Director of Fundraising
Children’s Hospice South West does not need a lengthy introduction. It is one of the oldest and most preeminent children’s hospices in the UK and a forerunner in the development of modern approaches to palliative care and family support for children with life threatening or life limiting conditions.
Over the past 25 years the original hospice at Little Bridge House near Barnstaple has become three, with new hospices being opened at Charlton Farm near Bristol some 10 years ago and most recently Little Harbour in St. Austell, which first opened its doors in late 2011.
During this time the hospice has responded to the changes brought about by advances in medicine and the wishes of children and their families for how care is delivered.
Today the total operation requires in excess of £12m annually. Over 50% of this is derived from voluntary sources and there is a strong trading function that brings in around another £3m. The hospice currently employs around 250 people and enjoys the support of over 700 volunteers.
First and foremost, the Director of Fundraising will need to continue to nurture the support that the hospice has enjoyed from all quarters in communities across the south west. Right from the start the foundation of the hospice’s success has been its community fundraising.
While the role may be based principally in Little Bridge House near Barnstaple, the priorities will require the local presence needed to lead the three hospice based fundraising teams and maintain relationships with key supporters across the peninsula. This really is not a role that can be done from behind a desk and the Director needs to be someone who genuinely enjoys interaction with people.
There is huge scope to scale up the relationships that the hospice enjoys, but the important thing to enable this to happen is getting the basics right.
How to apply
For an initial conversation, please contact Simon Lloyd, Director, NFP on 07961 988 523 or email [email protected]
Application is by way of CV in the first instance.
The closing date for applications is Tuesday 25th April and final interviews are scheduled for Thursday 11th May.
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How to apply
For an initial conversation, please contact Simon Lloyd, Director, NFP on 07961 988 523 or email