Vacancies

Legacy & In Memory Giving Assistant (£12,000 pa)

12 month fixed term contract (maternity cover)

Part time (22.5 per week). Based in Andover, Hampshire.

Are you someone who would love to use your excellent organisation and administrative skills to help us Beat Macular Disease?
 
Every day, around 300 people are diagnosed with macular disease. It’s the biggest cause of sight loss in the UK.  Macular disease is cruel and isolating. It steals your sight, your independence, and your ability to do the things you love. There is only one way to Beat Macular Disease for good.  We must fund more research now, until we find a cure, or find treatments that stop it in its tracks.
 
The Macular Society is working to deliver our ultimate ambition – to Beat Macular Disease for the next generation.  We are determined to end the fear and isolation of macular disease with world-class research and the best advice and support.
 
We are undergoing significant changes, with a transformational new strategy to multiply our income in order to fund research that will find a cure.
 
Reporting to the Legacies & In Memory Fundraising Manager, the Legacy & In Memory Giving Assistant will contribute to this strategy by supporting all aspects of legacy and in memory fundraising. The role involves preparing mailings, handling donor enquiries and assisting with events. We are looking for someone with excellent written and phone communications skills, and the ability to empathise and build relationships with donors. Good IT skills, an understanding of databases and attention to detail are also essential.
 
Please address any questions by email to Julie Edwards, Legacies & In Memory Fundraising Manager julie.e@macularsociety.org
 
 
To apply: please email your CV with a covering letter to recruitment@macularsociety.org.
Closing date: Tuesday 19 February 2019
Interviews: Wednesday 6 March 2019

 

Advice & Information Service Operator (£22,000)

Full time (37.5 hours per week). Based in Andover, Hampshire.

With around 300 people diagnosed with macular disease every day, the Advice and Information Service is the first line of information and support for people affected by the condition. The Macular Society’s service is a key resource for people in search of reliable information and guidance to help them manage their sight loss condition and live full and independent lives.
 
Reporting to the Advice & Information Service Manager, the A&IS operator will be answering phone, email and on-line queries in a timely and professional manner. Confident, with good interpersonal skills, you will be able to communicate at all levels. You will have an empathetic approach to problem solving, as well as knowing how to access relevant sources of information and deliver facts quickly and accurately.
 
 
Please address any questions by email to Kevin Franklin, A&IS Manager, at kevin.franklin@macularsociety.org
 
To apply: please email your CV with a covering letter to recruitment@macularsociety.org.
Closing date: Midday Thursday 21 February 2019
Interviews: Friday 8 March 2019

 

Supporter Care Officer (£18,500 - £21,000)

Full time (37.5 hours per week). Based in Andover, Hampshire.

Are you somebody who would love to use your customer service skills to help us Beat Macular Disease?
 
Every day, around 300 people are diagnosed with macular disease. It’s the biggest cause of sight loss in the UK. Macular disease is cruel and isolating. It steals your sight, your independence, and your ability to do the things you love. There is only one way to Beat Macular Disease for good. We must fund much more research now, until we find a cure, or find treatments that stop it in its tracks.
 
The Macular Society is working to deliver our ultimate ambition - to Beat Macular Disease for the next generation. We are determined to end the fear and isolation of macular disease with world-class research and the best advice and support.
 
We are undergoing significant changes, with a transformational new strategy to multiply our income in order to fund the research that will find a cure.
 
Your excellent customer service skills will help us to achieve our mission. Working as part of our Supporter Care team, you will work closely with our highly valued members, supporters, donors and other people affected by macular disease. Among other tasks, this varied role involves answering the phone, maintaining a database, processing payments and despatching event tickets and other shop items.
 
To succeed in this role, you will be able to demonstrate:
  • Ability to provide high quality supporter care at all times.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills to liaise effectively with a wide range of people.
  • Flexible approach to tasks with a willingness to work with and support colleagues across the organisation.
 
As part of the interview process you will also be required to complete a basic computer exercise.
 
 
If you require further information call Sue Hale, our Supporter Care Manager, on 01264 350551 or email sue.hale@macularsociety.org
 
To apply: email your CV and a covering letter explaining why you are interested in this role to recruitment@macularsociety.org
Closing date: 5pm on Monday 25th February 2019
Interviews: Monday 25th March 2019

 

Trusts Officer (£24,000 - £26,000)

Full time (37.5 hours per week). Based in Andover, Hampshire.

Are you an experienced Trust fundraiser who would love to use your skills to help us Beat Macular Disease?
 
Every day, around 300 people are diagnosed with macular disease. It’s the biggest cause of sight loss in the UK. Macular disease is cruel and isolating. It steals your sight, your independence, and your ability to do the things you love. There is only one way to Beat Macular Disease for good. We must fund much more research now, until we find a cure, or find treatments that stop it in its tracks.
 
We are undergoing significant changes, with a transformational new strategy to multiply our income. The Trusts Officer is a vital part of this vision, contributing to the growth of income to £1m per year from trusts, foundations and statutory grants by 2024.
 
Your excellent research, relationship building and written skills will help us to achieve our mission. Working in the Trusts and Philanthropy team, you will work closely with colleagues across the organisation, managing a portfolio of existing funders and cultivating relationships with new trusts and foundations. The money you raise will help us end the devastating impact of sight loss experienced by people with macular disease and future generations, through our growing research programme and range of support services, as well as core costs.
 
To succeed in this role, you will be able to demonstrate:
  • Excellent written communication skills to produce written materials that are inspiring, concise and informative.
  • An up to date knowledge of fundraising research sources and methodologies.
  • Ability to work proactively under own initiative.
  • A team player, with a flexible approach willing to work with and support colleagues across the organisation.
 
As part of the interview process you will also be required to complete a written assessment.
 
 
Please address any questions to Rachel Hopkins on 01264 326 628 or email rachel.hopkins@macularsociety.org
 
To apply: email your CV and a covering letter explaining why you are interested in this role to recruitment@macularsociety.org
Closing date: Thursday 21 February 2019
Interviews: Thursday 7 March 2019

 

Administrator - Services (£18,000 - £21,000 pro rata)

26.25 hours per week. Based in Andover, Hampshire.

The Services Administrator is a part time post covering 4 days per week. There is some flexibility of how the 26.25 hours are to be worked, however the working week must consist of Monday and Friday, and one other day, with hours worked until 5pm. The fourth day consisting of 5.25 hours.
 
The Macular Society aims to beat the fear and isolation of macular disease by funding world-class research and providing the best advice and support. As part of our five-year strategy, we are committed to double the number of people who benefit from advice and support from our services across the UK.
 
This purpose of this role is to provide administrative support to the Regional Admin Manager; including the support of our local peer group network and supporting volunteers across the UK.
 
A key area of responsibility will be supporting the delivery of the Gadget Guide programme. Our Gadget Guide volunteers show people how simple aids can make all the difference, introducing them to new technologies or helping them to make the most of the technology they have. You will be working with a great team, using your administrative skills across a wide variety of tasks. You will also provide 5.25 hours administrative support to our Professional Liaison Officer.
 
 
Please address any questions by email to Angela Jackson, regional administration manager at Angela.J@macularsociety.org
 
To apply: Please email your CV with a covering letter to recruitment@macularsociety.org.
Closing date: Midnight Friday 15 February 2019
Interviews: Held in Andover, Friday 1 March or Monday 4 March 2019