Community & Events Fundraising Manager (South) at CHSS


Head Office – Edinburgh


£29,696 – £36,738 per annum DOE

Responsible to:

Head of Supporter Fundraising

Responsible for:

Fundraising Officers (East and West)

Assistant Fundraisers (East and West)

CHSS Events Officer

External Events Officer

Hours of work: 

32.5 hours per week

(CHSS full-time is 32.5 hours)

Willingness to work flexibly including travel and, on occasion, to stay away from home


Fixed Term Contract 12 months

Interview Date:


More Info

Everyone has the right to live life to the full. After a diagnosis of a chest or heart condition or a stroke, many people experience fear and isolation and struggle with the impact on their lives. Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland won’t stand for that. The care and support we deliver every day ensures everyone can live the life they want to.

Our Vision: welcome to a Scotland where people with our conditions can live their lives well.  Full lives, with the right support, at the right time and in the right place.  A place where you can shape your future and live the life you want to lead.

Our Mission: welcome to a community where people can support each other, secure the expert help they need and collectively advocate for the care that matters to them.  Welcome to the charity that never underestimates the power of a cup of tea, a conversation started, a recovery begun.

Key Challenges

CHSS has set itself an ambitious target to double fundraised income over the next five years.  To deliver this growth, we have identified four key areas, including the growth of community fundraising through the creation of volunteer fundraising groups, something we have not done before.  This role will be responsible for the operational management of the South Community and Events team whilst working with the Head of Supporter Fundraising and the Regional Manager North to develop volunteer fundraising groups.  The key challenge will be in introducing a new form of fundraising and working across departments to ensure its success whilst maintaining income from current sources.

Provide managerial resource between the Head of Supporter Fundraising and the operational team by being responsible for all operational fundraising for the South Community and Events team;

  • line manage any assigned supporter team members and report to Head of Supporter Fundraising on their progress and performance;
  • maximise all forms of income and support for Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland;
  • develop public awareness of CHSS and its aims;
  • develop new areas of income and support;
  • Ensure the South Community and Events team has all the tools and training to promote and encourage fundraising within the region. Including the recruitment of fundraising and event volunteers to enable fundraising and events to be as effective as possible; ensuring Investors in Volunteers standards are maintained;
  • Develop new areas of income and support and contribute to the development of new ways of doing things to better meet directorate goals;
  • Develop, with the Head of Supporter Fundraising and North Fundraising Manager, the strategy to develop volunteer fundraising groups; and work with all members of the community fundraising team to deliver one group in each area (east, west, north and north east) by the end of 2019-20;
  • Develop Community Corporate fundraising within the region in collaboration with Partnerships Manager;
  • Support the Head of Supporter Fundraising in the management of events, including the line-management of the South events team (including CHSS organised and third party events) and attendance on the day with all physical tasks that may involve;
  • Line manage direct reports, including supervising their support, development and appraisal; report their progress and performance on a regular basis to the Head of Supporter Fundraising;
  • Work with the Head of Supporter Fundraising to develop suitable budgets to meet Supporter Fundraising team and region income growth goals.
  • Responsible for achieving targets, regularly monitor and report progress against budget and put in place mitigations when required.
  • To use the ‘Raiser’s Edge’ fundraising database to manage all potential and realised fundraising contacts across all programmes; work with the Systems Officer to ensure all processes are as streamlined as practicable across the team, and receive ongoing training and development in systems across the team;
  • Deliver effective media relations and marketing, working with the CHSS Marketing & Design team and the wider Communications Department to mutual advantage; work with any other marketing resources effectively;
  • Ensure compliance with any relevant Institute of Fundraising Codes of Practice and CHSS policies across all programmes and areas of responsibility; ensure compliance with all accounting procedures for the recording of income, current legislation and CHSS administrative procedures;
  • Build and maintain links with CHSS staff & volunteers; play a full part in the workings of the charity at supporter and organisational level and have a good knowledge and understanding of the work of other departments;
  • Other duties as directed by the Head of Supporter Fundraising.

Education and Knowledge

Full membership of the Institute of Fundraising or similar experience;

Evidence of continuous professional development in either fundraising or marketing;

Understanding and awareness of the key issues affecting community and events fundraising including knowledge of relevant regulations (GDPR, Code of Fundraising Practice, Health & Safety).

Previous Experience

A proven track record in fundraising;

Experience in community fundraising;

Experience of events management, including Health & Safety;

Experience of supporting or supervising team members;

Experience of managing volunteers;

Experience of Raisers Edge or similar CRM system

Skills /Aptitudes /Abilities

A good communicator (face-to-face, presentations, etc) with the ability to create and maintain relationships across all levels;

Excellent networking and negotiation skills;

Good personal organisation and time management skills, including the ability to initiate activities, be self-motivated and work to tight multiple deadlines;

An innovative attitude – willing to try new things and learn from experience;

The commitment and tenacity to drive fundraising forward.


Commitment to ethos of the voluntary sector;

Commitment to equal opportunities.


Willingness to travel throughout Scotland and often work unsocial hours, including evenings, weekends and overnight stays;

Able to carry out physical work in adverse weather conditions ;

Current manual driving licence and access to own transport with appropriate insurance.


Applicants must apply for this position by Friday 14th December 2018. Please send your CV and Cover Letter by clicking on the button below…..

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