We have an exciting opportunity for a Head of Fundraising, at a salary of £35,000-£40,000, dependent on experience. This role has become available because our current Head of Fundraising has been selected to become our new CEO from 1 September.

Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity (FNHC) is an income-generating organisation which funds the provision of Palliative and End of Life Care. These services are provided by Florence Nightingale Hospice, both in their building at Stoke Mandeville Hospital and in the community in Buckinghamshire and parts of Bedfordshire and Oxfordshire. The Charity takes a dynamic approach in order to meet the evolving needs of local people by supporting and funding new services, and improving patient and family experience through upgrades to the Hospice and the provision of specialist equipment.

We are seeking an experienced fundraising professional who will be responsible for the delivery and refinement of the fundraising strategy. You will have a track record of leading and managing a variety of income streams, and, alongside the strategy, this post will require you to remain involved in some fundraising, particularly seeking higher value gifts.

FNHC’s fundraising income targets are increasing significantly over the next two years to pay for more services benefiting local people. We will be using the opportunity of the Charity’s 30th anniversary in 2019 to galvanise support.

This is a Senior Management Team position within the organisation reporting to the CEO. You will have several years’ experience of working at a strategic level within the Charity sector with skills to inspire your team. You will also have excellent people management and coaching skills.

Click here to view the full Job Description for the role of Head of Fundraising.

If you are interested in this position please send your completed Application Form (see below) with a covering letter stating clearly how you match the requirements of this position to joturner@fnhospice.org.uk

Closing date: Wednesday 11 July 2018

Interview date: Wednesday 18 July 2018

The role of the Partnerships Manager is to work with the Head of Fundraising to increase substantially the income our Charity receives from partnerships with local businesses.

FNHC is approaching its 30th anniversary in 2019 and this is an exciting time to develop relationships with local companies to raise income to help local people experiencing life-limiting illness. The role will also involve relationships with some individual donors and grant applications.

37.5 hours per week (includes some evening and weekend work). Applications for 30 hours per week will be considered.

Salary: £30,000

Click here to view the full Job Description for the role of Partnerships Manager.

To apply for this role, please click here to download the Application Form (select the pdf to print and fill in by hand, or editable Word document to complete on a PC) and forward it to joturner@fnhospice.org.uk with a covering letter stating clearly how you match the requirements of this position.

Click here to download the Job Application Form as a pdf.

Click here to download the Job Application Form as a Word doc.

Closing date: Monday 11 July

We desperately need people who can sew well to make simple summer dresses, tops and aprons for Nightingale Country Crafts to sell.

If you fit the bill, please contact Emma or Carole on 01296 429 975 or email fundraising@fnhospice.org.uk and we will arrange for NCC Co-ordinator Jan Adams to contact you.

Why do you need me?

You will play a vital role working alongside the Online Sales Manager to provide an outstanding Customer experience through the efficient packing and dispatching of all online orders, in order to raise funds for hospice care at Florence Nightingale Hospice.

What will I be doing?

  • Accessing database and printing orders
  • Picking and packing orders
  • Dispatching orders using online mail account
  • Ordering packaging materials.

What skills will I need?

  • Confidently use a PC at a basic level
  • Attention to detail
  • Drive to create an excellent customer experience
  • An organised methodical approach
  • Able to work on own initiative
  • Working as part of a team.

What support will I receive?

  • Full training
  • Induction
  • Ongoing support from the Manager and fellow volunteers.

What will I gain from my volunteering?

  • Work experience
  • Work based reference (qualifying period applies)
  • Opportunity to meet new people
  • Opportunity to learn new skills
  • Positive working environment
  • Ability to see your work translate into money raised for the Hospice.

Click here to download the Task Description for the Volunteer Online Sales Dispatcher role as a pdf.

Interested? Click here to contact the Voluntary Services team via the form.

Why do you need me?

You will play a vital role working alongside the Online Sales Manager to analyse Sales data from a number of varied sources to highlight any issues regarding sales performance so that matters can be escalated as appropriate.

What will I be doing?

  • Create and manage FNHC Online Sales reports using various multi-channel eCommerce platforms
  • Using the analysis to construct and present written reports.

What skills will I need?

  • Highly numerate with an aptitude for analysing numeric data
  • Ability to present this data into easily understood reports for use within the team and to senior managers
  • Good IT skills and experience
  • Knowledge of Excel spreadsheets and/or related data modelling skills
  • Ability to work with others and as part of a team
  • Good communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Able to work under pressure and to tight deadlines.

What support will I receive?

  • Full training
  • Induction
  • Ongoing support from the Manager and fellow volunteers

What will I gain from my volunteering?

  • Meet new people and an opportunity to make new friends
  • Gain valuable experience and new skills
  • Possibility of references for permanent employment/ higher education after 3 months service
  • Positive working environment
  • Ability to see your work translate into money raised for the Hospice

Click here to download the Task Description for the Volunteer Online Sales Analyst role as a pdf.

Interested? Click here to contact the Voluntary Services team via the form.

Why do we need you?

To assist the Manager in our eCommerce office to prepare and present donations, in order to raise funds for Hospice services.

What will you be doing?
  • Describe the items using the Listing Tool template and price following appropriate guidelines and resources
  • Research special items as required to maximise knowledge and value.
  • Select and pack sold items to be posted as required.
  • Photograph items for the Shop as required.
What skills will you need?
  • Basic computer skills.
  • Basic IT skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Some special product area interest would be beneficial.
  • Reliability and some flexibility when responding to management requests and suggestions.
What support will you receive?
  • Full training
  • Induction
  • Ongoing support from the Manager and fellow volunteers
What will you gain from your volunteering?
  • Training and ongoing support in the processes of the Online Shop
  • A chance to meet new people and make new friends.
  • Gain valuable experience and new skills.
  • Positive working environment.
  • See your work translate into money raised for the Hospice

If you would love to use your skills and knowledge to help raise money for Florence Nightingale Hospice services, our Ebay team would love to hear from you.

Please email the Voluntary Services team on volunteering@fnhospice.org.uk or call 01296 332 607

We are looking for complementary therapists to provide treatments for Hospice patients and their carers, especially on a Monday at Day Hospice to do massage, reflexology, nail-painting etc.

We are also in need of a Volunteer Hairdresser on any day of the week.

Ideally you would be happy to treat the families/carers as well as patients.

If you would like to volunteer at the Hospice as a complementary therapist or hairdresser, we would love to hear from you.

Please email the Voluntary Services team on volunteering@fnhospice.org.uk or call 01296 332 607

Interested? Click here to contact the Voluntary Services team via the form or email them on volunteering@fnhospice.org.uk

We have vacancies in all our Shops on various days for 3-4 hours a day, as well as in the Furniture Showroom on Chamberlain Road in Aylesbury. If you love fashion and enjoy meeting people these positions could be the perfect opportunity for you. Read more about volunteering in our Shops here.

Interested? Click here to contact the Voluntary Services team via the form or email them on volunteering@fnhospice.org.uk

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