Diabetes is the most potentially devastating – and fastest growing – health crisis of our time, requiring ongoing high-quality care and support. There are currently 4.5 million people in the UK living with diabetes, and 11.9 million more at increased risk of getting Type 2 diabetes. Those diagnosed face the risk of life-changing, and life-limiting, complications, unless they are given the very best care and the support they need to manage their condition well. As a society we need to work together now – and take action now – to fund critical research, improve healthcare and treatment, and prevent yet more people developing this potentially life-threatening condition. We have a vision of a world where diabetes can do no harm – if you’d like to be part of that, why not join us?
This is an exciting time to join the Community Fundraising Team. With our new organisational vision of ‘a world where diabetes can do no harm’ we are developing a brand new strategic direction for the team and we are looking for individuals to play a crucial role in delivering our exciting plans for growth.
This is a great opportunity for an experienced community fundraiser to join our dynamic team. We are looking for a proactive candidate with experience of working with individuals, voluntary groups, local organisations and businesses to achieve income targets. You will be skilled at building and maintaining effective relationships with supporters and colleagues alike, working across the organisation to achieve organisational goals.
You will have experience in recruiting and managing volunteers to complement the work of the charity. In addition the role will be responsible for marketing events and products, with the primary function of driving the greatest net income for Diabetes UK.
You are comfortable working independently, with minimal supervision and as part of a team to achieve the optimum outcome for the organisation. You will have a can-do attitude and a solution focussed approach in tackling challenges.
This role will require regular reporting therefore you will have experience in managing income and expenditure budgets and financial reporting. You will have great attention to detail and good IT skills, ideally with experience of using a database in a previous role.
This role is home based, and covers the East of Scotland.
What we can offer you:
- Generous annual leave starting at 25 days plus bank holidays
- A Cash Healthcare Plan (giving you up to £1,600 towards a range of out of pocket health expenses like new glasses, dentist, chiropractor or osteopath appointments)
- *Early finish Friday and flexible working/ *2 Days TOIL in recognition of fixed shift patterns
- Discounts on gym membership and days out
- Employee assistance programme to give you support on any issues that come up in life
- Annual Season ticket loan
- Very active social scene including sport teams, gardening and other activities
- Generous pension provision, life assurance and permanent health insurance
Please ensure you address the essential criteria in your supporting statement.
*Under the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006, as amended in particular by the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 this post is subject to pre-employment criminal records checks through the Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS), Disclosure Scotland, Access NI.
Diabetes UK recognises and respects the value and diversity of all.