Company: Sense
Location: Wakefield




ÂŁ30,000 a year

Reference number: 43591

Hours: 37.5 hours per week, full time

Location: Wakefield, Homebased

Contract type: Permanent

Closing date: Monday 7 October 2019

Salary: Circa ÂŁ30,000 per annum (Inc home working allowance)

Interview date: To be confirmed

Job advert:

Sense are looking for an experienced Regional Fundraiser to join our team as we embark on a period of growth and development.

It is a really exciting time to join the team at Sense as we embark on a new 3 year strategy that will see us increase income as well as the number and quality of our supporter relationships. The Community Fundraising team is a core part of this strategy, bringing together and activating supporters across our shops and services networks as well as individuals, groups and businesses across the country to fundraise and engage with our cause.

About the Role

The role will be home based in the North of England, supporting fundraisers in the local area as well as our shops and key services in the region. We will expect the right candidate to be willing to travel within the region, building strong relationships and tailoring the support for local groups, businesses and individuals.

Our key services in this region are based in Leeds, Sheffield and Wakefield and there are shops in several locations which you can view on our website. Please see attached map for the split of the region.

About you

We are looking for an enthusiastic, ambitious and engaging person who will help to proactively grow our income and develop excellent supporter relationship. You will have great communication skills and feel confident in speaking to people over the phone and in person, including giving presentations to current and prospective supporters. You will be self-motivated and ideally have experience of working from home within a geographically dispersed team. We are also looking for someone who is proactive and enjoys getting out and about, meeting people face to face and picking up the phone to speak to prospective supporters.

You will also have a strong track record of meeting and exceeding targets and of working with income budgets including forecasting and mitigation planning.

This role will require access to a car and a full UK driving license and team members are reimbursed for their mileage. You will also be required to work evenings and weekends when necessary but will receive time off in lieu for this time.

About us

For everyone living with complex disabilities. For everyone who is deafblind. Sense is here to help people communicate and experience the world.

We believe that no one, no matter how complex their disabilities, should be isolated, left out, or unable to fulfil their potential.

Sense has a proven record of offering high quality, pioneering services.

Working at Sense can be incredibly rewarding; we offer the opportunity to work in a large, diverse and successful charity where people can develop their skills, knowledge and careers in a supportive and flexible environment. In addition we have excellent training and development, the opportunity for you to join our Group Personal Pension scheme and a generous annual leave entitlement.

For an informal discussion about this role, please contact: Jenny Flack via

To apply

Please use the link below to complete your application. Managers will use your application to shortlist candidates in relation to the Personal Specification; therefore it is very important you complete this section thoroughly. We would recommend that you read the candidate guidelines and job description (found at the base of this advert) before applying.

If you are a disabled candidate and require a hard copy pack or a different format please contact the HR department on 0121 415 6735 or textphone 0121 415 2720.

Sense is an Equal Opportunities Employer and is committed to ensuring that all staff are motivated, skilled and rewarded by their work. Sense is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable children and adults and expects all employees to share this commitment.