Community Fundraising Manager

Reference number: 45027

Title: Community Fundraising Manager

Location: Luton

Salary: £30,028 per annum

Hours: 37.5 hours per week, full time

Closing date: Sunday 7 March 2021

Interview date: To be confirmed

Contract type: Permanent

Job advert:

About the role

Sense is looking for an experienced Community Fundraising Manager to join our team to work with and find new supporters within the London and East of England region. This is a full time role working 37.5 hours per week.

The role will be home based in the East of England area, supporting fundraisers locally as well as our shops and key services in the region. We will expect the right candidate to be willing to travel within the region, building strong relationships and tailoring the support for local businesses, individuals and groups.  

Our key services in this region are based in North London, Cambridge and Luton (please see this map) and there are shops in several locations which you can view on our website.

You will be joining a supportive team that works across regions and income streams to deliver the best possible experience for our growing number of supporters.

The Community and Events teams meet regularly and so travel will be required on a monthly basis to either our Head Office in London (King’s Cross) or our offices in Birmingham (Selly Oak).

About you

We are looking for an enthusiastic, ambitious and engaging person who will help to proactively grow our income and develop excellent supporter relationship. You will have great communication skills and feel confident in speaking to people over the phone and in person, including giving presentations to current and prospective supporters. You will be self-motivated and ideally have experience of and be comfortable working within a remotely based team from home.

You will also have a strong track record of meeting and exceeding targets and of working with income budgets including forecasting and mitigation planning.

This role will require access to a car and a full UK driving license and team members are reimbursed for their mileage. You will also be required to work evenings and weekends when necessary but will receive time off in lieu for this.

About Sense

For everyone living with complex disabilities. For everyone who is deafblind. Sense is here to help people communicate and experience the world.

We believe that no one, no matter how complex their disabilities, should be isolated, left out, or unable to fulfil their potential.

Working at Sense can be incredibly rewarding; we offer the opportunity to work in a large, diverse and successful charity where people can develop their skills, knowledge and careers in a supportive and flexible environment. In addition we have excellent training and development, the opportunity for you to join our Group Personal Pension scheme and a generous annual leave entitlement.

To apply

Please use the link below to complete your application. Managers will use your application to shortlist candidates in relation to the Personal Specification; therefore it is very important you complete this section thoroughly.  We would recommend that you read the candidate guidelines and job description (found at the base of this advert) before applying.

To avoid disappointment, we advise you to submit your application as soon as possible as we reserve the right to close posts at any time.

Sense is an Equal Opportunities Employer and is committed to ensuring that all staff are motivated, skilled and rewarded by their work. Sense is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable children and adults and expects all employees to share this commitment. 

The salary for this role is £29,405 per annum, plus £623 Homeworking  Allowance. 


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