£32,050 - £33,050 per year including car allowance (basic salary £27,500 - £28,500) + benefits
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

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


We are looking for an engaging, ambitious, and highly organised individual to be our new Relationship Fundraising Manager for Essex. This is a great opportunity to cover a fundraising patch which has massive potential for growth.


Whether your background is in the private, public or third sector, here are the skills and attributes we are looking for:

  • Great communication skills – able to develop relationships, empathise with diverse audiences, and bring the BHF to life and tell stories that influence and motivate
  • Ambitious and proactive
  • Tenacity and resilience
  • Strong planning and prioritisation skills, working at pace and managing multiple deadlines
  • Data driven - able to provide insight and analysis to identify and nurture opportunities
  • Creative thinker with exceptional problem-solving skills
  • Business acumen, with proven experience of meeting and exceeding targets and working to Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
  • A track record of writing proposals that are engaging and concise 

About the role   

In this role, you’ll recruit, manage, and support volunteer fundraisers within the community. Identifying, develop and steward new relationships with corporate supporters, fundraising groups, and high value prospects, you’ll inspire and bring out the best in our supporters, enabling them to achieve their fundraising goals and reach their potential.  

You will understand your supporters’ motivations and help them to support the British Heart Foundation (BHF) in the way that appeals to them. All while ensuring you offer excellent levels of communication; fundraising guidance; suitably recognise their contribution; and demonstrate the impact of their support.

Joining a brave, informed, compassionate, and driven team, you’ll work with 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 a regional field team where no two days are the same.

Working arrangements

This is a field-based role covering Essex. You will need to live in Essex or be able to relocate to this region.

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

What can we offer you?

Our MyBHF Career Academy provides you with support, inspiration, and opportunities to help you unlock your full potential. 

Our generous staff benefits include:

  • 30 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Private medical insurance
  • Dental health cover
  • Contribution towards gym membership
  • Pension with employer contribution up to 10%
  • Life assurance

We have been recognised by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) for our Live Well. Work Well. Programme. Heart health is central to our mission, and that starts with you. We provide a programme of activities, opportunities, and guidance to inspire and support you to live a healthy and happy life, at home and at work.


How do I 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. 

As part of our commitment to be an inclusive employer and ensure fairness and consistency in selecting the best candidate for this role, the BHF will use anonymous CV software as part of the application journey.

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.

What is the interview process?

Interviews will be held virtually via MS Teams.

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Posted on: 24 May 2022
Closed date: 13 June 2022 at 23:59
Job ref: 11796
Tags: Fundraising, Business Development

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