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We are looking for a new Fundraising and Communications Coordinator to join our team. Could it be you?

Job Title:      Fundraising and Communications Coordinator

Reports to:   Fundraising and Communications Manager

Hours:           37.5 hours per week, 9:00am – 5:30pm (Theodora Children’s Charity operates a flexible working hours policy)

Salary:           £24,000 - £27,000 per annum

Holiday:        28 days


About Theodora Children’s Charity

We are a fast-growing and inspirational children’s charity. We transform children’s experience of hospital from an environment that can be scary and isolating into a place of fun, play and laughter. We do this by sending professional performers, called Giggle Doctors, to bring magical moments of joy to children’s bedsides. The charity is currently going through a period of growth so this an exciting time to join the friendly and established fundraising team. You will be a team player, committed to a career in fundraising and self-motivated. 

Purpose and Scope of Job

  • Responsible for securing income from trusts
  • Managing your own portfolio of community supporters
  • Creating engaging communication materials


  • Manage the delivery of an existing trust programme
  • Develop a pipeline of funding opportunities
  • Create compelling cases for support to submit to new and existing donors
  • Manage a tracking system of all applications, proposals and their status
  • Manage a portfolio of club, community and education donors
  • Maximise income from trusts and community fundraising in line with our organisational strategy
  • Record donor information on the charity database


  • Write regular content for social media pages and website
  • Produce our newsletter which goes out twice a year
  • Create email signatures and social media banners
  • Interview beneficiaries and write compelling case studies that highlight our cause


  • Represent the charity at external functions
  • Support team with fundraising admin

This job description is not exhaustive. It merely acts as a guide and may be amended to meet the changing requirements of the charity at any time after discussion with the post holder.


  • Opportunity to work in a friendly, dynamic team in central London
  • 28 days annual leave allowance
  • TOIL given for extra hours worked, above those contracted
  • Contributory pension


Person Specification: Fundraising and Communications Coordinator


  • Educated to A Level or equivalent, or appropriate experience in a directly related post

Skills and Abilities


  • Creative and persuasive writing skills
  • Excellent attention to detail and organisational skills
  • Good people skills and an ability to build rapport with donors
  • Able to prioritise and organise own workload
  • Able to manage multiple projects and work to a deadline
  • A drive to achieve and further our cause


  • Experience of using design software


  • Either voluntary or paid experience of working in an office with a fundraising team 


  • Some knowledge of fundraising including trusts and foundations
  • Understanding of the UK voluntary sector
  • Knowledge of social media platforms

Personal Attributes and Other Requirements

  • A passion for our work
  • Willingness to travel around England to visit our donors or the hospitals we work in
  • Self-motivation
  • Able to work as part of a small team
  • A responsible, mature and flexible approach
  • Able and willing to attend events outside of normal hours if required
  • A commitment to equal opportunities
  • The right to work in the UK

How to apply

Send your CV and covering letter addressing how you meet each point in the Person Specification to theodora.uk@theodora.org

Closing date: Monday 29th April

Interview date: Thursday 9th May