Fundraising Apprentice

Title: Fundraising Apprentice (18 month apprenticeship)

Responsible To: Fundraising Manager

Hours: Full Time

Salary: Apprentice Rate plus training costs (nationally recognised Fundraising Qualification)

Overall Objective

To join a dynamic fundraising team to assist with projects and activity to help achieve the fundraising income target each year.  This role includes the opportunity to assist projects in all aspects of fundraising as well as learning through practical experience.

Position in Organisation

  • Reports to the Fundraising Manager
  • Liaises with all Fundraisers within the team
  • External facing to public supporters at community events

Scope of Job

  • Assisting Fundraisers with daily tasks and projects
  • Based in Head Office Liverpool
  • Learning in a fast-moving environment
  • Assisting with volunteers and collections
  • Providing support to volunteers
  • Events Support and Assistance
  • Providing excellent customer service to supporters
  • Researching new areas and providing feedback

Duties and Key Responsibilities

  • Assist in the delivery of plans for local fundraising across the UK
  • Assisting with research into new fundraising opportunities across the UK
  • Offer excellent donor care and customer service to volunteers, groups and associations, beneficiary events and individuals.
  • Assisting with nationwide event initiatives
  • Working as a motivated, positive and effective member of the fundraising team
  • Working through a work-based development plan to improve skills and give experience in all aspects of Fundraising and training programme.

Person Specification

Education / qualifications / knowledge

  • Numerate and literate
  • Knowledge of the principles of good customer care
  • Understands principles of relationship building
  • Familiarity with IT


Experience of working in a customer service or public facing role

Skills and Abilities

  • Able to take direction and learn through practical experience
  • Ability to work on multiple projects at the same time
  • Work effectively with others towards common goals and targets

Personal Qualities

  • Self-starter, motivated and positive
  • Able to show empathy for people or families living with lung cancer or bereaved
  • Enjoys working as part of a team and sharing success
  • Able to work evenings and weekends as required
  • Friendly outgoing nature and a keenness to learn

To apply for this job, please email HR Manager Rita Burke on