Role: Group Director of Marketing, Communications and Fundraising

Salary: £56,731

Contract: Permanent

Hours: Full time

Closing Date: 4th August 2021

Are you an experienced director looking for a strategic role where you can impact the income growth and operational direction of a national charity? Would you like the opportunity to play an integral role in the delivery of vision, values and purpose? Most importantly, 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 across the UK?

We are looking for a Director of Marketing, Communications and Fundraising to lead the strategic, financial and operational management of the communications and fundraising teams at Family Fund. This is an opportunity to deliver the charity’s vision, strategy, values and purpose and in doing so embed a culture of organisational cooperation.


Family Fund is the UK’s largest charity providing grants for families on low incomes raising disabled or seriously ill children and young people. Last year, we provided 150,000 grants or services to families across the UK. We are continuing to adapt to the impact of Covid-19 and are doing everything we can to ensure we provide this essential grant support when it is needed the most. Family Fund is a great place to work for great people, and provides a challenging and rewarding working environment where every staff member can make a real difference.

As Director of Marketing, Communications and Fundraising you will develop and implement the communications, marketing and fundraising strategy that together seeks to build awareness of the charity’s brand and profile and maximise fundraising potential. 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.

To be considered for this role you must have extensive experience in a senior communications or fundraising role in the charity sector and a huge amount of passion and determination to make a real difference to the lives of the families facing adversity. You should come to us with significant experience managing a range of communications functions or a range of income streams, however a working knowledge across both communications and fundraising is essential. You must be adept in managing budgets, project delivery, change management and people and team leadership.

This really is an incredible opportunity to play a pivotal role in the strategic direction of Family Fund, leading and inspiring teams to fulfil the charity’s mission. We are happy to consider candidates wanting to work from home, however some travel across the UK and to the charity’s offices in York will be necessary. Family Fund is a values orientated organisation that puts its staff and beneficiaries at the heart of all it does so in joining the charity you will become part of an inclusive and supportive team and make a real difference to families across the UK. 


The role will close on Wednesday 4th August, and interviews have been scheduled for 18th and 20th August (these will be held virtually via Microsoft Teams). To express your interest, or find out more, please apply for this role directly via this website or get in touch with Charlie (07799521685) and Leanne (07799465697) at Charity Horizons, our recruitment partner for this role, for more information.

Family Fund and our recruitment partner, Charity Horizons are an equal opportunities employer and as such actively promotes equality, diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We welcome and encourage applications from all suitable candidates irrespective of age, disability, hidden disability, race or national origin, religion or belief, gender, gender expression, political view, sexual orientation, medical condition and pregnancy.