£36,000 - £42,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Community Fundraising Manager


Charity People is thrilled to be working with a national children’s charity dedicated to using the power of play to make the experience of illness and treatment better for children and their families, in their search for their next Community Fundraising Manager.

This is a permanent role, working full time hours (37.5 hours per week).


About Starlight Foundation

Starlight use the power of play to make the experience of illness and treatment better for children and their families.

Starlight are passionate about  protecting and preserve a child’s time to play, championing its importance and defending this most important time in a child’s life and development.

This passion takes them to the bedsides of some of the most poorly children in the UK who are in hospital, often without hope of leaving; to play with them, to delight and distract, to entertain and enlighten them; to create a sense of escape from the difficult reality in which these children find themselves.


Cultures & Benefits

- Supportive, friendly and progressive team

- Hybrid working : 1 – 2 days a week in the office (5 mins from Hammersmith tube)

- A friendly, contemporary, open plan office environment

- Competitive salary (£36,000 - £42,000 negotiable depending on experience)

- 25 days holiday rising to 30 days with service

- Vitality health cover


About the role

As their services evolve, and their work to reach ever more seriously ill children than before, you will lead on their community and challenge programme, working across the Public Fundraising Team to help recruit individual donors, fundraisers, and community groups across the UK.


You also be managing two Fundraising Coordinators who will help you to deliver a successful strategic programme of flagship community campaigns to maximise income and engagement, and work collaboratively with the wider fundraising team to exceed targets.

Ideally, you will have an eye for exploring the potential of specific digital fundraising products and campaigns and using them to generate income for our services, particularly with regards to digital fundraising.

You will also demonstrate a focus on maximising the effectiveness of their current community and challenge event fundraising activity; identify and build relationships with new communities of supporters, diversifying their products through a testing and evaluation process, to inspire and support them in raising valuable funds, and much more!


About you

You are a fundraising expert who can work autonomously but also as part of a team to deliver against set targets.

You must have extensive knowledge and experience of community fundraising mechanics, tools and techniques and of running integrated fundraising campaigns. Experience leading or managing Challenge Events programmes would also be desirable.

Your entrepreneurial skills and pragmatic approach will help you drive innovation and a collaborative way of working, with the ultimate goal of helping us deliver on our ambitious fundraising plans for the year ahead (and beyond).

Line managing experience is essential, as well as digital marketing experience, and being able to evaluate analytic information and audience data insight to develop new programmes and products.


Closing date: Sunday 23:49 on 5th December; applications will be considered on a rolling basis, so apply ASAP! If you are applying over the weekend of Dec 4th – 5th , you will need to apply with a CV and a cover letter. Please attach or email the cover letter directly to Tanya. Email on the original post on the charity people website.


If you’re interested in hearing more about this great opportunity, please send your CV to Tanya at Charity People.


Charity People actively promotes equality, diversity, and inclusion. We match charity needs with skills and experience of candidates, irrespective of age, disability (including hidden disabilities), gender, gender identity or gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, or sexual orientation.  We do this because we know greater diversity will lead to even greater results for the charities we work with.

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Posted on: 12 November 2021
Closed date: 10 December 2021
Job ref: J22354
Tags: Fundraising