Full time, £34,000 - £40,000 per annum depending on experience

The Shakespeare Hospice is an innovative, award winning Hospice offering Day Hospice, Hospice at Home, carers, and young people’s services to our patients, and their families across South Warwickshire and the North Cotswolds. We currently need to raise £2million per annum through our fundraising efforts, retail shops, supporters and donors.    We are now looking for an experienced Fundraising Manager to lead and inspire our fundraising team.

Key areas of responsibility to include:

  • Develop, implement and monitor a Fundraising Strategy which reflects the objectives of the organisation and ensures maximum income growth.
  • Effectively work with and support the Grants and Trusts Fundraiser to maximise application opportunities and the Corporate Fundraiser to identify and implement an approach to businesses within the wider geographical area.
  • Effectively work the Community Fundraisers and the Corporate Events Fundraiser to develop activities which will engage with the local community.
  • Develop, implement and monitor a Social Media strategy together with a PR and Communications strategy which ensures a cohesive organisational approach.
  • Develop, lead and manage volunteers within the Fundraising team
  • Manage the operational processes for the effective and efficient delivery of fundraising income generation.
  • Lead, coach and manage all staff within the department to maximise their potential and promote positive relationships and effective team working.

Person specification to include:

  • Previous experience in a senior fundraising/management role
  • Strategic planning experience to develop, implement and monitor initiatives
  • Experience in managing and leading a multi disciplinary team to deliver against significant financial targets
  • The proven ability to establish and maintain collaborative, professional working relationships both internally and externally
  • Strong operational and project management skills
  • A collaborative team player
  • Professional attitude and self motivated
  • Knowledge and experience of hospices combined with a genuine empathy with Hospice objectives and commitment to the work and values of the Hospice movement

Deadline for applications: Wednesday, 8th November 2017

Interview date:  Thursday, 16th November 2017

Download the application form for the above job here Job description for the fundraising manager is here and the personal specifications for the role are here , or contact Jenny Rigby, HR Manager, on 01789 333328 or e-mail.  A copy of our Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form is available to download here.


The Shakespeare Hospice is an award winning Hospice offering services and facilities to day care patients, Hospice@Home, carers, and transitional young people with life limiting illnesses.  We offer counselling, complementary therapy, diversional therapy, occupational health and physiotherapy to our patients, carers and their families across Shakespeare country and the North Cotswolds.

To provide this care and innovate further we need raise £2 million a year and our seven shops across the county help towards achieving this. 

We are looking for people who enjoy the social aspect of working in a retail environment.  You will have excellent communication skills, be able to problem solve and enjoy making sales to help us reach our targets.

As a Bank Retail Manager or Furniture Shop Assistant the hours are varied, and if you are flexible about locations, you can enjoy working with our teams across our seven shops including two furniture shops, a boutique, bookshop/coffee shop and ‘traditional’ charity shops who sell a huge range of donated goods. If you have a preference to a particular shop we would also be interested in hearing from you.

Competitive rates of pay.

Download the application form for both of the above jobs here. Job description for retail assistant is here, and job description for Bank Retail Manager here or contact Jenny Rigby, HR Manager, on 01789 333328 or e-mail.  A copy of our Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form is available to download here.

Family Support

Our Family Support Services include Children and Family Support Service, Bereavement Support, Counselling, Chaplaincy and Social Work Service.

For the families we support, we can offer volunteers to stay at home with a patient while the carer attends the Hospice or other appointments.

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How to Get Involved

The Shakespeare Hospice is keen to forge links with our local business community.

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Hospice at home

Our Hospice at Home team enable patients to stay at home with specialist nursing care in their last few weeks of life

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Volunteer in Our Shops

Volunteering in The Shakespeare Hospice shops lets you meet new people and provides valuable work experience and new skills.

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