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Join Our Team

From time to time we have opportunities to join our growing team at Lindley Educational Trust.  Here are our latest vacancies and how to apply.

Part Time Charity Fundraiser

2 days per week, based at the Hollowford Centre in Castleton, Derbyshire

Lindley Educational Trust was established over 50 years ago to provide personal development opportunities for young people.  We have a national reputation for our work in Outdoor Learning and seek to use our resources and expertise to benefit more vulnerable and disadvantaged young people. The Trust has a number of established relationships with large grant making organisations to enable the delivery of our services with more disadvantaged communities.  As this work expands we need help.

As the charity’s primary fundraiser, the role’s main focus is to increase gift and grant contributions by building relationships and exploring new fundraising opportunities. Integral to this role is raising awareness of the charity’s work, aims and values & beliefs.  The fundraiser will work closely with the Trust’s senior leadership team.

Candidates will need excellent communications skills and the enthusiasm to continue to attract and build support for the Trust.  You will need to be a rounded professional who excels at networking, since success in the role depends heavily on being able to forge positive relationships with supporters.


The charity fundraiser will:

  • motivate and facilitate supporters to maximise the funds they raise
  • inspire new supporters to raise money, while maintaining and developing relationships with existing supporters
  • organise traditional activities, such as sponsored outdoor events
  • raise awareness of the charity and its work at local and national levels, e.g. attending meetings or seeking press opportunities with the media
  • increase funds by researching and targeting charitable trusts whose criteria match the charity’s aims and activities
  • develop and implement a strategy for individual and corporate supporter recruitment and development
  • manage and update databases to record donor contact
  • make risk analyses and balancing time-cost ratios to focus effort on the fundraising activities that are most appropriate and will have the highest chance of success
  • co-ordinate and develop funding briefs for projects in conjunction with other staff, funders and users
  • Input into the development and delivery of impact reporting and evaluation.


C.£30,000 pro rata (2 days per week) plus benefits


The role holder will need to demonstrate:

  • commitment to your charity’s cause
  • the ability to build and maintain relationships over long periods
  • creativity, imagination and an entrepreneurial attitude towards fundraising
  • a proactive attitude, drive and enthusiasm to carry out projects to conclusion
  • the ability to influence others using excellent communication skills
  • the capability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • the ability to meet financial targets
  • good organisational and project management skills
  • the ability to motivate others and work as part of a team
  • resilience, particularly when faced with setbacks
  • sensitivity to the needs of volunteers and donors
  • a willingness to carry out some administrative tasks.

More details of the Trust’s work can be found throughout our website. 

Please submit a C.V, Covering Letter and completed Health Declaration Form FAO of Mark Williams, Head of Centres.

E: enquiries@hollowford.org

T. 01433 620377

Closing date for applications: 8 July 2018

Interviews: 24 July 2018