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Senior Individual Giving Manager

UK flexible/remote – with occasional meetings in London or Haywards Heath
£43,000 - £50,000 per annum
Closing date
27 Jun 2021

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Fundraising, Marketing, International Development, Supporter Development
Disability, International
Full Time
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Title: Senior Individual Giving Manager

Location: UK flexible/remote – with occasional meetings in London or Haywards Heath

Contract: Permanent

Salary: £43,000 - £50,000 per annum

Sightsavers is looking for a creative thinker with a passion for DRTV to join us as Senior Individual Giving Manager (Acquisition). This role is part of our rapidly growing Public Fundraising and Marketing department.

We are seeking a talented, motivated person to lead, manage, develop and execute donor acquisition plans across the UK and Norway, to monitor Swedish activity and collaborate with our fundraising colleagues in Ireland, Italy and India to support their acquisition activities.

As the Senior Individual Giving Manager (Acquisition) you will be responsible for a sector leading DRTV and insert programme in the UK, the development of new acquisition channels and supporter journeys across the UK and Norway. You will work closely with the Head of Norway to drive growth and move Norway from test phase to sustainable long-term individual giving. Some international travel will be conducted when possible.

In collaboration with the Senior Individual Giving Manager (Retention) you will also be responsible for an overall expenditure budget of £5m to achieve an overall target of £28.5m. Financial acumen is key as you will take a leading role in providing the annual budget for your area, alongside monthly forecasting and financial scenario planning.

Line managing a team of 2 Individual Giving Executives, the ability to manage and drive agencies to deliver exceptional results is also vital. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a friendly, high performing team; we offer a supportive and flexible work environment.

Sightsavers works to eliminate avoidable blindness and promote the rights of people with disabilities. We’re proud to be a leader in our field. We are one of only nine charities ranked as ‘high performance’ by the UK’s Department for International Development, and are one of US evaluator GiveWell‘s top charities.

As the successful candidate you will have significant background in fundraising and proven experience in devising and implementing successful direct marketing campaigns to mass market audiences, as well as possessing substantial experience for a successful DRTV programme and experience and knowledge of financial management, control and prioritisation of budgets, including annual planning and monthly forecasting.

The above details are not an exhaustive list of principle accountabilities or requirements, for the complete list please read the full Job Description of this position.

Closing date: 27th June 2021

How to apply

To apply please submit your CV and cover letter to the link below. An application form will ask for some basic information.

Please ensure that your cover letter details your experience and knowledge of the following; DRTV, budgeting, monthly forecasting, financial numeracy, scenario planning, and any offer details that highlight you suitability to this role.

We are truly committed to creating an inclusive culture which values and recognises diversity as something that will only ever make an organisation better. We encourage anyone to apply who possesses the qualities and behaviours outlined or who believes they have the propensity to learn them fast. You will be joining an inclusive and supportive team who welcome people from all backgrounds.

Sightsavers does not accept unsolicited CVs from external recruitment agencies nor accept the fees associated with them.


Sightsavers Head Office

35 Perrymount Road,
Haywards Heath,
West Sussex RH16 3BW

Postal Address

Bumpers Way,
Bumpers Farm,
Chippenham SN14 6NG

Sightsavers is an international charity that works in more than 30 countries around the world to eliminate avoidable blindness and support people with visual impairments to live independently. Sightsavers is headquartered in the UK and has over 400 employees. It also has branches in Norway, Sweden, Ireland, Italy, India, the United States and the United Arab Emirates.

Sightsavers works with partners in order to provide a comprehensive range of eye care services. In 2013, Sightsavers' projects provided eye health examinations for nearly 14 million people, performed 300,000 eye operations, and treated over 100 million people for neglected tropical diseases.

People are also referred for treatment to prevent blindness or restore sight. Through community volunteers in developing countries, Sightsavers distributes medication to prevent blinding diseases. The charity also trains eye care workers and surgeons and funds operations.

Of the 30 countries Sightsavers works in, 23 are in Africa. These include Mozambique, Mali, Liberia and Kenya. Sightsavers is also present in India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and the Caribbean.

In addition to its medical work, Sightsavers works with partners in order to train specialist teaching staff and supply glasses, Braille kits and other learning tools. The charity aims to educate communities and reduce stigma around visual impairment and blindness. Through its work, people with visual impairments and other disabilities are supported to live independently, get an education and earn an income.

Sightsavers is also a campaigning organisation, working with national governments to tackle the root causes of avoidable blindness, such as lack of access to clean water and sanitation facilities. The charity’s ‘Put us in the Picture campaign calls on the international community to make global development inclusive of the world’s 800m people with disabilities. The campaign’s vision is for all people to have equal access to employment, education, healthcare and participation in society.

Backing up Sightsavers’ work around the world is a strong research capability. Research and policy work revolves around three priorities – health, education and social inclusion. Gathering and disseminating sound research evidence helps to ensure the charity’s programmes meet the needs of the people they are designed to serve. Research evidence is also a strong tool when advocating for policy changes with governments.

Sightsavers has many partners that assist with its aim of eliminating avoidable blindness and may also provide funding. Partners include the UK government’s Department for International Development, the European Union and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Read our latest article on Third Sector: Sightsavers: Work for an award-winning charity tackling blindness worldwide

Find Us
01444 446600
35 Perrymount Road,
Haywards Heath,
RH16 3BW
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