Development and Sustainability Manager (Fundraising)

Closed: 08 November 2021
Fundraising Community Trusts

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  • Salary £40,073 per year
  • Location London, Greater London
  • Job Type Permanent, Full-time
  • Sectors Health, Medical
  • Job Reference : Dev Manager

We are seeking an ambitious and goal orientated Development and Sustainability Manager to build a sustainable fundraising pipeline to support our vital work. 

Genetic Alliance UK is the largest alliance of organisations supporting people with genetic, rare and undiagnosed conditions in the UK. Our members and the people they support are at the heart of everything we do. We advocate for fast and accurate diagnosis, good quality care and access to the best treatments. We actively support progress in research and engage with decision makers and the public about the challenges faced by our community. We run two long standing projects, Rare Disease UK and SWAN UK (syndromes without a name).

This is a pivotal new role working directly with the Senior Management Team to help revamp our fundraising as we review our organisational strategy, and work to embed the recommendations of our recent fundraising review and restructure. This is an ideal role for someone with demonstrable fundraising experience who has ambitions to lead their own department in the future. With access to external mentoring and coaching, you can use and and grow your existing skills with the potential to build your own team around you. 

You will need confidence, creativity and excellent research and relationship building skills. Friendly and professional with a keen eye for detail, you will develop project plans, proposals and processes to achieve sustainable long-term funding for all areas of our work. Using your strong relationship building and research skills, you will identify new opportunities for funding and successfully work with our stakeholders to develop strong cases for support and inspiring case studies. 


  • External mentoring from an experienced fundraising consultant, with coaching at the beginning of the role.
  • Generous employer pension contribution.
  • Generous annual leave allowance of 25 days plus bank holidays and Christmas closure.
  • Flexible working patterns.
  • Access to free counselling via our employee support scheme.

This is a hybrid role with a negiotable working pattern.

To apply please email a CV and cover letter to Lauren Roberts, Joint Interim Chief Executive & Director of Engagement and Support by an email by 5pm Monday 8 November.

The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.