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Events Fundraising Intern in Chinnor

This internship role is a one-off opportunity to gain hands-on experience of supporting the set-up, development, implementation and follow-up the charity’s second Bladder Cancer Awareness Walk in May 2018. This is a local event, to be held in Chinnor, Oxfordshire on 28th May 2018 but will be rolled-out nationally across the UK. The Bladder Cancer Awareness Walk is the UK- implementation of a global initiative that is already effective as a fundraising campaign in America and Canada. The staff and volunteer team at Fight Bladder Cancer is made up of 2 full-time staff; and 3 part-time staff and 20 volunteers that support the charity on a regular basis. It is a growing charity with huge ambition and a highly receptive and engaged supporter base. The Bladder Cancer Awareness Walk is set to become the charity’s flagship awareness and fundraising campaign and in 2018 we want to build momentum started back in May 2017 by growing numbers of participants, increasing income and gaining greater awareness and publicity. If you’re interested in a developing skills and experience in a charity workplace, passionate about event organisation, intrigued about working in a patient or health environment, or thinking of a career in fundraising then this opportunity might be the one for you. We can guarantee you learning on the job; great line-management from an experienced charity professional; fabulous team-work; and the knowledge that your work is making a real difference in people’s lives.

What are you going to do


1. Relationship Management: Daily contact and relationship management with individual supporters, donors, volunteers around the development of the Bladder Cancer Awareness Walk. Being a point of contact for registration and fundraising enquiries about the walk and representing Fight Bladder Cancer in the most efficient and responsive light.

2. Fundraising Administration: Keeping excellent records, data and notes from all event development meetings, committees, updating contact management systems, monitoring progress and reporting regularly on progress, both in writing and verbally to varied stakeholders.

3. Donor Care: establishing systems and processes for receiving donations, thanking donations and inputting data for future use onto the Fight Bladder Cancer Database (Salesforce), complying with Fundraising Regulations, the Data Protection Act / General Data Protection Regulation and other information management legislation and good practice.

Specific development tasks for the May 2018 Bladder Cancer Awareness Walk will include:

  1. Volunteer Recruitment – to help marshal the event; provide and serve refreshments; to help registration; to help promote the event
  2. Walking Route Development – to help create the walking route; generate maps; decide on marshal and refreshment points.
  3. Fundraising Packs and Resources – to develop fundraising packs and materials that help fundraisers raise money and inspire donations
  4. Competitions, Raffle and Prizes – to generate a programme of competitions eg best dressed walker; fancy dress walker including prizes and a raffle or silent auction.
  5. Fundraiser Recruitment – ways to encourage registration of fundraisers / walkers
  6. Logistics and risk – working with FBC staff, carrying out health-safety checks and risk analylsis.
  7. Promotion and Publicity – online and social media, local mainstream media, national and global communications.

What we offer


  • You will have the opportunity to work alongside a fast-moving dynamic charity, with highly skilled, motivated and committed volunteers and a small staff team – influencing the growth of support available for people diagnosed with bladder cancer.

  • Your supervision will be committed and hands-on: you will access support from the Fundraising Team Leader, a highly experienced fundraiser, who will be working beside you within the charity.

  • You will be encouraged to access the Institute of Fundraising Chiltern Group and attendance at local Chiltern branch events will be encouraged alongside, the Institute of Fundraising 'Events' Special Interest Group.

• You will develop first-hand experience of event fundraising, and will be given a personal reference for future employment through evidence of successful delivery.

• You will gain an outstanding insight of multiple charity projects and how a small charity operates.

• You will gain experience of collaborative working, donor communication and an in depth understanding of fundraising principles

• Effective delivery in the post could leverage a fundraising job in the third sector.

What we ask:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Office experience
    1. Evidence of interest in the charity sector
    2. Excellent organisational skills
    3. Good communication skills
    4. Bags of initiative
    5. Self-starter


Extra information

Very flexible working pattern - 2 days per week minimum

Education Level
Working hours per week
1 - 15
Type of Contract
Graduate Internship, Voluntary
Salary indication
£1 Per Year
Responsible for
Event organisation
Type of Job
Advertising / Marketing / PR
Full UK/EU driving license preferred
Car Preferred
Must be eligible to work in the EU
Cover Letter Required

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