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Head of Fundraising and Communications (maternity cover)

Bath, Somerset
£35,000 - £40,000 FTE per annum + generous pension scheme
Closing date
3 Mar 2021

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Fundraising, Marketing, Volunteer Recruitment & Management, PR & Communications, Community Fundraising, Corporate Fundraising, Events Fundraising, Major Donor/ Gifts, Legacies Fundraising, Statutory Fundraising, Supporter Development, Trusts & Foundations
Disability, Health & Medical
Full Time
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Job Details

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.

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a team that develops products and provides innovative services which deliver greater choice for disabled people. We are a creative and inspiring team, operating with the freedom to explore and deliver exciting new ways of working, beyond statutory provision.

We are seeking a Head of Fundraising and Communications to lead and inspire our small fundraising and communications team to meet the goals set out in our business plans and achieve our income targets. You will also be joining at an exciting time as we celebrate the 10 year anniversary of our flagship product and service, the Wizzybug Loan Scheme.

You will have:

  • Experience leading and managing a team to achieve their goals.
  • A successful track record in more than one field of fundraising.
  • Experience and knowledge of marketing and/or communications.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to manage novel or conflicting demands.

You will be joining a team which includes engineers, technicians, product designers, occupational therapists, fundraisers and administrators. Our team is led by strong values: we are creative, inclusive and practical, with our vision being to create a future where every disabled person has the products they want to live the life they choose.

Designability is in a strong financial position, with healthy reserves to support our ambitious plans to expand our charitable operations.

We are really proud that we were 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.

To find out more about Designability visit

Please note this contract is 30 - 37.5 hours/week, fixed term 15 months.

Refer to the Job Description attached below for more information on this role.

We request no contact from recruitment agencies.

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


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