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Regional Fundraiser - West of Scotland

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

This is an exciting time to join the dynamic Community and Events Fundraising Team as a Regional Fundraiser.

With our new organisational vision of ‘a world where diabetes can do no harm’ we are developing a brand new strategic direction for the team and we are looking for individuals to play a crucial role in delivering our exciting plans for growth.

This a 9 month fixed term contract.  The role is also a home-based role which will cover the West of Scotland.

Interview Date: 1 May 2019

Role Responsibility

This is a varied role where you will manage day to day relationships with our key supporters with the primary purpose of generating income across the West of Scotland through community fundraising activities.

For our team, the West of Scotland area incorporates the following health boards: Dumfries & Galloway, Ayrshire & Arran, Greater Glasgow & Clyde, Lanarkshire, Highland, and Western Isles.

The successful candidate will be responsible for delivering income targets across the region by building strong relationships with individuals, local companies, community groups and volunteers, in line with our community fundraising strategy.

The Ideal Candidate

  • Experienced community fundraiser
  • Proactive and skilled at building and maintaining effective relationships with supporters and colleagues alike
  • Experience in recruiting and managing volunteers
  • Flexible, self-motivated and able to work independently, with a can-do attitude and a solution focussed approach in tackling challenges.
  • Experience in managing income and expenditure budgets and financial reporting.

This role is home based and the successful candidate must reside in the West of Scotland area (Dumfries & Galloway, Ayrshire & Arran, Greater Glasgow & Clyde, Lanarkshire, Highland, and Western Isles).

Package Description

What we can offer you: 

  • Generous annual leave starting at 25 days plus bank holidays 
  • A Cash Healthcare Plan (giving you up to £1,600 towards a range of out of pocket health expenses like new glasses, dentist, chiropractor or osteopath appointments) 
  • Early finish Friday and flexible working 
  • Discounts on gym membership and days out 
  • Employee assistance programme to give you support on any issues that come up in life  
  • Annual season ticket loan 
  • Very active social scene including sport teams, gardening and other activities 
  • Generous pension provision, life assurance and permanent health insurance
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • £3,000 Car Allowance

*Some benefits aren't available until you've passed your probation period and are dependent on the length of contract.

About the Company

Diabetes is the most potentially devastating – and fastest growing – health crisis of our time, requiring ongoing high-quality care and support. There are currently 4.7 million people in the UK living with diabetes, and there are 3.8 million people diagnosed with diabetes in the UK. Those diagnosed face the risk of life-changing, and life-limiting, complications, unless they are given the very best care and the support they need to manage their condition well. As a society we need to work together now – and take action now – to fund critical research, improve healthcare and treatment, and prevent yet more people developing this potentially life-threatening condition. 

Diabetes UK is a forward thinking and commercially focused organisation, and is the leading charity for the 4.7 million people with the condition in the UK.

As we continue to improve our processes, through continual development and change, this is an exciting time to join us. With established funding streams and following on from the success of our previous five-year plan, we are in a strong position to continue developing and responding to changing environments.

We rely heavily upon the expertise and motivation of our staff in order to work towards our many aims and meet objectives. We aim to be an equal opportunity employer; the organisation recognises and respects the value and diversity of all. We gladly make the adjustments required for people with disabilities to join us. Our diverse functions mean that we can offer you a wide range of rewarding career opportunities.

Under the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006, as amended in particular by the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 this post is subject to pre-employment criminal records checks through the Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS), Disclosure Scotland, Access NI.  

Diabetes UK is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and expects all staff and volunteers to actively support this commitment.

Diabetes UK recognises and respects the value and diversity of all.

We have a vision of a world where diabetes can do no harm – if you’d like to be part of that, why not join us? 

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