Salary: £30K (pro-rata) subject to experience.

Working days: 2-3 days a week (some of these hours will be regularly required to be worked on weekends at events and occasional international travel will be required).

Contract: Permanent, after a 6 month probation period.


Reporting to the CEO, the Fundraising & Volunteers Manager will oversee the fundraising programmes in the organisation. They will have responsibility for the entire scope of fundraising activities throughout the UK or abroad, including online.

As a fundraising manager you would be responsible for meeting income targets by using various techniques to generate donations from sources such as the public (community participation events, social and online media and regular giving), major donors, businesses and many others avenues.


An undergraduate degree is required and any additional qualifications charity sector specific or in fundraising and marketing is highly desirable.

Relevant Experience

Experience in a charity sector fundraising role is essential and senior management experience is highly desirable.

Prior experience in similar areas such as marketing may also be considered as a substitute. 
Transferring from the private or public sectors is more common than it used to be. 


Knowledge of the Muslim charity sector and Muslim communities in the UK is highly desirable.

Duties / Responsibilities

  • Recruiting, organising and inspiring volunteers
  • Researching fundraising opportunities
  • Building relationships with major donors and businesses
  • Preparing and delivering event presentations
  • Managing information and recording the profile and fundraising activity of donors on databases
  • Managing your own budget and ensuring targets are met
  • Ensuring all donors are happy with their donation journey and experience
  • Developing and organising fundraising campaigns, events and street collections
  • Spotting fundraising opportunities and raising awareness of the organisation’s work throughout the UK
  • Help to ensure a sustainable income from individual, corporate, legacy and other donor groups
  • Manage the increase of the charity’s online and social media presence and driving up and down the country along with the CEO and on one’s own to build a network of fundraising volunteers and donor groups throughout the UK
  • Manage the key relationships with delivery partners in beneficiary countries and understand the programmes work of the charity in order to translate that into fundraising campaigns
  • Any other relevant tasks as required to help the CEO for the sake of the Charity

Key Skills

Excellent communication skills: Both verbal and written communication skills are important for the role of a fundraising manager. You will also need to build long-term relationships with potential donors and volunteers and persuasively explain your charity’s cause to them.

Research skills: You will need to be good at researching and devising strategies, as well as spotting and taking advantage of donation opportunities.

People management abilities: You need to be adept at managing others, whether they be in your team, in the wider organisation, or partners.

A good eye for design and marketing: You will need to oversee the work of building campaign material, advertising campaigns, feedback reports etc.

A good all-rounder and self-starter: As the role is to grow the organisation but work in a hybrid fashion, it will require someone who is able to work well with a small remote team performing many tasks out of sight, whilst regularly working from home on one’s own.

Other: Strong budget management skills, organisation skills and IT skills are also important as these will all support you to achieve the fundraising targets the CEO is aiming for. In addition, you’ll need to have a keen interest in, and commitment to, the ethos of our charity.

“What distinguishes fundraising managers from a lot of other fundraising roles is that they’ll cover a wide range of income streams, rather than focusing on one. As a result they will have a breadth of experience and a wealth of knowledge of different fundraising channels which can make them very attractive to potential employers.”

Do you have what it takes?

Please email your CV including a covering letter to: