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Charity Fundraiser - Naomi House & Jacksplace Fundraiser | the fundraising partnership

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:

  1. People from all kinds of backgrounds are successful and people of all ages including people shifting careers aged 40-65?
  2. 80% of the staff work 3 or 4 days per week?
  3. Where you can potentially work your hours at times between 9am to 7pm Monday to Friday and 10am to 3pm on Saturdays?
  4. 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?
  5. 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?
  6. Where the company shuts down over Xmas and New Year for at least a full week, so you can have a proper break?
  7. 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…

Naomi House & Jacksplace is an amazing charity

Naomi House first opened in 1997 to offer care and support to children who were not expected to live until adulthood. Since then, we have cared for more than 1,000 children and families from across Hampshire, Dorset, Wiltshire, Berkshire, Isle of Wight, West Sussex, Surrey and beyond.

Naomi House nursing and medical staff provide individualised nursing care that helps to enhance short lives and allows local families to make the most of their precious time with their children. 

Our children’s hospice provides excellent facilities to ensure a comfortable and enjoyable stay for all of our children and families. There are 11 children’s bedrooms and a number of family bedrooms at Naomi House. Additionally, the state-of-the-art building includes spaces for music therapy, art and messy play, a multi-sensory room, a hydrotherapy pool and dedicated spaces for end-of-life care and post-bereavement support.

Our Play Team organise stimulating games and activities for the children staying at Naomi House, with their needs and abilities in mind, as well as organising exciting events and outings too, so there is something for everyone to enjoy.

Respite care gives families the chance to regroup, to relax and to rebalance family life. Naomi House & Jacksplace offers 24-hour respite care and as well as any emergency respite care, each family accepted for care at Naomi House is able to enjoy a number of planned respite nights in-house each year.

Naomi House has an experienced Family Support Team that offers practical, emotional and spiritual support for the whole family, throughout their child’s life and after death.

We make a real difference

The care is immensely valuable and free to the families that use it, but it costs around £7.2 million per year to run Naomi House & Jacksplace. 10% or less is provided by Government funding and so we rely heavily on voluntary contributions from local people and businesses. As a face-to-face fundraiser you can be a vital part of helping Naomi House & Jacksplace raise the money that it needs to be able to support local families facing some of the toughest times imaginable.

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How you can make a difference

The role is fundraising as a 3rd party agent, employed by The Fundraising Partnership, representing and fundraising on behalf of Naomi House & Jacksplace.  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 families with children with life-limiting and end-of-life conditions. You do this by talking to people at their homes, being friendly, explaining what Naomi House & Jacksplace does, and asking them to become a regular supporter. 

A typical fundraiser will 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. Charity lotteries are vital to keeping these charities going.

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:

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Try before you buy, why not come and see someone doing the job 1st?

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 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.

Charity Fundraiser - Naomi House & Jacksplace Fundraiser | the fundraising partnership

Hampshire, UK
Permanent, Full-Time, Part-Time, Flexible

Published on 20/02/2024

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