Individual Giving Manager

Job Ref: Hope House Children’s Hospices
Type: Permanent, Full time (flexible working considered)
Location: Home Based
Salary: Circa £35k per annum 
Closing Date: Midday, Wednesday 21st July

Full Description

In 1991, the charity that would become Hope House Children’s Hospice was formed and launched an incredible fundraising campaign to raise the £1.5 million needed to build a hospice at Morda, near Oswestry. Building started in 1993 and in October 1995 Hope House opened its doors as only the tenth children’s hospice in the world.

Hope House Children’s Hospices are here to make sure that no one faces the death of their child alone. In their first full year, Hope House supported 80 families. This has grown over the years and 2018 saw the hospices at Oswestry and Tŷ Gobaith, just outside Conwy, care for 400 children and support 900 families at home or through counselling and bereavement support. They now support more than 750 local families who are either caring for a terminally ill child, or whose child has died.

Hope House want to ensure children affected by conditions so serious that they are not expected to live longer than early adulthood enjoy the best possible quality of life alongside their families and with access to specialist care and bereavement support, when and where they need it.

It costs £6.5 million every year to run their services and 86% of this is spent on care. Approximately one month’s income comes from statutory sources and for the other 11 months of the year the Hospices are dependent on public support. Hope House wants to increase their annual income from £2.5m to £9m by 2025 to make sure they can reach every child, mum, dad, brother and sister who needs their help in this area.

The Individual Giving Manager will develop and implement an engagement program for existing donors and lottery players. Focused on calls and emails, you will lead by example and support a team of Engagement Officers to reduce attrition amongst lottery players, engage current donors to schedule regular giving, and encourage individuals to raise more money through sponsorship and participation in fundraising events. Leadership and management are key in this position. You will develop, plan and implement innovative and professional individual giving programmes and lead a team in the delivery of these towards annual income growth targets.

As the Individual Giving Manager, you must be able to demonstrate successful fundraising experience across individual giving streams with knowledge of the current fundraising landscape as well as giving to Hospices. As a management position with a growing team, you will have experience as a fundraising manager and have a track record of individual and team management. It is important that you lead by example and have a passion for the cause. To be successful in this role, you must be capable of building strong and sustainable relationships and be creative in their approaches to engagement. To support this, you must have strong written and verbal communication skills. Effective communication will be critical, and as the Individual Giving Manager you must have meticulous attention to detail.

This role is home-based with 2 days per week at either office in Oswestry or Conwy (fuel and hotel expenses covered).

How to apply

Please email us at [email protected] or call us on 01786 542 224 to request an information pack, full job description and person specification.

You are advised to get in touch well in advance of the closing date to give us time to consider your application and pre-interview the strongest applicants.

Closing date: Midday, Wednesday 21st July

Interview date: Monday 2nd August

This search is being conducted exclusively for Hope House Children’s Hospices by BTA (Bruce Tait Associates). Our leadership team have all worked in the voluntary sector and we use this experience to match organisations and individuals to create great appointments.