Salary: circa £28,000 per annum 

Hours: Full-time – 37.5 hours per week   (Flexible and part time working offered by agreement.) 

Contract: Permanent  

Location:  Leeds 


Are you excellent at building meaningful relationships and have a strong sense of Empathy? Do you have a proven ability in delivering great donor (customer) care?  If so, a new exciting opportunity has presented itself and we want to speak to you.   


Leeds Hospitals Charity 

Leeds Hospitals Charity is proud to support Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. The Trust comprises seven hospitals and a dental institute, including Leeds General Infirmary, St James’s University Hospital, Leeds Children’s Hospital and Leeds Cancer Centre. At Leeds Hospitals Charity, we work with NHS staff to improve the experience of patients and families. We are passionate about healthcare and about making our hospitals amazing. Supporting to the Head of Individual Giving, the Fundraising Officer will work closely with the Fundraising team, Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust staff and volunteers to develop our In Memory offering. They will champion In Memory Giving both internally to Hospital teams and volunteers and externally to the community and local businesses. Responsible for the delivery of a new and sizeable income stream, this role will identify, develop and implement plans to maximise income and ensure a regular flow of income to achieve annual targets. 


The Person 

We are looking for someone who: 

  • Has proven experience of fundraising.   
  • Has developed new, audience-led products and propositions, and monitored their ongoing effectiveness. 
  • Has experience of fundraising and stewardship with a passion for supporting in memory donors. 
  • Can deliver clearly defined KPIs. 
  • Can manage and support relationships with donors who are supporting the charity in memory of loved ones. 
  • Will develop the relationship with supporters by offering suitable products and opportunities to remember loved ones ranging from free online life tributes, tribute funds, regular donations, specialist in memory events and individual fundraising. 
  • Will proactively develop relationships with external business providers such as funeral directors to ensure that all in memory collections are facilitated in an ethical and appropriate manner.  
  • Will ensure donor records are maintained with accurate information.  
  • Can produce reports for the Director of Fundraising and Head of Individual Giving on campaign performance and monitor against past performance and planned expectations. Undertaking data analysis where appropriate.  


You will:  

  • Be highly organised, detail focused and sensitive when leading on our In Memory Giving programme. 
  • Be an innovator and be able to creatively market this important aspect of fundraising. 
  • Have excellent communication skills with the ability to empathise and build relationships. 
  • Be able to exercise a high degree of tact and discretion with confidential information.  
  • Have excellent organisational skills, with the ability to manage multiple projects at once.  
  • Be able to use initiative to solve problems and progress projects without direct supervision.  
  • Have high levels of empathy. 


Charity Benefits Include:  

Employee Assistance Programmes  

AIG Life Group Protection  


Car Lease Scheme  

One year free gym membership  

Buy Additional Holidays 

NHS Discounts  



If you are disabled and have the essential skills and experience to do the job, we will invite you to an interview. Please advise on your covering letter if you consider yourself to have a disability. 

To apply for this position, please send a copy of your up-to-date CV with a covering letter. Closing date for application is Friday 22 October 2021. Interviews will be held on Friday 5 November 2021. 

Due to the high volume of applications we receive we are unable to provide feedback at the shortlisting stage. If you have not heard back from us within 4 weeks of the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful.