Community and Events Fundraiser


Job Description

The Community and Events Fundraiser is a new role. Working as part of a small Fundraising Team, you will both develop and organise fundraising events on behalf of the Society and support our many fundraisers across the country  taking part in external events. You will also work to engage new supporters, whether individuals or groups and organisations and develop new ways for them to support us.

This is an exciting time to join our small but  very effective charity. You will  help us increase our income, to enable us deliver our ambitious strategy for the next few years to improve the lives of people living with A-T in the UK and beyond, while we fund and promote research to develop treatments for the condition.

You will be working with a small but highly-professional team, in close partnership with families and supporters. As a small charity, we aim to be 'light on our feet'. You will have your own projects to develop and manage as well as working together with colleagues and trustees as part of a team committed to harnessing experience and innovation to meet the needs and aspirations of people living with A-T.

The A-T Society aims  to enable people with A-T and their families to live their lives to the full, while we work to improve treatments and ultimately find a cure. We are the only organisation in the UK supporting people with A-T and funding research and one of the most active at international level. The information and guidance we provide is accessed by people from around the world.

Amongst other things the Society:

  • provides information via a range of media (website, social media, phone contact, newsletters, meetings etc.) to families affected by A-T, professionals, schools and the public generally
  • provides practical support, guidance and advocacy through a professional family support team, as well as support grants and access to a counsellor and other specialist services
  • organises information and support events, respite breaks and activity weekends
  • in partnership with the NHS has established and supports national specialist clinics at Nottingham and Papworth
  • funds research and supports researchers looking into the cause and cure of A-T

The post is full time and working hours are 35 per week, based at the Society’s offices in Harpenden. All employees are entitled to 25 days of annual leave, (in addition to UK public holidays). The A-T Society operates a stake-holder pension scheme, to which the employer’s contribution is equal to 5% of the employee’s salary.

To apply, please send a copy of your CV and a letter explaining why consider yourself to be suitable for the job and how you meet the person specification to:

William Davis, A-T Society, Rothamsted, Harpenden, Hertfordshire, AL5 2JQ or via e-mail to 

Applications should be received by 9.00 am on Monday 12 June 2017. Interviews will take place in the Society’s office in Harpenden on Friday 16 June.

Background Information 

Job description and person specification