Event and Community Fundraising manager

Do you think it is a national disgrace that in England and Wales, two women a week are killed by their partner or ex-partner? Or that one woman in every four will experience domestic violence at some point during her life-time?

Do you want to work for an organisation that provides a voice for these women, and play a vital role in ensuring that life-saving services are in place to support them? If so, then Event and Community Fundraising Manager at Refuge may be the perfect role for you.

Refuge is the country’s largest provider of specialist services for victims of all forms of gender-based violence. Every day we support over 3,700 women and children in our national network of services. We advise Government and lobby to keep violence against women and girls high on the public agenda. We run award-winning prevention and public education campaigns, managing a busy press office and website, and we are an accredited training provider.

Refuge is committed to a world where domestic and other gender violence is not tolerated and where women and children can live in safety. We aim to empower women and children to rebuild their lives, free from violence and fear.


£ 38,760 – £ 42,840 per annum

Tower Hill


As Event and Community Fundraising Manager, you will organise a wide range of fundraising events and activities, whilst developing a robust and innovative community fundraising programme of activity.

You will manage the Events and Community Executive and together grow the current programme of events and community fundraising to ensure an increase in voluntary income in both areas.

To be successful in this role you should have significant proven experience in events and community fundraising including competitor research, marketing, monitoring and analysis. In addition, you will have a sound track record of supporter recruitment and retention through building and delivering effective stewardship programmes.  You will need to be enthusiastic, creative, dynamic, and able to juggle competing priorities, whilst being able to build strong internal and external relationships.

There has never been a more exciting time to join Refuge. Public consciousness around domestic violence is increasing and, in a climate of squeezed local authority budgets, there is a renewed focus on generating income from new sources. This role is a brilliant opportunity for a passionate and creative high performing individual hoping to make their mark in the women’s sector.

Interested – take a look at the job description to see if you have got what it takes to take this leading role in Refuge.

All candidates must demonstrate a commitment to the feminist values of empowerment and equality, which underpin all of our work.

Refuge is proud to be a leader in its field and an employer of choice. Benefits include 28 days holiday, pension scheme, an employee assistance programme and a childcare voucher scheme.

Events and Community Fundraising Manager JD. NEW

Application Form and Diversity


To apply please send your application to: recruitment@refuge.org.uk

Closing date:    10 May 2016                             Interview date:  25/26 May 2016

An enhanced Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) certificate will be required for this role.

Refuge is committed to quality, equality and diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. This post however is restricted to women due to the nature of the role. The Occupational Requirement under Schedule 9 (part 1) of the Equality Act 2010 applies.

No agencies please – as a charity we work hard to keep our costs down.

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