Community Fundraising Development Manager

Salary £30,000 – £36,000 per annum – subject to skills and experience 

Hours of work 37.5 hours a week over five days

Base Hybrid working for the foreseeable future with regular attendance to the office at least 2 -3 days a week, located at the Pears Building, London NW3 2PP. Occasional visits to our other sites in Barnet and Chase Farm may be required.

The Royal Free Charity is seeking an ambitious and talented community fundraising development manager to join their community fundraising team.

The role

The community fundraising development manager will report to the head of community fundraising.

In this role you will have the opportunity to develop, deliver and lead the Royal Free Charity’s first fundraising ambassador programme. This exciting new programme will be instrumental in growing our network of community support. You will build amazing relationships with ambassadors and define the strategic direction of the initiative, while monitoring and driving impact. You will also have a significant impact on shaping the community fundraising portfolio as we grow, utilising your ambitious and innovative approach to lead on developing new fundraising propositions in collaboration with the team, and helping drive our wider campaign activity.

The team

Our ambitious fundraising department generated over £6m in 21/22. We are a supporter-focused and agile function, working at the heart of the charity to deliver impact for patients and staff across our hospitals. Our focus is on generating long-term, meaningful relationships with supporters and delivering an outstanding experience to our incredible donors.

Our culture is important to us, and we pride ourselves on being a supportive, curious and high-achieving fundraising team.

Significantly, we have begun to prepare for a major capital appeal. Breaking new ground for NHS charity fundraising, this campaign will aim to raise a transformational sum. By joining us at the start, you have the opportunity to make your mark on what will be a prominent and exciting multi-year campaign.


The Royal Free Charity stands at the threshold of its most important period of development.

Our vision is for everyone served by the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust (RFL) to have access to world-leading healthcare, delivered by a thriving workforce, and driven by medical research that has a global impact. We support the 10,000 staff of the RFL and their 1.6 million patients across Barnet, Chase Farm and Royal Free hospitals and more than 30 NHS services.

Through the services we provide, and the programmes and equipment we fund, we make a profound and immediate difference to patients’ experiences of care.

The recruitment process

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Please note, that applications submitted without a cover letter will not be considered for this role.

Closing date for applications: open campaign

First interview: rolling basis

You must be eligible to work in the UK

As an equal opportunities’ employer, the Royal Free Charity is committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective employees and does not condone discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender identity, or marriage and civil partnership.

We aspire to have a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourage suitably qualified applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply and join the Royal Free Charity.

The recruitment process
  • 28 days’ paid holiday plus UK bank holidays each year (pro-rata for part-time employees)
  • Enrolment into the pension scheme
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Refer a Friend Scheme
  • Complementary therapy massage
  • Other benefits

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