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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: Community Fundraising & Events Manager

NGO/UN Job Vacancy

Organization: Médecins Sans Frontières
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Closing date: 17 Nov 2017

MSF UK has an exciting opportunity for someone with a strong background in Community and Events fundraising.

The Community Fundraising & Events Manager (CFEM) is part of a dynamic fundraising team, where self-sufficiency and the ability to carry out different tasks simultaneously, whilst prioritising time and resources, will be essential for success. The CFEM leads our events fundraising in the UK, together fundraising in relation to a personal event (tribute giving). In 2016 our two-person Community Fundraising team raised over £2.4 million, from individuals, groups, and corporate supporters.

MSF is an international movement. Our fundraising work is shared around the world, and we bring ideas from other countries and put them to work in the UK. We connect our supporters with MSF’s medical and logistical staff working across the world, through their stories and experiences. Working with MSF will give you the opportunity to experience in person MSF’s delivery of medical care. Join the world’s leading emergency medical aid organisation, and be part of a team that is committed to innovation and creativity as it delivers vital funds and raises awareness of MSF's humanitarian mission.

Job Title: Community Fundraising & Events Manager

Department: Fundraising

Hours: 40 hours

Reports to: Head of Fundraising

Responsible for: Community & Corporate Giving Coordinator

Location: London

Duration: Permanent contract

Salary Grade: 4.1

Salary: £40,667.54


Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is an independent humanitarian medical organisation dedicated to providing expert medical assistance to vulnerable populations. MSF works in over 60 countries, providing life-saving emergency relief and longer-term assistance to the most vulnerable and excluded communities.

MSF's provides impartial assistance, on the basis of need alone, regardless of ethnicity, gender, creed or political affiliation. To maintain its independence from political interference, MSF UK relies on donations from individuals for all of its income. This private funding gives MSF the freedom to respond to the greatest needs as fast as possible.


Set up in 1996, MSF UK’s Fundraising Department raises private income for MSF field operations globally, and to cover MSF’s costs in the UK. Our goal is to build support, by bringing supporters closer to the populations in danger that MSF assists, and the medical action that private gifts make possible. The Fundraising Department contains the Community, Campaigns, Major Gifts and Fundraising Operations teams. In 2016 the team of 18 raised over £50 million.

MSF UK’s fundraising strategy is focused on increasing the value of each supporter’s contribution. Developing relationships with individual, corporate and trust supporters is vital to the future development of MSF’s medical, operational and financial contribution to MSF’s field missions. MSF UK prides itself on the accessibility of the Fundraising team to our supporters and the provision of excellent supporter care. This is central to the philosophy of the team and builds the foundation of long lasting relationships with our supporters.

The Community Fundraising & Events Manager leads events fundraising in aid of MSF, together with people raising funds in relation to a personal event (tribute giving). In 2016 the Community Fundraising team raised over £2.4 million, from individuals, groups, and corporate supporters.


The Community Fundraising & Events Manager (CFEM) works closely with the Fundraising Operations, Campaigns, Digital Fundraising, Major Gifts, and Public Engagement teams.

How to apply:


For further information about MSF UK, our application and recruitment process, as well as information on benefits and terms and conditions, please visit our website.

To see the full job description and submit your application, please apply here.

Application checklist

Please check that you have included the following in your application:

  • An up-to-date CV

  • Letter of Motivation, which is a supporting statement demonstrating how you meet the key requirements of the role.

Recruitment timetable:

  • Closing date for applications: 17 November 2017 22:59

  • Interviews: 23 November 2017

  • Preferred start date: ASAP