Forget Me Not Children's Hospice

Forget Me Not Children's Hospice Fundraiser

West Yorkshire, UK

Job Type

Full Time

About the Role

“I had never thought of doing something like this before but now I am, I realise that it’s the best job that I have ever had”

Looking for a fresh start and a new challenge in a new career?
Want to earn good money by doing good?
Can you gain people's trust quickly and build rapport?

We are recruiting for jobs where genuinely the most successful people are in the mid-50s and 60s. It really suits, for example, older women with some caring responsibilities of one sort or another, and older men are also highly successful at this. People of all ages trust older people more and in this role that is a crucial attribute.

We actively want people over 55 years old who are friendly, can relate to people, and have life experience. You need to be reasonably mobile and physically fit and active, but we can train you in all other parts of the job very easily. You will also be ethical and take pride in doing a job the right way. You could really help make a difference in your community.

The role is fundraising as a 3rd party agent, employed by The Fundraising Partnership, representing Forget me Not Children’s Hospice. It is a salaried role enhanced by commission with full-time and part-time options, travel costs payment included. The basic salary is £17,290 & Full-time OTE is between £30-40k pa. You will need to have a car but will typically be working within a half-hour of your home.

Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice supports children with life-shortening conditions and their families across West Yorkshire. They help hundreds of families each year through a hospice at home service and at the fantastic purpose-built building – Russell House- in Huddersfield. They provide superb nursing care, hydrotherapy, creative therapy, days out memory making, end-of-life care, bereavement support and counselling and much more to the whole family. The care provided is rated “Outstanding” by the CQC and is provided free, but they can only do that only because of the charity’s fundraising. More than 90% of the charity’s income is self-generated - We can only provide free care to local families because local people support us.

Your role will be to find more local people to support us with a small regular donation so that we can make a big difference to local people. You do this by talking to people at their homes or in shops, being friendly, explaining what Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice does, and asking them to become a regular supporter of their local children’s hospice. Full training is given and delivered via a short home study course and support and coaching in the field.

We are an ethical employer and are committed to setting new standards and changing the face of face-to-face fundraising. That is why we are proud to already be an ISO 9001 accredited company. We welcome applications from people with sales experience in other fields but who maybe want to do something socially valuable with their experience and we also want people with no sales experience and who previously have not even thought of working in a sales-type role – because it is not a traditional style sales job at all.

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