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The Daisy Garland charity was set up in November 2004 to keep Daisy's memory alive and to help other little children like her.

We fund an increasing number of Ketogenic Dietitians who work in National Health Hospitals treating hundreds of children with intractable epilepsy.

We are the only charity funding full-time Ketogenic Dietitians working within NHS hospitals nationwide - each dietitian costs up to £47,000 per annum. If you think you could help us fund our next Daisy Garland Ketogenic Dietitian go to HOW YOU CAN HELP. Be in touch today.

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Daisy Garland Fundraising Officer

Jul 4th, 2017

The Daisy Garland have a full-time vacancy for a Fundraising Officer, to join their small but hugely committed team, based in Totnes High Street, supporting children with difficult to control epilepsy and their families.


Fundraising Officer

Full-time, 5 days a week (30 hours), Monday to Friday


To be a key player within a small, highly committed team raising income to support the work of The Daisy Garland, implementing agreed strategies to secure funds from grant-making trusts, foundations, statutory bodies, corporates and individuals.

About Us

Founded in 2004 The Daisy Garland is a multi awarding winning, national, registered charity. Our aim is to offer help and support, in whatever way we can, to those whose lives are touched by drug resistant epilepsy.

Our two main projects are:

• Funding Daisy Garland Ketogenic Dietitians to work in NHS hospitals across the UK successfully treating children with drug resistant epilepsy;

• Providing funds for night-time breathing monitors for use in the home and small 'one-off' grants for specialist equipment.

Over the past 13 years we have helped thousands of families with proactive support and advice.

About You

You will be self-reliant with the experience and confidence to work with limited supervision and the ability to secure trust and grant funding. You will have:

• Excellent persuasive written skills, with the ability to produce concise and creative grant application bids.

• A strong desire to work in fundraising in the charity sector.

• The ability to research, identify and approach new Trusts as sources of new funding.

• The ability to maintain and develop relationships with funders.

• The ability to increase income from existing Trusts and statutory grant giving bodies, including preparing and sending tailored proposals for targeted funding.

• Flair for and interest in researching and preparing imaginative funding packages.

• A high standard of computer literacy, including using Excel and databases.

• The ability to plan and prioritise work with limited supervision.

• Meticulous attention to detail and a methodical approach to work.

• The ability to communicate clearly, concisely and effectively, both verbally and written.

• The ability to plan and work within agreed timeframes and;

• Be a self-starter, flexible and be able to work well under pressure in order to meet deadlines.


You will be based in our offices in Totnes, Devon

Terms and conditions

We offer a competitive salary with good benefits (Pension & Holiday allowance)

If you have the skills and experience for this very important role, please send your up to date CV and covering letter explaining why you feel your skills and experience are appropriate for this position to: thedaisygarland@btinternet.com for the attention of David Garland, Chair of Trustees

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