Fundraising Assistant (maternity cover)

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Our fundraisers inspire us every day with their passion for supporting Bliss. Whether it’s a skydive, bake sale, marathon or trek we want to make sure each and every one of our fundraisers has a great experience when supporting our charity.

Are you keen to learn more about Community and Events fundraising and are you passionate about giving great supporter care? If so, we’d love to hear from you.

One in seven babies is born premature or sick and needing care on a neonatal unit – this isn’t what most parents expect for their baby. Join the leading national charity dedicated to supporting babies, families and NHS staff at this critical time.

Role Summary

Bliss is the UK’s leading national charity for babies born premature or sick, and we are looking for a Community and Events Assistant (maternity cover) to join our enthusiastic and passionate team.

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone to help support our Community and Events team and to learn more about a range of fundraising activities along the way.

Terms

  • Hybrid (with minimum 2 days in Bliss Head Office, London SE1)
  • Salary: £24,000 FTE
  • 30-35 hours a week
  • 1 year fixed contract (maternity cover)
  • Regular evening/weekend work (from home) at certain points during the year

Role Details

This is an excellent opportunity for someone to gain experience in a range of fundraising skills across community and events as well as corporate and small trusts.

The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate the following skills and experience:

  • Demonstrable understanding of supporter care
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • An understanding of social media
  • A keen eye for detail and experience of working with data

For more details please view the job description and person specification attached to this advert.

About us

Bliss is the UK charity for babies ­born premature or sick. Our vision is that every baby born premature or sick in the UK has the best chance of survival and quality of life.

We champion the rights of every baby born premature or sick to receive the best care. We achieve this by empowering families, influencing policy and practice, and enabling life changing research.

Accessibility Statement

Bliss is committed to recruiting employees who reflect the diverse community we serve.

We know that in order to recruit the most talented people, we need to access a wide pool of talent, and this means being as inclusive as possible in how we recruit, support and retain our staff.

Bliss recognises the positive value of diversity, promotes equity and challenges discrimination. We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds, including applications from Black, Asian and Ethnic Minority communities, people who identify as having a disability, and LGB+, Trans and non-binary candidates.

Some examples of our accessibility provisions for the recruitment process and for your time at Bliss include:

  • Step free access to the building, all key meeting rooms and bathrooms, and an accessible workstation
  • On-site parking space for anyone with a Blue Badge
  • Working patterns and locations can be adjusted
  • Application pack in large / easy read format
  • Additional time for interview tasks
  • Private space for additional needs (e.g. prayer / breastmilk expression)
  • Pre-interview meeting to talk through the role and person specification.

If you need any adjustments to enable you to access this job information, or the application process, please let us know.

Bliss also recognises the value of flexible working, so will consider different types of flexibility (such as annualised or compressed hours, hybrid working with remote and office working for all staff), as well as the possibility of offering the role on a job share basis.

Bliss is a London Living Wage employer, and is signed up to the Show the Salary pledge.

How to apply

Interested applicants are requested to submit the following documents to recruitment@bliss.org.uk

  • Your CV (please ensure this does not include your age, gender or any other personal characteristics)
  • Supporting statement explaining how you meet the criteria in the person specification. This should address the essential points of the person specification and is expected to be no more than 1000-1500 words long

This information is used when shortlisting candidates for interview

Please ALSO submit an Equal Opportunities Form (submit by clicking the link). This will not be used when shortlisting candidates, and is anonymous, but helps us monitor and improve our recruitment practices.

It is Bliss’ policy not to contact applicants who have not been invited for an interview so if you have not heard from us three weeks after the closing deadline, you should assume that your application has been unsuccessful.

Recruitment Timeline

  • The deadline for applications is 5pm on Friday 5 April.
  • First round interviews will be held virtually (via zoom) on Tues 9th and Weds 10th April
  • Second interviews in person at our London Bridge office in w/b 15th April.


Job Description and Specification

Fundraising Assistant Job Description and Person Specification