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Head of Events and Supporter Engagement (maternity cover) Hospice UK

Hospice recruitment by Peridot

Hospice UK is looking for an experienced events fundraiser, on a 12-month maternity cover contract, to deliver and grow their programme of events and increase supporter engagement- driving the third pillar of their exciting income generation strategy – individuals doing more.

  • Location: Hospice House, Britannia Street, London, WC1X 9JG
  • Salary: £53,500 - 12 months
  • Closing date: 9 a.m. Tuesday 30th August 2022

Hospice UK is the national charity for hospice and end of life care. We work to ensure everyone affected by death, dying and bereavement gets the care and support they need, when they need it.

Everyone, no matter who they are, where they are or why they are ill, should receive the best possible care at the end of their life. No one should die in avoidable pain or suffering.

Our mission is to transform the way society cares for the dying and those around them. To empower individuals, communities and populations to embrace the ethos of hospice care and extend its breadth and reach to improve everyone’s experience of death, dying and bereavement.

Our ambitious strategy is the blueprint for how we can achieve the transformation that is needed and sets out the following four strategic goals that will be driving our work over the next five years:

  • Extend the reach and enable hospice quality care to be delivered in any setting Tackle inequality and widen access to hospice care.
  • Work with communities to build capacity and resilience to care for those at the end of their life.
  • Empower a strong, dynamic and responsive hospice sector.
  • Our values: we aspire to be collaborative, compassionate, inclusive, innovative and knowledgeable.

About the Team

The Events and Supporter Engagement team forms part of the wider Income Generation Department. The team’s focus is on raising funds from individuals through challenge and special events, digital fundraising, giving in memory, legacy giving, regular and payroll giving, one off donations and community fundraising.

The team also delivers a range of supporter engagement events across the department, leads on supporter journeys and communications including the monthly newsletter and supports the online shop.

The Head of Events and Supporter Engagement is responsible for generating income from individuals and driving the third pillar of our income generation strategy – individuals doing more.

The focus of the role is to deliver and grow our programme of events and increase supporter engagement more widely across the income generation department with the overall aim of growing the income and long-term support from individuals.

Our team structure can be viewed here.

About the Role

The successful postholder will build on our supporter engagement plan and grow our current supporter base. Key to this will be to ensure there is a structured, collaborative approach making links to other income generation teams and the wider organisation.

As Head of Events and Supporter Engagement, you will have operational responsibility for the overall management of all events and fundraising from individuals. This means it will provide leadership and line management to roles and activities related to events, digital fundraising, supporter engagement and individual giving. It will support the team with the development and delivery of their objectives.

As a key member of the Income Generation Leadership team, the Head of Events and Supporter Engagement will contribute to the leadership of the wider department, and support the collaborative and positive culture across the team and wider organisation relating to income generation.

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

Tara Patel | tara@peridotpartners.co.uk | 07398 901458


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    Closing date: 9 a.m. Tuesday 30th August 2022


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