We're hiring: join our team as Development Coordinator


  • Salary: £26,000 (plus travel)
  • Full time, permanent position (37.5 hours per week)
  • 26 days’ annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Flexible working hours

Manchester Cares is a community network reducing loneliness and isolation amongst older and younger people alike; improving the confidence, belonging, purpose and power of all participants; and bringing people together to bridge the gaps across social, generational, digital, cultural and attitudinal divides.

In your new role as Development Coordinator at Manchester Cares, you will lead our local fundraising – by creating and managing challenges, events, corporate partnerships and by securing grants from local and national foundations. Your job will be to steward supporters so that they continue to support Manchester Cares, and to identify and secure gifts from foundations, businesses and individuals.

To do that, you will need to be a powerful communicator, in writing and in person, and someone who can talk to and relate to people from all backgrounds. You will be outgoing, with an organised, collaborative approach, an authentic communication style and an intrinsic understanding of the power of networks and digital media.

Crucially, we need a people-person: someone who can guide partnerships including with corporations, Councils and long-established community groups. We also need a numbers person, someone methodical, target focused and strategic, who can work with our national Head of Community Fundraising to drive a shared vision. And we need a self-starter: someone committed, tough, and focused working alone as well as collaboratively; who is passionate about developing Manchester Cares over the coming years.

Finally, we need someone who understands and is motivated by the demographics and social challenges of our communities and the issues we work on, and in particular who is passionate about and can clearly promote our vision for building close community networks to tackle isolation and loneliness.

In achieving this vision you will be trusted to work independently at this exciting organisation, with a growing profile and backing from local and national supporters. And you will be provided with development challenges and opportunities to play a pivotal role in the development of Manchester Cares and The Cares Family. If that sounds like you, we'd love to hear from you.

Please read the full job description below and to apply please send a CV of a maximum of two pages, along with a covering letter outlining your qualification for the role, of no more than one page, to [email protected], stating clearly in the subject field 'Manchester Cares: Development Coordinator application.'

DEADLINE: Friday July 24th, 2020, at 9am.

Manchester Cares is an anti-racist organisation committed to advancing anti-racism in our work and in our communities. We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic people, who are currently under-represented in our organisation. We are an equal opportunities employer.


Alex Smith

Posted by Alex Smith on Wednesday 8th July 2020

Alex is Manchester Cares' founder and CEO.

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