Senior Fundraiser to advise on Fundraising Strategy

Senior Fundraiser to advise on Fundraising Strategy

Short term role · Flexible hours · Starting from 1 Jul 2024 For around 3 months
From home
HealthSport & recreationPeople with disabilities
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Herts Disability Sports Foundation (HDSF)
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HDSF is looking for a Senior Fundraiser who can support us in developing our Fundraising Strategy.

Detailed description

Herts Disability Sports Foundation (HDSF) is looking to develop a New Income Generating Strategy which will ensure we can be a long term player in delivering physical activities for children and adults with physical and learning disabilities. We are seeking an experienced fundraiser who will work with us on this project to support HDSF, using their knowledge and experience in the charity sector.


HDSF is a relatively small charity working to support adults and children in Hertfordshire with physical and/or learning disabilities to participate in recreational sporting activities. Our mission is to “Provide and support opportunities in sports and physical activity that can be accessed by everyone, whether it be through participation, volunteering coaching or education in a supportive and non-judgmental environment.” 


We work with a diverse range of partners including Day Services, special schools and community groups to provide a variety of sports/physical activities. These include online sessions, boxercise, water sports, holiday activities (which include siblings) and adapted cycling. Our team is small – just 10 people in a mix of full time and part time roles. More information on our work can be found on our website.


What will you be doing?

Our goal is to diversify our income streams and become a more sustainable organisation. HDSF has a successful track record of grant funding and generating earned income from activities, since HDSF was created 10 years ago, but sourcing funding for core costs and new projects has become more difficult in the current climate.  

Using your knowledge and experience of Fundraising at a senior level, we would like you to;

·       support HDSF to develop a diverse fundraising strategy,

·       identify and prioritise potential types of income streams for short and long term development,

·       work with the SMT to develop a Fundraising plan to realise new sources of income.


We are particularly interested in direct fundraising and corporate partnerships.


We will provide you with a range of organisational information and financial data on past performance. You will have time with the SMT, relevant Trustees and the Business Working Group. The key point of contact will be the Chief Operating Officer who will ensure you have access to resources needed to complete the project.


We anticipate this project will take approximately 3 months but will work with the successful volunteer to agree project milestones and timescales.

This could be an ongoing voluntary role if this first project is a success for both parties.


What are we looking for?

We are looking for a volunteer who is experienced in Charity Fundraising at a strategic level, with practical experience of at least one of the following areas; corporate partnerships, major gifts, individual giving and legacies. The volunteer would have knowledge of fundraising policies and legislation relevant to the UK charity sector. They would be skilled in communicating ideas and strategies, with a professional and ethical approach to their work.

Lived experience of the disability community would be an advantage, but a real enthusiasm to contribute to the growth of HDSF is essential.


What difference will you make?

 By securing new funding streams we could expand the range of activities we offer, reach more of our beneficiaries by providing more community based activities - we already have the ideas, we need your help to make them achievable!


How to apply

If you are interested in this volunteering role - please contact the Chief through GoVolHerts, telling us why this opportunity interests you and what you believe you could bring to the role. A copy of your CV would be really helpful.

Please note that as part of our Safeguarding procedures, all successful volunteers are required to supply references and provide necessary documentation to receive Enhanced DBS clearance. HDSF is actively working towards certification as a Disability Confident Employer.

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About Herts Disability Sports Foundation (HDSF)

HDSF is a relatively young charity (established March 2014) and has developed from a one-person operation to a larger thriving organisation and employer which has experienced an enormous number of changes. Our mission is to “Provide and support opportunities in sports and physical activity that can be accessed by everyone, whether it be through participation, volunteering coaching or education in a supportive and non-judgmental environment.” Rather unexpectedly, the Pandemic afforded us a unique opportunity to quickly change and adapt our delivery methods and services – we were perfectly placed to use this challenge to diversify and grow as an organisation.