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Community & Events Fundraiser

Job Reference: J315-VC029

Countess Mountbatten Hospice
Up to £28,000 per annum


For over four decades Countess Mountbatten Hospice Charity have provided outstanding end of lifecare to its community and its services have made a huge impact on many families lives across Hampshire.

The journey towards end of life can be a complex one. Medical advances and changes in family lives mean that the care we provide to our patients and their families constantly evolves to meet the needs and expectations of our Community. Over the last year, Mountbatten Isle of Wight and Countess Mountbatten Hospice Southampton, have developed a unique partnership, with one senior team leading both organisations.

At Countess Mountbatten Hospice we pride ourselves on delivering the highest standard of care and support to patients and their families, and constantly strive to ensure we reach as many people as possible, whenever and wherever they may need us. The hospice serves a population of approximately 600,000 and covers Southampton, and parts of West Hampshire. We are a registered charity and company, with our community at the heart of our services.

Currently we have a 25 bedded In-Patient Unit (IPU), a large day, self-help and rehabilitation centre, a community nursing team, Psychosocial care & Bereavement service and an education team. However, our services and approach to care are being constantly developed and expanded to meet the growing demands of increasingly complex health issues and the needs of the community we serve.

Community & Events Fundraiser

Salary up to £28,000 per annum

37.5 hours per week to be worked flexibly in accordance with the needs of the role which may include weekends, bank holidays and evenings to support events


This is an exciting time to join Countess Mountbatten Hospice as we extend our services to more patients and their families throughout Hampshire and the surrounding areas.

Our Hospice teams provide a wide range of services created and designed to support individuals’ needs. Our patients and their families are at the heart of everything we do here at the Hospice. To continue to provide our outstanding care services we need talented and committed people to join our fundraising team. If you are looking for a new challenge and the opportunity to make a real difference, we would like to hear from you.

About the role:

Responsible for managing and supporting a small team to plan, deliver, grow and review Countess Mountbatten Hospice’s community & events programme, meeting agreed financial income target and expenditure budgets to increase sustainable income for the charity.

The post holder will be responsible for developing productive and lasting relationships, inspiring and motivating supporters and stakeholders, both new and existing, to engage and fundraise for us, and providing excellent supporter care.

Working with individual fundraisers as well as organising large mass participation events the post holder will lead on developing, managing and promoting fundraising events across all aspects of Mountbatten's fundraising activities.

About you:

We are seeking a highly motivated, engaging and enthusiastic experienced Community & Events Fundraiser who has excellent knowledge of working with supporters and volunteers and managing events to achieve annual income targets from within the community. The successful candidate will need to be able to demonstrate:

  • Success in developing and building community income streams
  • Experience of delivering successful events
  • Ability to manage multiple projects to deadlines
  • Excellent financial and budget management experience
  • Experience of fundraising in the charitable sector or equivalent experience in another sector
  • Ability to build strong relationships and be able to manage and inspire volunteers
  • Be able to work on your own as well as part of a team
  • Highly competent in IT, including Word, Excel, Outlook, email and the internet
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal

The postholder will need to be a flexible and adaptable individual with the ability to prioritise and work under pressure to tight deadlines. You will be ambitious, innovative and tenacious, and will thrive on new challenges and enjoy inspiring and motivating others.

Informal visits to find out more about this exciting role with us at Countess Mountbatten Hospice are welcomed. Please contact Judy Tucker, Fundraising Lead on 02382 548808 or




Countess Mountbatten offers a generous benefits package to include:

Pension Scheme (including existing members continuation of NHS Pension Scheme)

Generous Holiday and Occupational Sickness Benefits

Off Site Free Parking

Training and Development Package

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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