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It’s an exciting time to be joining the team at Acorns. There’s much to celebrate and give thanks for as we look towards our 30th Anniversary next year but without our people and our amazing supporters we couldn’t be there for the children and families we care for. There’s still so much more we need to do and you can be part of our story.

Are you tenacious and results driven? Are you passionate about engaging with supporters and volunteers to help us meet our mission to improve the quality of life for all those affected by life limiting or life threatening conditions?

The children and young people who come to Acorns all have serious and complex life limiting or life threatening conditions. We offer care and support services to suit each individual family’s needs and do whatever we can to help them and their child.  We firmly believe that no family should go through this alone, so as a fundraising team we must raise significant funds to ensure we are there for each and every one of them. This is why we need someone like you to join our fundraising team and inspire supporters to join us in our vision.

Acorns Children's Hospice provides specialist palliative care for local life limited and life threatened children and support for their families across the Heart of England.

There are currently no vacancies.

Interim Marketing Officer

12 month fixed term contract
£24,179.00 pa pro rate for part time
Up to Full Time
Location: Wythall, B47 6JR

 We have an exciting opportunity for a skilled and passionate Marketing Officer to join our busy Marcomms team, and make a real lasting difference to people’s lives.

You will be a font of marketing best practice with excellent written and verbal communication skills, creative flair and a keen eye for detail.

Working with both internal teams and external agencies, you will be responsible for developing marketing materials and activity in line with Acorns strategy and brand.

Your experience of planning and implementing strategic marketing will be essential when prioritising a busy workload, working to tight timescales and budgets.

There has never been a more exciting time to join the team as we approach our 30th anniversary year with an ambition to reconnect our charitable objectives across region, supported by a ground breaking programme of events and activities.

You will be based at our head office at Drakes Court, Wythall and will occasionally need to travel in and around the region to our hospices and shop network.  

Closing date: 09:00 am Monday 4 December 2017

Interview date: Tuesday 19 December 2017

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Individual Giving Officer

£24,179.00 pa 
37 hours per week
Location: Wythall, B47 6JR

It’s an exciting time to be joining the team at Acorns. We’ve got a great deal to celebrate and give thanks for as we look towards our 30th Anniversary next year, but our challenge now is to ensure that the vital care and support services we provide for children and their families continues to make a difference for the next 30 years and beyond. By growing, looking after and developing our pool of regular and one-off supporters, the Individual Giving Officer will play a key role in making this happen.   

Are you organised and focussed with experience of planning and delivering outstanding direct marketing campaigns? Can you write, edit and shape copy that is engaging and makes people take action? Do you want to help create a sustainable future for the UK’s largest children’s hospice?

If so, this could be your chance to make a real impact. We firmly believe that every child and family in our region who needs our support should receive it, so as a fundraising team we are raising significant funds to help us achieve our vision of being there for each and every one of them. This is why we need someone like you to join our Individual Giving Team and ensure we maximise income today, while keeping supporters engaged and giving into the future.

About the role
This is a newly created role reporting to the Individual Giving Manager. Responsible for delivering an ambitious and effective regular giving and appeals programme, you will maximise supporter recruitment and development and ensure long-term programme growth for Acorns. You will manage the stewardship of donors through proactive and effective data management, delivering an excellent supporter experience through targeted supporter journeys.

In conjunction with the individual giving manager, you will draft and implement marketing plans and budgets for the appeals, regular giving and newsletter programmes.

About you
You will have experience of working in a Marketing or Fundraising environment, as well as considerable experience of project and budget management. You will have experience working with data for marketing and insight purposes, and your passion for good writing will mean you have the ability to create and shape effective and engaging copy for appeals, newsletter and other Individual Giving materials. You will be confident briefing and managing agencies and other suppliers to ensure that Acorns, and our supporters, best interests are represented at all times. A ‘can do’ attitude is a must, as well as the ability to work well as part of a team.

Closing date: 09:00 am Monday 4 December 2017

Interviews to be held: Wednesday 20 December 2017

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Can't find your next career?

Can't find the job you're looking for but want to become part of the Acorns family? Become a volunteer.

You may have a skill set beyond your professional skills that would be perfect for Acorns. We rely on volunteers to help in the hospices, shops, head office and of course, helping out in the community at public collections and other fundraising events.


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