Schools Fundraiser

25-30 hours per week, term time only  

(42 weeks per year, including occasional evenings) 

£22,000 pro rata per annum (£12.08 hourly rate)  


An exciting new opportunity has arisen for a Schools Fundraiser to join our Community Fundraising team. 

Set in the tranquil grounds of Willen Lake, Willen Hospice is the leading provider of specialist palliative care within the Milton Keynes area. We offer 24 hour / seven days a week palliative care to people who have advanced disease, caring for people in our Inpatient Unit which accommodates 15 patients and the local community. Our person-centred care is delivered with compassion and respect for people’s wishes.  

About the role 

Reporting to the Community Fundraising and Events Manager, the Schools Fundraiser role will be the single point of contact for all Nursery, Primary, Secondary Schools, Local Colleges and other education settings.   Working as a part of our Community Fundraising team, you will be responsible for building and maintaining school relationships, co-ordinating and organising interschool events and delivering school assemblies as and when required.  

You will seek opportunities to work externally with key partners and stakeholders, such as local authorities, PTA’s and senior school leaders, to capitalise on fundraising opportunities within this sector.  You will be an active contributor to internal projects and workstreams, to help drive and develop our offer for schools and grow our offering. We plan to broaden our reach and develop a strategic school and education offer for the future.   

Relevant experience of delivering programmes in an educational setting would be advantageous along with excellent relationship, communication and planning skills. 

In return for your skills, we offer: 

  • To join a supportive and caring team  
  • Generous annual leave entitlement starting at 35 days pro rata (inclusive of statutory and bank holidays)
  • Free onsite parking at the Hospice
  • Employer enhanced auto-enrolment pension scheme 
  • Enhanced maternity, adoption and sick pay provision 
  • Ongoing commitment to education and professional development  
  • Blue Light Card discounts (with membership) 
  • Excellent on-site catering facilities 
  • Access to Employee Assistance Programme  

This appointment may be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks  

To apply, please use the ‘Apply Here’ button below

Closing Date: 19 March  

Interview Date: 27/28 March 

In a typical year...
our cost, per minute
phone calls to patients at home
fabulous volunteers
patients cared for at home
home visits
patients at the hospice
of cups of tea
counselling sessions
We can only provide the care we do thanks to the incredible generosity of our community, through their continued volunteering, fundraising and donations throughout the year. Your donation will enable us to continue providing care and support to those facing a life-limiting diagnosis, and to support their loved ones.