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Top job! Fundraising and Communications Manager

  • Full time or Part time
  • £35,000 – £40,000
  • Scotland - Home based with some travel required
  • Closing 7th May 2021

  • Advertised from 12th April 2021
  • Flexible hours of work, we will consider part time or full time (min 21hrs/wk).


If you’re looking for a role that offers you flexibility and the chance to work for a forward thinking, exciting charity then look no further, MACS has the job for you.

MACS is the UK's only charity specifically supporting children and adults born without eyes or underdeveloped eyes. We work with people born with three rare conditions - Microphthalmia (small, underdeveloped eye/s), Anophthalmia (no eye/s) or Coloboma (cleft of the eye/s) - helping them to connect with each other and providing access to emotional and practical support.

This is an exciting time for MACS as we continue to grow both our membership and our service offerings. Things are developing quickly as after a Covid induced hiatus, we are recommencing implementation of our ground-breaking and transformational ambitions strategy ‘Confident and Connected’.

To help drive this transformation we are looking for an experienced manager to lead our fundraising activities across the UK and build a diverse and sustainable funding base. This is a crucial role for MACS and you will spearhead our small but enthusiastic fundraising team to deliver year on year income growth; introduce new income streams and provide an amazing experience for our donors or potential donors. As a key member of the leadership team working directly to the Chief Executive, you will also help shape and deliver MACS’ organisational priorities.

Your principal duties will include:

  • Developing a comprehensive 3-year fundraising strategy and annual delivery plans including the introduction of new income steams
  • Building, developing and nurturing long-term relationships and ensuring an amazing experience for our donors and potential donors.
  • Leading on MACS’ large bids applications
  • Overseeing development of MACS’ communications and marketing strategy.
  • Supporting the development new project proposals
  • Leading and motivating fundraising staff and volunteers and overseeing the work of fundraising consultants
  • Maintaining the MACS fundraising database (Salesforce)
  • Analysing and reporting on fundraising activity

Our ideal candidate is an experienced all-round fundraiser who can demonstrate they have the ability to increase income from a range of sources including at least three of the following: large grants; regular giving, community fundraising, events, corporate and major donors.

This is a home-based role so you must be a self-starter and not too obsessed by daytime TV (although the occasional episode of Homes Under the Hammer isn’t a problem!). The good news is we are a very friendly team who like to keep in touch so you shouldn't feel too alone. What is important is that you are a team player with a ‘can-do’ approach and a good sense of humour.

If you think you fit the bill, please get in touch – we’d really love to hear from you.

Application notes

To apply please submit your CV and a covering letter to ensuring you clearly demonstrate your suitability for the post and how you meet the person specification.

Closing date for applications is Friday 7 May 2021.

First interviews will be held by Zoom week commencing 24 May 2021.