Community Fundraiser – position vacant


email ( or call us (01491 575575) to discuss further. 

We are seeking a fabulous Community Fundraiser to join our lovely Fundraising team. The role is to coordinate and proactively develop community fundraising activities for The Chiltern Centre by putting on events and activities as well as engaging with community groups, businesses, schools, churches and individual donors. The Chiltern Centre is a well loved and respected local charity and has strong ties with the local community.  Strengthening and further developing these ties is at the heart of  the role.

Applications must be submitted by 20th April 2022 and interviews are provisionally scheduled to take place w/c 25th April 2022.

REPORTING TO: Head of Fundraising


Location Homebased but within commuting distance of Henley on Thames

Hours 24 hours per week

We can offer you:

  • 28 days holiday (including bank holidays off) raising after 2 years
  • Christmas day, Boxing Day, Easter and other bank holidays off
  • DBS paid for by The Centre
  • Free comprehensive ongoing training 
  • Total Earnings pension scheme (with Employer matched contributions)
  • Free Employee Assistance Programme
  • £100 recommend a friend incentive scheme for employees
  • Starting salary of £27,000 per year (full time equivalent

In Return we expect you to support our values by being

  • Respectful – we will respect everyone we work with and for, every day and in everything we do
  • Courageous – we will have the courage to do the right thing for the people we care for, always speak up when we have concerns and have the vision and strength to adapt and embrace new ways of working.
  • Positive – we will meet both challenges and opportunities with positivity in order to champion the rights, needs and wants of people with disabilities.
  • Caring – we will treat everyone we work with and care for with kindness, compassion, empathy and dignity.
  • Inclusive – we will work inclusively to ensure that everyone we work with and care for feels valued and empowered to achieve their potential.

Duties (This is not meant to be an exhaustive list; the job holder may be required to undertake such other duties as Management may from time to time reasonably require)

    1. To be the main contact for community fundraising activities
    2. To understand relevant legislation and regulations and to ensure that all policies, procedures and systems of the service are adhered to.
    3. Ensuring that The Chiltern Centre fundraising events, activities and collections are run effectively and are well planned, marketed and supported.
    4. Responsible for developing contacts with individuals and groups who are undertaking fundraising events and activities to help raise funds for the Centre. 
    5. Building relationships with:
      1. Small businesses
      2. Sports and Interest & Hobbies groups
      3. Education groups
      4. Religious groups
      5. Rotary, Lions, Inner Wheel, Soroptimists, Women’s Institute etc.
      6. Provide a presence at Community events, including presentations and giving a talk if appropriate
      7. Provide relevant supporting administration to raise awareness, publicity and support.
      8. Support individuals who raise funds for the Chiltern Centre esp. challenge events, centre users and Buddies youth group who fundraise for events.
      9. Responding to enquiries from the public, volunteers, fundraisers etc (by phone, mail and in person) including responding to requests for information and material etc
      10. Working with the Marketing and Communications Manager,  local media and PR to maximise publicity and awareness of The Chiltern Centre and its activities

We require

  • Experience in Event Management
  • Genuine passion for working in the charity sector
  • Good presentation skills 
  • Strong administrative and organisational skills to deliver under pressure
  • Ability to multitask
  • Confident in networking situations 
  • Experience of building relationships with business’ and individuals
  • An understanding of the principles of fundraising, marketing, PR and sponsorship
  • Computer literate with experience of Microsoft Office
  • Can-do attitude 

At the Chiltern Centre we pride ourselves on providing a great place to work. Not only will your role be interesting, and incredibly varied we are also a caring and fun team that supports one another to provide the best possible care for all the young people who come through our doors. 



‘It’s a fun environment to work in, it gives a huge sense of variety. The team here is a close-knit team because it’s a very small team. We’re all very much signed up to the culture and philosophy of the Centre.’ 

Gareth Groves

‘Since working here I have become more confident in myself. I think that’s because being around such humbling people. It’s just very inspiring.’

Anna Williams

I absolutely love my job because it’s just so rewarding, and it’s so humbling. If you can bring a smile to a young person’s face who is uncomfortable or in pain or unhappy in some way, then that’s enough for me.’

Allison Spary-Hawthorn