Commercial Fundraising Manager


Location Central Office London EC3R, with flexibility to work remotely
Salary Up to £37,000 per annum
  • Closing: 11:59pm, 5th May 2022 BST

Job Description

Do you want to develop your commercial fundraising skills in a charity that is well-loved within the military community?


A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Commercial Fundraising Manager to join our Corporate Partnerships and Commercial team at SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity.


About the role

We are looking for an experienced and proactive Commercial Fundraising Manager to support, develop, and drive the commercial strategy to deliver long term sustainable income. Managing the stewardship of active commercial partnerships, whilst leading on business development to secure new partnerships. As well as identifying, exploring, and developing new opportunities for commercial products, activities, and sponsorship to drive income growth.


With a relatively new management team at the helm, you will have the opportunity to collaboratively shape the role and the wider commercial fundraising strategy as the team continues to grow and develop.


We are keen to find the right person for the role, and therefore happy to discuss flexible working patterns such as compressed hours or early/late start times. We have a remote working policy, with only occasional travel into the London office, but you are welcome to visit more frequently if that suits you better.


About the team

We are a newly restructured corporate and commercial fundraising team, in line with a new fundraising strategy. This will be an exciting time to join our busy team and help support our ambitions for further growth and development in line with the organisational strategy.


This role will be working closely with the wider fundraising directorate, plus the Marketing, Brand and Communications team.


About you

We are looking for an experienced account or business development manager in either the charity or corporate sectors. You will have excellent communication skills face to face, by phone and in writing with proven ability to inspire and engage new and existing partners through all channels, as well as developing strong working relationships with team members.


It would be great to hear from people who also have experience in innovation, product development or marketing to help us develop our wider commercial strategy and explore untapped opportunities where we can grow income and extend the SSAFA brand.

Other essential skills:

  • Research skills with the ability to identify new opportunities

  • Evidence of creative thinking and excellent analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a track record for collaborative working and building sustainable relationships at all levels

  • Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills


About us

SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, has been providing practical, emotional, and financial support to our Forces and their families since 1885. Last year our teams of volunteers and employees helped more than 79,000 people in need, from Second World War veterans to those who have served in more recent conflicts or are still currently serving, and their families.


SSAFA understands that behind every uniform is a person. We are here for that person – any time they need us, in any way they need us, for as long as they need us.


Diversity and Inclusion at SSAFA

SSAFA exists to support a diverse range of beneficiaries within the armed forces community, and we believe diversity within our teams is key to ensuring we can deliver our services effectively. We thrive on differences and believe it is critical to our success as a worldwide charity. SSAFA is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace that seeks to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We therefore encourage applications from all genders, races, religions, ages and sexual orientations, as well as parents, veterans, people living with disabilities, and any other groups that could bring diverse perspectives to our business.


SSAFA is committed to using the Disclosure & Barring Service to ensure we, as an employer, safeguard those we serve.


Further information about the role

View the job description here

View the benefits that SSAFA has to offer here.

This role is advertised as full time at 37.5 hours per week however we will also consider applications from candidates who prefer part time hours.

If you have any queries or would like to speak to someone about this role, please contact Emma Taylor on for an informal discussion.

No agencies please. Any unsolicited submissions from agencies will be accepted as a direct application from the candidate and no fees will be payable.

If you need any adjustments to support you with the application process, please contact

Closing date: Midnight on Thursday 5th May. SSAFA reserves the right to close the vacancy early if we receive a high volume of suitable applications.

Interviews: Thursday 12th May.





Removing bias from the hiring process

Applications closed Thu 5th May 2022


Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be anonymously reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You’ll need a CV/résumé, but it’ll only be considered if you score well on the anonymous review

Applications closed Thu 5th May 2022