Volunteering in a fast paced environment, at the hub of a national fundraising department. Being exposed to all aspects of fundraising activity from corporate to community, and seeing how a top UK charity operates on a UK wide basis. Supporting the Director of Fundraising with a wide range of activities – all aimed at helping fundraising achieve the ingredients for success – great customer focus, high integrity, innovation and team work, being efficient and effective.
• Helping with writing speeches for the Director to use at a wide range of functions and events – being able to write clearly and engagingly
• Producing briefing before meetings on a wide range of topics which could include research on the internet or gathering data and information from a range of internal people – being able to distill data and prioritise the most important aspects
• Follow up after meetings – ensuring that good ideas and agreed actions get implemented – using good interpersonal skills to encourage and persuade others to do their part
• Data analysis - being able to gather and interpret data on a various aspects of fundraising, budgets, and other operational data
• Involvement in developing, monitoring and reporting on fundraising strategy
• This role does not involve driving
• Well organised and self motivated – able to manage conflicting demands under pressure
• Good communication skills –both written and aural
• Good analytical skills – able to interpret data and produce reports
• Good interpersonal skills – able to present a good image of the charity to both internal and external people
• Good IT skills - able to use Microsoft products
• Previous experience of working in an office of a senior executive at a national organisation
Suggested involvement: Days/Times TBA by mutual agreement, but likely to require at least 3 days a week to provide an effective experience
Location of activity:89 Albert Embankment, London SE1 7TP.
Marie Curie Cancer Care is one of the UK’s largest charities. Employing more than 2,700 nurses, doctors and other healthcare professionals, we expect to provide care to around 29,000 terminally ill patients in the community and in our hospices this year, along with support for their families. We mainly care for people with cancer but we also care for people with other life-limiting illnesses. We have nine hospices across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, and two centres for palliative care research. We conduct palliative care research to find better ways of caring for terminally ill people. The charity is best known for its network of Marie Curie Nurses working in the community to provide end of life care for patients in their own homes.