Development Fundraiser, Devon

Fixed term for 12 months, 24-hours per week £15,288 (FTE £23,888) Deadline for application is 9 am Monday 4th February

We're looking for an ambitious, confident and engaging fundraiser to develop our community and corporate fundraising and volunteer base in South Devon on a part-time basis of 24-hours per week. We want you to help us build great relationships with current and new supporters and to help them achieve their fundraising ambitions. This offers a great opportunity for the right person to put their mark on this role and make it their own, as BRACE does not have a staff presence in Devon currently.

Principal tasks:

  • Recruit, manage, and support volunteers within a defined area in South Devon, and to help new supporters in this region reach their fundraising potential
  • Identify and develop new relationships with corporate and other business supporters, community groups and individuals
  • Inspire and bring out the best in supporters, corporate partnerships and fundraising groups
  • Be an ambassador for BRACE in the community, working with volunteers and community groups to unlock new opportunities


The successful applicant will have:

  • A track record as a professional fundraiser
  • Excellent ability to motivate, inspire and influence people. A keen sense of fun!
  • Strong networking skills and proven ability to build long-lasting relationships
  • Experience of setting up community & fundraising events
  • Experience of setting up public information events with third parties
  • Proven ability to track and report on income
  • Ability to work unsupervised and independently from home and on the road
  • Flexibility and willingness to travel where needed to support events 
  • Full, clean driving licence and own vehicle (mileage payable)
  • Excellent IT literacy, including familiarity with Microsoft Office (especially Word and Excel)

Download the full job specification here

This is a rewarding role and no two days will be the same. You will be managing your own time working with individuals, groups and corporates, supporting them and inspiring their fundraising aims.

This post is initially for 12 months, with the possibility of a permanent contract thereafter, subject to the impact of the role on the charity’s development. Whilst this job is home-based it will be necessary to travel within target areas in South Devon and it will include occasional travel to Bristol.

In order to be considered for this role, candidates must email a CV and cover letter describing how and why you have the experience and skills to make a success of the role, the deadline for application is 9am 4th February. To apply, or to discuss the role informally, please contact the Chief Executive, Mark Poarch [email protected]



There are very few charities which specialise in funding dementia research. The Alzheimer’s Society is the largest funder and Alzheimer’s Research UK is also a significant player, but South West regional charity BRACE plays a distinctive and important role:

  • BRACE funds world class clinical and laboratory research in universities across the South West and in South Wales. This funding strategy has helped build a network of world class dementia researchers in this region, which includes the GW4 alliance. BRACE supports the Bristol Brain Centre dementia clinic which sees up to 600 newly diagnosed people per year. BRACE also provides infrastructure support for the UK’s largest brain bank based in Bristol, the South West Dementia Brain Bank. In Devon, BRACE is funding world class research projects at the Universities of Exeter and Plymouth.
  • BRACE also works in a collaborative fashion with other charities, campaigners and professionals focused on dementia-related issues. This often takes the form of public information events, including an annual conference for over 200 people.