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Job vacancy

Events & Community Fundraising Executive

Based at Stody Hall Barns, Stody, Melton Constable, Norfolk, NR24 2ED
Job type Full time, permanent 
Employed by Walking With The Wounded 
Line ManagerFundraising Manager 
Salary £20,000
Benefits 5% employer pension contribution
Application closing date September 30th 2019 

Overview:  This role is for a creative and pro-active events and fundraising executive to support the successful delivery and growth of WWTW’s events and broadening WWTW’s appeal and supporter base.

Working on Walking With The Wounded’s flagship fundraising events including our mass participation event, Walking Home For Christmas, and our Cumbrian Challenge for teams in the Lake District.

Aims: To help the fundraising team to hit growing income targets to support those who served reintegrate into society and sustain independence through employment.

Specific tasks include: 

  • Supporting the fundraising team to ensure the timely and professional delivery of its events, predominantly the Cumbrian Challenge and Walking Home For Christmas, among others, to achieve fundraising and participation targets. 
  • Managing some of WWTW third-party events (e.g. Great North Run team, London Marathon team)
  • Liaising with Digital & PR Manager to promote events and community fundraising activities
  • Creating / drafting marketing materials and a communications journey plan e.g. blogs and automated emails
  • General administrative support for the fundraising team
  • Attending and being an integral part of the team delivering WWTW’s events which will involve occasional weekend work. 
  • Stewarding fundraisers, on phone and email, building positive relationships to ensure they have what they need to raise the most that they can, that they understand where their money goes, and that we capture their stories and any potential to becoming long term supporters.
  • Research to find new recruits for our events
  • Monitoring fundraising and analysing data to enable prioritisation of contact with fundraisers

Specific skills and qualities required:  


  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with an ability to write and present clearly, concisely and accurately when contacting supporters and happy talking on the phone.
  • Strong relationship-building skills.
  • Organised, able to prioritise tasks and work independently when required.
  • Desire to provide a great service and support to our fundraisers, the people who give up their time and energy to raise money for the cause.
  • Enjoy and thrive working in teams and with others.
  • Interest in supporting those who served.
  • Ability to show initiative as well as think creatively and logically.
  • Desire to learn and develop.
  • Driving licence.
  • Computer literate with Word/Excel/Powerpoint etc. and knowledge of social media.
  • A gregarious character and ability to ‘muck’ in as part of a small and flexible team is crucial.
  • IT literate - proficient in Microsoft Office applications.
  • The charity trades on hope and inspiration NOT sorrow and pity so positive character traits are crucial to the success of this position.

Desirable (but not essential):  

  • Knowledge of/connection to the military.
  • Experience of fundraising and charities (e.g. Own fundraising).
  • Experience of events and/or marketing.
  • Experience of a CRM system e.g Salesforce

This is the perfect opportunity to gain hands-on experience helping to manage major fundraising campaigns for a fast-growing national charity.

You will gain a broad experience of marketing and PR campaigns with the opportunity to interact with a large number of fundraisers from a wide range of backgrounds and professions.

You will also develop an in-depth understanding of the charity’s operations and delivery of its programmes supporting veterans and will have the chance to get involved with a number of challenge events too and to be part of a creative process planning events for the charity’s 10th anniversary in 2020.

Full details, and terms and conditions of employment will be issued on acceptance of an offer of employment. 

Our key values 

We have 5 key values, which our people working within Walking With The Wounded share and adhere to. 

Our values represent and underpin the way we conduct and work with each other on a day-to-day basis within the sector and ex-forces community.  

Client First

It’s why we do this:

‘to support those who served’


We will collaborate across teams, the sector and the ex-forces community – nationally and internationally – to lead in the development and delivery of services provided to those who served.


We understand that respect must be earnt and not taken as a given. We recognise that everyone at the charity has something to contribute.


We are all empowered to deliver the very best for those we support and encouraged to think big, demonstrating best practice across the sector.


We strive to always be honest and have a moral compass, to ourselves, those we work alongside, and our clients.

WWTW promotes family friendly flexible working opportunities where operational needs allow, is an equal opportunities employer and committed to promoting and protecting the physical and mental health and wellbeing of its staff.

Should you require any further information, please contact: Andy Sloan 

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