Supporting families of complexly poorly children and families of child loss

Supporting families of complexly poorly children and families of child loss

Work at Reuben’s

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Please see below for our current vacancies:

Job Title: Fundraising & Volunteer Champion

Reporting to: Senior Fundraiser 

Working hours: 37.5 hours per week 

Salary: £20,500 per annum

Location: Working at both Glossop & Ashton Under Lyne 

Our fundraising team is expanding and we are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated and hard working individual to join our wonderful charity.  The successful candidate will be responsible for creating & executing fundraising events and maintaining, engaging corporate and community support to have a positive impact on the charity’s income.  They will also  be responsible for supporting, guiding, and championing our volunteers on their journey with us. In addition, they will work closely with the fundraising team and our CEO to achieve Reuben’s Retreat’s wider fundraising aims.

To be considered for this fast paced & varied role you will ideally have a background in fundraising with demonstrable experience raising funds. However we are willing to consider someone with some fantastic relationship or business development skills looking to make a move into the sector. Regardless of background, most importantly you should be a hard-working team player with an interest and enthusiasm for the wonderful cause of this inspirational charity.



  • Develop new and imaginative fundraising activities, many of which involve organising events.
  • Project manage fundraising events, from inception all the way through to evaluation.
  • Recruit and promote supporters and volunteers for challenge and national events.
  • Engage and update existing volunteers to ensure they feel valued and fulfilled whilst putting their skills and passion to good use.
  • Guide volunteers through our recruitment process.
  • Research, identify and contact prospective partners and maintain regular contact with existing partners to contribute to the achievement of charity-wide fundraising targets.
  • Prepare and deliver powerful presentations to a diverse range of audiences of all sizes and seniority.
  • Ensure that all donations and income streams are correctly recorded, tracked, and gratefully received.
  • Reduce expenditure for the Charity by sourcing appropriate in-kind donations.
  • Ensure that all fundraising conforms to industry best practice and legal requirements.
  • Assist with the production of appropriate fundraising materials and ensure that all public relations opportunities are fully maximised.
  • Develop, write, and present persuasive and innovative proposals in conjunction with colleagues.
  • Work closely with the Fundraising team in identifying, preparing, writing, and submitting grant applications.
  • Provide written reports to partners/funders as required.


  • Adhere to all of the charity’s professional standards, policies and procedures.
  • Uphold ethical and professional standards and behaviour.
  • Comply with data protection regulations, ensuring that information and knowledge remains confidential.
  • Work autonomously, organising one’s own time and resources efficiently.
  • Communicate regularly with the Chief Executive and other managers.
  • Carry out additional reasonable duties as may be required which are commensurate with the nature of the post to meet the wider needs of the Reuben’s Retreat.
  • During the course of your employment you may have access to, see or hear information of a confidential nature and you are required not to disclose such information, particularly relating to beneficiaries or staff. All person identifiable information must be held in the strictest confidence and should be disclosed only to authorised people.
  • Adhere to and demonstrate the charity’s core values;
    • Authentic
    • Warm-Hearted
    • Work with integrity
    • Different


For this post all criteria is desirable (except meeting our values, which is essential). However, we do expect applicants to meet a good proportion of the criteria listed below and have the ability to upskill quickly and efficiently in other areas.

We do expect the successful applicant to demonstrate how they meet our values;

  • Authentic
  • Warm-hearted
  • Work with integrity
  • Different



  • Have excellent relationship building skills
  • Experience in writing and delivering presentations and speeches to a wide variety of audiences
  • Proven track record of achieving financial targets and keeping financial records
  • Practice in managing projects on your own from start to finish
  • Have a track record in creating mutually beneficial partnerships
  • Proven experience in fundraising or a sales environment generating significant income
  • Demonstrable experience of identifying, successfully acquiring and developing new business opportunities
  • Experience of recruiting to and working with volunteer groups
  • Experience of organising and promoting income generating events
  • A track record of successful fundraising in either a voluntary or paid capacity



  • Clear understanding of the role of fundraising within the charity sector
  • Exceptional written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to understand the strategic aims of the organisation
  • Understand the principles of event planning and management
  • Ability to develop and motivate individuals and groups of volunteers
  • Confident speaker and able to converse with a variety of audiences
  • Understands the principles of event planning and management
  • An appreciation of different methods of fundraising in the charity sector
  • Able to set and manage own priorities, work independently and act on own initiative
  • Computer literate, including social media
  • Organisational, planning, time-management and administrative skills
  • Full driver’s license and own car
  • Understanding of the voluntary sector



  • Warm, friendly and approachable character
  • Ambitious, self-motivated and target driven
  • Enthusiastic, confident, positive and self-motivated
  • Highly organised with an ability to work to deadlines and able to work under pressure
  • Tactful, discreet, tolerant, flexible attitude
  • Treat colleagues, beneficiaries and volunteers with dignity and respect
  • An empathy with the needs of families with children who are complexly poorly and those bereaved of a child
  • Able to work outside of normal office hours as required, including evening and weekend work

This is a very special opportunity to join a fantastic team who are dedicated to making a difference.  Please apply by sending your CV along with a covering letter and a personal statement (approx.1000 words) with examples of how you meet our new values: Authentic, Warm Hearted, Integrity and Different to [email protected]

Closing date – 6th May 2022

Interview date – 13th May 2022