Fundraising Manager


We have a great opportunity for someone to join a small, friendly team as a Fundraising Manager. 


Do you enjoy talking to people? Enjoy the challenge of setting and meeting targets? Care about the futures of bereaved children and young people? 


We aren’t necessarily looking for an expert or an experienced fundraiser. However, you will have experience of income generation in a fundraising or sales role.  


Position: Fundraising Manager 

Location: Oxfordshire/Hybrid working 

Hours: Full or part-time considered (minimum of 28 hours per week) 

Salary: Circa £34,000 

Contract: Permanent 

Benefits: 26 days Holiday, 6% Employer contribution pension, Flexible working environment, Support with a Fundraising qualification. 


Closing Date: Monday 6th November 



About the role:  

Building on the success of the fundraising team you will have the opportunity to build relationships across a whole range of supporters. Including community organisations, corporate partners and with the truly fabulous people who fundraise and donate so generously to the organisation to help support young people through grief. 


Main duties and responsibilities: 

  • Taking the lead in developing Individual Giving funding streams, including in memory and legacy giving 
  • Responsibility for corporate partners and donors, generating and managing relationships and researching new corporate partnerships and collaborations 
  • Develop a strategy for high net worth giving and implementing relationship-management 
  • Develop and implement a legacy fundraising strategy to secure future planned legacy income 
  • Delivering a planned programme of fundraising, including community and challenge events supported by the Fundraising Co-ordinator 
  • Overseeing the management of fundraising volunteers, supported by the Fundraising Co-ordinator 
  • Writing and preparing copy and posts about fundraising for the website, social media, newsletters, supported by the Fundraising Co-ordinator, and updating the website fundraising pages as appropriate 
  • Regular monitoring and reporting on fundraising income and trends against targets. 


About you:  

As the Fundraising Manager you will love developing relationships, be a strong communicator and confident to take initiative. You are organised, task-orientated and enjoy setting yourself challenges. 


You will also have: 

  • Experience of generating income within a fundraising or sales role
  • Experience of engaging, motivating, and inspiring key stakeholders and partners 
  • Experience of account management, working on multiple projects at any one time 
  • Understanding of direct response marketing methods and/or individual giving 
  • Understanding of the UK charity sector and insight from experience of being involved in fundraising (whether as a volunteer, intern or staff member) 


You may have gained your experience in income generation in roles such as Fundraising, sales, marketing, business development or account management.  


About the Organisation 

Established in 1999 the charity supports children and young people in Oxfordshire who are bereaved or about to be bereaved. The work supporting children, young people and their families is delivered by a team of clinical staff and volunteers, who work with families in their own homes. 


The organisation are an equal opportunities employer, and we welcome applications from all suitably experienced persons regardless of their race, socio-economic backgrounds, gender, disability status, ethnicity, religion/faith, sexual orientation, or age.  


This post will require a DBS check to be undertaken. Having a criminal record will not necessarily disqualify you from acquiring the post. 


You may have experience in areas such as Fundraising, Fundraiser, Fundraising Officer, Senior Fundraiser, Senior Fundraising Officer, Lead Fundraising Officer, Lead Fundraiser, Engagement, Engagement Officer, Fundraising Engagement Officer, Fundraising and Communications, Supporter Engagement, Digital Engagement, Marketing and Communications, Income Generation, Income Generation Officer, Major Donor, Major Donor Fundraising, Major Donor Fundraising, Sales, Sales Manager, Sales Executive, Business Development, Business Development Manager etc. 


PLEASE NOTE: This role is being advertised by NFP People on behalf of the organisation. 


Volunteering for SeeSaw

Here at SeeSaw we value our volunteers as they are essential in helping us support children and young people experiencing bereavement.

SeeSaw depends on volunteers for many areas of our work. Volunteers may be trained to provide direct support to bereaved children or help us with fundraising and raising awareness about SeeSaw’s work.  It is a good way to meet new people, builds essential skills and make a difference to the lives of bereaved children.


The types of volunteers we actively need

Fundraising Volunteers – Our Fundraising Team relies on many volunteers to help with events. Some of the ways that volunteers help might include taking part in bucket collections,  stewarding runners, running a SeeSaw stall at a local event or by selling raffle tickets.

Volunteer Ambassadors – Our Volunteer Ambassadors give talks and presentations about our vital work to the community, represent SeeSaw at events and carry out cheque collections.

Why volunteer?

There are so many wonderful reasons people choose to volunteer. For some it provides an opportunity to:

  • Give something back to an organisation that has impacted on a person’s life, either directly or indirectly
  • Make a difference to the lives of others
  • Feel valued and part of a team
  • Spend quality time away from work or a busy lifestyle
  • Gain confidence and self-esteem

Volunteering also creates many opportunities for:

  • Gaining new skills, knowledge and experience 
  • Enhancing a CV 
  • Improving employment prospects 
  • Meeting new people and making new friends 
  • A chance to socialise 
  • Getting to know the local community 

If you have a little spare time and would like to find out more about the fundraising volunteer opportunities that are available, we would love to hear from you. Please contact Charlotte  [email protected].