Fundraising Manager




Published: 14th September 2021

Fundraising Manager


Do you want to make a difference to the lives of people affected by national emergencies? Do you have the drive and passion to engage with corporates and philanthropists’ to develop relationships and raise vital funds? If yes, then we are looking for you!


Join the National Emergencies Trust to make a meaningful difference to emergency survivors and their families during their time of greatest need.


The National Emergencies Trust is looking to recruit a dynamic fundraiser with excellent interpersonal and relationship management skills to become our Fundraising Manager.


Working closely with the Chief Executive Officer and the Assistant Director of Fundraising, you will further develop and implement the fundraising strategy, including corporate, high value and trust relationships and public fundraising.
You will lead on our corporate and high value fundraising and will also be pivotal in helping to shape the charity’s public fundraising activities.


During live emergency appeals, you will actively reach out to potential partners who are relevant to the affected local areas. Between appeals you will steward important relationships, providing information, and exploring ways to collaborate, to retain engagement and interest in the Trust.


Your valuable contribution to our small team will ensure that, during the next domestic disaster, the National Emergencies Trust and its many voluntary sector partners are able to support those affected fast and fairly, wherever they are in the UK.


If you have the passion and drive to succeed, please see the job description below.



About you


We are looking for someone with an excellent track record in account management who is skilled in building rapport and developing relationships with high value donors, individuals, corporate organisations, and groups simultaneously. You will have excellent project management and organisational skills; and be able to manage multiple disciplines. In addition, you will have experience of using a fundraising database to manage, process and monitor data. You will also have strong written and oral communication and influencing skills that mean you can engage, inspire and deliver key messages.


As a relatively new charity (we launched in November 2019) with our first ever emergency fundraising appeal – the Coronavirus Appeal – under our belt, we are on an exciting journey as a charity and a team. You will be joining a community committed to building a diverse and inclusive culture
and open to innovative ways we can deliver on our mission. We’re looking for a creative mind who can bring dynamic new ideas to our fundraising (and wider activities).


Perks and benefits


  • Flexible working hours including half days on Fridays if the work is done
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity leave
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Mentoring/ coaching
  • Team social events
  • 4-6% employer pension contribution
  • 33 days’ annual leave including Bank Holidays


Good to know


  • We’re a small team who predominantly work remotely, which means you can be based anywhere in the UK
  • We also have a small office in central London where team members can work together when they choose to. And where we like to meet at least monthly as a full team for e.g. creative and planning workshops, and Board meetings
  • We have core working hours but promote flexible working practices that support people’s personal commitments. In short, as long as the work gets done, that works for us!
  • We are non-hierarchical, and value the expertise and contribution of every team member. Our relatively flat structure means there is plenty of scope to grow your own role, influence our strategy and learn from a variety of different people, including our Board of trustees

In short, we encourage and support a good work-life balance. The flip side is that the nature of our work means that appeal / emergency periods can be intense. You will be very busy, and it’s possible that you will miss family events during an emergency. You will need to be prepared to “drop everything” during a fundraising appeal , when we rely on full commitment. This means that you will be in a unique position to help those whose lives have been affected.

How to apply:


Deadline for applications – 8th October 2021


Please send a covering letter and your CV to before Friday 8th October 2021. Interviews will be held via zoom on 20th and 21st October 2021.

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