Are you up for the fight?


Are you up for the fight?

Over the last five years CLIC Sargent has been proud of its fundraising achievement but we have big ambitions for the future. 

Currently we are only able to support 2 out of 3 children and young people who are diagnosed with cancer each year, which is just not good enough. We know the impact CLIC Sargent’s services can have on helping young lives to thrive and not just survive cancer, but we want to be there to support everyone who needs us. So, to achieve this, we need to make a major shift in the way we generate sustainable income. We all know charities are operating in an increasingly challenging environment and supporters expect a personalised and consistent approach, delivered with real quality.

Welcome from Rachel Kirby-Rider
One Team One Target

In response to this challenge we have created a new fundraising strategy and vision; working as one team, with one target, inspiring others to engage in our fight for young lives against cancer. 

Underpinning ‘One Team One Target’ is a fully integrated fundraising team, working without silos or barriers, creating a culture of stewardship; relationship fundraising that transcends traditional portfolios. We focus on building long-term sustainable relationships with our supporters, empowering them to choose how they can best engage with CLIC Sargent, whether through fundraising, volunteering, sharing their personal story of childhood cancer or making change happen through campaigning. 

We are really ambitious about what we can achieve; One Team One Target will deliver an increase in our sustainable net income through maximising every penny we invest in fundraising and engaging supporters. To achieve that we need to have talented, passionate and engaged people to deliver it. 

To translate the strategy into our fundraising operations we have developed a new team structure which puts stewardship of donors’ relationships and journeys at its heart. We know this new fundraising approach requires us to recruit and retain the very best fundraisers; we are looking for people who believe in relationship fundraising and have the skills, experience and behaviours to deliver success. 

We are now recruiting for a number of roles at different levels, across the whole of the department, from regional engagement, operations and individual giving to philanthropy and partnerships. When you join Team CLIC Sargent your development doesn’t stop there; we know the success of the strategy relies on you, so we are creating a bespoke CLIC Sargent Fundraising professional development framework to invest in your skills, helping you develop the expertise and confidence to build an exceptional career in fundraising and achieve amazing results for children and young people with cancer. 

CLIC Sargent has massive potential to continue to grow engagement and income through shifting from a focus on short term gains to long term returns. You could be part of shaping our new fundraising approach and implementing our new 5 year strategy. 

CLIC Sargent is a special place to work. No matter where you are in the country you will see or hear the impact of our incredible team of services and supporters, from major airports and high street supermarkets to young bloggers and MPs, and it is a strong team to be part of. Through your hard work, we can continue to limit the damage a cancer diagnosis has on children and young people. Are you up for the fight for young lives against cancer? Come and join team CLIC Sargent. 

Rachel Kirby-Rider
Director of Income and Engagement - CLIC Sargent

Rachel Kirby-Rider
Director of Income and Engagement

Rachel has worked in the not for profit sector for the past 13 years.

Following a role as Head of High Value Fundraising at Diabetes UK, Rachel joined Samaritans in 2006 and was there eight years, the last five as Executive Director of Fundraising & Communications.

She was responsible for overseeing a 50% growth in income during that time by increasing income from individual givers, establishing a Major Donor team and securing multi-million pound project funding from corporates, government and Big Lottery. 

Before moving into the charitable sector Rachel spent eight years working in sales and marketing for a high-tech multi-national. 

Rachel is a governor at a local primary school and is a member of the Institute of Fundraising's Policy Advisory Board. She joined CLIC Sargent as Director of Fundraising in April 2015.