Director of Fundraising candidate information

RNIB is seeking a new Director of Fundraising.

Following a strategic review, we are now primed and ready for an innovative step-change in our fundraising approach and fundraising results to serve more individuals across the UK. To achieve this, we will appoint a new Director of Fundraising.

The Director of Fundraising will provide leadership and direction on all aspects of RNIB's fundraising strategy and create innovative, sustainable fundraising programmes and initiatives. If you are the sucessful applicant, you will grow our restricted and unrestricted income, ensure our income targets are delivered while developing positive and lasting relationships with donors and partners.

Reporting to the CEO, you will lead the fundraising department to embrace ambition and celebrate success, while maintaining excellent relationships across other departments. There is so much to fundraise for and so much potential for our fundraising team to flourish.

As the Director of Fundraising, you will lead a fantastic team of fundraisers across all disciplines, contributing nearly £70 million of fundraised income to RNIB each year. You will harness the power of effective storytelling and fundraising technology while ensuring the incredible portfolio of current fundraising activity is effectively stewarded and celebrated. The ideal candidate will enjoy driving forward new fundraising ideas and will have led fundraising strategies in previous positions.

To find out more about the role and request a recruitment pack - which details the job specification and more - please follow the link below to the web site of Prospectus, the agency working with RNIB on the recruitment process.


Director of Fundraising role details


How to Apply

Key details are on Prospectus' web site but if you want more information, please contact Ryan Burdock at Prospectus. Ryan can be contacted by email on [email protected].

If you feel you meet some of the criteria but not all, we really hope you'll enquire and learn more. Prospectus can advise and support on each part of the role and hopefully your application, so we look forward to hearing from you.

We welcome candidates from a diverse range of backgrounds.In order to apply please submit your CV in the first instance. Should your experience be suitable, we will arrange for a meeting to brief you on the role. You'll then have all the information you need to formally apply. We are looking forward to connecting with you soon.

Working for RNIB means working towards a world where there are no barriers to people with sight loss. If you have a disability and would like assistance with completing an application, then please contact Ryan Burdock at Prospectus on [email protected].



Closing date for completed applications is 11pm on Wednesday 23 June 2021. Interviews with Prospectus will take place week commencing Monday 5 July 2021; interviews with RNIB will take place the week commencing Monday 19 July 2021.