Fundraising & Communications Director


Are you a dynamic, focused and inspiring fundraising leader who could lead a small, motivated team to deliver a step-change in voluntary income to deliver life-saving aid?

Are you a dynamic, focused and inspiring fundraising leader who could lead a small, motivated team to deliver a step-change in voluntary income to deliver life-saving aid? Can you develop transformational strategic partnerships with philanthropists, private trusts and foundations and corporates to ensure everyone gets the healthcare they need when disasters hit?

A career-defining opportunity to lead the fundraising and communications function of a fast-growing charity delivering frontline medical aid. We are looking for a passionate and skilled individual to drive our voluntary income growth to deliver life-saving emergency healthcare to the world’s most vulnerable people.

UK-Med has an ambitious five-year strategy (you can view it here) and a goal to generate £1 million per year from voluntary sources by 2026 to fund emergency responses and training for health staff. UK-Med’s income is currently primarily statutory and the charity is relatively new to fundraising, however voluntary income has quadrupled year on year for the last three years. Earlier this year the board invested in the team to support the delivery of the 2021-2026 Fundraising and Communications strategy. The new Fundraising and Communications Director will build on the promising foundations laid to deliver an exciting chapter in the charity’s development.

You will be building on significant work already undertaken in all of these areas. This is a fantastic opportunity for an ambitious, determined and passionate individual to make a real difference to people who have their lives impacted by disease outbreaks, disasters and war. Experience in the humanitarian or international development sector is desirable, however a keen interest in global affairs and a commitment to UK-Med’s humanitarian mandate are essential.




Access to office space in Manchester or based remotely under our hybrid working policy


Aid Emergencies Fundraising

Application notes

Please see the Candidate Information Pack on our website for full details.

Applications must be submitted through our online jobs portal no later than Sunday 19 December 2021.

We will be looking to hold interviews on Tuesday 4 January via Microsoft Teams

To apply, please submit a current CV and a supporting letter (2 pages) that includes a detailed explanation of your suitability for this post with specific reference to the key role outputs:


Key outputs

  1. Lead the team to deliver and develop the fundraising and communications strategy to grow voluntary income to 10% of overall income by 2026.
  2. Personally map, target, establish and nurture relationships with individuals and organisations (i.e. private trusts, high net worth individuals and corporates) to secure significant or multi-year gifts.
  3. Lead the team to grow UK-Med’s supporter base to build reliable unrestricted income from cash, committed and community income streams.
  4. Support the communications team to build a brand that inspires support and grow brand awareness.
  5. Monitor, evaluate and report on performance against strategic priorities and adapting plans as required.
  6. Develop, nurture and empower members of the fundraising and communications team to achieve their own and departmental objectives.
  7. Support with other ad hoc organisational activities as required.

To arrange an informal discussion about the post, in the first instance please contact [email protected]

Applications for work in the UK can only be accepted from people with an existing right to work in the UK.

UK-Med is committed to safeguarding of our personnel and beneficiaries and has a zero-tolerance approach to sexual exploitation and abuse.  We conduct thorough vetting before any appointment is confirmed.

UK-Med is committed to the principles of diversity, equality, and inclusion.  We strive to provide an inclusive and supportive environment where employees feel respected and supported to be able to fulfil their potential.

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