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Community and Events Fundraising Manager Newlife

Newlife is seeking an experienced fundraiser to take ownership of both community and events income streams as they continue to expand their impact and help even more disabled and terminally ill children.

  • Location: Staffordshire
  • Salary: c.£38,000
  • Closing date: Rolling applications

Who we are

Newlife is the UK’s largest charitable provider of specialist equipment for disabled children. They were founded 30 years ago to provide disabled and terminally ill children the best possible start through life by providing the essential but expensive medical equipment they need to reach their full potential.

There are 1.7 million disabled and terminally ill children in the UK, many of whom miss out on life’s opportunities because they don’t have access to the specialist equipment they need. Newlife provides thousands of these children with this life-saving and life-changing equipment, enabling them to lead happy and fulfilling lives.

Newlife also campaigns on behalf of disabled and terminally ill children to ensure their voices are heard and their outlooks are improved. They work with parents and health professionals to ensure they receive all the support they need to achieve the best outcomes for the children they care for.

About the role

You’ll be taking ownership of community and events fundraising at Newlife. It will be up to you to dictate how these programmes look. Working closely with the Head of Community and Corporate Partnerships, you will devise a three-year strategy, targeting key areas of growth in community fundraising, challenge events and special events.

This role will be what you make of it. Newlife is seeking someone who can bring fresh ideas and approaches. You will be empowered to try new things and learn from the process as you define exactly how community and events fundraising looks at Newlife. You’ll play a key role in devising ambitious but realistic targets and will be fully supported across the organisation to achieve them, an integrated and holistic approach to fundraising is key for Newlife. There is a huge capacity for growth within the charity, both in the local area and across the country, so a significant uplift in fundraised income is highly achievable.

You’ll be leading a team of passionate community fundraisers with great links in their local area as well as the guile and motivation to raise and events fundraisers who have successfully run several challenge events across the country. You will work with the team to come up with new and innovative ways of fundraising that raise the profile of Newlife to create and seize opportunities.

Who we are looking for

We are seeking a fundraiser with a large charity community and events or marketing experience as well as the tenacity and drive to identify and seize opportunities, developing and testing them to maximise income.

You will be ambitious, proactive and not afraid to fail. A natural relationship builder, you will communicate with various stakeholders with ease, bringing a research-led and collaborative approach to your role.

Suitable candidates will be bursting with ideas and creativity, possessing a strategic outlook and a willingness to challenge established processes to achieve the best results.

For further information about the role, or to arrange a confidential discussion, please contact our advising consultant at Peridot Partners:

Josh Larkin | josh@peridotpartners.co.uk | 07950 729373

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