East Lancashire Hospice

Fundraising Assistant

Post title: Fundraising Assistant
Responsible to: Head of Fundraising 
Type of contract: Permanent 
Hours: 37.5
Salary: £22,425
Closing date: Monday 10th June 2024
Interview date: Monday 17th June 2024

Job Advert 

This post involves regular, direct unsupervised access to vulnerable adults and therefore is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974

Role Outline

East Lancashire Hospice is seeking a dynamic and organised individual to join our Income Generation team as a Fundraising Assistant. In this role, you will provide essential administrative and fundraising support, contributing to the overall success of our fundraising efforts and community outreach initiatives.


• Act as a first point of contact for a wide range of fundraising enquiries, ensuring excellent customer service

• Support the team with the organisation and delivery of a wide range of fundraising events throughout the year

• Work with the Community Fundraiser to support a variety of community groups with their fundraising

• Work with the Data Admin team to ensure accurate and up to date records are kept on our database and ensure that supporters are thanked promptly and appropriately

• Manage supplies of fundraising materials and liaise with suppliers to ensure stock is kept up to date

• Coordinate information and bucket collection dates with local shopping outlets, encouraging community engagement

• Manage ad hoc fundraising volunteers and recruit them for fundraising events throughout the year 

• Provide necessary briefs to volunteers for their involvement in community events

• Identify opportunities within the community for businesses to take a collection box in their places of work and manage the collection box system

• Represent East Lancashire Hospice in all interactions within the community and seek out opportunities for new relationships


• Maintain appropriate and respectful professional relationships with colleagues and other staff

• Exercise good personal time management, punctuality, appearance and consistent reliable attendance

• Ensure that personal actions and conduct apply with hospice policies and procedures

• Ensure effective use of hospice resources

• Act as an ambassador for the East Lancashire Hospice promoting at all times our vision which is to help everyone who comes into contact with the hospice to make the most of life. We do this by committing to our values: to care, listen, respect and work together to support people to live well until they die and support those affected by death


• Access mandatory training appropriate to the role

• Participate in the hospice appraisal system and access training opportunities to improve own knowledge and skills

• Participate in the education and training of others as appropriate to the role


• Ensure the security of information accessed in the course of your duties ensuring compliance with the Data Protection Act, Caldicott principles and information governance best practice guidance

• Report any hazards or incidents in accordance with the Health Safety and Risk Management Policy and procedures

• Comply with the East Lancashire Hospice ‘no smoking’ policy in all hospice premises and grounds

• Be responsible for maintaining own vaccinations including Hepatitis B immunity (as applicable)

• Ensure that infection control measures are followed in relation to your role

• Work at all times to safeguard the rights of individuals promoting their wellbeing and protecting those at risk from harm, acting on any concerns related to safeguarding children and adults at risk in line with policy and local guidance

• Work at all times to respect people’s individuality, rights and diversity to ensure equality


The post holder will work 37.5 hours flexibly. These will be worked across a 7 day working week.


This job description reflects how the post currently meets the needs of the service. Since the hospice is constantly developing and changing its services to ensure it meets the needs of the community it serves, the role and respon­sibi­lities of the post holder may change accordingly. This job description will be reviewed annually at the annual PDR and may change as is deemed necessary.

 Equality and Diversity

We support an inclusive and holistic working environment and aim to empower our people to bring their authentic self to work. We are committed to this and so encourage applications from all individuals with the required skills for the role inclusive of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, colour, caste, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, socioeconomic background, trade union membership status, marriage, and civil partnerships. ELH is committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and volunteers.


For further information, relating to the job duties, please refer to the job description by clicking ‘Job Description’ below.

If you wish to apply for this post, please complete the online application form. Please make sure you read through the job description and outline your relevant skills and experience applicable to the job in the supporting information box, whilst detailing your career history in the relevant fields. 

You may also send your CV directly to Recruitment@Eastlancshospice.org.uk stating which job you are interested in, along with the supporting information outlining your relevant skills and experience applicable to the job.

Please note that references will not be contacted at this stage, and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

All enquiries and further information regarding the above can be obtained from the recruiting manager.

Name: Leanne Green

Email: Leanne.green1@eastlancshospice.org.uk

Telephone: 01254 965874

Application forms and job descriptions are available to download from our website: www.­eastla­nc­shos­pice.­org.­uk 

Alternatively, these documents can be obtained from the Recruitment Department on: 01254 965833

Please download: 
Application Form  Job Description