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Community Fundraising Manager
The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association

Job Description

We are currently recruiting for a Community Fundraising Manager to work as part of our Community Fundraising team.

Vacancy Details

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: Home Based covering a Geographical region. Post holder ideally needs to be from Midlands/South of the country.

Hours: 35 hours per week

Working pattern: Monday to Friday

Interview dates: 11th June.

We cannot provide sponsorship for the role.

We are looking for an experienced Fundraising Manager whose knowledge and experience can lead and inspire a geographically dispersed team of fundraising staff who in turn manage a network of volunteers and supporters to meet our ambitious fundraising targets needed to support people living with sight loss in the local community.

In your application, you will need to evidence, using specific examples, how your skills and experience meet the criteria laid out in the person specification, within the Job Description below.

Key Requirements include;

• You will manage and train a team of community fundraisers to deliver their objectives and fundraising income targets to meet industry standards

• You will be an influential and model people manager monitoring, evaluating and motivating your team

• You will get the opportunity to create a local operating plan and implementing it as part of the community fundraising strategy.

You will have the following skills and experience:

• Excellent communicator and a confident, assertive and persuasive individual

• Networking skills with an ability to understand volunteer fundraising in branches and groups

• Excellent inter-personal skills with an ability to work in a complex environment with many stake holders, along with having entrepreneurial skills and be results driven

• Deep understanding of volunteer led fundraising is essential.

For more information on this role, the requirements and our benefits package, please see the documents attached below.

Working at Guide Dogs

Working at Guide Dogs is much more than just a job. Through the values that guide our work, we make a real difference, and change lives.

We believe that wellbeing at work is about creating an environment to promote a state of contentment which allows all employees to flourish and achieve their full potential for the benefit of themselves and for Guide Dogs.

As a member of staff, we offer you a wide range of benefits to suit your individual needs. These include; 26 days’ holiday plus bank holidays (rising to 28 days after 3 years' service), flexible benefits package and a defined contribution group personal pension plan.


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 interview to 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 vulnerable adults with whom we work. We expect all our employees and volunteers to fully share this commitment.