Are you looking for a role where your skills can directly benefit tens of thousands of families raising disabled or seriously ill children and young people? Would you like to join a team that is determined to continue to provide vital services to those in need during these unprecedented times?


The role

We are recruiting a Group Director of Communications and Fundraising to join our senior team and make a real difference. In this role you will lead the communications and fundraising teams as you define, develop and implement the communications and fundraising strategy that together seeks to build awareness of the charity’s brand and profile and maximise fundraising potential so that we can expand our support and services.

As part of the Executive leadership team, you will work closely with the Group Chief Executive, and Executive Directors and will lead and inspire the communications and fundraising teams to achieve and exceed their goals and strive for success.

Please download the Candidate Information Pack for further information and the full job description and person specification.


About us

Family Fund is the UK’s largest charity providing essential grant support to families raising disabled or seriously ill children and young people. We believe that all families raising disabled or seriously ill children and young people should have the same opportunities as others. Beginning with the most vulnerable, those on low incomes, we aim to make a difference to the lives of children, young people and their families across the UK.

We are in the final year of our current strategy and we have exciting work ahead to work with our Board to chart our course for the future. What an exciting time to join us!

For more information on our impact, and to read our annual report go to our website


Our commitment to inclusion

Inclusion is fundamental to who we are and why we do what we do. With the input of our staff, we have created our inclusion statement, setting out our commitment to improve inclusion in all aspects of our work. 

We are committed to staff development and offer excellent benefits, including flexible working, competitive annual leave entitlement, a salary sacrifice contributory pension scheme and above all a professional, fun working environment where a positive work-life balance is encouraged.

Family Fund is proud to be a Disability Confident and Voluntary Living Wage Employer. All disabled applicants who demonstrate that they meet the minimum requirements for the role will be invited to attend an interview.  If you have a disability and are happy to inform us, please highlight this in your covering letter. (Please note that you are under no obligation to inform us).


Great place to work

We believe that Family Fund is a great place to work for great people.

We provide a challenging and rewarding working environment where every staff member can make a real difference and we work hard to show our values every day.

To find out more about our values and our great package of benefits, download the Candidate Information Pack


How to apply

This role is being managed by our recruitment agency, Russam. Please apply at the following link:

For more information, please download the candidate pack

If you would like to have an informal discussion about the role, please get in touch with Melissa Baxter on: [email protected] / 07789 985229


Salary: £58,000 - £63,000 depending on experience

Location: Hybrid

Closing date for applications: Friday 1 July

Preliminary Interviews with Russam: Friday 8 and Monday 11 July 2022

Interviews with Family Fund: Interviews will be held on Wednesday 20 and Thursday 21 July, in person at the Family Fund office (Monks Cross, York).

We look forward to receiving your application.