Job Opportunity: Fundraising Manager (part-time)

What we are looking for

We are seeking an experienced Fundraising Manager with excellent communication and relationship-building skills

Main purpose of job

To co-ordinate and develop our fundraising work

Arts 4 Dementia is a leader in development of inspirational arts opportunities for early-stage dementia delivered in partnership with leading arts organisations.

We transform the lives of people living with dementia and those who care for them, through the joy of the arts. Since 2011, we have delivered and championed artistic activity to profoundly enhance wellbeing, harnessing creative skills that can remain vibrant for years after dementia onset.

About the role

The Fundraising Manager will help us raise over £250k in 2023/24 and grow and diversify our income in the following years, establishing long term and sustainable growth. They will take the lead on identifying and writing funding bids to trusts and foundations, co ordinating a small team of staff and Trustees. They will also manage donor relationships, support our individual giving and events income work, and work with the Chief Executive to develop and implement a broader fundraising strategy. The Fundraising Manager will be working independently within a small staff team and will be responsible for the self management of research, applications, organisation, and reporting to Trusts and Foundations.

  • Part-time: 21 hours per week
  • Salary: £32,000 – £35, 000 pa (pro-rata) dependent on experience
  • Reporting to: Chief Executive
  • Location: One day a week working in London, 2 days working at home, with occasional days in London for events and activities

Key responsibilities

  • Working with the team to meet or exceed our annual income target
  • Researching and applying for funding from Trusts and Foundations, and appropriate statutory bodies, ensuring that applications are tailored, deliverable and accurate
  • Co-ordinating and supporting applications from other staff, Trustees and volunteers (no line management responsibilities)
  • Managing and stewarding a portfolio of Trust and Foundation representatives to maximise opportunities of success, including establishing and building relationships with key contacts
  • Writing engaging and inspiring reports to meet requirements of funders
  • Supporting the team to maximise income from challenge events (e.g. The Royal Parks Half Marathon), fundraising campaigns (e.g. The Big Give Christmas Challenge), and fundraising events
  • Developing additional income streams, including legacies, individual giving, corporates
  • Recruiting and managing fundraising volunteers
  • Maintaining appropriate records and plans, Gift Aid administration and Donorfy CRM
  • Preparing reports for trustees on fundraising and donor/supporter development matters

Skills, knowledge and experience


  • Demonstrable experience in Trust and Foundation fundraising, raising five figure, multiple year sums, and managing donor relationships
  • Up to date knowledge of the fundraising landscape
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, able to engage and inspire potential funders, and build effective relationships with a variety of people and organisations
  • Experience of writing evaluation reports to grant making bodies and of monitoring and reporting project expenditure in accordance with the terms of the grant
  • Strong project and people management skills
  • Highly motivated with a proven track record of excellent organisational skills, working on your own and under pressure to prioritise workload and meet deadlines and targets
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Ability to work reliably and independently, including solving problems
  • Ability to work flexibly and creatively, responding to the changing demands and needs of a small, busy organisation


  • Experience working for a charity or organisation in the arts or health sectors
  • Experience working within a very small team, able to work independently and collaborate with colleagues as needed
  • Familiarity with Eventbrite, Mailchimp, Donorfy, MS Office 365 and SharePoint
  • Empathy with and understanding of the arts and/or dementia

To find out more read our full Job Pack here.

How to Apply

Send a CV and cover letter to

Deadline: 5 pm, Wednesday 28 June 2023

About Arts 4 Dementia

We are a small charity but a leader in our field. We deliver inspiring arts workshops across art forms, partnering with artists, galleries, museums and community organisations. We train facilitators from around the country in early stage dementia awareness and how to deliver effective arts based activities for people living with dementia. We raise awareness of the value of the arts for people affected by dementia through our advocacy work, and help people find great creative activities through our website’s unique national mapped listing of arts workshops for people living with dementia.

This role has come become available due to an internal move.

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