We’re Hiring | Maternity Cover


Once Upon a Smile Charity

  • Hours: Full Time
  • Days: Working 5 days over 7, may include evening and weekend work
  • Contract: Maternity Cover (12 months)
  • Location: Trafford Park, Manchester
  • Job Reference: OUAS1

Job Description

Are you looking for a new challenge in a fun environment where no two days are ever the same?

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced and self-motivated fundraising professional to join Once Upon a Smile. The ideal candidate will be self-motivated, persistent, and good-humoured and will relish the opportunity of working in a fun and creative environment. Must be an outgoing individual who would enjoy being a passionate advocate for Once Upon a Smile and the impact it has on bereaved families.

If you have professional community fundraising experience, are highly motivated, highly organised and a reliable team player, we’d love to hear from you.

We are seeking an enthusiastic self-starter with a proven track record in professional fundraising and/or sales who can help us raise the vital income we need by:

  • Developing an annual voluntary income fundraising plan
  • Generating new business through recruiting, managing and developing new community and corporate supporters
  • Managing a portfolio of existing relationships with local schools and businesses as well as identifying and cultivating new relationships with potential prospects
  • Developing and supporting volunteer fundraisers
  • Motivating and influencing supporters, ensuring their long term support for the Charity
  • Event management
  • Maximising attendance at Once Upon a Smile events, challenges and activities

To join us in this demanding and rewarding role you’ll need to demonstrate that you can:

  • Communicate and build relationships with a diverse range of people face to face and by telephone
  • Effectively manage budgets and multi-task to meet tight deadlines
  • Effectively manage an array of incoming events as well as proactively arranging events


 Personal Attributes

  • An understanding of the issues that affect bereaved families.
  • A car owner with a full driving licence

Application Form
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Closing Date: Monday 18th December

For any queries or questions please email: daniel@onceuponasmile.org.uk