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FR001 – Senior Fundraising Manager (Corporates & Individuals)

Home working with regular travel to Gateshead

Salary – £35,525

37 hours per week

Closing Date – 18th February 2021

About You

This exciting role will suit a tenacious and inventive relationship builder, keen to make their mark on a growing and dynamic charity.

The role reports directly to the Head of Employment & Enterprise.  The successful candidate will be equally at home talking to a chief executive from one of our corporate supporters, as they are to our Board of Trustees, a frontline worker or someone who uses our services.

The successful candidate will have proven success in fundraising (3 or more years’ experience more preferable). A talent for building relationships and a proven record of accomplishment in securing funds from major donors and corporates. Experience in developing an individual donor programme including donor marketing is also an advantage

The Senior Fundraising Manager will lead a team of two Fundraising Officers.

We need a creative person to provide the necessary vision, leadership, and fundraising skills which will enable the organisation to achieve its fundraising targets and organisational development programme.

About us

Changing Lives began in 1970, when four people set up Tyneside Cyrenians, offering food and shelter to people experiencing homelessness in the North East. Since then, services have grown and developed to support people experiencing a wide range of personal challenges, including addiction and recovery programmes, employment guidance, help for people in prison or on probation, and support for people experiencing sexual exploitation or domestic abuse.

Today our charity employs over 600 staff, has 400 volunteers and operates from Berwick to London giving people hope and aspiration that their lives can change. We listen carefully to the experiences of people with lived experience and 20% of staff at Changing Lives have previously used services.

At Changing Lives, we believe that everyone deserves a safe home, a rewarding job and a life free from addiction or abuse. We also believe that, given the right support, anyone can change their life for the better. By focusing on their strengths, potential and opportunities, we help over 14,000 people overcome their problems and live safe, successful, independent lives each year.

We’re looking for committed and compassionate professionals who share our enthusiasm for changing lives.

 About the job

The Senior Fundraising Manager will have responsibility for developing and implementing a new fundraising strategy for Changing Lives to ensure growth in the level of income raised.

We are an equal opportunities employer and are committed to promoting diversity and inclusion in all of our practices. We aim to attract from a diverse pool of applicants, creating a culture whereby everyone can bring their whole selves to work every day and encourage applications from all minority groups.

What can we offer you in return?

  • Long established local employer
  • Competitive salary
  • 25 days annual leave
  • Annual Pay Review
  • Central location (near Team Valley Retail Park – Gateshead) with Free onsite parking
  • Employee Pension scheme 5% Employee / 3% Employer
  • Death in Service Benefit
  • Free Employee Assistance Programme
  • Occupational Sick Pay Scheme
  • CLUB Scheme – Access to Online Discounts
  • Comprehensive Learning & Development Opportunities

Apply for the job

 Want to know more about this extremely exciting and rewarding opportunity? Download the full job description and application form and forward a CV and covering letter to

 We are passionate about creating a diverse workforce and positively encourage applications from under-represented communities.

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