What qualities do we look for in a fundraiser?

Professional. Ethical. Passionate. These are the core values we look for in everyone who joins us.

Working as a fundraiser

Our working week is Monday to Sunday and our Fundraisers work 5 days out of 7 (3 or 4 days if you wish to work part time) including some weekends and Bank Holidays, working a minimum of 8 hours per day plus travel time.

Flexibility is key. You need to be flexible around where you work, the days you work and the hours you work. This is definitely not a Monday to Friday 9 to 5 job!

With at least a week’s notice, you will always work in a pre-booked and paid-for venue, which could be a large supermarket or convenience store, a train station, town centre or country show. In short, a venue where the footfall will deliver the donors we require to achieve our Charity client’s targets.

Being employed, not self-employed, you will receive a contract of employment and work in one of 8 regional teams with 20 – 30 colleagues reporting to a Team Leader who in turn reports to an experienced Area Manager.

All Fundraisers benefit from an initial 2 week training programme including a 3 day residential course at our Head Office run by our National Training Manager, followed by in-field training and then ongoing coaching and mentoring.

You will represent one of our household name Charity clients informing members of the public of their work and seeking committed, long term support through direct debit donations.

In this public facing role and wearing their uniform, you will be a proud ambassador for the Charity, representing both them and Charity Link in a professional and ethical way at all times.

 You can be certain that if you join us, you will be working for one of the longest established, professional, ethical and progressive fundraising agencies in the country.

What we are looking for

It’s about being self-motivated, tenacious, resilient and determined to be the best. You will also demonstrate confidence when dealing with the public and possess good non-verbal and verbal communication skills.

In short, it’s about being focused on delivering results.

Finding the right people who can live and breathe our company values is as important to us as your previous work experience, although ideally we look for a background in a Sales, Customer Service or other customer facing role.

Able to work some weekends and Bank Holidays, you must have your own vehicle and full UK driving licence. (We will pay car travel expenses to a maximum of £100 /week based on the miles you travel to and from your place of work).

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“This is one of the most rewarding jobs I have ever had. Its hard work but being part of a supported and motivated team makes the job even more worthwhile.”
Martin Flanagan, Fundraiser for over 2 years. Previously a Sales Advisor for a leading energy company.
“I’ve worked here for over seven years and have seen the company grow from strength to strength. It is so rewarding to see how the charities we work with benefit from all my hard work.”
Christine Smith, Fundraiser for over 7 years. Previously a psychiatric nurse and full time mum.
“Charity Link recognised my potential and I have progressed to become a Team Leader managing a successful team of committed and professional fundraisers. I appreciate the investment the company has made in my professional development.”
Aaron Clarey, Fundraiser and Team Leader for over 2 years. Previously a Claims Executive for a firm of solicitors and worked in Utility sales.
“All the reasons I decided to join Charity Link still hold true. The company is professional, ethical and absolutely committed to delivering long term donors to Charities. I love being able to talk to so many different people every day and knowing that my hard work really does make a difference.”
Elaine Dean, Fundraiser and Team Leader for over 4 years. Previously a Sales Advisor for a leading Utilities company.