Community Fundraising Manager

Perennial has a rich heritage of improving people’s lives. We give free and confidential advice, support and financial assistance to people working in, or retired from, the horticulture industry and their families. We help professional gardeners, grounds staff, greenkeepers, growers, landscapers, garden designers, arborists, foresters and many more.

Life changing events can strike at any time and we are there for people when they do. Our support often relates to disability, physical or mental ill health, debt management, financial hardship, retirement and old age. Our team of highly trained, professional caseworkers and debt advisors visit people in their own homes to give friendly one-to-one help and advice and we work with people for as long as it takes for them to overcome their issues and move on with their lives.

We believe that no horticulturist should be denied help simply because they are not aware of Perennial. We are committed to a future in which every horticulturist in the UK is aware of us, understands what help they can receive from us, and is confident to get in touch should they need our help.

This is a fantastic opportunity for an ambitious and enthusiastic community fundraiser to join our passionate team. In this role you will develop and grow a formal network of volunteer groups to help raise money and support Perennial. You will be a proactive member of the team, initially working with Perennial’s existing volunteer groups to develop our support materials, processes and training to manage groups and individuals effectively and encourage greater support. You will also be responsible for recruiting new volunteer groups and inspiring other community groups to support Perennial.

We have a group of committed volunteers who you will be giving ongoing support and managing. Perennial volunteers help at local flower shows, organise local and regional fundraising events, give talks to community groups and work with local businesses, such as garden centres, to help promote and raise funds for the charity.

We now need to build on their work to develop a UK-wide network of volunteer groups who can help promote the charity and raise funds at a regional level. This network will be crucial in raising awareness of our services among people in more remote areas of the UK and hard to reach horticulturists such as the self-employed and the elderly. Initially you will be working with groups near head office and Perennial’s gardens but you will also travel to other areas in the UK.

For more information about the role please see our:

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For further information, contact Chris Crooker on ccrooker@perennial.org.uk