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It is estimated that 21 million people in the UK live with allergic disease. But there remains a huge gap in healthcare services for those affected by this disease of the immune system. Our mission is to raise the profile of allergy at all levels, with a vision for everyone affected by allergy to receive the best possible care and support.

Our dedicated free Helpline is there for people who need our help and support. Our free Factsheets provide information that is often badly needed to explain the symptoms and triggers that people with allergy are dealing with every day of their lives.

We are the leading national patient charity for people living with all types of allergy. We work with government, professional bodies, Healthcare Professionals and corporates towards our vision and to help improve the lives of the millions of people with allergic disease.

From time to time we look for people to join our team at Allergy UK as we continue to develop the services we provide for people living with allergy. 

We welcome applications from all sections of the community. Allergy UK. Charity No: 1094231. Company No: 4509293. Registered in Scotland - Charity No: SC039257

Please note, as we are a charity, we try hard to keep costs down and that includes in administration. If you apply for a job and don’t hear from us within four weeks of the closing date, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful this time and we thank you for your interest in Allergy UK.

Please find current vacancies below:

Individual Giving Fundraising Officer 

Reporting to:                     Fundraising Manager

Direct Reports:                 None

 

Are you passionate about Individual Giving and ready to join a growing fundraising team in the leading national charity for people living with allergies? 

Allergy UK is the leading national charity providing support and information for the estimated 21 million people living with allergic disease in the UK.  We are about to launch an exciting strategy for 2020-2025 strategy to raise awareness and understanding of the impacts of living with allergic disease but to do this we need to grow our income significantly. 

Over the last year Allergy UK has been working to embed a fundraising culture across the organisation and by committing to invest in a sustained Individual Giving programme, as well as maximising our other income streams.  We are now looking for a talented, enthusiastic direct marketer to take on the role of Individual Giving Fundraising Officer. 

The successful candidate will be a dynamic, ambitious, enthusiastic, focus driven direct marketer who will help to develop donors to increase income for long term sustainability.   

Key responsibilities will be:

  1. Plan and budget for activities to recruit and develop regular donors and cash givers to Allergy UK.
  2. Devise, implement and manage initiatives such as direct mail, email and social media marketing to attract new donors, working closely with the Communications team
  3. Design and manage donor development activities to ensure donors continue or increase their donations
  4. Build strong inter-organisational relationships with colleagues across Allergy UK, including Clinical Services to ensure excellent, engaging and targeted donor experiences.
  5. Provide Fundraising Manager with full results of fundraising campaigns and contribute towards quarterly financial reviews and the forecasting of pipeline income
  6. To maximise Gift Aid income and ensure full regulation compliance for designated areas of work by identifying opportunities, responding to regulation changes or recommendations and implementing quality control
  7. Work closely with the team to monitor, analyse and segment the fundraising database (Salesforce) and ensure all Individual Fundraising activity is fully risk assessed. Ensure all activities comply with appropriate legal, regulatory and fundraising good practice requirements and with Allergy UK’s policies and procedures.
  8. Effectively project manage suppliers and 3rd parties to ensure value for money. 

Additional:

  • Subject to a three month probationary period.
  • Allergy education/training provided.
  • 35 hour week; Monday – Friday, 9-5 (1 hour for lunch)
  • Role based in Sidcup, Kent 

Career benefits:

  • Competitive salary £27,000 - £30,000 depending on experience
  • Flexible Working
  • Excellent annual leave allowance: 28 days per annum (additional to bank holidays)
  • Pension scheme, 5% employee, 3% employer
  • Free parking

Click here to download a more detailed job description

Please send your covering letter and CV to Recruitment@allergyuk.org.  The deadline for applications will be 20th January 2020.  We will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis and may shortlist before the deadline.

Digital Communications Planner

Reporting to:     Communications/PR Manager

Direct Reports: None

Salary range £25,000 - £27,000(depending on experience and qualifications)

 Job Purpose:

Allergy UK is the leading national charity providing support and information for the estimated 21 million people living with allergic disease in the UK.  We are about to launch an exciting strategy for 2020-2025 to raise awareness and understanding of the impacts of living with allergic disease, with a new fundraising focus.   We are seeking an individual who loves using the power of social media and can create engaging content and strong stories to highlight our cause to create a better understanding and awareness of allergic disease across a number of audiences.  This Person will work at officer level as a key member of our Communications team, reporting to the Communications/PR Manager and liaising closely with our teams, particularly Fundraising, to gather stories and content themes that will increase Allergy UK’s profile, drive our influence and highlight our commitment to improving the lives of people living with allergic disease.

 Key responsibilities: 

  1. Work with Comms team members to develop and deliver our social media plan, driving online engagement and increasing influence via social media channels
  2. Create content and develop case studies and stories, sourcing themes from both inside and outside the organisation and planning targeted activity across appropriate social channels. This will include researching and writing case studies and stories and organising photography where appropriate
  3. Monitor and report content performance to guide future targeting and planning
  4. Monitor social media and work with Comms team members and relevant Allergy UK personnel to ensure comments, queries, feedback is all responded to as quickly and accurately as possible (this may include some out of office hours)
  5. Plan and execute the Charity’s paid social media marketing using Campaign Planner – this will include overseeing the creative, split testing, budgeting and identifying key target audiences across the Charity’s online channels.
  6. Proactively research opportunities to engage our audiences, establishing social media as a key and effective driver in our Communications activities

 Additional:

  • Competitive salary £25,000-£27,000 depending on experience
  • Excellent annual leave allowance: 28 days per annum (additional to bank holidays)
  • Pension Scheme, 5% employee, 3% employer
  • 35 hour week; Monday-Friday, 9-5 (1 hour for lunch)
  • Subject to a three month probationary period
  • Allergy eduction/training provided
  • Role based in Sidcup, Kent
  • Free Parking

 Click here to download a more detailed job description

Please send your covering letter and CV to Recruitment@allergyuk.org.  The deadline for applications will be 5pm Friday, 24th January 2020.  We will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis and may shortlist before the deadline

 

Charity Management Accountant

Salary:  £38,000 pro rata per annum

Location: Sidcup (Office based)

Position: Permanent / Part Time 0.6

Are you a qualified accountant, with Charity Sector experience, looking for your next move into a progressive organisation?

About the charity

Allergy UK (the operating name of the British Allergy Foundation) is the leading charity advocating on behalf of and supporting the estimated 21 million people living with allergy in the UK.

Over the last 27 years we have provided a range of advice, education, information and support to those living with allergy, healthcare professionals and the public. We have been successful in achieving changes in legislation at a national level through our advocacy work and gradually raising the profile of the seriousness of allergy, with our vision that everyone with allergy receives the best possible care. As awareness of allergy increases so does the need to do more for the allergic community.

We have ambitious plans for the future with our next 5-year strategic plan for the charity looking to increase our fundraising activities, focusing on diversifying income streams whilst still fostering commercial awareness through our trading subsidiary. This is an exciting time to join Allergy UK and we are looking for a Management Accountant with experience in the Charity Sector to join us to lead our small Finance Team and be a part of our success story.

Reporting to the CEO, you will be an integral part of the management team. The successful candidate will be a fully qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA, etc.) who has led on the production of monthly management accounts, and has strong forecasting and trend analysis skills. This Charity Management Accountant position requires a proactive and adaptable approach to handle the day to day activities, in an efficient and flexible manner, where delivery of high quality information is key.

You should be able to work independently and be able to communicate effectively across the organisation, with stakeholders at varying levels of seniority. You will be able to multi-task and prioritise your work accordingly, whilst producing accurate, complex reconciliations and working to tight deadlines.

We are looking for a committed individual with financial expertise who can support our charity in the successful delivery of key programmes of activity. This is a unique opportunity to play a significant role in an increasingly high profile charity and we are inviting applications from individuals who can clearly demonstrate strong Charity Sector financial skills including financial, operational business evaluation and analysis.

We offer a competitive salary, 3% employer and 5% employee contribution to a pension scheme, free car parking, 28 days’ annual leave and access to an on-line portal with discounts including high street stores and restaurants.

Further information

For a complete job description and further details about the role and Allergy UK please follow the link Charity Management Accountant.

To apply, please send your CV, with a brief covering letter outlining what you would bring to our organisation to contribute to its future success. 

Closing date for applications Monday 10th February 2020 at 9am, however we will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis and may shortlist before the deadline.

Interviews to take place during week commencing 24th February 2020.

If you would like more detailed information about the role and what we are looking for, please e-mail recruitment@allergyuk.org