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Job title: Community and Events Fundraising Officer

Responsible to: Chief Executive Officer/Fundraising Manager

Working from: Home/Office

Wage: £20,500 - £22,000


Age UK Thanet Ltd (AUKT) is an independent charitable organisation which exists to improve the quality of life for older people in the region. The charity meets this objective by:

  • Providing services
  • Campaigning for a better deal for older people
  • Working in partnership with other organisations
  • Identifying, and finding innovative ways to meet new and changing needs.

Job purpose:

  • Develop new community fundraisers for Age UK Thanet, with a focus on runs, challenge events and community fundraising, both on and off-line.
  • Develop new fundraising products focused on individuals and community groups, including the development of a mass participation event.
  • Ensure that Fundraising Regulator guidelines are followed.
  • Represent Age UK Thanet with excellent public speaking and social media skills.
  • An empathy for older people and a belief that they should be empowered to make their own informed choices in their own lives is paramount to this role.

Principle duties and responsibilities:

  • Support the Fundraising Manager in the development of the new community and events fundraising annual plan and three-year strategy, incorporating digital fundraising alongside traditional methods.
  • Develop new community events and materials, including a fundraising guide and other fundraising resources such as medals.
  • Produce and implement multi-channel marketing plans to promote a range of events.
  • Maximise the use of digital and social media to promote events and steward supporters.
  • Refine the supporter experience for all local Age UK Thanet fundraisers, maximising engagement at all stages of their journey.
  • Identify challenge events to tactically promote to Age UK Thanet supporters.
  • Manage the project specific expenditure budgets and report on community and events income.
  • Manage suppliers, printers and designers, and work with event providers when required.
  • Develop and cultivate relationships with sponsored event participants and community fundraisers to maximise income and encourage repeat participation.
  • Maintain the stock of resources and materials for Age UK Thanet events.
  • Pro-actively steward community fundraisers, providing them with the resources they need and keeping them updated with upcoming fundraising events they may be interested in on their supporter journey.
  • Write inspiring content for supporter communications and update fundraising pages of Age UK Thanet’s website.
  • Assist with record keeping using a sales database/ fundraising databases.
  • Understand the importance of reaching KPIs and contingency planning, particularly if there is a community and events fundraising target shortfall.
  • Have a curiosity to understand all aspects of Age UK Thanet’s work and to keep abreast of any emerging community fundraising developments.
  • Be friendly and courteous to fellow staff members and have a willingness to understand where fundraising could benefit their work.
  • Be flexible in your approach and be aware that activities will be organised in the evenings and at weekends as required.
  • Cover fundraising activities in times of annual leave and sickness.
  • Follow policies and procedures and Covid-19 guidelines.

Person Specification:


  • GCSE English & Maths or equivalent.
  • Full clean driving licence.
  • Sales/or Fundraising Database training.
  • Intermediate training in Microsoft Office packages.
  • Two years’ experience of Community Fundraising or working in the Digital sector.
  • Experience with Microsoft packages and data entry software systems.
  • The ability to work as an individual and part of a team.
  • The ability to accept responsibility and cope under pressure.
  • The ability to organise your own workload & meet multiple deadlines.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Understanding of confidentiality, GDPR and safeguarding.
  • Have a flexible approach, because at times you might need to work the occasional weekend.
  • Have focus on providing excellent customer service.
  • Have a positive attitude to your own health and a strong work attendance record.


  • Institute of Fundraising Certificate.
  • Experience of conveying challenging social issues, such as loneliness and isolation.
  • Experience of developing a strong digital consumer/or supporter following.
  • Understand Fundraising policies and procedures.
  • Have an enquiring mind and understand the challenges that older people face.
  • Able to trust your instinct and have the confidence to pilot new products.

Please call 01843 223881 for more information and an application form.

Age UK Thanet Ltd is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Any offer of employment will be subject to the receipt of a satisfactory enhanced DBS disclosure and references. We are an equal opportunities employer.