We’re hiring! Fundraising Manager (January 2024)


About Shared Health

We are a clinically-led and evidence-based non-profit, passionate about reducing the impact poverty has on health.

Good health should be shared with all. It should not be damaged by social or economic disadvantage. We exist to mitigate the effects of the inverse care law, adding capacity to systems which are otherwise overwhelmed by complex needs.

We conduct on-the-ground work to identify challenges, pilot solutions, build an evidence base and then work alongside local and national organisations and policy makers to implement system change.

About the role:

The Fundraising Manager is a new and central role that will be pivotal in shaping the future of Shared Health. They will play a critical role in developing and executing a fundraising strategy to support the organisation’s goals and ensure Shared Health’s financial sustainability.

They will have responsibility for the strategic management of income generation and growth from a variety of sources. The post holder will work closely with the Communications Team to showcase the social impact of the work of in order to attract funding and support.

The post holder will be highly organised, capable, and skilled in developing relationships and partnerships. They will be someone who understands the health impact that poverty has and keen to make those impacted negatively by health inequality visible.

Role & responsibilities:

  • Grow and develop existing funding prospects: including trusts and foundations, corporate sponsors, and individual partners.
  • Establish new funding streams and develop potential funding opportunities within agreed timescale.
  • Write funding bids and grant applications – both large and small.
  • Work closely with the Communications Team to bring innovative fundraising campaigns to fruition and put together engaging events and other promotional and activities.
  • Develop and manage a calendar of events to progress agreed income targets.
  • Monitor changes in government and NHS policy and funding streams.
  • Report regularly to the CEO on progress.

Fundraising, Grant, Contract and other funding

  • Develop, implement and evaluate the fundraising strategy to support Shared Health in its aims, values and strategy.
  • Offer leadership on income generation to ensure sustainability of Shared Health.
  • Generate multiple funding streams that will ensure the sustainability of Shared Health’s strategy.
  • Identifying and analysing grant opportunities.
  • Write high quality funding bids & grant applications, ensuring that they will benefit those who Shared Health work with.
  • Produce funding proposals.
  • Develop and build partnerships with current and prospective funding partners and stakeholders.
  • Be accountable for fundraising targets and strategy.
  • Monitor and evaluate fundraising campaigns and activities, producing timely clear reports for senior leadership and actioning any related changes to strategy.
  • Creatively develop ways to expand income for the organisation.

Communication strategy

  • Work with the Communications Team on to advertise social impact of the work of Shared Health with an aim to attract interest and funding from both corporate, national and local government, and other partners.
  • Work with the CEO and Communications Team to ensure that the voice of lived experience is at the heart of all fundraising strategy and that funding is channelled to the right areas of the organisation.
  • Act as an ambassador for Shared Health and engage with significant individuals and relevant organisations, building relationships and partnerships, by communicating positive outcomes of the work of Shared Health and, by extension, the benefits of financially supporting the work of Shared Health.
  • Use skills of persuasion and negotiation in generation of support from trusts and corporations.

Finance & budgetary

  • Support the senior leadership with financial planning and budgets, identifying risks and recommending corrective action where necessary.
  • Report regularly on income and expenditure against budgets, and provide accurate and timely financial information as part of the report to the senior leadership.
  • Research new methods, products and engagement tools, and implement where appropriate, keeping up-to-date on sector trends, best practice, regulations and changes in government policy.
  • Identify risks and opportunities to income growth.
  • Maintain records on key income and produce reports projecting for future financial sustainability.

Person specification:


Essential Criteria

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent.

Desirable Criteria

  • Marketing, fundraising, or equivalent degree.


Essential Criteria

  • Minimum 2 years in fundraising, particularly in generating income in the non-profit / charity sector.
  • Experience of growing a successful fundraising strategy.
  • Experience representing organisations at events, dinners and meetings.
  • Experience of successfully project managing trust and grant applications, bids, tenders and procurement processes.

Desirable Criteria

  • Experience or knowledge of fundraising in the health sector or NHS.
  • Events planning experience.
  • Contacts within the non-profit / charity or health care sector and fundraising bodies.


Essential Criteria

  • Networking experience, influencing stakeholders and other partners, including local and national government personnel.
  • Experience of working with legacies, major donors and corporate fundraising.
  • Experience of using social media effectively to engage potential partners, policy makers and promote the work of Shared Health.
  • Understanding of legislation around fundraising in non-profit organisations.


Essential Criteria

  • Experience using data to inform reporting and strategy.
  • Understanding of health inequalities and poverty in Greater Manchester, and commitment to the aims of Shared Health.
  • Team player who can also proactively work on their own initiative.

Desirable Criteria

  • Experience and / or understanding of research methods.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Salary: £35,000.00-£40,000.00 per year

Expected hours: 37.5 per week


  • Company pension
  • Free parking

Application question(s):

  • What is your understanding about how poverty impacts health, and what are the main challenges of fundraising in this sector?
  • Do you have experience in grant and/or bid writing? (please give example)
  • Do you have experience of growing a successful fundraising strategy? (Please explain)
  • What is your experience of working with legacies, major donors and corporate fundraising?
  • Do you have experience of using social media to engage interest in an organisation? (please explain how social media was used)

Ability to Commute:

  • Oldham (required)

Ability to Relocate:

  • Oldham: Relocate before starting work (required)

Work Location: In person

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