About us

Alder Hey Children’s Charity raises vital funds to help make Alder Hey Children’s Hospital a truly world-class, patient-friendly hospital for the 330,000 patients and families we care for every year.

The charity helps to fund a range of activities and projects that are designed to enhance and improve the lives of our amazing young patients. This includes the funding of specialist medical equipment to ensure our brilliant surgeons and clinical staff have the most up to date and cutting edge technology available and funding hi-tech distraction equipment designed and proven to reduce pain and anxiety in our patients. We also fund a range of programmes and special projects such as our ward musicians, our on-site magician and the play specialists we have on every ward.

In Spring 2020 we launched our £3m Children’s Mental Health Appeal. Our 7 in 10 Appeal highlights that 70% of young people with a mental health condition are currently missing out on vital mental health interventions at a sufficiently early age. The Appeal is aiming to raise vital funds to enhance inpatient and community mental health services at Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust, enabling more children to access the treatment they need at the time they need it, an already vitally needed service which is seeing increasing demand due to the impact of Covid-19. We have also recently launched our new Surgical Neonatal Appeal to raise £2.5m towards a brand new, state of the art Surgical Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at the hospital.



About this role

This role calls for an enthusiastic, highly-motivated and organised person who shares our values. The role will play a vital part in developing various Community Fundraising income streams.

The post holder will work closely with the Head of Community Fundraising, Community Fundraising Team and wider Charity team to ensure efficient and successful implementation of the Community Fundraising Strategy.


Income generation

  • Develop and maintain a school’s fundraising programme throughout North West England. This will include working with schools, presenting and talking with teachers and pupils in classrooms and assemblies.
  • Be responsible for supporting and stewarding the National Citizenship Scheme fundraising groups.
  • Be responsible for developing income from Community Groups including (but not limited to) philanthropic groups such as Rotary, religious groups and social groups.
  • Be responsible for developing income through Community Businesses, including local branches of national businesses, public sector services, stand alone businesses and businesses on-line.


  • Develop and maintain the Charity Ambassador programme. Maintaining relationships with current Ambassadors, identifying potential new Ambassadors and supporting and developing their fundraising through effective motivation and stewardship.

Staff engagement

  • Develop initiatives to engage Alder Hey trust staff in Charity activity, events and support.
  • Manage Gifts in Kind for staff (see below).

Gifts in Kind

  • Manage community Gifts in Kind for patients, staff and families including donations of tickets and record on the Charity CRM system (Salesforce).

Other Duties

  • Assist with other aspects of Community and wider Charity fundraising including the Charity events programme.
  • Undertake other reasonable duties which may be designated from time to time by the Senior Team to achieve the Charity’s objectives, including representing the department on occasions, functions and events as required.
  • Be an outstanding advocate for Alder Hey Children’s Charity in line with the core values of the organisation.
  • Be an active and supportive member of the Alder Hey Children’s Charity team, contributing to the team’s development and working collaboratively with colleagues and volunteers.
  • Support the Operations Team when in the office by answering phones and serving on the front desk when the office is busy.



Full-time 37.5 hours per week. This role is office based within the Hospital, requires regular evening and weekend working, and frequent travel throughout the North-West.


Salary expectations

£25,339 - £32,572


Additional information about this role is included within the Job Description and Person Specification. To view this click here



Our values

Here at Alder Hey Children’s Charity, our values guide the way in which we work. By being courageous, working together, being passionate about our work, and making sure that we are creative in what we do, helps us to deliver the support necessary so that our Hospital can continue to deliver the very best care for our young patients and their families. Our values are:

Courage: we try new things and take risks to innovate and drive forward new ideas. We have the courage to speak up and take a stance. We are accountable, responsive and responsible. We are unstoppable.

Together: we work together as one team, sharing our knowledge and learning. We work in partnership with patients, families, supporters and colleagues. We are respectful, celebrate diversity and empower each other to achieve our aims.

Passion: we are passionate about what we do and why we do it. We work together to share and grow. We inspire others.

Magical: we are fun, creative and child led. We create special moments, provide little extras and go further for our brave young patients.



How to apply

  • Closing date: Wednesday 18th May 2022

  • Interviews: Monday 23rd and Tuesday 24th May 2022

Alder Hey Children’s Charity will make every endeavour to make any reasonable adjustments for applicants who require assistance in carrying out their duties due to a disability. Alder Hey Children’s Charity is committed to equal opportunities and positively welcomes applications from all sections of the community. Alder Hey Children’s Charity is committed to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults. The post holder may be required to complete an enhanced DBS disclosure check.


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