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Deputy Fundraising Director (Relationships)

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£76,125 per annum (plus benefits)
29 Sep 2020
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About Mencap

We work in partnership with people with a learning disability, and all our services support people to live life as they choose. Everyone wants a purposeful job - to do something meaningful. At Mencap, we can give you that. You will have opportunities to develop as a person, colleague, leader and activist. We want to make you feel inspired to reach your potential.

Our work includes;

  • providing high-quality, flexible services that allow people to live as independently as possible in a place they choose
  • providing advice through our help lines and web sites
  • campaigning for the changes that people with a learning disability want
Strong leadership is key to the success of our services. We have developed an exciting leadership approach at Mencap that we call Our Leadership Way. We want to recruit leaders who can demonstrate they have the potential to excel within this framework. In return, we are committed to developing your potential even further
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Mencap is an organisation that is helping to transform the lives of people with a learning disability across the UK. Our vision is of a world where people with a learning disability are valued equally, listened to and included. To achieve that, Mencap campaign for the rights of those with a learning disability and their families, as well as delivering high- quality support and services to the people who need them.

Working at Mencap is a unique experience – it is a truly joyful place that genuinely and absolutely embraces diversity in its workforce and oozes creativity and belief in people’s capability to achieve anything.

We are looking for an inspiring, motivated and highly experienced Deputy Fundraising Director (Relationships), to grow net income through relationship-based fundraising which includes philanthropy, corporate and community fundraising.

It’s never been more important for us to attract innovative fundraisers who can adapt quickly to changes in the external environment and ensure we are continuously able to achieve our objectives, regardless of what challenges we face.

You will be responsible for setting the vision and strategy to exponentially grow net income through relationship-based fundraising. Therefore, you must have extensive experience of transforming income and performance within numerous relationship based income streams and in leading large teams.

Leading multiple teams you will be able to demonstrate that they have the potential to excel working within all elements of the Our Leadership Way framework ‘Our Leadership Way’. As a leader you will demonstrate a genuine passion for Mencap and will always represent our core values.

We now need a terrific leader to help take us even further.  If you are a high performing fundraiser and leader, have a commercial approach to income generation activities, have an outstanding track record in the field of high value giving and are skilled in embedding a performance driven culture whilst collaborating with a very wide and varied group of stakeholders – please get in touch.  

Please apply with your most recent CV. You can view the full Job description by clicking ‘role profile


noAs well as knowing that what we do is making a positive difference to people’s lives, you will receive fair pay and have access to a wide range of rewards and benefits as one of our employees. 


  • 32 days holiday (including bank holidays) increasing to 35 days with long service plus the ability to buy up to another 10 days via our HolidayPlus scheme 

  • Service related sick pay when 6 month probation is completed 

  • Eligibility to join Mencap Pension Plan where Mencap matches contributions up to 5% on a salary sacrifice basis meaning NI savings. If you don’t join the Plan you start, you will be auto-enrolled after three months with us. 

  • Membership of Mencap Pension Plan to include up to 3 times salary death in service live cover AND Income Protection of 50% salary to be triggered at 26 weeks of long term sickness 

  • Loans for debt consolidation,  bikes, computers and phones when you have been with us for 6 months  

  • Interest free season ticket loans 

  • Discounts and cashback from 3% to 30% at high street shops including major super markets, cinemas, gyms, leisure/theme parks, holidays and much more via Mencap Extras 

  • Opportunity to purchase a health cash plan to claim towards dental, glasses, therapy etc. 

  • Free access to round the clock employee assistance program for advice and support 

  • Quarterly award scheme and recognition at every 5 years through our YouRock program 

  • Access to award winning training and development 


*T&C's apply based on contract