We’re Hiring! Why me? recruiting a Fundraising Manager

Published: Monday, April 12th, 2021

Role: Fundraising Manager

Salary: £35k-£38k depending on experience

Longevity: Fixed term contract for one year, extension based on success in role

Location: The post holder needs to be within easy reach of the Why me? London office

Hours: Full time (35 hours per week). Part-time option may be available for the right candidate.

Holiday: Holiday entitlement is 28 days per year including bank holidays and on completion of six months service, the 3 days period between Christmas and New Year. Terms and conditions on request.

Application deadline: 28th April 12:00pm

How to apply: Please send a CV and a Cover Letter (no more than two pages) addressing how you meet the person specification criteria to info@why-me.org


About Why me?

Why me? are the national charity delivering and promoting Restorative Justice for everyone affected by crime and conflict.

Restorative Justice allows people affected by criminal and other harmful behaviour to communicate with the person responsible, often with the aim of a face to face meeting. This gives the person who has been harmed the opportunity to seek answers, express how they were affected, and explain what could be done to put things right. It also helps the person responsible to see the real impact of their actions and encourages them to change their behaviour. Restorative Justice is managed by trained facilitators and can be used to address any crime or conflict, as long as both parties consent. It is not used as a substitute for other measures, and can take place while people are serving time in prison.

Why me? deliver Restorative Justice through our accredited service and campaign for greater provision of RJ across the country, especially for groups that do not receive equal access to restorative services at the moment.


About the role

This is a new role which will help Why me? to continue to grow.

As the leading national voice supporting people affected by crime to access Restorative Justice, we want to scale up our work even further over the next three years. We plan to double the size of our core programmes, including delivering Restorative Justice, working with providers to improve their practice, and our influencing work.

The Fundraising Manager will work with the Director to allow this growth to happen. They will build on our existing success to generate new funding opportunities, oversee existing partnerships, and help to develop an effective fundraising strategy.


About you

Are you enthusiastic about shaping a better justice system? Do you have a track record of high-value fundraising? Have you written successful applications to trusts, foundations and other donors? We’d love to hear from you if so!

You’ll be a great fit at Why me? if you have these fundraising skills, enjoy working in a small team, and value open and honest communication. We are a hard-working and dedicated team, but respect employee’s work/life balance as well.

We are keen to encourage applications from a diverse range of people, and particularly welcome applicants who are ethnic minorities, have a disability or are from the LGBT+ community. If you do not meet the specific criteria of the job, but can demonstrate that you have the skills and experience to do well in this role, feel free to contact us to ask about sending in an application.


Job Description & Person Specification Fundraising Manager


Applications close on 28th April at 12:00 pm.

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