Job | Full Time

S1329 - Country Fundraising Manager (Maternity Cover)

Action on Hearing Loss

£34,000 per annum
In Northern Ireland we spend over £1m delivering vital services to support people who are deaf, have a hearing loss and/or tinnitus. Locally we have funding in place from European, statutory, Big Lottery Fund and local trusts for our local services.

This role is responsible for leading all fundraising activities within Northern Ireland and is a member of the local Senior Management Team. The role has a wide range of responsibilities including statutory, Big Lottery Fund, local trusts and overseeing voluntary income generation. The role also oversees income processing, compliance and funder management with support from Head of Services, Operations Manager and Services colleagues. The main priorities during the next 12 months are to secure funding for our services through the submission of large scale bids and to support the Corporate and Community Fundraising Manager to grow voluntary income.

Experience of bid writing and securing large scale/multiyear funding is essential. This is a fantastic opportunity to join the UK’s leading hearing loss charity and to join a team which is developing with many exciting new opportunities ahead.  You’ll need access to your own transport to be able to carry out duties of the job. .

Interview date: To Be Confirmed

This post is also subject to an Enhanced Access NI Clearance.

About Action on Hearing Loss

Action on Hearing Loss is the new name for RNID. Everything we do is to help the 300,000+ people confronting deafness, tinnitus and hearing loss in Northern Ireland to live the life they choose. We help them to take control of their lives and remove the significant barriers that can get in their way.

We give support and care, develop technology and treatments, and campaign for equality. We have a long and proud heritage. Since our founding in 1911, we have grown to be the UK’s leading hearing loss charity directly helping more than 250,000 people per year and run the world’s largest donor-funded hearing research programme to support the wider population with hearing loss. 

We are known and trusted among our supporters and wider audiences for our ability to change society and bring greater equality for those with hearing loss through our lobbying and campaigning.

Among our most recent successes have been working with all the major TV broadcasters to adopt content subtitling on broadcast and on-demand content making television truly accessible. A passion for equality and inclusion runs through our entire staff and volunteers and lies at the heart of all we do. 

Action on Hearing Loss: Northern Ireland   

We have been working in Northern Ireland since 1991 (Formerly RNID). We have offices in Belfast and L/Derry and run services from various community hubs across Northern Ireland. 

We provide a wide range of support services across Northern Ireland for people who are deaf, have a hearing loss and/or tinnitus. We work with people of all ages, right across the country, and at different stages in their hearing loss journey. We aim to ensure that our services are tailored to the needs of each individual we work with, and that we offer the highest quality and most effective service we can.

Action on Hearing Loss produces an Impact report each year, showing how we’ve changed the world for people who are deaf or hard of hearing.  You can read about our achievements, watch people telling their own stories and find out what we’ve got planned for next year by visiting our website

Staff Benefits

You'll enjoy a range of excellent benefits and access to ongoing support and learning and development programmes across the country. We provide an attractive and competitive salary and benefits package. We also recognise your talent and commitment by helping you to take care of your health, life balance and financial wellbeing.

  • 25 days annual leave (pro rata if part time)
  • a cycle to work scheme to help you save on the price of a new bike
  • a health scheme to cover you and your family’s health from £7 per month
  • our employee assistance programme that gives you and your family free, confidential support.
  • the option to buy or sell leave annually in exchange for salary
  • providing enhanced benefits, including maternity, paternity and shared parental leave
  • making flexible working arrangements available to support our staff
  • offering part-time work and there is Relief bank opportunities in our Care and Support Services to fit working around other commitments.
  • supporting you to study including time off for study leave and external courses
  • a generous pension scheme
  • £50,000 life assurance
  • interest-free season ticket loans
  • discounts and savings on our products and publications, and a half-price subscription to our magazine
  • an annual ceremony where we recognise those nominated for Pod award as well as rewarding winners.
  • the annual ‘Big Satisfaction’ staff survey measuring levels of engagement and job satisfaction
  • we are proud to hold the Investors in People Standard
  • staff council and staff companions.
  • we are proud to hold Disability Confident Employer status.
  • Our three core values are People, Passion and Partnership. These values guide and challenge how we act, how we behave towards others, and how we go about our day-to-day work.

Learning and Development

We place high importance on giving our staff the opportunity to develop their careers. We therefore provide access to a wide range of learning and development opportunities including inductions, training courses, accredited qualifications, and coaching and mentoring schemes.

  • an induction programme for new starters covering everything you need to know about our organisation, as well as providing an introduction to hearing loss.
  • British Sign Language training and certification.
  • an internal coaching scheme
  • a partnership mentoring scheme where we match employees with suitable mentors at the Royal National Institute for Blind People (RNIB) and the National Deaf Children's Society (NDCS).

Job Description

Overall Purpose of the Role:

To lead the Northern Ireland fundraising team to deliver the fundraising strategy and NI Operational Plan and participate as a member of the Senior Management Team. Your main priority will be to submit large bids and applications to secure the development of new and existing activities whilst supporting the fundraising team to meet targets for unrestricted voluntary income.

Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities:

  • To implement the fundraising plan in order to secure and maximise income to an agreed annual target.
  • As a member of the Senior Management Team work alongside the NI Director and SMT colleagues to implement NI Plan
  • To lead on identifying and securing support from a variety of sources including statutory, European, corporate foundations and local trusts through developing high quality robust proposals
  • To manage the fundraising financial position effectively, maximising contribution with support from Services colleagues and Operations Manager.
  • To build and maintain excellent relationships with donors/funders to retain and extend the levels of funding
  • To manage income and expenditure budgets and forecast accordingly
  • To lead, motivate and manage the fundraising team ensuring staff are trained, supported and delivering their objectives.
  • To provide support to Corporate and Community Fundraising Manager in order to grow voluntary income
  • To oversee income processing locally ensuring colleagues are processing income effectively and efficiently
  • To oversee contract management locally and provide support to colleagues to ensure funder wishes are being adhered to.
  • To work alongside all fundraising colleagues in order to deliver UK wide fundraising plan
  • To promote fundraising internally and externally through marketing and PR such as press releases, website, social media and promotional materials
  • To represent Action on Hearing Loss externally
  • To maintain accurate records on Raiser’s Edge in accordance with GDPR 2018.
  • Any other duties and responsibilities within competence, in line with the Institute of Fundraising Code of Practice and our values and policies

Other Requirements:

  • You’ll need access to your own transport and a full UK Driving licence to be able to carry out duties of the job

Person specification:



  • Experience of income generation achieving or exceeding set financial targets
  • Experience of devising fundraising plans and implementation
  • Extensive knowledge and experience of securing successful statutory, grants and trusts income of more than £50k
  • Demonstrated experience of achieved success in fundraising at senior organisational level
  • Good understanding of corporate, community and events fundraising
  • Minimum 1 years’ experience in managing staff
  • Experience of budget planning and management and experience of using finance systems
  • Experience of using Microsoft office including word, excel, PowerPoint and outlook


  • Experience of using a CRM database
  • Experience of recruiting, training and managing volunteers
  • Event management experience

Qualifications / Professional Training


  • Third level qualification (fundraising, sales, business,)


  • Professional qualification in fundraising
  • Member of the Institute of fundraising

Skills / Knowledge


  • Extensive knowledge of fundraising and funding sources including NI legislation
  • Understanding of strategic and operational planning and UK/NI charity law
  • Excellent writing skills


  • Knowledge of NI volunteer recruitment and management policies and procedures
  • Understanding of issues facing people who are deaf, have a hearing loss and/or tinnitus
  • Knowledge of GDPR

Personal Qualities


  • Ability to absorb complex information and present in a clear, logical and appropriate manner
  • Self-motivated with readiness to seize new opportunities
  • Ability to influence decision makers and negotiate opportunities

 Thinking Style


  • Problem-solving, ‘can do’ attitude
  • Resilient and adaptable
  • Flexible



  • Ability to work occasional weekends and evenings
  • Hold a full driving licence with business insurance and have access to own car

Closing Date

Sunday / 24 February 2019 11:59pm

Contact Details

Sharon Craig

Country Fundraising Manager

Harvester House
4 – 8 Adelaide Street
United Kingdom

More Information

To apply, please apply online by visiting our website on the link provided.