£33,000 - £34,500 plus car allowance of £4,550 + benefits
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Do you want to inspire, and do you want to do something that contributes to building a healthier world for everyone? Are you tenacious and persuasive and able to lead, develop and grow a regional team helping to achieve British Heart Foundation (BHF) fundraising goals?

Would you like a people-focussed role where every day you have a direct impact on funding life-saving science?

If so, you could be our new Area Fundraising Manager for the North West (Cheshire, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Merseyside). This is a great opportunity to lead an already established and successful fundraising team, to deliver yet more income, to help accelerate our science breakthroughs and save more lives. 

 About the role   

When people affected by heart and circulatory diseases are in need, they turn to us. With our research we give people hope. With our expert advice and training, we give people knowledge and support. In this role you'll have a direct impact by helping fund our life saving research and helping to build a healthier world for everyone.

In this role, you will lead, manage and offer hands-on fundraising support to a dedicated team of Fundraising Managers to deliver targets. This is an exciting role as you will be personally responsible for growth in the North West region, you’ll be able to help develop the team to reach their fundraising goals and potential through implementing best practices and innovate income generation.

With a strong working knowledge of the regional area, you’ll work with some talented Fundraising Managers to devise and deliver local plans in order to maximise income, future proof funds and strengthen community engagement and awareness of the BHF.

You’ll also lead the team to proactively build and develop fundraising groups, recruiting individual volunteers and supporters. Delivering performance reports and budgets to forecast and track progress with a focus on monitoring income against strategic objectives.

You will help steward new relationships with corporate partnerships, fundraising groups, and high value individual prospects. You’ll be responsible for the account management of some of the more complex supporter relationships and partnerships whilst developing the team’s ability to secure transformative donations.

You’ll be leading a brave, informed, compassionate, and driven team, you’ll work with BHF colleagues and volunteers to unlock new opportunities. You'll have the opportunity to make a real difference and impact in your community, help grow our BHF supporter network, and raise funds to power remarkable research breakthroughs.

This is a rewarding and fast-paced role, in an exciting field team. No two days will be the same as you'll be working with individuals, groups, and corporates, supporting them with their fundraising ambitions.

About you 

You'll have excellent people management skills and have experience of motivating teams to deliver targets. You'll enjoy training, coaching, and directing your team to succeed and you can promote and embed a culture of learning and best practice. You’ll have the ability to identify opportunities, focus the team and individual activity to maximise success.

You’ll be data driven you’ll be able to provide insight and analysis to identify and nurture opportunities as well experience of preparing, monitoring, analysing and presenting financial information as well as being confident setting targets.

You’ll have excellent communication, presentation and public speaking skills, with an ability to motivate and inspire your team and our supporters.

A creative thinker, with strong operational planning and prioritization skills. You'll also have exceptional problem-solving skills only matched by your ability to bring the BHF to life and tell stories about our research that influence and motivate.

The team combines experience from the private, public and third sector and we're looking for someone to join us with:

  • Business acumen with proven experience of meeting and exceeding targets and working to Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
  • Demonstrable track record of success in managing field fundraising, sales or marketing.
  • Strong communication and networking skills and a proven ability to build long last relationships at high level
  • Proven ability to produce budgets and performance reports
  • A track record of writing proposals that are engaging and concise 
  • Demonstrable experience of PR, communication and marketing activity

You must be part of the local community and live in the North West (Cheshire, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Merseyside) or be able to relocate to this region. If you intend to relocate, please make this clear in your submission.


You'll need a full UK driving licence, have your own car, and the ability to work evenings and weekends are sometimes required. You can work under your own initiative from a home base whilst still contributing positively to your regional and national team.


In your supporting statement, we would like you demonstrate:


  • Managing a team and how you help them deliver income targets
  • Pitching and winning a partnership or project with a focus on identifying and securing the opportunity 
  • An example of growing income and networks 
  • Experience of managing a complex high-value corporate and/or individual relationships 
  • Your passion for our cause 

About us

Everything we do comes back to funding life-saving research into all heart and circulatory conditions including heart failure, stroke, and vascular dementia. Every hour of research we’ve ever funded, every item we’ve ever sold, every campaign we’ve ever run, all the support we’ve ever given. The donations we receive are used to make people’s lives healthier and longer.

We celebrate diversity and make inclusion part of what we do every day. It sits at the heart of our people experience. Our aim is for all of our colleagues and volunteers to bring their true self to work.

Here at the BHF we understand that you might need a little help balancing your work and home life. Many of our people work flexibly in many different ways. Please feel free to talk to us about the flexibility you may need; we’re happy to explore what’s possible for you and the role.

What can we offer you

We offer excellent benefits including generous annual leave, private medical insurance, dental health cover, pension, and flexible working. We commit to actively developing you and offer learning and development opportunities to support, inspire and help you unlock your full potential. To find out more about benefits available at the BHF please download our benefits document on our website.

Interview process

This is a two stage interview process. The initial interviews will be held virtually via MS Teams. 


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Posted on: 12 May 2022
Closed date: 24 May 2022 at 23:59
Tags: Fundraising, Business Development