Job Opportunity (Maternity Cover) Fundraising Manager

| 1st July, 2022

Job Opportunity (Maternity Cover) Fundraising Manager

Supporting children and young people with heart disease in Northern Ireland.

Children’s Heartbeat Trust is seeking a motivated, hands-on, engaging and compassionate individual to join the team for the post of Fundraising Manager, to cover maternity leave from August 2022.

Fundraising Manager – Maternity Cover

Hours: Full time but Flexible working options available including openness to 4 day week.

Location: Based in Belfast, covering Northern Ireland. Opportunity for hybrid working in line with the charity’s needs.

Contract Maternity Cover with pension scheme and competitive annual leave.

Benefits available include employer pension contributions and competitive annual leave.

Essential Requirements include:

    • Relevant Degree or Professional Qualification.
    • Thorough understanding of responsibilities of fundraising in the third sector.
    • Demonstrate at least 3 years success and experience in the field of fundraising.
    • Excellent communication and listening skills utilising a range of media including technology, written and oral.
    • Ability to communicate in a way which is compassionate, engages and empowers.
    • Ability to develop and maintain positive relationships with donors, funders and other CHT stakeholders.
    • Ability to manage time effectively and prioritise work to meet deadlines. Ability to generate ideas and solutions.
    • Highly organised, methodical and reliable.
    • Experience of developing, delivering and reporting on budgets.
    • Valid UK driving licence and use of car to meet requirements of post.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • To support the CEO with the oversight, delivery and implementation of the charity’s fundraising strategy and operations. Key duties included, but not limited to:


  • Fundraising:
    • Direct and implement fundraising strategy.
    • Oversee and deliver fundraising campaigns throughout the year including events, appeals, community fundraising, corporate fundraising, in memory and individuals giving.
    • Provide excellent donor care and support through face-to-face interactions, telephone, email, social media and written communications.
    • Explore and develop new fundraising opportunities.
    • Research and identify funding for projects and initiatives and write grant applications for appropriate trusts, foundations or statutory funding.
    • Ensure all activities are carried out in full compliance with the charities policies and procedures as well as all regulations set out by the Fundraising Regulator Code of Fundraising Practice.
    • Oversee creation of fundraising materials and communications to ensure adherence to CHT policies and procedures.



  • Management
    • Manage the direction, delivery and performance of the charity’s Fundraising Administrator.
    • Identify gaps in fundraising delivery, assessing need and proposing solutions.
    • Plan and manage the annual budget for the fundraising department.
    • Establish and maintain appropriate evaluation and monitoring systems, which implement feedback to improve delivery of fundraising aims.
    • Work closely with the CEO on developing the strategic direction of the charity.
    • Regularly report to CEO on fundraising developments and outcomes.
    • Line management duties for direct reports.
    • Build and cultivate excellent external and internal relationships.
    • Ensure that the information and guidance supplied by the charity is of the highest standard.
    • Manage fundraising data integrity via CRM database and ensure all retained data complies with the most up to date GDPR regulations.
    • Recruit and coordinate volunteers.


For more information and how to apply:

To apply please submit your CV. (See below)

Please ensure that you clearly set out in your CV how you meet each of the criteria as detailed.

Please apply with your CV to Hays website HERE

Alternatively full details can also be found on HERE

The Panel reserve the right to enhance the shortlisting criteria, as appropriate, in the event of a large volume of applications. 

Closing Date: Monday 18th July 2022

Children’s Heartbeat Trust reserve the right to interview only those candidates who appear from the information provided to be the most suitable for the job.


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