Community & Events Fundraiser at Ronald McDonald House

£28,000 per annum

Accountable to:
Corporate & Events Fundraising Manager

Ronald McDonald House Glasgow, 1299 Govan Road, Glasgow G51 4TE

37.5 hours per week

Probation period:
6 months

Pension Auto Enrolment. There is a no-cost ‘Death in Service’ benefit

20 days annual leave + 12 days Public Holidays

Interview Date:
Thursday 28th November 2019

Job Description
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Ronald McDonald House Glasgow provides accommodation for up to 31 families at any one time with seriously ill children receiving care in the Royal Hospital for Children Glasgow and other hospitals in the West of Scotland. Families stay free of charge and there is no time limit on the accommodation – once a family is allocated accommodation it is theirs until their child is discharged from hospital. For families with a seriously ill child the House is a fantastic haven at a stressful time when their child’s stay in hospital requires them to be close by.

As the principal contact for Community and Events you will represent and promote the work, vision and purpose of the charity.  You will co-ordinate and expand fundraising within the community, 3rd party, sponsored events and volunteer network to maximise income opportunities. As an integral part of the fundraising team you will provide seamless first class supporter care.

This hands-on role reports to the Corporate & Events Fundraising Manager.  This role is key in delivering sizeable income for the charity in accordance with our fundraising strategy enabling the charity to provide cost free ‘home away from home’ support, care and attention for families with seriously ill children experiencing long stays in hospital.

  • Working alongside the Corporate & Events Fundraising Manager you will support the delivery and implementation of the fundraising strategy to reach agreed income targets.
  • To be the first point of contact for community, sponsored and 3rd party led supporters and provide an outstanding level of support, advice and motivate them in their income /awareness raising efforts.
  • Identifying and developing community fundraising activity: research new events / sponsored event options / 3rd party events. Including overlaps between funding streams and approaches.
  • Create the necessary paperwork for fundraising approaches for community, 3rd party, sponsored events and similarly for thank you letters and acknowledgements.
  • To develop, steward and maximise relationships with community groups, educational establishments, faith groups, clubs and associations to maximise on-going support and income potential.
  • Actively seek new donors/supporters from within the community and develop on-going support.
  • To be a self-assured public speaker, able to talk to a range of audiences effectively.
  • To be confident and comfortable taking individuals and groups on tours round the House providing informative, accurate information relating to House, family experiences and the need for support.
  • Attend and support charity organised and supporter led community events, manage staff and volunteers as appropriate and give presentations as required.
  • Acting as an Ambassador for Ronald McDonald House Glasgow at all times.
  • Attend and support main House events as part of the fundraising team.
  • To be a contact for new and existing supporters and to offer fundraising support and advice at all levels, incorporating adherence to the Fundraising Standards Board guidelines.
  • To liaise and support volunteers in all relevant activities and ensure that they receive appropriate acknowledgement for their commitment and support.
  • To implement, manage and promote a Voluntary Speaker’s Programme (VSP’s).  Meeting potential volunteers, undertaking training, providing materials and supporting VSP’s as and when necessary.
  • To implement and manage a network of static collection boxes across Scotland with volunteer support.
  • Maintain efficient and accurate fundraising database records in line with charity procedures and ensure that the database reflects events, volunteers, fundraisers and 3rd party events details accurately.
  • Work with the fundraising database to ensure all activities within your remit are clearly identifiable for the purposes of budgeting, reporting and evaluating their success or otherwise.
  • Responsible for report writing on all aspects of role for submission and presentation to team, management and Board level.
  • Ensure post-event tasks are completed efficiently and appropriately, such as thank-you letters.
  • To maximise opportunities offered by social networks including; Just Giving, Facebook, Twitter for community, 3rd party, sponsored event participants and volunteers.
  • To write, design and upload interesting and informative monthly newsletters and articles for e-distribution / social media / website.
  • Exploit and develop opportunities linking Community Fundraisers’ activity with marketing and public relations for the media.  Sharing media contacts with the wider fundraising team.


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