Edinburgh, Edinburgh
Kirkcaldy, Fife
Dundee, Dundee City Council
£27,500 - £28,500 per year + car allowance of £4,550 p/a + benefits
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Are you a fearless leader with the passion to fund life saving research? Are you able to inspire and build pioneering relationships?

Our Community Fundraising team has ambitious targets to help us in our fight to beat heart break forever. We are recruiting for an ambitious, confident, and engaging Fundraising Manager to develop and grow our supporter network and income in East Scotland and Islands.

Putting the supporter first, you’ll maximise income and awareness for the BHF within your patch through proactively securing and managing community and corporate fundraising partnerships whilst recruiting/supporting networks of fundraising groups, supporters and volunteers. 

With fantastic local knowledge matched by your passion for the cause which will enable you to help our supporters to achieve their ambitious fundraising goals. You’ll also proactively build and develop fundraising groups and recruit individual volunteers and supporters, securing fundraising partnerships and delivering national campaigns, local projects, and maximising community engagement.

This is a field-based role covering East Scotland and Islands (EH, KY, DD, TD, ZE, HS, KW postcodes).

About you

You'll have a proven track record in fundraising at a community level. You will have been involved in projects such as the winning and management of charity of the year or longer-term corporate/clubs/association partnerships, volunteer or people management experiences and supporter/customer engagement. 

With strong evidence of transferable skills and experience, e.g., a track record exceeding KPI’s in sales or account management, customer service, business development or fundraising. You’ll have excellent communication, networking and relationship building skills and be passionate, tenacious, and motivated to make a difference in the fight against heart disease.

This is a brilliant opportunity to join our ambitious forward-looking team and contribute to our recent track record of fantastic growth. This role provides a brilliant opportunity to transition from a local charity to gain experience with one with nationally recognised brand presence. Or for an ambitious salesperson who is an expert in their field, to use their transferable skills to help our vision become a reality. We're brave, informed, compassionate and driven in our fight against heart disease and, if that sounds like you, we'd love to hear from you.

Living in the "EH", "DD" or "KY" postcode area, you will have good knowledge of the fabulous people and opportunities that exist across the East of Scotland. If you intend to relocate, please make this clear in your submission.

You'll also need a full UK driving licence plus previous experience of working remotely and be able to demonstrate an ability to manage and motivate yourself; whilst still working collaboratively with colleagues.

About us

Every single one of us is vulnerable to the heartbreak caused by heart and circulatory diseases – they are the world’s biggest killers. But the research we fund represents hope. And nothing matters more than finding cures and treatments that give us more time with the people we love. 

We celebrate diversity and make inclusion part of what we do every day. Diversity and Inclusion forms a main pillar in our People Experience Strategy. Our aim is for all of our colleagues and volunteers to bring their true self to work, so we can continue to fund life saving research. 
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.


To find out more about the benefits available at the BHF please download our benefits document at the bottom of our advert page.


Interview process

Interviews will be held on 18th November 2021 at our Edinburgh office (The Cube, 43a Leith St, Edinburgh EH1 3AT).

How to apply

It’s quick and easy to apply for a role at the BHF. Just click on the apply button below. All you’ll need is an up to date CV and a supporting statement, outlining your interest in the role and how you meet the role’s criteria. 
Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.

Should you need any adjustments to the recruitment process, at either application or interview, please contact us.

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Posted on: 19 October 2021
Closed date: 08 November 2021
Job ref: 11173
Tags: Fundraising, Business Development

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