Salary: under active review
For every child we reach, there is at least one we do not. It is the responsibility of those employed by Claire House to reach out to every one of the estimated 435 children and families who may need our help. In 2015, we realised that “money and the mission are the same thing” – i.e. the more money we can raise, the more children we will be able to help.
In September 2018, Claire House will launch a major appeal to reach out to all children with life threatening and terminal conditions in its catchment. The funds generated will be used in part to create services and facilities north of the river Mersey; and in part to enhance services we already provide. The target will be in the region of £20m with a focus on long-term sustainability.
Whilst this thinking has been instrumental in uniting the whole organisation behind one purpose, this role is not simply about raising money; in fact, it is about ensuring that those who support Claire House have the most remarkable experience which connects them to the cause in a way that both inspires them to take action (giving, volunteering or advocating for example) as well as ensuring that they feel the warm glow of having changed a child or a family’s life.
We believe that our supporters should feel amazing about the difference they make to others. If they feel amazing then we will, together, one day reach every child and family.
This is a very tough but rewarding role as it must balance an immediate income target of £7m (net £4m contribution) each year to keep our existing services running, as well as the need for significant future growth. Therefore, financial acumen, resilience, honesty, kindness and bravery are all a necessity.
It is recognised that the post holder will be an outstanding individual who thrives on high levels of responsibility and accountability. Above all, they must demonstrate a consistent and total commitment to the aims and dreams of Claire House Children’s Hospice.
Closing date: Friday 1st December 2017
Interviews will be held on 11 and 12 December 2017. All short listed candidates will be required to attend Mercui Urval’s offices in Manchester in the week commencing 4 December to undertake a series of psychometric tests. Individual feedback will be given to all attendees who complete the process.
Please visit www.clairehouse.org.uk for full details on how to apply. All applications must be submitted on a Claire House application form with a covering letter in order to be considered. Please look at the person specification attached to the job description before you apply. We regret that we will not be able to respond to those who are not shortlisted, but sincerely thank you for the interest you have shown in Claire House.
This role is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.
This organisation’s recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All staff and volunteers are expected to share this commitment.