• Fundraising & Events Executive

    Reporting to:         Major Donor Fundraiser

    JOB SUMMARY:     

    We are looking for a highly motivated, passionate and enthusiastic fundraiser to join our successful fundraising team. This post will cover community fundraising, challenge events and the delivery of our schools programme.


The successful applicant is expected to:

  1. work with a range of fundraising committees, including young committees and young professionals,  supporting them with the organisation and fundraising of their events 
  2. develop and project manage specific fundraising projects, activities and a portfolio of annual events 
  3. recruit participants for challenges – help ensure they reach their fundraising target and provide excellent supporter care. 
  4. build and maintain strong fundraising relationships with donors. 
  5. arrange visits to schools and deliver our Schools programme, educating children about disabilities and our unique work 
  6. represent the charity confidently in a range of formal and informal settings
  7. be part of the planning and project management of specific fundraising initiatives to promote the work of Jewish Blind & Disabled 
  8. be familiar with all the office procedures and provide cover and support for all Campaign staff when necessary
  9. undertake duties concerned with the general running of a busy Campaign office.  

This job description is not an exhaustive list of duties and responsibilities and is subject to change in accordance with the needs of the Charity.

Person Specification




Minimum of 2 years’ experience of running events and fundraising initiatives.



Proven experience of working in a fundraising environment



Experience of using fundraising databases and producing accurate data.



Ability to produce creative and innovative methods of fundraising.



Strong IT skills including the use of industry standard IT systems (e.g. Microsoft Office, Email, PowerPoint, Internet etc.) and capable of handling a large charity database



Excellent verbal and written communication skills



Ability to work independently using your own initiative as well as part of a team. 



Competent in delivering presentations.



Strong project management skills



Proven experience of meeting financial targets



Driver and willingness to use own car.



Excellent interpersonal and networking skills. Approachable with keen self-awareness    



Ability to build and maintain good working relationships with people at all levels



Ability to undertake daily work efficiently and able to remain focused.



Able and willing to work flexible hours to meet service needs



Knowledge of or willingness to learn about Jewish Culture








All posts are subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) disclosure.


Probationary Period:


All appointments are subject to a minimum probationary period of 3 months which may be extended if deemed necessary.


Office Hours:


Office based roles:

Normal office hours for full-time employees are Monday to Thursday 9am – 5.30pm with a 1 hour unpaid lunch break and Friday 9am – 2pm


Non office based roles:

Actual hours will depend on the post and location.


Annual Salary:


Salaries are paid monthly in arrears on the last Friday of each month.


Salaries are reviewed annually in January. 


JBD reserves the right to deduct from pay any amounts which are owed by you to the organisation, e.g. over payment of salary.


Holiday Entitlement:


Annual leave will be based on a full time entitlement of 20 days’ paid holiday and 8 Bank Holidays (pro-rata for part-time employees).


The holiday year runs from the January to December.  Holiday entitlement increases with length of service, rising by two days per annum after three years of completed service and a further three days after five years completed service up to 25 days (plus BH).




Entitlements are set out in the individual Statement of Terms and Conditions of Employment

Pension and other benefits:


On successful completion of your probationary period, you will be eligible to join the company pension scheme and Health Cash Plan.



Notice periods are set out in the individual Statement of Terms and Conditions of Employment


Policies & Procedures:


Jewish Blind & Disabled has a range of policies and procedures to support its staff in their work. These include Data Protection, Confidentiality, Health & Safety, Equal Opportunities, Grievance and Disciplinary Procedures. All employees are bound by JBD’s policies and procedures.


Additional Rules:


Employees are required to disclose any other employment, which you undertake whilst in JBD’s employment.


Kosher Buildings:


As JBD is a Jewish organisation there are certain rules regarding food that must not be contravened. For example no meat, meat products, shell fish or certain other fish may be brought into office buildings and only Kosher products may be brought into residential buildings. During Passover leavened products are also excluded.


Collective Agreements:


These terms and conditions are not bound by any collective agreements




Up to £29k pa dependent on skills and experience 

Hours - Full time hours - Monday – Thursday 9:00 am – 5.30 pm & Friday 9:00 am to 2:00 pm (35 hours per week)


28 days per annum (inc bank holidays) plus all Jewish Holidays.

Job Type



Head Office – Mill Hill East