£35,000 - £40,000 per year
Permanent, Part-time, 22.5 to 37.5, Full-time
Job description

Seeking a Fundraising Manager to help us build something special for people isolated, lost and afraid of navigating life without smell. This is a brand new position - an exciting opportunity to do it your way.

Smell disorders can lead to depression, eating disorders and anxiety. AbScent offers the best support and information so that no-one faces anosmia alone. We do this with online services providing support and interaction, trusted and accessible information, and practical resources to manage life with little or no sense of smell. We now have a combined online community of more than 30,000 people from all over the world, but we know there are thousands more that need support.


The right candidate will be someone who can create and deliver a fundraising strategy that aligns with our mission to provide valued support services for patients. Fundraising experience with another charity is desirable but a creative and entrepreneurial approach using proven sales and marketing skills is valued. 

As a small and growing charity, we are building the structure that will enable us to reach our goals. Developing your fundraising strategy will include CRM implementation and setting up new fundraising streams from scratch. If you relish the thought of a blank sheet of paper, this is a once-in-a-career opportunity. 

AbScent particularly loves to work with people who have lived-experience of smell loss, but empathy for the challenges of living with a sensory deprivation is a must.

The role:

As the Fundraising Manager, you will be the prime driver of income generation for AbScent.

Working with the Executive Director and trustees, you will develop an income generation strategy that will include online trading as well as charitable fundraising techniques.

Joining our current team of three, there is no staff responsibility yet, but we’re sure your efforts will create the need and funding to grow the team. This role is hands-on and immediate and your chance to build something amazing.

The role is home-based - AbScent doesn’t have an office yet - but you will be expected to attend regular meetings in Hampshire. This is a full-time role, but if part-time works for you, let's talk about it.

We have an expectation that you will:

  • Create and deliver a fundraising strategy in line with AbScent’s objectives

  • Manage trading; supporting marketing and development plans 

  • Identify, cultivate and steward relationships with individual and corporate donors

  • Specify, implement and manage fundraising tools, including a supporter database

  • Monitor and regularly report on activity and results

  • Lend practical support to colleagues across all areas


More about AbScent

AbScent is a UK support charity for people affected by sense of smell disorders. A life without smell causes anxiety, depression and eating dis... Read more

Posted on: 26 February 2021
Closed date: 16 March 2021
Tags: Fundraising, Business Development

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