We are hiring a community fundraiser

Community Fundraiser

Salary £28,000 – 30,000 per annum – subject to skills and experience 

Hours of work 37.5 hours a week over five days

Base Hybrid working for the foreseeable future with regular attendance to the office at least 2 -3 days a week: Pears Building, Pond Street, London NW3 2PP. Occasional visits to our other sites in Barnet and Chase Farm may be required.

The Royal Free Charity is seeking an ambitious and talented community fundraiser to join their community fundraising team.

The role

The community fundraiser will report to the head of community fundraising.

As our new community fundraiser, you will build amazing relationships with our supporters, proactively reaching new networks of support and providing outstanding stewardship. You will always be on the lookout for new opportunities to engage with our community and with hospital staff, helping to grow our reach and generate income and awareness across our core geographic areas and beyond. You will also manage our portfolio of challenge events, delivering excellent communication with participants and maximising return on investment and retention of supporters.

The team

Our ambitious fundraising department generated over £6m in 21/22. We are a supporter-focused and agile function, working at the heart of the charity to deliver impact for patients and staff across our hospitals. Our focus is on generating long-term, meaningful relationships with supporters and delivering an outstanding experience to our incredible donors.

Our culture is important to us, and we pride ourselves on being a supportive, curious and high-achieving fundraising team.

Significantly, we have begun to prepare for a major capital appeal. Breaking new ground for NHS charity fundraising, this campaign will aim to raise a transformational sum. By joining us at the start, you have the opportunity to make your mark on what will be a prominent and exciting multi-year campaign.


The Royal Free Charity stands at the threshold of its most important period of development.

Our vision is for everyone served by the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust (RFL) to have access to world-leading healthcare, delivered by a thriving workforce, and driven by medical research that has a global impact. We support the 10,000 staff of the RFL and their 1.6 million patients across Barnet, Chase Farm and Royal Free hospitals and more than 30 NHS services.

Through the services we provide, and the programmes and equipment we fund, we make a profound and immediate difference to patients’ experiences of care.

The recruitment process

To apply for this post, send to [email protected] your:

  • CV (please include your last employer and dates of employment)
  • Cover letter addressing how you meet the criteria set out in the job description and person specification,
  • Completed Equal Opportunity Form.

Download the job description

Please note, that applications submitted without a cover letter will not be considered for this role.

Closing date for application: 17 August – 12 noon

Interview date: from 26 August

You must be eligible to work in the UK

As an equal opportunities’ employer, the Royal Free Charity is committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective employees and does not condone discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender identity, or marriage and civil partnership.

We aspire to have a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourage suitably qualified applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply and join the Royal Free Charity.

  • 28 days’ paid holiday plus UK bank holidays each year (pro-rata for part-time employees)
  • Enrolment into the pension scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Refer a Friend Scheme
  • Complementary Therapy Massage
  • Other benefits

Find out more about working life at the Royal Free Charity in our short video: https://youtu.be/mVQ0Bcj-ftk