Location: Head Office, Colchester

Salary: £20,000 - £22,000 depending on experience

Hours: 35 hours per week

Job ref: HO45

We invite you to take the opportunity to join a highly regarded regional autism charity.  

We are a friendly, supportive and professional team, who work hard to excel at Autism Anglia’s mission of “Working together to put the needs of autistic people at the centre of everything we do”.

We are seeking an enthusiastic and effective all-round communicator to assist our Community Fundraising & Engagement Manager to initiate, and co-ordinate income generating activities; encourage financial support and provide administration for incoming donations. You will engage with donors and community fundraisers to support their fundraising activities, and nurture fundraising volunteers.

Your main duties will include:

  • Supporting the Community Fundraising & Engagement Manager with all fundraising events and campaigns as required from general administration tasks to coordinating events.
  • Support the nurture of fundraising stakeholders (volunteers, donors and fundraisers).
  • Identify and manage attendance at local events – collections, cheque presentations, summer fayres, farm shows etc (with the support of volunteers).
  • Create volunteer groups in towns and villages to support fundraising initiatives locally.
  • Administration of donations including accurate recording and acknowledgement.


  • Confident, outgoing and personable nature with a willingness to engage with the public (essential)
  • Well-organised, with exceptional attention to detail and accuracy (essential)
  • GCSE English and Maths (or equivalent) grade A-C (essential)
  • Experience of fundraising (desirable)
  • Use of CRM and systems to develop and manage contacts (desirable)

We require someone who can be flexible with their working hours as some evening and weekend work will be required for which time can be claimed back in lieu.

It is essential that the successful applicant holds a full driving license.

Working for us gives you access to a range of perks and benefits:

  • Fully paid induction programme
  • Learning & Development programmes, with nationally recognised qualifications
  • Job-related qualifications obtained during employment paid for by Autism Anglia (subject to conditions)
  • Support & encouragement to progress and reach full potential within your chosen career
  • Casual dress code
  • 25 days holiday plus 8 bank holidays (pro-rata for part-time)
  • Additional holiday based on length of service
  • Flexible working hours (where possible) for study and time off given for job-related exams
  • Employee Referral Scheme
  • Access to Spectrum Life Employee Assistance Programme, Wellbeing Tools, including counselling services & the Benefits Hub, which will give you access to lots of shopping and entertainment discounts, instant discounted gift cards and cashback
  • Occupational Sick Pay (after 12mths)
  • Pension scheme

Autism Anglia is positive about inclusion and welcomes applications from individuals who are able to meet the requirements of the job position and may wish to request flexible working or reasonable adjustments to support them.

Autism Anglia is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults or children and expect all staff to share this commitment.  This post is subject to a basic Disclosure and Barring Service check.

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In the first instance please send your application form and CV to [email protected] 

If you would like further information, please contact the Recruitment Team on 07507 653496.

Closing date: 21st August 2022

We reserve the right to withdraw the advert earlier, if the vacancy is filled.

If no response is received within 3 weeks of submitting a full application, please assume your application has been unsuccessful. You are welcome to apply again for other positions.