We’re recruiting for a Fundraising Manager

Location: Chester HQ based/ Hybrid Working as agreed. Travel required as appropriate to maximise fundraising opportunities and manage Regional Fundraiser.      

Type: Full-Time 35hrs       Salary: £ 32,500-£36,500 

Are you ready to make a significant impact on the lives of children with disabilities? Join our close-knit team at Children Today as a Fundraising Manager! 

About Us: Children Today is a dedicated charity committed to enhancing the lives of children with disabilities and providing vital support to their families. Now in our 30th birthday year, we’re poised for exciting new opportunities in line with our mission to inspire and enable children through providing specialised equipment, inclusive experiences and holistic family support. 

Why Work with Us: Join our small yet passionate team where flexibility and a strong well-being ethos create an environment that supports your professional growth. As the Fundraising Manager, you’ll play a key role in advancing our mission. 

Your Role: Lead our fundraising efforts, focusing on individual giving, trusts and foundations, and legacies. Manage and mentor our Regional Fundraiser while shaping and growing our fundraising function over time.  

What We’re Looking For: 

  • Proven success in fundraising, with a focus on individual giving, trusts and foundations, and legacies. 
  • Experience in working with a donor database to profile, analyse and manage donor records to optimise fundraising initiatives. (Children Today uses Donorfy) 
  • Strong strategic planning skills to develop and implement fundraising strategies. 
  • Proficiency in budget management and financial reporting.  
  • Excellent communication skills for effective donor engagement and stakeholder management. 
  • Experience in leading and managing fundraising staff. 
  • Strong project management/organisational skills to manage multiple activities. 
  • A genuine passion for our mission and values.  
  • Willingness to travel to maximise fundraising opportunities and work collegiately at the charity’s Chester HQ where appropriate. 
  • Versatility, initiative, and a collaborative spirit. 

Our Culture and Values: At Children Today family is at the core of our ethos, and we value a culture built on passion, belonging, kindness, well-being, and dependability. We’re committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse work environment, believing that embracing differences is integral to our mission. 

Join Us in Shaping a Meaningful Impact: Reporting to the Charity Director and working closely with the Communications Manager, this role provides a unique opportunity for you to grow our fundraising function and team over time.

Fundraising manager job description

How to Apply: Ready to shape the future of fundraising with Children Today? Submit your resume and a cover letter to

To ensure your application stands out, please address each of the points in the ‘What We’re Looking For’ section in your cover letter. Be part of our journey in making a meaningful impact on the lives of children with disabilities and their families!  

Embark on a rewarding career with Children Today – Apply Now! 

We are also looking to grow our board of trustees. If you are interested in joining Children Today as a trustee and would like to help grow our charity’s impact and profile at an exciting time for our charity then in the first instance please send an expression of interest to Charity Director Emma Prescott by emailing