Regional Fundraising Manager - East & South East

Closing date: 22 May 2022
Campaigning Fundraising General/Other Regional
  • Salary £37,000 per annum plus company car
  • Location Remote
  • Job Type Permanent, Full-time
  • Sectors Social Welfare
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A fresh opportunity has arisen to join the regional fundraising team at SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity as Regional Fundraising Manager – East & South East. Supported by the Head of Network & Community Fundraising, this role is fundamental in developing, supporting and managing a new team of Regional Fundraising Officers throughout the East & South East of the England.

You will lead a team who are tasked with focusing on new and existing fundraising initiatives to increase income generation in the area whilst raising SSAFA’s profile. This initiative includes (but is not limited to) trusts and foundations, companies, membership organisations, sports, education and government bodies, high-net worth donors, community-based partnerships, and grassroots fundraising through events and activities.

SSAFA is entering into an exciting period of strategic development within regional fundraising. This may open-up a range of opportunities for career development within the team and the organisation. If successful, you will be a key member of a regional fundraising management team who will be central to the success of this new fundraising strategy.

The role will require extensive travel across the UK and will involve some evening and weekend work, at key events.

About the team

You will join a well-established and dedicated team who cover the whole of the UK, working with 87 Branches and Service committees. With regular team meetings and a variety of communication mediums you will be given ongoing support, training and mentoring throughout. We are a remote team and well connected to all colleagues. This supports and drives our determination and success.

About you

We are looking for an exceptional candidate, who thrives on challenge. A determined, highly motivated individual, with a track record of effective management with experience of coaching, mentoring and setting income and expenditure budgets. A fundraising or business development background would be preferred. A natural communicator with proven success in working with volunteers to support this growth, would be an advantage. A confident networker, able to represent the charity to external stakeholders, build relationships and reputation, communicate effectively across the region whilst working from home.


SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, has been providing practical, emotional, and financial support to our Forces and their families since 1885. Last year our teams of volunteers and employees helped more than 79,000 people in need, from Second World War veterans to those who have served in more recent conflicts or are still currently serving, and their families.

SSAFA understands that behind every uniform is a person. We are here for that person – any time they need us, in any way they need us, for as long as they need us.

Diversity and Inclusion at SSAFA

SSAFA exists to support a diverse range of beneficiaries within the armed forces community, and we believe diversity within our teams is key to ensuring we can deliver our services effectively. We thrive on differences and believe it is critical to our success as a worldwide charity. SSAFA is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace that seeks to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We therefore encourage applications from all genders, races, religions, ages and sexual orientations, as well as parents, veterans, people living with disabilities, and any other groups that could bring diverse perspectives to our business.

SSAFA is committed to using the Disclosure & Barring Service to ensure we, as an employer, safeguard those we serve.

Further information about the role

No agencies please. Any unsolicited submissions from agencies will be accepted as a direct application from the candidate and no fees will be payable.

Closing date: Midnight on Sunday 22nd May 2022

Interviews: First interviews will take place online using Teams - dates TBC. Second round interviews will take place in person and will involve a presentation.