Blesma – Part-time Fundraising Administrator


Blesma, The Limbless Veterans is the national charity and membership association for limbless serving and ex-service men and women and their dependants.

We help all wounded servicemen and women who have lost limbs, the use of limbs or eyes, to rebuild their lives by providing rehabilitation activities and welfare support.

Blesma campaigns for our veteran’s rights and looks after individuals and their families by offering a comprehensive grants and welfare system.  Rehabilitation, support, counselling and care are the four principle foundations of our organisation.  Together, we can help our men, women and their families face the challenges ahead with renewed confidence and self-belief.

The part-time (20 hours per week) Fundraising Administrator role plays an important part within a dynamic team. The post is responsible for supporting our successful fundraising programme in order to maintain good relations with donors and supporters.

Current holder            New position

Main purpose               Support the Blesma Fundraising programme through administrative support to fundraising campaigns.

Location                       Work out of Blesma Head Office – Frankland Moore House, 185-187 High Road, Chadwell Heath, Romford, RM6 6NA.

Responsible to  :           Associate Director Fundraising

Salary and Benefits        £10,400 and hours worked during the day can be negotiated

Blesma offers a contributory pension scheme – employer’s contribution 5% and suggested employee’s contribution 5% and a Death in Service insurance benefit equal to one times annual salary

Identified training needs will be met with the support of Blesma

Contract                      Permanent

Holidays                       Pro rata 25 days per annum, plus statutory holidays

Equal Opportunities     Blesma is an equal opportunities employer and commitment to this is expected.

Full details of Conditions of Employment are set out in Blesma’s Employment Contract, the main features of which are standard for all staff.


Primary Purpose

Through sound administrative skills, support the work of the Blesma fundraising team to develop, manage and maintain a programme of fundraising activities to service the needs of both the charity and our supporters.  The post-holder will be responsible for the day to day administration of this activity and will help ensure that all campaigns are delivered to meet key performance indicators. We are currently in a period of growth and have a relatively new fundraising team in place. As such, we’re looking for a bright, capable and organised individual to join our small organisation during this busy and exciting time.

Main Duties

  • General administration including answering the fundraising telephones, responding to enquiry emails and letters
  • Learn to use the Raiser’s Edge database for accurate record keeping and analysis; work closely with the Database Manager to ensure accurate selection and monitoring of activities
  • Input accurate and up to date information onto the database
  • Help organise fundraising materials – prepare fundraising packs, oversee stocks and delivery
  • Ensure that database and paper file systems are maintained and developed

Secondary Duties

  • Support the Fundraising Team with regards to Public Relations and Communications tasks in conjunction with the PR & Media Team

This is a great opportunity to develop your career within the charity sector, in particular within fundraising.  The Main Duties above are issued for the purpose of guidance and may be subject to variation.

This job description covers the main tasks expected to be involved in undertaking the job and the main characteristics and qualities required of the jobholder.  It is not meant to be all embracing and other tasks may be assigned to the jobholder as necessary and/or operational needs dictate.


Essential Desirable
Educated to “A”level or equivalent
Good level of literacy and numeracy
Full UK Driving Licence
IT skills with knowledge of Word, Excel, Outlook and Internet
Experience of working within in an administrative role
Experience of using databases such as Raiser’s Edge or Progress
Proven ability to manage own time and workload
Impressive writing and communication skills
Outstanding telephone manner
A passion for BLESMA’s cause and work
A desire to grow and develop your skills
A team player with a confident manner; a professional, flexible, positive person
Close attention to detail


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