We have a number of exciting opportunities to join our successful charity team.

Community Fundraising Coordinator

Reports To: Head of Fundraising & Marketing

Location: Southville, Bristol

Company Profile: We’re the Great Western Air Ambulance Charity. We’re dedicated to raising the funds necessary to keep an air ambulance flying over the counties of Bristol, North Somerset, Bath & North East Somerset and all of Gloucestershire. From fundraisers to highly skilled paramedics and senior consultants, we are a team, working to save lives that would otherwise be lost. The job is high pressure, but it is deeply satisfying, and every member of the team is committed to this service, and to saving as many lives as we can.

Job Summary: This full time role will deliver high levels of stewardship to a variety of corporates, supporters and community events within North Somerset and Bath and North East Somerset. The Community Fundraising Coordinator will be tasked with maximising opportunities within the designated territory by regular, targeted and appropriate liaison and promotion to significantly raise regional profile. Working collaboratively within the fundraising team, you will contribute to income growth and ensure donor retention.

Hours of work: 35

Duration: Permanent

Salary: £19,000 – £22,000

Major Areas of Responsibility:

  • To manage all aspects of community fundraising through the designated area, in line with the overall fundraising strategy
  • Develop and maintain an in-depth knowledge of the geographic area, the companies, community and events that are in the area
  • Develop relationships with existing individuals, businesses, schools, corporates and community groups
  • Ensure the highest level of donor care
  • Achieve gross income from the geographic area

Specific Responsibilities of the Job:

Community Fundraising

  • To proactively seek new fundraising opportunities within community groups, individual supporters
  • Develop appropriate territory management schedules to maximise time to research, target and visit community groups
  • Deliver high levels of stewardships to community events; providing advice and support as necessary
  • Deliver community fundraising initiatives

Events/Challenges Fundraising

  • Actively promote and recruit participants to the event programme as per event target for each activity
  • Account manage relationships with event organisers

Corporate Fundraising

  • Research, identify and develop corporate partnerships in area
  • Generation of new business via proactive campaigns
  • Develop employee fundraising within designated accounts utilising mechanisms such as sponsorship, events, payroll giving, and charity of the year
  • Effectively account manage ‘Charity of the Year’ relationships to ensure long term partnerships
  • Develop corporate fundraising products
  • Explore opportunities for corporate networking within designated area

Working relationships, contacts and expectations

  • Work with members of the Critical Care Team, Fundraising, Supporter Services and SMT to create a collaborative approach to community fundraising and to spread greater awareness of the service GWAAC offers
  • Forge close working relationships within the fundraising and marketing team to promote and generate opportunities and to maximise income generation in line with the fundraising strategy
  • Forge closing working relationships with GWAAC volunteers in order to utilize skills and resources available
  • To occasionally work unsociable hours, for example attending evening or weekend meetings, or travel outside ‘our area’ (TOIL is available)
  • To maintain an appropriate level of confidentiality at all times

This description does not attempt to describe all the activities of the post but rather illustrates with examples the main role of the post holder. It is therefore subject to alteration and development and will be review jointly with the post holder and Head of Fundraising and Marketing.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities


  • Valid full UK driving licence
  • Experience within fundraising/ not for profit sector
  • Excellent communication skills with an ability to prepare and deliver compelling presentations and engage with a wide range of audiences confidently
  • Excellent written skills and the ability to prepare persuasive proposals and accurate reports
  • Ability to organise and plan own work identifying conflicting demands and establishing clear priorities in order to meet agreed objctive
  • Demonstrable experience of managing projects and balancing multiple critical priorities
  • Experience of building effective relationships with key stakeholders and the ability to enthuse and motivate others
  • Computer literate with good experience in Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel and databases
  • Ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team and establish good working relationships at all levels
  • Able to demonstrate a good level of general education to A Level standard or equivalent
  • Able to contribute positively at team meetings.
  • Ability to complete tasks and projects on time and to a high standard, demonstrating a can do attitude
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines and under pressure
  • Willingness to work flexibly
  • Is courteous and effective when dealing with people, exchanges information in a tactful and diplomatic manner, able to communicate effectively at all levels
  • Ability to demonstrate awareness/understanding of equal opportunities and other people’s behaviour, physical, social and welfare needs
  • Ability to work unsupervised and act on own initiative
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Outgoing with an excellent work ethic
  • Clean criminal records check


  • Proven success in a fundraising role
  • Sound understanding of the application of charity legislation to fundraising activity
  • Use of own vehicle (GWAAC vehicles are available)
  • Degree level qualification
  • Interest and understanding of trends in fundraising

To apply, please send a copy of your CV and a covering letter describing how you meet the roles required knowledge, skills and abilities to Closing date is 3rd November 2017.

Lottery Canvassers

Great Western Air Ambulance Charity (GWAAC) is looking to expand the number of lottery canvassers in the region recruiting players for our highly successful weekly lottery.

We have vacancies for both part-time and full-time roles and any successful candidate will play a vital role as an ambassador of our charity. Your remit will be to engage with the public, either by canvassing door-to-door or by obtaining private site bookings, in the hope of getting people in the region to join our lottery for either £1 or £2 a week. You are free to choose your own hours of work and the regions within our boundaries that you recruit new members in, and most importantly you will be helping our fantastic charity generate some much-needed income.

The GWAAC weekly lottery is a vital source of revenue to the charity and we are aiming to expand our membership over the coming years. With all members joining by either direct debit or cheque payment, this regular income plays a vital part in keeping the charity flying. If the role is of interest to you, please contact Mark Sullivan on 0333 577 5707 or e-mail Tower Lotteries run and administrate the draw on behalf of GWAAC.


We’re also always looking to welcome new volunteers to our team. It’s the local people who kindly give up some of their precious time who mean we are able to keep saving local lives. Everyone who works here at GWAAC is committed, enthusiastic and dedicated to keeping us flying. We enjoy what we do because it really makes a difference – and we would love to have you as part of our team. 

Whether you would like to help out in our offices, would like to volunteer at a fundraising event, or put on an event of your own, we would love to hear from you. Can you help us save lives?

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