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Thrive’s dedicated staff are our greatest asset in working towards our vision of changing people's lives - find out if there's an opportunity for you to join the team.

Established in 1979, Thrive is a national charity using Social & Therapeutic Horticulture (STH) to make a positive impact for people living with disabilities or ill health, or who are isolated, disadvantaged or vulnerable. Our gardens and centres are located in London, Reading and Birmingham.

The best way to join Thrive is to apply for a specific job that matches your skills and experience. As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applications from anyone who meets the requirements for a particular position and will always contact you to advise you of the result of your application.

Join us and be part of something amazing!

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As users of the disability confident scheme, Thrive guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy.

Place or base of work: Thrive Reading (National Office), hybrid working possible; occasional travel to other Thrive centres (Birmingham and London)

Reports to: Fundraising Manager

Direct reports: None

Salary: £28,000 - £30,000 FTE

Hours: 28 – 35 hrs across a working week. Flexibility of working hours may be required and given the nature of Thrive’s services working on evenings or weekends is undertaken from time to time, in which case days off in lieu may be granted

Contract: Permanent, full or part-time

With our overarching mission of leading the therapeutic use of gardening and horticulture in the UK, your role will play a key role in our fundraising team helping us to meet meeting our key objectives of developing and delivering the fundraising strategy and to maintain effective and compliant income generation.

We’re looking for a skilled fundraiser with experience across a variety of income streams, to join a team of passionate and committed fundraisers to generate future income for Thrive. You’ll take primary responsibility for our direct marketing and digital acquisition campaigns as well as working closely and collaboratively with the team to build Thrive’s bi-annual newsletter, with a focus to gain financial support from new donors.

A natural self-starter, you’ll be supporting the Fundraising Manager to develop Thrive’s celebratory giving offer and corporate payroll giving initiatives. This varied role will give you the opportunity to further your fundraising skills across a broad range of income-generating activities as well as build strong, professional relationships to benefit Thrive’s charitable objectives.

If you are a confident communicator and collaborator with proven relationship-building and marketing skills, we can offer you a new and rewarding challenge to help Thrive reach our ambitious charitable objectives.

Want to get a real feel for what our teams do? Take a look at Cynthia’s story.

Broad Outline of Key Responsibilities

  • Deliver and develop our Direct Marketing and digital acquisition campaigns
  • Lead on The Charity’s bi-annual newsletter, gathering and creating engaging content
  • Monitor and analyse the performance of digital fundraising campaigns by compiling regular reports.
  • Develop Thrive’s celebratory giving offering to appeal to current and new supporters.

Please read the information pack for this role and send your CV and a covering letter explaining how you meet the person specification, to recruitment@thrive.org.uk

Do you want Thrive to advertise a job involving social and therapeutic horticulture? On average, our jobs page receives more than 1,270 views per month*. 

We can help with advertising a job for you; this includes the advert with a logo and, if you wish, a photo, a link to your website and job description/specification. We will also promote the post through our social media channels - Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.  Please provide the exact wording as we do not provide a copy writing service.

To advertise a job with us costs £35 per week or £90 for 3 weeks or longer. This includes the advert with a logo and, if you wish, a photo, a link to your website and job description/specification. We will also promote the post through our social media channels - Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

For more information or to place an advert contact us on 0118 988 5688 or email us

*Per month average for year 01/04/17 - 31/03/18

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