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Job Specification

Job Title: Fundraising Manager

Salary: £33,000 pro rata

Hours of work: 30 hours per week

Contract type: Permanent

Reports to: Director of Business Development

Location: Hybrid: split between central office in Bath and homeworking

About Bath Mind

Bath Mind are a local and independent mental health charity working across Bath & North East Somerset. While we are affiliated to the national Mind charity, we receive no direct funding from the national charity and work independently to develop our own services that suit local needs.

Established in 1998 by a group of people with lived experience of mental illness, we work tirelessly to provide support, information, advice, and activities for individuals in our community. We are in contact with thousands of individuals annually to support them with a greater understanding of their mental health, focusing both on preventing mental ill health and improving mental wellbeing.

Overall Responsibilities:

This role sits at the heart of our busy Business Development Team who oversee unrestricted and restricted income generation for the charity as well as press, print and digital communications.

The Fundraising Manager will oversee the day-to-day operations of unrestricted fundraising including community fundraising, events, legacy/in-memory fundraising, major donor/philanthropic giving, individual giving and corporate fundraising.

Responsible for the Fundraising Coordinator, the Fundraising Manager will manage and develop our fundraising and unrestricted income generation, working closely with the Director of Business Development.

This role is an excellent opportunity for an experienced fundraising professional to work in a welcoming and dynamic Business Development team within a local mental health charity. No two days are the same, and there are plenty of personal and professional development opportunities available for the role holder across leadership, management, and income generation.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Lead on and manage community, in-memory, legacy, and individual giving fundraising at Bath Mind

  • Manage, support and develop the planning and delivery of Bath Mind’s events portfolio

  • Support the Director of Business Development with corporate fundraising and corporate account management

  • Line management of the Fundraising and Engagement Coordinator

  • Manage and support your team in excellent stewardship for all donors

  • Contributing to income generation activities across the Business Development Team such as selling and promoting products

  • Develop and research new major giving and philanthropic opportunities

  • Manage unrestricted income reporting to support the Director of Business Development

  • Work closely with the Director of Business Development to manage unrestricted fundraising targets and seek out new opportunities for income generation for instance match funding opportunities

  • Represent Bath Mind at external engagement events

  • Work with the Fundraising and Engagement Coordinator and our communications colleague to facilitate fundraising across Bath & North East Somerset

Communication Responsibilities:

  • To adopt a team approach and be a proactive team member

  • To be non-judgemental and empathetic

  • To adhere to the policy of confidentiality and sharing of information

  • To be non-discriminatory

  • To promote positive perceptions of Bath Mind at all times

  • To liaise with users of Bath Mind services as required

  • To maintain positive working relationships with other employees and volunteers of Bath Mind

  • To attend supervision, appraisals and team meetings

  • To attend training and relevant courses for professional development


25 day’s holiday per year + Public and Bank Holidays (pro rata)

Workplace Pension Scheme

Sick pay

Employee Assistance Programme

Eligibility for charity discount via Blue Light Card

Discounted benefits to the Soul Spa in Bath

Our Inclusive Recruitment Commitment

Bath Mind is committed to encouraging equality, diversity, inclusion and Equity (EDIE) throughout our entire workforce. The aim is for our workforce to represent the diverse society we live in, and that our employees, volunteers, and clients feel respected and heard by Bath Mind.

We have active staff and volunteer networks for staff, volunteers, and EDIE allies, and encourage new staff to ask questions and join if they are interested. Bath Mind is growing to fulfil our ongoing commitment in inclusion in the workplace. As an organisation that prioritises the mental health and wellbeing of all, we are determined to create meaningful and lasting equitable change across our charity.

If you feel you are a great match for the job, but do not feel you meet all of the criteria we welcome you to submit an application.

Person Specification

Bath Mind is dedicated to supporting staff to enable them to carry out the role and responsibilities to the best of their ability and we are committed to developing staff with a comprehensive training package.

Essential Criteria

· 2-3 years’ experience in a fundraising role

· Proven experience in successfully delivering fundraising events and campaigns from idea to implementation.

· A passion for supporter and donor engagement

· Excellent personal, self-awareness and communication skills (both verbal and written)

· A keen interest in donor trends and understanding donor behaviours.

· Experience in line management with the ability to create, lead and motivate a team to work collaboratively to deliver team goals.

· Excellent understanding of Microsoft packages and CRM databases

Desirable Criteria

· Experience of improving and developing income generation processes, systems, and procedures

· Experience in project management within the charity sector

· Interest in mental health and wellbeing

· Experience in leading on fundraising initiatives and strategic goals

· An understanding of the changing landscape of fundraising

Fundraising Manager


£33,000 pro rata


30 hours

Contract Type:

Part-time, permanent


Hybrid: Bath office and home working

Close Date:

Sunday, 7 January 2024

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