Royal Hospital Chelsea – Supporter Development Manager

We are seeking a dynamic and dedicated Supporter Development Manager to join our team and make a significant impact on our fundraising efforts.

As a Supporter Development Manager, you will play a pivotal role in our fundraising department, overseeing a range of vital functions. Your responsibilities include supporting a diverse group of supporters, and driving income growth through relationship-building and innovative approaches. You will be responsible for implementing donor retention strategies, organising supporter events, crafting compelling proposals, and closely monitoring ROI while exploring new income avenues. Your role also involves managing the Fundraising Administrator, collaborating with the Communications team, financial reporting, and liaising with suppliers. This position presents an exciting opportunity for an experienced professional to lead and propel our fundraising endeavours to success.

The ideal candidate should possess a working knowledge of fundraising and its diverse income streams, be proficient in managing and developing customer retention programs tailored to specific audiences, maximising effectiveness of the charities CRM database, be highly organised with the ability to multitask effectively, and demonstrate a results-oriented approach. Exceptional oral and written communication skills are crucial. Prior experience in a charity or not-for-profit setting, coupled with a successful history of income generation across multiple disciplines, is a fundamental requirement for this role.

If you are passionate about making a difference and have a proven track record in fundraising, we want to hear from you.

This is a permanent role requiring 41 hours per week, Monday to Friday. Occasional evening and weekend work will be necessary, but we provide time off in lieu for events outside regular working hours.  The salary range for this role is £34,661 – £36,481.

As we expect a significant number of applications for this position, we will only be contacting successful candidates. If you have not received any communication from us within the two weeks following the application deadline, kindly consider your application unsuccessful on this occasion.

About us.

The ethos of the Royal Hospital is one that puts a premium on selflessness and companionship.  Our values of nurturing belonging, respect individuals, encourage pride and enjoy life underpin that ethos. We are united in a shared purpose, living and working together and ensuring everyone has a place in our diverse social and military community.

The Royal Hospital Chelsea is dedicated to equality, diversity, and inclusion, where all backgrounds and abilities can reach their full potential. We pride ourselves on attracting a wide range of talent, removing potential barriers, and promoting equal opportunities. We know, the more varied and inclusive our teams are, the better our organisation will be for our community. We are a Disability Confident employer dedicated to hiring diverse talent and ensuring you are treated with respect throughout the recruitment process and upon joining our community.

Our selection process.

Should your application be successful you will be invited to a formal interview where you will be asked questions relating to your experiences and key requirements of the role.

Interviews are scheduled for week commencing 25 September.

If you are offered the role we will:

  • Ask for references from those you have listed on your application form
  • Check your right to live and work in the UK
  • Check any declarations you have made on your application form

Please send applications to


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