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Fundraising Support and Programme Assistant

  • Salary:£23,000 (inclusive ILWA)
  • Location:20 Great Dover Street, London SE1 (currently remote working)
  • Job type:Full time, permanent
  • Closing date:07 May 2021, 5.00 pm
  • Interview date:12 May 2021

About you

You will be organised, a team player with strong attention to detail, and thrive in an environment where your day to day work is varied. You may already work for a charity or may be looking to join the sector. You will be a highly numerate problem solver who relishes implementing efficient administration and information management systems. You will enjoy juggling conflicting priorities and delivering for the team.

About the role

The Fundraising Support and Programme Assistant will support Carers UK’s growing Fundraising team to achieve our voluntary income target through administration, prospect research and coordination of the legacy and payroll giving income streams. This is a diverse role providing opportunities for the post holder to develop skills across several fundraising disciplines.

About us

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

Established in 1965, Carers UK has a long heritage of making life better for carers, wherever they may be, through providing advice, information and support and campaigning for improved rights, recognition and support. With over 37,000 members Carers UK is the voice of unpaid carers in 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

Please also ensure you have also completed and submitted the personal details form and the equal opportunities monitoring form provided on this site. The information on these forms will be treated as confidential and used for statistical purposes only. The forms will not be treated as part of your application.

Deadline:                     7th May 2021 at 5pm

First interview:            12th May 2021

CV, personal statement and completed monitoring forms should be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please send in your application as soon as possible. Carers UK reserves the right to appoint at any stage, should an outstanding candidate emerge.


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