Location: Head Office, Colchester

Salary: £18,500

Hours: 35 hours per week

Job ref: HO20

This is a fantastic opportunity to work with a well-established regional charity.  Autism Anglia provides ongoing training and supervision, continuing professional development and support as well as an extensive induction on commencement of employment.

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 communicate the Charity’s mission to the wider community.  You will engage with volunteers, community fundraisers and donors to support their fundraising and provide administration for incoming donations.  

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).
  • Create volunteer groups in towns and villages to support fundraising initiatives locally.
  • Identify and manage attendance at local events – collections, cheque presentations, summer fayres, farm shows etc (with the support of volunteers).
  • Administration of donations including accurate recording and acknowledgement.


  • GCSE English and Maths (or equivalent) grade A-C (essential)
  • Well-organised, with exceptional attention to detail and accuracy (essential)
  • Confident, outgoing and personable nature with a willingness to engage with the public (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 and has access to a car.

We have a clear pay progression structure and offer the following benefits:

  • Extensive Induction and Learning & Development programmes, with nationally recognised qualifications.
  • Job-related qualifications obtained during employment paid for by Autism Anglia (subject to conditions)
  • 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 12 mths)
  • Support & encouragement to progress and reach full potential within your chosen career
  • Pension scheme

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

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.

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

Please click here for the Job Description and Application Form

Internal AA staff only please apply here

Closing date: 26 July 2021

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.