The Appeal is looking for two enthusiastic individuals to join the charity as it celebrates it prepares to celebrate its 20th Anniversary. Find out more below.

Fundraising Manager

Location: Leeds
Contract: Permanent
Hours: 40 hours a week
Salary: £28,000 - £33,000 dependent on experience

Job Purpose

To manage and coordinate the fundraising efforts across the charity, including developing and implementing a fundraising strategy in partnership with the Appeal Manager and in line with the charity’s ever evolving needs.

Strategic Priorities

  • To support the development of the charity through growing fundraising income
  • To provide robust reporting and projections on income and expenditure associated with fundraising
  • To raise the profile of the charity and its four pillars in the areas it operate in
  • To deliver and manage the 20th Anniversary Campaign across all mediums

Operational Priorities

  • Managing and developing the fundraising events calendar for the charity
  • Developing new and existing income streams and sources of support in line with fundraising targets
  • Develop key corporate and community partnerships to grow fundraising income
  • Ensuring a high standard of stewardship for all Jane Tomlinson Appeal supporters
  • Regular analysis of income vs forecast
  • To ensure that all the necessary records and reports are kept up to date on the internal database


  • Staying up to date with fundraising regulation and reporting changes
  • Maintaining existing relevant fundraising policies and recognising the need for additional policy in our operation in response to regulation
  • Ensuring our fundraising activity is safe and legal

Brand, Marketing and Communications

  • Execute campaign effectively, on schedule and to budget
  • Ensure the Jane Tomlinson Appeal website and communications are up to date
  • Collate case studies, newsletters and other donor communications as required
  • Liaise with designers and media outlets as required
  • Engage an array of strategic campaign partners including donors, schools and individuals

Person Specification


  • Proven record of developing meaningful relationships with a range of individuals and organisations.
  • Previous marketing and campaign management experience is desirable
  • Demonstrable understanding of the importance of responding to changing regulation across the industry

Skills and Competencies

  • Highly financially literate
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with an ability to articulate Charity’s vision clearly, accurately and convincingly
  • Willingness to work flexibly around events calendar
  • Ability to prioritise work to deadlines and prioritise workload
  • Willingness to travel for work and access to own transport
  • Educated to degree level

To Apply please send a covering letter and CV to no later than 16th March 2022 at 9am 

Fundraising and Admin assistant

Location: Leeds
Contract: Permanent
Hours: 40 hours a week
Salary: £22,000 - £24,000 dependent on experience

The Jane Tomlinson Appeal continues the legacy of the late inspirational Jane Tomlinson CBE.

Jane raised £1.85m for children’s and cancer charities before her untimely death from cancer aged just 43 in 2007. Her endeavours made headlines across the world as she took part in a series of seemingly impossible endurance challenges from the London Marathon, ironman and triathlon competitions, to a 4,200 mile cycle ride across the width of the USA – despite being diagnosed with incurable cancer.

Through the Jane Tomlinson Appeal, and its sister events organisation, Run For All, a massive £10m has now been raised for good causes, mainly children’s and cancer charities.

As the Appeal looks to its future, it is now seeking a fundraiser administrator to manage our database, communicate with fundraisers, recruit and support volunteers and to provide general office support.

With your help, we can fulfil our mission to help children be happier and healthier and to improve the lives of people living with cancer.

The Role
The successful candidate will be the main administrator for the Jane Tomlinson Appeal fundraising team.  

Working in a busy environment, you will be comfortable working to deadlines and juggling several tasks at once. You’ll be managing the database, inputting financial and communications data and generating reports. Along with the general banking for the charity, you will also be responsible for all gift aid claims.

You’ll be supported in your role by volunteers, for whom you will be responsible for recruiting, training and managing.

You will also play an important role in supporter journey of our fundraisers; sending out fundraising packs, T-shirts and good luck cards, ensuring they are thanked promptly following their donations and that any enquiries are dealt with in a timely manner.

Your role will also support the wider fundraising team with general admin tasks, including managing the PO system, tracking invoices and stock management of fundraising supplies.

You will also support the Appeal team at events across the North and the Midlands, which will naturally involve some out of hours and weekend working.

You must also have a full driving license and access to a vehicle to travel to the events (time off in lieu will be given and expenses met).

Person Specification – Fundraising Assistant

Essential Criteria:
Knowledge and Experience

  • Experience of working on fundraising or marketing campaigns either within a charity or in other sector for a minimum of one year
  • Experience in office practice, systems and processes
  • Good project management and planning skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Excellent organisational and administrative skills and the ability to prioritise own workload and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent computer skills and working experience of word processing and database packages
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent
  • The ability to juggle a wide range of activities, prioritise own workload and meet deadlines

Personal Attributes and Skills

  • To be professional, approachable, and friendly with an ability to connect with people at all levels.
  • To have excellent interpersonal skills and to thrive on enabling supporters to succeed with their fundraising endeavours.
  • A self-starter with the ability to instigate and see through new ideas and developments.
  • Ability to research and analyse information.
  • A commitment to equality of opportunities.
  • A full clean driving licence and own vehicle is essential.

To Apply please send a covering letter and CV to no later than 16th March 2022 at 9am