Senior Fundraising Officer

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We’re seeking an enthusiastic Senior Fundraising Officer to join our small fundraising team as we look to develop our existing income generation streams.

Salary: £28,000 – £30,000 depending on experience

Contract: Full time (flexible working considered)

Location: Office based in Bath, but mainly home working during Covid-19 restrictions

About the role

With a focus on building relationships you will work with donors who give in different ways, such as individuals, community groups, trusts and foundations and corporate partners.

You will need to have great interpersonal skills, be confident when meeting new people, and have a desire to find new opportunities to promote the work of Designability and our case for support.

You’ll be encouraged to put forward and develop your own fundraising ideas and a good level of creativity would be a benefit.

About us

Designability is an independent charity that enables disabled people to live with greater independence. Our expertise is in user-centred design, creating products with and for disabled people to improve and enrich their lives. All of our work is funded by voluntary donations.

We deliver choice by involving disabled people across our organisation and throughout the design process to create innovative product solutions not available elsewhere.

You will be joining a small team which includes mechanical and electronics engineers, workshop technicians, product designers, occupational therapists, fundraisers, researchers and administrators.

Designability was recently awarded second place in the ‘Best Charities to Work For 2020’ list by Third Sector which is a reflection of our team highly rating the fact that we encourage activities that create strong teams and foster good personal relationships. Our staff also stated their confidence in Designability’s leadership and strategic planning.

More information

Closing date: Sunday 31 January 2021
First interview date: Tuesday 9 February 2021
Second interview date: w/c Monday 15 February 2021

All interviews are likely to be conducted virtually.

For an informal conversation about this role, please email Genevieve Arney, Head of Fundraising and Communications, Designability on

We kindly request no contact from recruitment agencies. Thank you.