Harry's Rainbow

    Local charity, Harry's Rainbow are currently recruiting a Fundraising & Events Co-Ordinator. Find out more information about the role and how to apply here...

    Harry’s Rainbow is an established and award-winning child bereavement charity supporting children and families in the Milton Keynes and surrounding areas for over 12 years. Recognised for our unique and child-centric approach to providing pastoral, practical and varied services to children and young people who are grieving the death of a parent or sibling. 

    Due to staff and charity changes we have an exciting new role we wish to fill for an experienced fundraiser looking for a new challenge. Working alongside our CEO, the Fundraising & Events Co-Ordinator will share the same mission and values as Harry’s Rainbow, aiming to give bereaved children a brighter tomorrow!

    Role Outline

    The Fundraising & Events Co-Ordinator is responsible for the organisation and implementation of all fundraising events and activities.  Liaising with companies and individuals who are supporting Harry’s Rainbow with their own activities, ensuring they have everything they need to raise funds.

    Ensuring the charity’s events are planned and run effectively, maximising income, to enable them to achieve their objectives. Increasing participation and building relationships towards the future development of the events fundraising programme.

    Communicating effectively with the Harry’s Rainbow team and all charity stakeholders, to maximise existing relationships and opportunities through excellent account management.

    Attending and supporting relevant networking events to increase the charity’s profile and fundraising ability.

    The ideal candidate will align to and work by our values of Compassion, Integrity and Dedication and strive to reach the best potential for themselves and the charity to further our objectives and use innovative methods to help secure long-term sustainable income growth.

    Position in Organisation 

    Reports to: The CEO 

    Directly Manages: Volunteers

    Indirectly manages: Volunteers 

    Key Activities 


    • Create and follow the annual Events calendar in line with the fundraising strategy reporting on success and recommendations for improvements.
    • Attend the majority of events, and when unable to, ensure representation by a trained and authorised Harry’s Rainbow volunteer is in place.
    • To meet fundraising targets, aligned with the fundraising strategy,
    • Ensure Risk Assessments are completed and approved where relevant for any event fundraising activities, in line with our Health & Safety policy.
    • Communicate effectively with participants to ensure they have the best experience while attending and taking part in our events, both pre and post events
    • Maintain communication and marketing to ensure the events are maximised across our website, social media channels and external media partners.
    • Ensure volunteers receive the necessary uniform and understand the procedure to claim expenses according to the policy and financial policy.

    Training / Communication

    • Undertake training and development opportunities. 
    • Recruit, train and organise the events team and Harrys Heroes needed for events.
    • Ensure volunteers have access to and complete training needed for their role, completing DBS checks & induction, keeping up-to-date and accurate records.
    • Maintain regular communication with volunteers ensuring they have all information required to carry out their role and duties to the best outcomes for events and fundraising.


    • Research, create and plan new events, with authorisation from the CEO.
    • Seek feedback from participants, volunteers, and suppliers to assess success of the event, reporting outcomes to the CEO.
    • Contribute to the creation of the fundraising strategy, alongside the wider team and CEO.
    • Maintain regular communication with volunteers ensuring all data is up to date, recorded in the CRM and follows current GDPR laws. 
    • Develop detailed project plans, project management and procedures for all events.
    • Complete & submit monthly reports to the CEO. 
    • Hold monthly meetings with the events team to ensure support is obtained, both in the planning and execution of events, recording minutes to communicate to the team.

    Personal Attributes

    The right candidate is a proactive person with a problem solver attitude.  With a creative mind, they will be able to able work on their own initiative to elevate fundraising income and find new ways to raise charity awareness.  With a proven history of fundraising success, the candidate will have the ability to build on existing relationships and develop new ones.  Having excellent communication and presentation skills, attention to detail and the ability to handle multiple projects at the same time is a must. A clear passion to help grow the charity and develop their skills, with a can-do attitude to get the job done.

    Must have experience

    • Knowledge and understanding of the charity sector.
    • Previous event planning or fundraising experience.
    • Working knowledge of a CRM system.
    • Knowledge and understanding of Harry’s Rainbow or demonstrate their ability to find out what we do.

    Additional information

    We are committed to safer recruitment and take safeguarding very seriously.

    Must pass an enhanced DBS check - This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

    Must complete an application form and supply 2 referees

    There is a 3 month probation period, by which time we expect all training to be completed, including in Safeguarding for both children and adults.

    Please find out more details about the role of Fundraising & Events Co-Ordinator and how to apply by emailing odette@harrysrainbow.co.uk

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