Fundraising Development Manager

Closed: 23 June 2022
Fundraising Marketing Individual Giving

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  • Salary £36,000 - 38,500 pa
  • Location London, Greater London (On-site)
  • Job Type Contract, Full-time
  • Sectors Youth/Children
  • Job Reference :

Fixed Term Contract / Internal Secondment - 6 months

Hybrid (London & Remote)

The role of Save the Children UK Fundraising Development Manager is varied and very rewarding.

  • Are you a great collaborator who can build solid relationships and cut through boundaries in a fast-moving and dynamic fundraising environment?
  • Do you have significant sound knowledge and experience in fundraising, marketing delivery and practices?
  • Are you motivated by our vision of creating a world where every child does not just survive but thrives and can go on to change the world?

If the answers to these questions are yes, we would love to hear from you!

About Us

Save the Children exists to help every child get the chance of a future they deserve.

In more than 100 countries, including the UK, we make sure children stay safe, healthy, and learning – finding new ways to reach children who need us most, no matter where they are growing up. For over a century, we have stood up for children's rights and made sure their voices are heard.  With children, for children, we change the future for good.

As Fundraising Development Manager, you will work mainly across a range of fundraising propositions, with a critical focus on developing and optimising our Individual Giving programme and developing a new mid-value fundraising proposition. You will be responsible for developing, testing, and delivering exceptional supporter experiences to drive long-term value.

You will also contribute to developing compelling propositions, bringing a depth of fundraising knowledge and a deep understanding of audience insight and how to apply it. Additionally, you will:

  • Develop cohesive supporter experiences, ensuring alignment across all supporter touchpoints, to deepen engagement and drive long term value across all developing fundraising products and propositions
  • Manage the planning, execution and delivery of both mass and more personalised, multi-channel fundraising campaigns & supporter experiences (in particular across digital, email, telemarketing, and direct mail)
  • Use insight and performance data to understand our audience's needs and motivations to build long term relationships and use this to shape further proposition development, and the delivery of specific tests
  • Work with the Risk and Compliance Manager and Legal team to ensure all fundraising proposition activity and marketing communications are safe and compliant with policy and regulation.

Person Profile

To be successful, you will have sound knowledge and experience in fundraising, marketing delivery and practices—experience working as part of a multi-disciplinary team to attract, retain and engage supporters.  You will need robust experience working in and knowledge of individual giving and high-value fundraising.

You will also need to have:

  • Experience analysing marketing effectiveness and optimising campaigns and being comfortable working in an agile test and learn environment.
  • Experienced in stewardship management, developing and delivering supporter journeys
  • Demonstrable experience in effective budget management and the delivery of operational plans on time and to budget
  • A strong understanding of Fundraising compliance


  • A demonstrable commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusion and their practical application and integration in the work environment
  • A commitment to Save the Children UK's aims and core values of accountability, ambition, collaboration, creativity, and integrity

Remote Working:

The majority of SCUK employees are currently working remotely within the UK in line with UK Government guidance. Commencing July 2021 we will transition to flexible and hybrid ways of working (i.e. a mixture of remote/home and office-based working) as social distancing restrictions ease.

We are happy to discuss flexible working options at interview.

To apply please visit our website.

Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion: 

Save the Children UK is committed to diversity and equality of opportunity in all aspects of our work both external and internal. We strive to be an inclusive employer and particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups such as returning parents or carers who are re-entering work after a career break, people who are LGBT+, from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds, with a disability, impairment, learning difference or long-term condition, with caring responsibilities, from different nations and regions, and from less advantaged socioeconomic backgrounds. 

Jobs are positioned within the salary structure on the basis of evaluation. New employees would normally be appointed at the bottom of the grade, however the appointed salary may also take into account the relevant experience a candidate brings to a role. Save the Children is committed to paying staff in a fair and equitable way and will benchmark all salary offers in line with the pay of existing staff.

Interview expenses: Candidates should note that unfortunately it is not our policy to reimburse expenses accrued when attending interviews at Save the Children UK unless you are requested to attend an interview in an alternative location to where the role is based.

Pre-employment Checks: Any Employment with Save the Children UK will be subject to the following checks prior to your start date:

  • a satisfactory police record check to include a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and/or an International Criminal Record Check (If applicable)
  • receipt of satisfactory references
  • proof of eligibility to work in the national location for this role