Community Fundraiser

Salary: Salary: Up to £22,500 pro rata
Hours: Up to 30 per week, negotiable
Reporting to: Fundraising Manager
Location: Leeds
Closing date: 04.11.19

The Jane Tomlinson Appeal – Helping Children to be Happier and Healthier and Improving the Lives of People Living with Cancer.

The Jane Tomlinson Appeal continues the legacy of the late inspirational Jane Tomlinson CBE who became known worldwide for completing an incredible series of fundraising challenges, despite being diagnosed with incurable cancer.

Jane’s remarkable efforts raised almost £2m for charity, before she sadly passed away. The Appeal which bears her name now aims to carry on what Jane started by improving the lives of children and people with cancer.

It does this through four key projects: our new OWLS children’s bereavement service; research and study days into non-drug pain relief techniques for cancer patients; children’s health and wellbeing partnership programmes and co-funded research into a blood test for the early detection of breast cancer.

The Community Fundraiser will play a vital role in our ability to drive these projects forward.  

The Role

As Community Fundraiser, you will support new and existing fundraisers, generate income, develop relationships with communities and individuals and raise awareness of the charity and its aims and objectives.

They will spend time in the heart of the community in our key fundraising locations, meeting with stakeholders, sharing the Jane Tomlinson Appeal story and inspiring support for our work with children and people with cancer.

You’ll establish and nurture new relationships with local community groups and individuals and be responsible for communications with your audiences, from social media to email campaigns.

You will especially forge relationships with local schools, encouraging them to support the Appeal through our new schools targeted fundraising activities.

A key part of this role will also be to support participants taking part in running and other challenge events for the Appeal. You will steward them along their supporter journey, from sign up to event day.

You’ll also help see their journey through – by often being at events to lead and recruit volunteers for our ‘motivation squads’ or being in the charity village to cheer them home.

Naturally, there will be some weekend working and travel to event locations across the North and Midlands, especially, so you will need a full driving licence and regular access to a vehicle. (Time off in lieu will be given and expenses met).

The Candidate

To be considered for this role, you must have at least a year’s experience of working in a fundraising team. You’ll have a positive ‘can-do’ approach, be very well organised, have excellent communication skills and show a genuine passion for fundraising and the third sector.

You will need to be self-assured both when speaking to either groups of people or in one to one conversations, as well as being confident on the phone. You will have good written skills and be able to communicate clearly and effectively with supporters via email and other channels.

Experience of databases or CRM systems is desirable and you will be required to produce monthly financial reports, tracking the income you have generated.

We’re looking for someone who can inspire potential fundraisers, so it’s vital that you can convey passion for the work of the Appeal to audiences, old and new.

The successful candidate will be required to have a full driving licence and access to a vehicle.

In return you will benefit from a competitive salary, a defined contribution pension scheme, five weeks holiday per year (pro rata) in addition to public holidays and ongoing career development opportunities.


How to apply

To apply for this role, please send a covering letter, explaining why you want to work for the Jane Tomlinson Appeal and how you meet the requirements of the role, along with a CV to Appeal Manager Vicki Robinson via

Please ensure you refer to the full role description and person specification (available below) in compiling your application. 

We would be grateful if you would also complete and return our equal opportunities monitoring form (also available below). 

This will not form any part of your application and will be kept solely for monitoring purposes. 

Please note we will not consider CVs without a covering letter and we do not wish to be contacted by agencies for this role.