RMA – The Royal Marines Charity – Community Events & Fundraising Manager


Department: Fundraising & Communications
Primary Location: Building 72, Commando Training Centre Royal Marines, Lympstone, Devon
Role Reports to Director of Fundraising & Communications
Salary: £28,000 – £30,000 DOE
Type: Full time – 35 hour per week
Closing date: 24 January 2024

This is a full-time role reporting to the Director of Fundraising & Communications, based in RMA – The Royal Marines Charity head office at Commando Training Centre, Lympstone.  Your key responsibilities will be focused on delivering our ambitious Community Fundraising programme for 2024 and beyond. Delivering excellence in event management and relationship building, being consistently approachable with an outgoing personality. You will be comfortable approaching individuals, businesses and local authorities. This is a supporter facing role that requires excellent interpersonal skills, a friendly customer-focussed approach, and the ability to inspire and steward our fundraisers.

Having a diplomatic and friendly demeanour with strong verbal and written communication skills, will work towards building relationships both internally and externally. Ideally you will have a minimum of 3 years’ experience gained in a fundraising, event management or marketing role.

Event management skills are a key priority within this position, combined with a meticulous, accurate and disciplined approach to work. Being able to prioritise a varied and busy workload and deliver to deadlines. Due to the nature of this exciting position within the charity there is a requirement to attend events and meetings outside of normal working hours (including weekends) and travel as necessary.

The successful applicant will be responsible for the line management of the Fundraising Officer, as well as supporting the Director of Fundraising & Communications along the wider team, as necessary.

Principal responsibilities:

  • Develop, manage and co-ordinate the community fundraising programme in close co-ordination with the Membership team.
  • Provide inspiration and support to our community fundraisers to maximise income generation and build enduring relationships.
  • Deliver the community fundraising income to budget.
  • Recruit, manage and support current and potential fundraisers, helping them to reach their fundraising potential.
  • Review and recommend community fundraising initiatives to the Director, to include full profit and loss analysis, return on investment (with an eye to CORF), use of resources and exploitation of sponsorship opportunities.
  • Ensure fundraisers have all the relevant materials and equipment needed for their event, including appropriate legal advice and insurance.
  • Ensure appropriate branding and messaging at all community led events.
  • Ensure that community fundraising activity is communicated throughout the charity and distributed across all our media channels.
  • Gather case studies from fundraisers and volunteers for use in marketing and publicity.
  • Oversee the control and distribution of the charity’s fundraising and marketing materials in conjunction with the Community Fundraiser.
  • Optimise Gift Aid opportunities across all community fundraising.
  • Health and safety, insurance and contractual requirements.
  • Line management of the Community Fundraiser.
  • Attend and support charity events as required.

Skills & Experience

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and customer focus.
  • Ideally hold a Fundraising qualification
  • High degree of knowledge and experience designing and coordinating events and activities, preferably within the charity sector, ideally community fundraising and challenge events.
  • Experience of marketing and use of social media to promote, thank and engage supporters.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
  • Experience of a similar role where there was a requirement to prioritise workflow, exceed financial targets and meet deadlines without close supervision.
  • Excellent MS Office skills.
  • Experience of database management (experience of Microsoft Dynamics would be an advantage)
  • Excellent telephone, email and face-to-face communication.


  • A real team player, willing to roll your sleeves up to contribute to wider charity initiatives.
  • Honesty, integrity and sound judgement.
  • Able to analyse information and make objective recommendations.
  • Attention to detail and the ability to drive issues to successful conclusions.
  • Organised, with the ability to prioritise and fulfil numerous tasks.
  • Able to work on own initiative.
  • Effective negotiating and influencing skills.
  • Ability to develop, motivate and manage individuals and groups of supporters.
  • Passionate about the cause and with a strong desire to help.
  • Comfortable working in a military environment.
  • Highly flexible with working hours to support wider charity activities.
  • Conscientious, flexible, and adaptable nature to integrate and contribute within a small team.


  • 6 working weeks holiday plus bank holidays (if working a 5 day week)
  • Workplace pension and life assurance after qualifying period
  • Employee assistance scheme
  • Personal development scheme
  • Access to charity healthcare scheme (at cost) after qualifying period
  • Onsite shop

To apply please send your CV with covering letter explaining why you are the right fit for the role to c.casey@rma-trmc.org

Please note that no terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate on the grounds of a person’s gender, marital status, race, religion, colour, age, disability or sexual orientation. very candidate will be assessed only in accordance with their merits, qualifications and ability to perform the duties of the job.

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