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Community Fundraising Development Officer
The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association

Job Description

Please note: we reserve the right to close any of our vacancies early.

Vacancy Details

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: Home based – covering a Geographical region of Lancashire, Isle of Man and Cumbria.

Hours: 35 hours per week

Working pattern: 9am to 5pm, Monday – Friday.

Interview dates: 14th March.

Salary: £26,802 to £28,381 per annum.

We cannot provide sponsorship for the role.

Are you passionate about volunteer-driven fundraising? Do you have experience in professional fundraising? Are you an excellent networker with an ability to understand the local community in depth and breadth?

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

To be successful in this role you will have an absolute commitment to volunteer-driven fundraising. 

As an excellent communicator, you will inspire support and action from a diverse range of supporters, volunteers, service users and other members of the community. 

You will have the ability to manage, build upon and develop Community Fundraising initiatives within the Mobility Team area so that we can sustain and grow our local supporter base and the income they create, through out branches, individual volunteers, small and medium size companies and schools. 

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. Requirements include;

  • Experience of managing volunteer driven fundraising
  • Excellent communicator who can inspire support
  • Entrepreneurial and driven by results
  • Excellent numerical and written skills
  • Sound administrative ability including Microsoft Office packages.

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

How to apply: Applications can be made using the online application form. As part of our safer recruitment policy, we do not accept CVs for job applications.

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 invite to interview for 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 adults at risk of harm with whom we work. We expect all our employees and volunteers to fully share this commitment.