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Fundraising Manager

  • Salary:£38-42,000 (inclusive of ILWA)
  • Location:London SE1, currently homeworking
  • Job type:Permanent, full time
  • Closing date:21 April 2021, 5.00 pm

Carers UK is looking for an ambitious and tenacious Fundraising Manager to join this high performing team.

Voluntary income has doubled in the last two years and as such the team is in a strong position coming into our new financial year, and new strategic period; Vision 2025.

You will be joining at a pivotal time both in delivering success, and shaping the future strategy as part of the wider fundraising team.

As unpaid carers continue to struggle our support has never been so important, this role will make a tangible difference to the lives of carers across the country.

About you

You will be an experienced fundraiser, with knowledge gained working across fundraising streams. You will be an excellent writer, and have great attention to detail. You will be skilled at analysing financial spreadsheets, and developing budgets. You will be confident meeting donors and representing Carers UK externally. You will have the ability to build new income streams, identifying opportunities in our current portfolio and have the practical experience to deliver results. You will want to develop your own team, and have some experience of building and managing teams. You will relish being part of a high performing team, and be results orientated. You will believe in celebrating success and having fun at work.

About the role

The Fundraising Manager is responsible for all elements of voluntary income with the exception of corporate fundraising namely; Trusts & Foundations, Legacies, Events & Communities and Individual Donations. The post holder’s main responsibility is to achieve voluntary income targets, both indirectly through the fundraising team and directly through their own income generating efforts. This is a very hands on role, and will suit someone who enjoys managing as well as generating their own results.

Working closely with the Director of Fundraising and Communications and the Senior Corporate Partnerships Manager the post holder will help develop and deliver the fundraising strategy. The post holder will be responsible for monitoring performance against targets, and ensure the pipeline of activity is continuously developed.

Working with all departments, and all nation offices, the Fundraising Manager will ensure that organisational strategy and plans are shared with the fundraising team, and all income generating opportunities are maximised.

Managing a team of four, the postholder will also ensure the personal development of the team members.

About us

Carers UK is the leading national charity, supporting, advocating for and connecting unpaid carers across the UK.

With over 6.5 million unpaid carers in the UK and 6,000 individuals becoming a carer every day the need to support them is growing and urgent. Unpaid carers save the UK state an estimated £530 million each day, and are vital to the friends and family members they support, as well as to the wider community.

The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically affected carers across the country. Our recent polling suggests that the figure for unpaid carers could now be as high as 13.6 million, with an estimated 4.5 million people literally starting to care overnight due to the impact of coronavirus on services and individuals.

This is an exciting time to join Carers UK as we enter our new strategic period, Vision 2025 taking us to our 60th anniversary.  Rather than producing a detailed five year plan we have developed an ambitious direction of travel, recognising the challenges of planning in the ongoing and uncertain environment created by COVID-19. We believe our flexible approach throughout 2020 enabled us to react quickly to the needs of carers, and by adopting a direction of travel, backed up with annual business plans, we will continue to meet the growing needs of carers.

Carers UK relies on voluntary income, our future plans will depend on unrestricted income to meet the growing need.

How to Apply

The closing date for applications is: Wednesay 21 April - 5pm

First interviews will be held: Wednesday 28 April

Personal statement (no more than 2 sides of A4), CV, personal details form and completed monitoring form should be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The information on the diversity monitoring form will be treated as confidential and used for statistical purposes only.

Carers UK anonymises all applications prior to shortlisting.

Carers UK reserves the right to appoint at any stage, should an outstanding candidate emerge.


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