London, Greater London
£40,784 pa (pro rata) plus excellent benefits
Contract, Full-time
Job description

Fixed term contract until mid February 2020

Closing date: 14 July 2019 at 11.30pm

Do you have proven experience in a leadership role of managing complex integrated fundraising campaigns where you worked with project management processes and methodologies? Then join Shelter as Senior Fundraising Project Manager and you could soon be leading the delivery of our largest integrated fundraising campaign - our Christmas appeal.

A home is a fundamental human need, as essential as education or healthcare. Yet millions of people across Britain struggle on a daily basis with homelessness, bad housing conditions, soaring rents, discrimination and the threat of eviction. So, we are striving for change — with individuals, in communities, across society – and leading the way to a safe home. We need ambitious, best-in-class individuals who are passionate about our cause to join us at this exciting time. This is your chance to play a part in the fundamental change we are striving to achieve.

Our Christmas campaign is a key income generator for Shelter. It’s our flagship integrated intiative which brings together many departments and touches almost everyone in the organisation and it’s continued to grow year on year. The campaign consists of a broad programme of public-facing activity, including an advertising campaign, direct marketing fundraising appeal, events, and corporate partner activation, all of which are amplified by press and social media. And, right now, we need someone like you to manage and deliver our 2019 campaign.

About the role

We have ambitious growth targets for the Christmas campaign over the next few years and need help to set us on the right trajectory to achieve them. As well as delivering the 2019 campaign, you’ll take the lead on mapping out milestones for the 2020 campaign to help us move to an 18 month planning cycle. A great opportunity to deliver something that’s greater than the sum of its parts, you’ll ensure the project’s fully integrated charity wide, harness the talents of the people in each team, identify new opportunities and work with colleagues to make things happen. Along the way, you’ll get involved with all aspects of Income Generation: Individual Giving, High Value Partnerships, Community & Events, Retail, Digital Fundraising and Data Management & Insight, as well as teams from across Shelter, including Marketing, Media, Creative, Digital, and Services.

About you
Because this is a fixed-term contract, you’ll need to hit the ground running and find ways of getting up to speed as quickly as possible. An accomplished project manager with experience of co-ordinating multiple workstreams, you have excellent interpersonal skills and a can-do attitude and are confident managing a wide range of stakeholders. You know how to monitor and evaluate performance too, and are adept at using knowledge gained to bring significant improvements. Crucially, you have great time management skills and an innate ability to maintain attention to detail and get things done, even when working across a diverse range of tasks simultaneously.


We offer a wide range of benefits, including 30 days of annual leave, enhanced family friendly policies, childcare vouchers, pension and interest free travel loans. Our employees also have access to a tenancy deposit loan, cycle to work scheme and an employee assistance programme.

Shelter helps millions of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through our advice, support and legal services. And we campaign to make sure that, one day, no one will have to turn to us for help. We’re here so no one has to fight bad housing or homelessness on their own.

To find out more about the role and the benefits of working for Shelter please visit our website. Apply to be part of our Fundraising team and be the change you want to see in society.

Safeguarding is everyone’s business. Shelter is committed to protecting the health, wellbeing and human rights of those we support, and enabling them to live free from harm, abuse and neglect. All our staff will be expected to observe professional standards of behaviour and conduct their work in line with our Safeguarding Policies.

At Shelter, we welcome and encourage applications from everyone regardless of age, disability, gender, ethnicity, religion and sexual orientation. We are facing diverse problems, so need diverse people to tackle them.

Shelter does not accept unsolicited CVs from external recruitment agencies nor accept the fees associated with them.

Refreshed on: 11 July 2019
Closed date: 14 July 2019
Tags: Campaigning, Fundraising