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Lingen Davies Cancer Fund is entering the second year of its £1.25 million 40th Anniversary Appeal. The appeal represents a significant increase in income for the charity and presents some exciting challenges. Due to maternity leave, we are looking for a freelance fundraising professional to support us for around 12 months from July 2018 and lead on the delivery of three projects to support our plans.

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Fundraising Development Consultant

Contract:                                                       Freelance

Duration of contract:                              Approximately 12 months from July 2018.

Hours:                                                             2 days per week (flexible as agreed)

Salary:                                                            £200 per day plus expenses (negotiable)

Scope of the Contract

The contractor will be expected to deliver the following projects:

  • Implement “Make a Will Week” and develop the charity’s legacy giving strategy
  • Build upon the charity’s high value donors strategy and develop this as a significant source of income
  • Review the charity’s volunteer management policies and procedures and lead on the implementation of a volunteer recruitment campaign

The Projects

Implement “Make a Will Week” and develop the charity’s legacy giving strategy

  • Research and liaise with local solicitors to encourage participation in the scheme
  • Work with the Executive Officer to develop a marketing plan for the scheme in line with the wider Lingen Davies communications plan
  • Recruit participants and ensure the project achieves agreed income targets

Higher Value Donors

  • Build on the existing Cobalt Club concept to grown membership and engagement with higher value donors throughout Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin, and Mid Wales
  • Work with the Executive Officer and Events and Fundraising Officer to organise events to attract and maintain relationships with higher value donors
  • Achieve agreed income targets and engagement levels with higher value donors

Volunteer Recruitment

  • Review and update the charity’s volunteer management policies and procedures, in line with the PQASSO Level 1 standard and nationally recognised best practice
  • Work with Lingen Davies staff to implement high quality volunteer training opportunities
  • Work with Lingen Davies staff to identify specific volunteer roles required and develop a recruitment campaign to attract and retain volunteers
  • Achieve agreed levels of volunteer recruitment

A full specification for each project will be agreed prior to contract commencement.

Key Skills

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Confident at building long-term relationships with potential funders
  • Ability to hit fundraising targets
  • Strong organisation skills and the ability to manage multiple streams of work
  • An interest in, and commitment to, the aims and objectives of Lingen Davies Cancer Fund


  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in a fundraising or public engagement setting
  • Experience of working with charities
  • Understanding of the local environment for fundraising and business concerns
  • Proven track record of raising significant funds
  • Established contacts in the business community in Shropshire, Telford and/or Mid Wales (desirable)

For further information or an informal conversation about the role please email [email protected] or call 01743 492396.

How to Apply

Please submit a CV with a covering letter detailing your suitability for the role and email to [email protected] by 5.00pm on Thursday 7th June. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to meet with us in week commencing 18th June.

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