fundraisers joining externally organised events e.g. London Marathon, parachute jumps etc.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of a fundraising strategy for CHUMS Charity
  • Manage the Fundraising Assistant and ensure all day to day administration tasks are carried out efficiently and in accordance with Fundraising polices, procedures and best practice
  • Ensure that all donations are processed and acknowledged appropriately and the fundraising database is accurately managed
  • Support the Fundraising Assistant in providing and analysing statistical data and information about fundraising activities, supporters and potential new opportunities for funding reports and corporate documents
  • Build the profile of the charity in the local community
  • Work with the charity and team to ensure that appropriate literature and fundraising materials are available
  • Contribute to monthly fundraising newsletters and updates for the CHUMS Charity committee and Board
  • Supply stories and photos to enhance presence on social media
  • Update information on website
  • Maintain and develop effective working relationships with staff and volunteers
  • Be an ambassador for the organisation

Key Relationships

  • Head of Fundraising & Communications
  • CHUMS staff
  • Friends of CHUMS charity
  • Head of Finance
  • Volunteers
  • Communications and Marketing Manager
  • Fundraising Assistant

General Terms and Conditions


This job profile is not intended to be a complete list of duties and responsibilities but as a guide for information to the job and may be reviewed in the light of changed needs and as part of an individual’s personal development plan. Any changes will be made following discussion with the post holder.

The post holder will be expected to undertake ongoing personal, professional and management development in line with the responsibilities of the post.

Equal Opportunities

All employees must comply with CHUMS Social Enterprise Equal Opportunities Policy and must not discriminate on the grounds of age, class, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national grounds, disability, family responsibilities, gender, marital status, religion or sexual orientation, or any other grounds which cannot be shown to be justifiable.

Health and Safety

All employees are subject to the requirements of the Health & Safety at Work Act.  The post holder is required to ensure that his/her work methods do not endanger themselves, or others.

Data Protection/Confidentiality

All employees are subject to the requirements of the Data Protection Act 1998 and must maintain strict confidentiality in respect of patient and staff records and information.

Continuing Professional Development

The post holder will be expected to undertake ongoing personal, professional and management development in line with the responsibilities of the post.

Person Specification

Community & Events Fundraising Manager

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