Fundraising & Communications Manager - Te Omanga Hospice - Wellington


Fundraising & Communications Manager - Te Omanga Hospice - Wellington


  • Purposeful work with variety; build community and share our stories
  • Shape, grow, and deliver results-oriented fundraising programmes
  • Stunning Lower Hutt location; award winning new facility
  • $120-130K per annum salary


Bring your expertise and leadership skills to help make a real difference for our community in this people-centric, wide-ranging role


About us 

Te Omanga Hospice is a charitable trust that provides specialist palliative care to patients and their whānau living with a life-limiting condition in the Hutt Valley. Our vision is that everyone with palliative needs in our community receives equitable, responsive, and proactive care. We hold our values close to our heart, with respect, partnership, compassion and learning at the core of everything we do.

We celebrate different perspectives and are committed to creating an equal and inclusive workplace. The community we support is diverse, and it’s important to us that diversity is reflected in the team here at Te Omanga. 


About the role 

Reporting to the Chief Executive, as our Fundraising & Communications Manager you’re a key voice in connecting with our community. You’ll hold accountability for generating funds and community goodwill from a wide range of funding, regular giving, and events fundraising streams to ensure fundraising goals are achieved.


Day to day, you will: 

  • Hold overall accountability for our fundraising, marketing and communications functions
  • Continue to maintain excellent relationships with our community partners, external stakeholders, donors and media
  • Provide leadership and direction to the team, ensuring they have the necessary training, support, and guidance to encourage their personal and professional development, and reach their full potential
  • Develop the annual fundraising plan in collaboration with the team (major and regular gifts, bequests, event programme, grants, and corporate sponsorship)
  • Support the team in implementing our existing programmes across all platforms; web site, social media and mail newsletters
  • Proactively manage our brand strategy and guidelines
  • Craft and integrate general fundraising communications
  • Evaluate existing and develop new strategies – we’ll appreciate your fresh set of eyes
  • Track our campaign and fundraising analytics, adjusting our approach as needed


Our iconic Vintners Lunch, annual street appeal, golf tournament and 10 Christmas tables events bring energy and variety to our calendar; we know you will enjoy contributing to the important work we do.


About you 

You have a strong background in marketing, brand strategy, and communications within a Not for Profit or fundraising environment, and understand how to deliver powerful, results-oriented fundraising programmes.


We are looking for someone who: 

  • Engages comfortably and authentically with all people, naturally seeking connection and common understanding
  • Leads a team with humanity and care, providing effective direction, coaching and support to your people.
  • Thinks strategically and can delve into the detail when appropriate 
  • Works with clarity, transparency, openness, and trust 
  • Fosters a culture of collaboration and active support 
  • Has broad life experience and a non-judgemental approach  
  • Works with a can-do, solution-oriented mindset 
  • Brings warmth, humour, and kindness to their day 
  • Is a lifelong learner, who keeps pace with changes in fundraising and communications
  • Is ideally a Member of the Fundraising Institute of New Zealand 
  • Holds and can maintain a current clean and full New Zealand driver's license


Why you’ll love working here 

Our values are held close to us in our work every day. As a team we break bread together, celebrate, and look out for each other’s wellbeing. You have the support of an engaged and proactive executive leadership team, 5 weeks annual leave, and a budget available for your training and development.  


Don’t wait to apply, as we’ll be reviewing applications as they come through


We have partnered with Kin to find the right person for this critical role; if that’s you, please apply now by submitting your CV and a covering letter outlining your interest in the role. For any additional information please contact Erina Jamieson on 027 471 0828 or