£27,472 - £29,091 per year pro-rata
Permanent, Part-time
Job description

Local Fundraising Relationship Manager

Homebased – covering East Yorkshire and Hull regions

£27,472 to £29,091 per annum pro-rata



This is a fantastic opportunity to join The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association as a Local Fundraising Relationship Manager supporting the East Yorkshire and Hull regions.


This role is homebased and will involve travel within the Community Team area and to team meetings regionally and nationally. Willingness to work unsocial hours in the evening and at weekends including some overnight stays away to attend meetings, training and workshops is required.


The role

As a Local Fundraising Relationship Manager at Guide Dogs, you will develop and implement a local plan as part of the community fundraising strategy delivering significant volunteer-led income through a person-centred approach. You will need to build effective relationships to empower and enable fundraising groups, donors and supporters to identify their fundraising aspirations and create plans to achieve them.


Who we’re looking for

In order to be successful in this role you will need the following skills and experience:

  • Experience of professional fundraising or equivalent (e.g. marketing, sales, business development).

  • Experience of working to and achieving financial targets and deadlines.

  • Experience of increasing income through identifying and delivering new fundraising development opportunities.

  • Experience of managing and developing fundraising groups and volunteers

  • Excellent relationship manager and motivator of volunteers and fundraisers.

  • Ability to take a strategic approach to developing fundraising support in the Community Team area. Ability to self-motivate, prioritise workload and resolve problems and issues.


To find the full list of requirements, please see the Person Specification within the Job Description below.



This role is 19 hours per week offering flexibility on working day arrangements, with 26 days paid holiday (excluding bank holidays) a year pro-rata. As a charity, we’re always keen to support flexible working as best we can. 


We offer a generous pension scheme, life assurance and enhanced pay for parenting and sickness leave. In addition, we provide an Employee Assistance Programme, flexible benefits package and discounts and cashback scheme to care for our people.


How to apply

Applications can be made using the online application form. You will need to evidence the criteria as set out in the attached job description. As part of our safer recruitment policy, we do not accept CVs for job applications.



Guide Dogs welcomes applications from all sections of the community and actively encourages diversity to maximise achievements, creativity and good practice. We positively welcome, and seek to ensure we achieve diversity in our workforce and that all job applicants and employees receive equal and fair treatment, regardless of age, race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, disability or nationality. We encourage applications from disabled people as they are currently under-represented in the organisation and guarantee an invite to interview for all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the job.




Guide Dogs is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children, young people and adults at risk of harm with whom we work. We expect all our employees and volunteers to fully share this commitment.

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Refreshed on: 24 February 2020
Closed date: 14 March 2020
Job ref: 0000036866
Tags: Fundraising, Volunteer Management