Hiring – Fundraising and Communications Officer

Posted on: September 28th, 2021

Good news! We are now hiring our first full-time staff position at Orchard OCD.

We are seeking to recruit a full-time Fundraising and Communications Officer that can be based at our shared office space in Cambridge or remotely or a mix of both.

This position will build on the successful fundraising we have been doing so far (including a successful crowdfunding campaign last year, applications to trusts and foundations, and building a volunteer network).

Key Responsibilities:


  • Working with the board and volunteers on new virtual community fundraising projects.
  • Working with the board and volunteers on digital fundraising campaigns (crowdfunding, etc).
  • Researching suitable trusts and foundations, writing applications and maintaining up-to-date records of deadlines.
  • Researching suitable corporate partners and planning pitches to create corporate partnerships.
  • Creating a database of supporters from digital fundraising campaigns.
  • Claiming Gift Aid from HMRC for Orchard.
  • Coming up with new fundraising ideas and initiatives.


  • Post regularly on the Orchard social media channels (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook & LinkedIn).
  • Work with the board and volunteers to produce regular blogs, webinars and e-newsletters to promote our work.
  • Produce monthly social media and website analytics.
  • Run the Orchard website.
  • Help produce videos about OCD.
  • Raise awareness about OCD and reduce stigma related to it.
  • General communications and administration.


  • Interpersonal skills – communicates clearly & works well as a part of a varied team.
  • Administration skills, including excellent IT literacy.
  • Excellent social media skills.
  • Basic understanding of social media analytics and good practice.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and prioritise workload.


  • Understanding/experience of working in the non-profit or mental health field.
  • Copywriting skills.
  • Basic understanding of medical research terms & processes
  • Basic understanding of design platforms e.g. Adobe Photoshop
  • Basic understanding of WordPress

Interested? (Closing Date: October 28th 2021)

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