The role

This is an exciting opportunity to become an integral member of the WheelPower's friendly, close knit and supportive team fundraising team.

This is a varied role and the successful applicant will organise the Tour de Vale Bike Ride, the largest charity bike ride in Buckinghamshire, source runners for a range of third-party events which includes the London Marathon and help our supporters reach their fundraising targets. You will also identify and develop opportunities for community groups, schools and local companies to support the charity.

Reporting to the Head of Fundraising, you’ll be an integral member of our staff team who are committed to providing an excellent supporter and donor experience.

About you

We are looking for a friendly and organised individual with a proven track record of meeting or exceeding targets from sponsorship-based events or community fundraising who has experience of preparing activities to recruit, engage, inspire and retain supporters.

You’ll be confident at building relationships with volunteers and supporters with a keen interest in supporter care. You’ll be an engaging communicator, have excellent multi-tasking skills and attention to detail, be happy working within a team as well as on your own and have a flexible and collaborative approach to your work. 

About us

WheelPower is the national charity for wheelchair sport and we are passionate about helping disabled people lead active lives. We do this by organising sports sessions and providing advice to recently paralysed hospital patients, organising a variety of events and programmes at Stoke Mandeville Stadium and throughout the country, organising online fitness classes and resources which enable disabled people to stay active in their homes and working with our partners to improve their delivery models.


This is your opportunity to make an impact in an organisation where your voice will be heard and your hard work noticed.

As well as a salary of £28,000 to £30,000 a year, enrolment in our Stakeholder pension scheme and a flexible, family-friendly environment, you can look forward to free access to the fitness facilities at Stoke Mandeville Stadium and discounted accommodation in our onsite hotel.  We offer 25 days leave plus bank holidays and operate a time off in lieu system for any time you work outside of your normal hours.

Salary: £28,000 to £30,000, depending on experience
Contract: Full time permanent contract
Location: Stoke Mandeville Stadium, Aylesbury / Home (minimum 2 days a week in office and 3 days homeworking considered)
Reporting to: Head of Fundraising
Working closely with: Fundraising & Marketing Team, Volunteers


If you wish to have an informal discussion about the opportunity, please contact Paul Rushton, Head of Fundraising on 07545 426054, or email or Polly Symondson Recruitment on 01242 691683, or email

Application Process

WheelPower is an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all suitably experienced persons regardless of their race, socio- economic backgrounds, gender, disability status, ethnicity, religion/faith, sexual orientation, or age.

We are committed to inclusive and accessible recruitment, including making reasonable adjustments throughout the recruitment process for people who have a disability. Please contact us on 01296 395995 or via for assistance.

How to apply

Please complete the application form and demonstrate how you meet the person specification and what attracts you to this role. We recognise that some of your experience may be from unpaid roles as well as paid employment – please include any voluntary work if it helps to show why you are the right candidate for the job.

Please apply at


Closing date Firday 7 January 2021 at 12 noon
First Interview Monday 10 January 2022 via Zoom
Second Interview Wednesday 19 January 2022


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