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Community Fundraising Relationship Manager

  • Full time
  • £28,988
  • Homebased Scotland
  • Closing 22nd August 2022

  • Advertised from 8th August 2022
  • Contractual hours: 35.00. Contract type: Fixed Term/Secondment Contract duration: 12 months


The Community Fundraising Relationship Manager helps those with sight loss to live the life they choose through the effective implementation of the Community Fundraising strategy to grow Community Fundraising income within their designated region. To achieve this, this role is responsible for increasing the supporter base using a diverse range of fundraising propositions. This includes proactively developing existing groups, establishing new groups, recruiting key management volunteers, 3rd party donors, organisations and companies whilst maximising the lifetime value of each supporter.

Our core hours are 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday, 35 hours per week, with 26 days paid holiday (excluding bank holidays) a year. A flexible approach with a willingness to work outside of core hours is required.

We offer a generous pension scheme, life assurance and enhanced pay for parenting and sickness leave. In addition, we provide an Employee Assistance Programme, flexible benefits package and discounts and cashback scheme to care for our people.

More details about this role, the Organisation and the recruitment process can be found in the attached candidate pack and job description.

We reserve the right to close adverts earlier than the closing date.


Guide Dogs welcomes applications from all sections of the community and actively encourages diversity to maximise achievements, creativity and good practice. We positively welcome and seek to ensure we achieve diversity in our workforce and that all job applicants and employees receive equal and fair treatment, regardless of age, race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, disability or nationality. We encourage applications from people with disabilities as they are currently under-represented in the organisation and guarantee an invitation to interview for all applicants with disabilities who demonstrate, within their application form, sufficient evidence to meet the essential criteria for the job.


Guide Dogs is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children, young people and adults at risk of harm with whom we work. We expect all our employees and volunteers to fully share this commitment.

Candidate profile

Candidate requirements

To be able to fulfil this role, the skills and experience we are looking for in a potential candidate include;


• Previous experience of professional fundraising or equivalent (e.g., marketing, sales, business development).

• Demonstrable experience of working to and achieving financial targets and deadlines.

• Proven experience of increasing income through identifying and delivering new fundraising development opportunities.

• Demonstrable experience in applying for and securing new business opportunities.

• Proven experience of managing complex account and product portfolios.

• Demonstrable experience of managing and developing fundraising groups and volunteers.

• Previous exposure to working with local media.

• Demonstrable experience of managing volunteer-driven fundraising.


• Relevant professional qualification and/or willingness to work towards the Institute of Fundraising Certificate in Fundraising.

For the complete list of essential and desirable criteria necessary to be successful in this role please see the Person Specification within the Job Description below. The candidate pack contains more information about this role & the recruitment process at Guide Dogs.

If you are successful you will need to provide evidence of your right to work in the UK. We cannot provide sponsorship for this role.

Application notes

How to apply

Applications need to be made using the online application form

As part of your application ensure you provide evidence and examples of how your skills & experience meet the criteria as set out in the attached job description.

The system has a one-hour time limit. We would advise you to prepare your answers separately and then copy and paste into the online form once finalised.

If any mandatory fields are missed, a pop-up box will appear at the top of the page advising which sections require completion.

Please note that you’ll have to upload a CV as this is a mandatory requirement as part of our Safer Recruitment Policy.

Guide Dogs follow Safer Recruitment practices to ensure we are safeguarding the vulnerable people we work with. As part of this, we require a full work history with any gaps accounted for & a minimum of 2 professional referee details fully covering the past 5 years. If there is not enough space in your application form to provide this information, please ensure you upload additional documentation containing the additional detail.

Please contact our Recruitment Team on 01189838837 or if you have any accessibility issues or require any support with your application.