Current Vacancies

Fundraising Manager (Maternity Cover)

Salary: £28,000 - £30,000pa (pro-rata), dependent on experience

Location: Bristol office (Easton) and home
Contract: Fixed-term, temporary contract (anticipated 13 months from May 2021)
Hours: 2 days per week (15 hours)
Pension: Defined contribution pension scheme (NEST) with 4% employer contribution


We are looking for a Fundraising Manager to join our team as a temporary maternity cover. The positions key responsibilities will be fundraising from trusts and foundations and individuals, but we will also require the post holder to contribute to BHN’s communications, develop other income streams, contribute to fundraising financial management and line-manage the Office and Finance Manager.

The successful candidate will have at demonstrable experience of sourcing and bid-writing to trusts and foundations, as well as experience in fundraising from individual donors. To this end, they will have strong written and verbal communication skills and an ability to quickly assimilate new information and tell it in a compelling and creative way.

It is crucial that the right candidate is committed to BHN’s values and vision, and motivated to work in solidarity with destitute asylum seekers, although it isn’t essential to have prior knowledge of the asylum seeker sector. They will need to be highly proactive, self-motivated and able to manage their own time, leading the fundraising function to raise our annual budget of £200k pa. They will have proven skills in understanding funding finance management, as they will be working closely with the Office and Finance Manager. They will report to our Treasurer on the Board of trustees and work alongside the Operations Director. Skills in corporate fundraising, events and communications (e.g. social media, websites and newsletters), will be desirable but not essential. 

If you are the right person for this role, there is some scope to negotiate on hours and responsibilities. We welcome people from a variety of backgrounds, and are particularly interested in candidates who have lived experience of destitution and/or asylum.

Initial interviews will be held w/c 26th April (please give notice of prior appointments during that time). There may be a second interview if required.

Please read the Job Description and Person Specification fully before applying, downable on this page. You can apply by filling out the Application Pack, which includes Application Forms 1 & 2, our Equal Opportunities questionnaire and writing one page of A4 as to why you think you are right for the role. Send your completed application to

If you want to informally discuss this position, do email Lizzie Briggs at

Closing date: Midnight 18th April 2021.