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Switch the Play Foundation are hiring a Fundraising Manager!

Posted on: 09 July 2020 by Switch the Play Foundation

This is an exciting time for the newly established Switch the Play Foundation. Having operated as a social enterprise for 4 years and building a trusted and credible reputation for delivery, Switch the Play has recently converted to charitable status. The Fundraising Manager will be expected to work closely with the Chief Executive to lead and implement the fundraising strategy for the charity.

Job Title: Fundraising Manager

Location: Home based, but with the necessity of travel

Reports to: Chief Executive

Salary: £32,000 to £38,000 dependent on experience

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Contract: Permanent, full time

The role will be joining the small team at the Switch the Play Foundation and presents an exciting opportunity for someone to play a key role in helping make a significant difference to supporting the positive transition of sports people to life outside of sport. The role brings with it stimulating opportunities for continued professional development enabling the role holder to further grow our fundraising work.

You will be responsible for planning, supporting and leading activities to engage new and existing funders. Also, you will have responsibility for meeting income targets by using various techniques to generate donations from sources such as corporate relationships, philanthropy including high net worth individuals and trusts and foundations, and individual giving.

We are looking for a highly motivated, visionary and innovative individual, with a strong set of values aligned to those of the Foundation. This is an exceptional opportunity for an individual to join a unique and thriving organisation which is passionate about making positive change in the lives of professional sports people. 

Switch the Play is committed to creating a safe working environment. All recruitment is undertaken in line with our Safer Recruitment Policy. We are committed to Equal Opportunities for all and welcome applications from all suitably qualified individuals regardless of race, gender identity, biological sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

To apply please send a cover letter and copy of your cv to We are also happy for candidates to submit additional information about their suitability for the role through a video or creating a Wake via Wakelet.

Closing date for applications: 5pm on Wednesday 5th August.

For full Job Description click HERE.

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