Beechwood is a Charity based in Stockport, established in 1990 to support people from across the Northwest affected by cancer or other life-limiting illnesses.
Our team of professionals are available to help with the shock of diagnosis and the emotional effects of treatment, complemented by a wide variety of practical support – not only for the person directly affected but family and friends too.
The Charity’s services are free of charge at point of need, and we offer a package of support tailored to suit the individual, including one-to-one counselling, clinical hypnotherapy, Mindfulness, complementary therapies, support groups, diet, exercise or simply a coffee and a chat.
In addition, we:
Communicating with Impact
Honesty and Integrity
Empowerment, Engagement and Participation
As Beechwood’s Fundraising & Marketing Assistant, you will have a keen interest in charity fundraising, events, and marketing. You will have a hands-on role in supporting and engaging community fundraising volunteers and groups, ensuring they are valued. You will assist with co-ordinating core fundraising processes, event preparation, and support fundraising events whilst providing general day-to-day assistance with the marketing and social media needs of the Charity.
The role will report to the Fundraising & Events Manager, though collaboration with other managers will be required to ensure successful internal and external events.
You will be instrumental in establishing and managing a range of external and internal relationships, with a personable, approachable style being imperative.
Working in a small, busy, and passionate team, the Fundraising & Marketing Assistant will provide important administrative and creative support, including supporting communications, both internal and external.
Representation and Participation
This is not an exhaustive list of the duties that may need to be undertaken. It may be necessary to undertake other duties in order to fulfil the objectives of the Charity.
|• Excellent IT and administrative skills|
|• Planning and executing events|
|• Processing and managing data|
|• Experience of working in a charity|
|• Excellent writing skills|
|• Competent in Microsoft Office Applications|
|• Degree or equivalent/experience in fundraising, events, marketing, graphics, design, or media studies|
|Skills and Aptitude|
|• Excellent interpersonal, communication and engagement skills|
|• Exceptional organisational skills|
|• Prioritises work to maximise effective use of resources and effort|
|• Remains focused when faced with competing demands and can multi-task|
|• A warm, friendly personality, willing to give time to nurture fundraisers|
|• The ability to engage with a diverse range of people|
|• Ability to demonstrate empathy with volunteers and fundraisers and be considerate of their needs|
|• A flair for creative and engaging written pieces|
|• An ability to ensure content of any material (particularly online pieces) are not a risk to the Charity’s reputation or any individual|
|• An ability to capture hearts and minds and promote the ethos of the Charity via the written and spoken word|
|• Flexible and non-judgemental approach to people and work|
|• Willingness to work outside of regular office hours occasionally and to attend / facilitate volunteer and fundraising events|
|• A full, clean UK driving licence and use of a car|
|• A team player, who supports the ethos of the Charity|
We acknowledge the unique contribution that all Beechwood employees and clients can bring to our organisation in terms of their culture, race, gender, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital status, nationality, age, religion or belief, disability, or history of mental health.
Beechwood is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of vulnerable adults, children and young people; as such, all staff and volunteers must share this commitment and undertake safeguarding training relative to the role.
Disclosure & Barring
A satisfactory check will need to be received prior to commencement of employment and for some roles, an enhanced check.
Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DLS)
Where relevant to the role, the post-holder will need to have an awareness of DLS (training will be provided).
All employees are expected to be competent with the use of technology and information systems and understand their duties and responsibilities regarding the appropriate use of personal data including sensitive personal data (relative to role).
All appointments and promotions are based on merit and no job applicant or employee will be treated unfairly or discriminated against.
This role description is a guide and is not exhaustive. As such, it will be reviewed periodically to ensure it continues to meet the needs of the organisation.