• Fundraising Lead (Maternity Cover)
  • Contract
  • Manchester, Greater Manchester
  • Up to £37528 per annum USD / Year
  • Salary: Up to £37528 per annum
  • Consultant: Ellen Drummond
  • Contact Number: 020 7939 7439
  • Expiry Date: 2024-07-25

Could you provide fundraising leadership to a small, but mighty fundraising team at an incredible local charity, helping children and families living in poverty in Manchester and Salford?

Salary: £37,528

Contract: Fixed term for 12 months, maternity cover

Hours: 35 hours per week FTE or reduced hours considered

Benefits: Pension contributions, 6% employer, together with a Healthcare scheme

Culture: Flexible, life and family-friendly

About the charity

Wood Street Mission has never been more needed and necessary, with the cost-of-living crisis impacting children and families across Manchester and Salford.

They provide practical help to help meet children’s day-to-day needs and improve their life chances.

They give clothes, bedding and baby equipment to struggling families, along with toys and books which are important for children’s wellbeing and development.

They also promote engagement in education by helping families with the costs of school uniform and run book roadshow events in schools to promote reading and improve children’s literacy. they work to raise awareness about child poverty and help thousands of children and their families every year.


About the role

This is a fixed term contract covering maternity leave. As Fundraising Lead, you’ll motivate and nurture a small, but mighty fundraising team working across a range of income streams including corporate, community, individual giving, trusts, legacies and challenge events.

The beauty of this role is its variety – delivering on the fundraising strategy, leading a passionate and dedicated team, as well as retaining the joy of hands-on fundraising and engagement with supporters. Reporting directly to the CEO, you’ll be confident in switching between strategy, operations and leading by example with community partners and supporters.

What’s extra-special about Wood Street Mission? Working closely alongside children and families, being able to see the impact of your fundraising first-hand. It’s a close-knit team with a genuinely warm and caring culture.

About you

This opportunity would really suit either an experienced fundraising leader wanting the flexibility of a fixed-term contract with an established team, or someone looking for an opportunity to flex their leadership muscles in a larger team.

To apply for this role, we’d love to see you showcasing:

  • Proven-track record as a successful fundraiser in your own right.
  • Exceptional communicator, both externally at pitches/meetings and internally working positively across the organisation.
  • Leadership and management skills, with a supportive coaching style that plays to individual strengths.
  • High-performing with a desire to exceed targets and deliver on strategic plans.
  • Values-driven, compassionate and caring.

We would welcome conversations about flexible and reduced hours contracts.

To apply, please send a profile or copy of your CV to Ellen Drummond at Charity People.

Deadline to apply: Thursday 25th July at 9am

Interviews: Thursday 1st August

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