Community and Events Fundraising Officer

Location (UK): Office Hybrid* - London / Chesterfield
Hours: Full-time, 35 hours per week
Salary: £32,500 per annum (London), £28,000 per annum (rest of UK) – Pending pay review
Benefits: Read more about the excellent benefits we offer
Contract type: Permanent
Travel: Some travel to the London office and to events, which will include some evening and weekend work (time off in lieu will be given).
Closing date: 23:59 hours, Tuesday 6 June, 2023

Download the Job description and person specification for the Community and Events Fundraising Officer Role (Word, 45.1 KB).

Through our diversity and inclusion strategy, we have made a commitment to increase the diversity of our charity and we welcome candidates from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences. We want our employees, volunteers and trustees to represent the broad diversity of the communities of which we are a part.

Versus Arthritis is committed to keeping children, young people and vulnerable adults safe from harm. During the recruitment process Versus Arthritis will undertake safer recruitment practices and relevant checks to ensure applicants are suitable to work with children, young people and vulnerable adults.

About the role

We are looking for someone with a proven track record of planning and delivering community and/or events fundraising products to give a good return on investment. You’ll be skilled at building excellent relationships with a range of supporters, deploying a number of different communications techniques to inspire engagement. You’ll be output-focused and ambitious, keen to grow the income and team, always learning and looking for new ways to do things.

You’ll be responsible for a portfolio of events/community products and the income, expenditure and engagement targets associated with them. You’ll deliver inspiring supporter journeys and on the day logistics to ensure supporters meet their fundraising goals. You’ll work with supporters and suppliers to develop meaningful relationships.

You’ll work with the team to identify new opportunities for growth and together we will build a strategy that strives every day to help more and more people affected by arthritis. Together we will develop breakthrough treatments, campaign relentlessly and won’t stop until no-one has to tolerate living with the pain, fatigue and isolation of arthritis.

Key requirements

• A proactive and engaging individual with a passion for realising supporters’ ambitions to fundraise.
• Excellent project management skills, proven experience of end-to-end project management of income generating products from budget setting to marketing to delivery.
• Excellent communication and relationship-building skills across a range of channels.
• Output and numbers driven with experience of delivering against targets.

*As a hybrid worker the expectation is that you will spend around 40% of your working time in our office spaces or working in community settings. As an inclusive employer we will consider home-based working for anyone where office-based hybrid working would be a barrier to being able to work for us, for example for someone living with a long-term health condition or disability.

How to apply

To apply you MUST submit:

  1. a concise up-to-date CV
  2. a completed application form (Word, 42 KB) demonstrating how you meet the key requirements set out in the Download the  Job description and person specification for the Community and Events Fundraising Officer Role (Word, 45.1 KB).  All sections must be completed.

Email both documents as Word or PDF attachments by 23:59, Tuesday 6 June 2023 to If you have a health condition that prevents you from following the steps above, please email us regarding alternative ways to apply. 

Application deadline and shortlisting

  • We advise candidates to apply early as we reserve the right to close applications ahead of the advertised date.  
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

Interview dates to be confirmed.

We do not wish to receive contact from agencies or media sales. 

About us

There are 20.3 million people living with arthritis and MSK conditions in the UK. That’s one in three people, many who live in pain every single day. The impact is huge as the condition intrudes on everyday life – affecting the ability to work, care for a family, to move free from pain and to live independently. Yet arthritis is often dismissed as an inevitable part of aging or shrugged off as ‘just a bit of arthritis’. We don’t think that this is ok. Versus Arthritis is here to change that.

Join us and use your skills, knowledge, passion and energy to help us defy arthritis.

Read more about working for us.

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Versus Arthritis is a Registered Charity No: 207711 and in Scotland No. SC041156.