Community Fundraising – Hospital Engagement Lead

Role overview

As part of a multi-faceted and rapidly growing fundraising team, this individual will play a significant role in the future direction of the Community Fundraising Team’s income for Guy’s & St Thomas Charity, Evelina London Children’s Charity and Guy’s Cancer Charity. These three new charity brands support the work of Guy’s and St Thomas’, which is among the UK's busiest and largest NHS Foundation Trusts.

With over 2.6 million patient contacts and approximately 22,500 staff members, increasing the charities’ profiles and building relationships across our hospital sites and local communities to support significant supporter acquisition, is a key strategic aim for our fundraising team.

The Community Fundraising - Hospital Engagement Lead is an exciting, and pivotal role in building on our commitment to enhance our charity culture within the hospital community. You will need to be a strong and effective communicator, with an entrepreneurial approach to identifying and developing ways to grow our charities’ visibility on site at our hospitals. You will take a proactive approach to identifying and developing a pipeline of support for our charities by increasing and deepening relationships from within the hospital staff body in order to increase the number of potential patient and family referrals.

Whilst this role is initially for 6 months, there will also be an opportunity to demonstrate success and include recommendations for the future implementation and direction of this important enabling role with a view to a permanent appointment.

Key responsibilities include:

  • To work with hospital colleagues to develop and deliver a framework for the hospital engagement programme, identifying hospital departments and wards to engage, rolling out an appropriate package of fundraising support and supporting other team members in developing strong working relationships with hospital staff members and patient families.
  • To lead on developing and expanding our charity champions programme within the hospital staff body, which includes providing dedicated fundraising training and ongoing support to staff in order to increase the number of potential patient and family referrals.
  • To work with the Community Fundraising Manager to ensure project milestones are met and deliver an ongoing KPIs to measure success of the hospital engagement programme, and identify gaps, including (but not limited to) volume and value of fundraising enquiries from patient families, and awareness levels of hospital staff of our charities and their impact.
  • To work collaboratively with the other public fundraising teams and hospital colleagues to appropriately engage, promote and deliver fundraising events and activities onsite in our hospitals such as our annual St Thomas' Abseil and Christmas Campaign.
  • To work with the Community Fundraising Manager, and based on audience insight and analysis, lead on developing networks to acquire new supporters in the communities served by the Trust (including schools, community groups and local businesses).
  • To work collaboratively with our Marketing, Communications and Digital teams to activate and amplify our new brand personalities through inspiring impact led communications and on-site activities.

About you

  • Ideally you will understand NHS and/or charities and the charity sector.
  • Experience on community, events fundraising, volunteer management or equivalent transferable skills.
  • You will have project management experience and be able to plan and deliver outcomes on time and within budget.
  • You will have excellent interpersonal skills, be a strong relationship builder and be able to communicate effectively both through writing or verbally.
  • You will be able to use your initiative to prioritise and will work well under pressure.
  • Most importantly, you will be highly motivated to make an impact and add value to the excellent work that this charity are doing




Application closing date




How to apply

If you’re interested in hearing more about this great opportunity, please send a copy of your CV to Dawn Ballard. If your profile fits with what we’re looking for we’ll be in touch with more details.

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Location: Central London, Hybrid/Flexible working options available

Salary: £33,114 - £35,844 plus benefits

Contract: 6 months

Closing Date: Rolling