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Thrive’s dedicated staff are our greatest asset in working towards our vision of bringing positive changes in the lives of people living with disabilities or ill health, or who are isolated, disadvantaged or vulnerable.

Established in 1979, Thrive is a national charity using Social & Therapeutic Horticulture (STH) to make a positive impact in people’s lives. Our gardens and offices 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.

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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.

We are looking to recruit an experienced and determined Fundraising Officer on a permanent basis. We are looking for someone who is a creative thinker, resourceful and proactive and a good communicator. You should have experience of identifying and growing income for charities, across a variety of streams.

You will need to have a ‘can-do’ attitude with exceptional interpersonal and communication skills. Knowledge of the fundraising environment and regulatory framework in the voluntary sector is essential for this role.

This role requires organisation, flexibility and understanding of the issues affecting people with disabilities, ill-health and long-term conditions.

Key areas of work will include:

  • Individual donors
  • Committed donors
  • Company giving
  • Community groups
  • Thrive events

Reporting to the Fundraising Manager, the Fundraising Officer will formulate and deliver strategic and operational plans to establish and grow unrestricted/core income for the charity. You will be working towards financial targets and will be working closely with the wider fundraising team to ensure targets are met and that key relationships are developed.

Salary: £23,000 - £26,000

Hours: 35 hrs per week

Contract: Permanent

Reports to: Fundraising Manager

Direct reports: None

Location: Part-remote. Flexible and home-based initially, with some office attendance desirable

Click here to read the full job description and person specification.

Application process

Please send an up to date CV and an accompanying statement (essential) explaining how you meet the person specification and what you can bring to Thrive, to the recruiting manager, Stacey.lewis@thrive.org.uk, who you can also contact for further information about the role.

Thrive is a Disability Confident Employer and as such we are committed to the employment and career development of disabled people. We will offer an interview to give you the opportunity to demonstrate your abilities at an interview, if you declare that you have a disability and meet the minimum criteria for the job.

Equal opportunities form

We would be grateful if you could please complete and return our equal opportunities monitoring form. This form is for monitoring purposes only and should be emailed separately to your application. Please send monitoring forms to recruitment@thrive.org.uk

Do you want Thrive to advertise a job involving social and therapeutic horticulture? On average, our jobs page receives just over 1270 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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