Volunteer opportunity description

Role Title:                CHV Fundraising Trustee

Relations with:       CHV Chair and Board of trustees, and senior staff and volunteers

Experience:             Charitable fundraising, commercial marketing and or sales

Role purpose

  • To assist the Board to see the bigger picture
  • To bring a fresh perspective to fundraising plans and strategy
  • To support CHV’s fundraising and ensure this is the highest priority
  • To ensure CHV’s fundraising is of the highest standard and meets the Fundraising Regulator’s Code of Fundraising Practice

Main Responsibilities

·         Oversee fundraising and to make sure it is carried out with integrity and accountability and is legally compliant.

·         Strategically assess where fundraising fits into the overall organisation strategy and to work with volunteers and senior fundraising staff to ensure effective income generation is achieved.

·         Contribute knowledge of fundraising techniques and strategies, understanding results and approving budgets with real insight.

·         Carry out risk assessment at every fundraising stage, especially when considering new or ambitious fundraising strategies.

·         Network on behalf of the charity to solicit funds on a peer-to-peer basis and/or applications.

·         Support and encourage the fundraising team in their work and to design and facilitate the organisation’s approach to fundraising.

·         Be an active champion of the organisation.

·         Build relationships and rapport between Board and fundraising staff..

·         Encourage an entrepreneurial fundraising culture and assess the cost benefit ratio of each planned type of fundraising.


Qualities of a Fundraising Trustee


·         Minimum five years’ charitable fundraising/income-generation and/or business development background or commercial marketing.

·         An understanding of the UK charity sector and good governance; Charity Commission and Companies House requirements; relevant legislation, eg Data Protection Act, and other statutory requirements.

·         An understanding of the challenges facing small to medium-sized UK charities in maximising income streams and donors at all stages of the relationship.

·         Experience of diverse fundraising channels, including statutory funding, corporate and trust giving would be valuable.

  • Excellent networking skills, influencing and communication skills.
  • An ability to monitor progress and hold fundraisers to account and to ask the right questions about fundraising strategy and implementation.

·         A good team player with creative problem-solving.

·         Either first-hand experience of or a strong interest in support for older people.


·         Knowledge of digital or social media.

·         Knowledge of the voluntary sector.

·         A thorough understanding of the Code of Fundraising Practice.


Time Commitment

  • You will be required to commit to around one to two days per month, including a Trustee Board meeting every six weeks.
  • In due course as CHV develops, you may also be a sub-committee member and attend specific meetings.


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Care Home Volunteers

Norman Edwards
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