A worthwhile job that gives work-life balance
“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”
What are your real priorities for your next job?
Is work-life balance really important to you and do you want to do something that is genuinely worthwhile? If this is what really matters to you, you may want to broaden your options and think about something you hadn’t previously considered.
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Think about this…what about a job where:
- People from all kinds of backgrounds are successful and people of all ages including people shifting careers aged 40-65?
- 80% of the staff work 3 or 4 days per week?
- Where you can potentially work your hours at times between 9am to 7pm Monday to Friday and 10am to 3pm on Saturdays?
- Where most staff vary their working hours week to week to fit in around time with family, friends, pets, medical appointments etc? You can even compress your hours over 2 weeks to get blocks of days off?
- Where you generally work within half an hour of your home, you don’t have to travel in rush hour, travel time is built into your contract, and you get a travel allowance payment?
- Where the company shuts down over Xmas and New Year for at least a full week, so you can have a proper break?
- Where training is comprehensive but done remotely by home study – so no need to travel to a hotel and stay overnight – and is followed up with excellent ongoing support & encouragement?
We think supporting a good work-life balance for our staff is business-critical. That is why we start our recruitment adverts talking about how our jobs can deliver that for you.
What we do is also very, very worthwhile…
Katharine House Hospice is an amazing charity!
Katharine House supports people facing life-limiting illnesses north Oxfordshire, south Northamptonshire and south Warwickshire.
Every week we care for around 300 people in their homes, in care homes, at our hospice or in the hospital, providing the individualised care people need, where they need it and when they need it.
We bring together a wide range of support for people who may be approaching the end of their life, such as:
- pain and symptom control
- psychological and social support
- rehabilitation – helping patients to stay independent and continue to live their lives as they have done before
- complementary therapies, such as massage and medical acupuncture
- spiritual care
- support for families and carers
- practical and financial advice
- support in bereavement.
Find out more about Katharine House Hospice here:
We make a real difference
These services are only free to families because of fundraising. You can be a vital part of helping Katharine House Hospice raise the money that it needs to be able to support local families.
The role is fundraising as a 3rd party agent, employed by The Fundraising Partnership, representing and fundraising on behalf of Katharine House Hospice Your job will be to find more people to support us with a small regular donation so that we can make a big difference to people who face end-of-life and life-limiting conditions. You do this by talking to local people at their homes, being friendly, explaining what Katharine House Hospice does, and asking them to become a regular supporter via the Katharine House Lottery programme.
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How you can make a difference
Charity lotteries are vital source of regular income for many charities across the country. A typical fundraiser can raise more than £400,000 for the charity every year that they work for us. So, you would be doing do a job where after 5 years of work, through your professionalism, integrity, and hard work you could raise more than £2million for charities that deal, quite literally in matters of life and death.
Here is a short snapshot of a day in the life of a face-to-face fundraiser, who in this example is working on behalf of Derian House Children’s hospice.
People of all backgrounds and ages can be successful at this
We are recruiting for jobs where genuinely the most successful people are in their 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. We actively want people over 55 years old who are friendly, can relate to people and have life experience. People of all ages often trust older people more and in this role that is a crucial attribute.
We are also an age-diverse employer & you can find out more about this on our Jobs/Redefined company profile page here:
Try before you buy - why not come and see someone doing the job first?
We invite all applicants to come and watch one of our team doing the job in practice before having to make a decision to apply. Why not come and meet us and see what the job is really like? It could be just the role that you have been looking for, even if this had not been on your radar previously.
Job requirements & details
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 need interpersonal skills, to be a good listener and be able to communicate effectively, but you don’t need to be really persuasive or great at making speeches as it isn’t what people think of as a sales job at all.
Most of all you need to have real integrity and self-motivation. We employ good people, treat them well and we trust our people to work to high standards. We have an outstanding team of fundraisers who work to the highest standards and deliver the best quality results in our industry. It’s a privilege to join our team. All sorts of people from all sorts of backgrounds can be successful but you must have personal integrity and self-motivation.
It is a salaried role enhanced by a commission with full-time and part-time options, travel costs payment included. You will need to have a car but will typically be working within 30 minutes of your home. Full-time OTE is between £30-40k pa. We provide full training which is delivered via a home study course and ongoing 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.
What to do next
Click here to find out more about what the job is like and arrange to talk with someone and then come out and meet one of our team at work and see what the job is really like.