Director of Income & Communications, Lewis-Manning Hospice
Location: Poole, Dorset
Lewis Manning Hospice is a highly regarded independent charity providing comprehensive end-of-life healthcare for the Poole and Bournemouth community. Building on the foundations of more than 25 years, we support and care for people with life-shortening illnesses, their families and carers. Our core services include a 12 bed in patient facility, and a wellbeing Day Hospice service which aims to help support adults living with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses in co-operation with the wider multi-disciplinary team involved in their care.
The hospice is a registered charity receiving around 25% of its funding from the NHS. We rely on the generosity of our local community to fund the hospice and this comes from individuals, events, local businesses, trusts, schools, community groups, our shops, our lottery and Gifts in Wills.
We are currently looking to recruit a Director of Income & Communications who embodies the values of our hospice, understands the future challenges and opportunities for fundraising and is passionate about supporting people.
Coming from a background in the charity sector, you will have multi-income stream experience as well as a track record of leading and developing a team of fundraising professionals. We are so grateful to our wonderful supporters and volunteers, and we need an excellent relationship builder, committed to the highest possible levels of donor stewardship to continue these relationships and forge new ones.
Our fundraising team has recently been appointed and we have a number of exciting opportunities for innovation and ideas and we are looking for somebody with fresh perspective to grow our income base. To do this you will need entrepreneurial flair and a positive approach to deliver in a challenging yet highly rewarding environment. The area of Poole and Bournemouth is affluent, and we need a passionate fundraiser to share the great stories of the work we do to inspire local supporters.
The right candidate will be able to demonstrate how they work effectively with a range of stakeholders including the Chief Executive, Board of Trustees, volunteers, staff and partners. We are seeking somebody who can also evidence delivering highly effective income strategies, together with the strong management of staff. It is not essential for this person to come from the hospice sector, although an understanding of hospice funding will be important.
On a personal level, we are looking for a collaborative yet persuasive individual who will inspire and lead from the front. The work that we do is humbling, and we enjoy constant reminders of why we are here. As an executive team, we want to challenge each other to be the best we can be. Honesty and openness are values we hold dear.
Overall, this is a fabulous opportunity to engage with the local community and to lead income generation for a charity that is held in high regard in the community and area.
For more information about the role please view our recruitment microsite: www.peridotportal.co.uk/lewis-manning
If you would like to have an informal conversation about the role you can contact Liz Holderness, Director of Research at Peridot Partners on email@example.com or 07872 031079.