Job vacancy - Fundraising Manager (Maternity Cover)

We are recruiting a Fundraising Manager (Maternity Cover) to lead and support the Fundraising team, driving our existing strategy and pipeline towards reaching income targets and developing our supporter base.

Applications close: Wednesday 6th December 2023
Starting date: January - end of February 2024 (ideally)

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Fundraising Manager (Maternity Cover)


This is a 12-month fixed-term maternity cover role, to lead and support a Fundraising team of five across our two bases on the Isle of Wight and in Scotland, driving our existing strategy and pipeline towards stated income targets and developing our supporter base.

  • Do you want a role where you can see your impact in changing the lives of young people living through and beyond cancer?
  • Are you an experienced Fundraising Manager or team manager within a client/commercial sector with a desire to grow your experience in a new area?
  • Are you proud of your ability to build relationships across wide and diverse groups of people, organisations, and partners?
  • Could you use your organisational and strategic planning skills to manage and drive forward a fundraising pipeline to achieve income targets?
  • Do you enjoy working in a small team, striving towards clear goals and objectives?

Starting date will ideally be January to end of February 2024.

For full details of the role, please see our recruitment pack!

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We value equality, diversity, and inclusion, oppose prejudice, and are committed to being an anti-racist organisation. We strive to be more representative of all young people who have had a cancer diagnosis in the UK and believe diversity amongst the Trust team is key to delivering inclusive experiences for all.

If you share these values and think you are well suited to this role, but for whatever reason, feel underrepresented by anything in this advert, on our website or in any Trust marketing, we strongly encourage you to apply to help us be better.


  • 23 days basic annual leave a year plus all Bank Holidays (typically 8 days).
  • Flexible working – options to work remotely on set days perweek, depending on season and job role/responsibilities
  • Company Pension Plan.
  • Access to professional mental health supervision.
  • Option to enrol in the Benenden Health Care Plan and Health Cash Plan.
  • Vouchers for a free annual eye test at Specsavers.
  • Reward Gateway – discounts on shopping, entertainment, holidays, and more.
  • Musto branded staff kit & supplier discounts.

The successful candidate will also be part of the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust Leadership team, helping to lead the organisation in achieving our strategic Ambitions to be even more open and accessible to all young people who have a cancer diagnosis in the UK, having the biggest impact possible on every one of them.

You will ideally have experience in a fundraising and leadership role, or a strong background in leadership/team management from a client facing/commercial background with an interest to work within the fundraising/charity sector. The ability to learn quickly in a new environment is also a must.


JOB TITLE:Fundraising Manager
SALARY:£45,000CONTRACT TYPE:12 Months, full time. 37.5 hours, Monday - Friday
LOCATION:East Cowes, Isle of Wight or Hybrid*
CLOSING DATE:Wednesday 6th December

*see recruitment pack for full details

About Us

The Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust is a national charity that takes young people aged 8-24 sailing and on outdoor adventures to inspire them to believe in a brighter future living through and beyond cancer.

Cancer can have a big impact on a young person’s mental wellbeing. For many young people, simply picking up where they left off before their diagnosis isn’t possible. That is why when treatment ends, our work begins.

Through our sailing and outdoor adventures, young people have fun, gain a new sense of purpose and self-worth, rediscover independence, and feel optimism for the future. They realise what they are capable of again - physically, mentally, and socially – and stop feeling like ‘the only one’. They can believe in a brighter future.

More information Meet our team

What you will do

  • Fundraising Team Management
  • Fundraising Strategy Management
  • Stakeholder Relationships
  • Member of the Leadership Team
  • Other general tasks and duties.

Please download the recruitment pack for full details of the Key Relationships, Responsibilites & Duties of the role.

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How to apply

Please download our recruitment pack – in here you will find more information about the role and the Trust and full details on how to apply.

Closing date: Wednesday 6th December (11.59pm)

Interviews: Will take place week commencing 11th December, at our East Cowes, Isle of Wight office or online via zoom.

Email questions to [email protected]