We’re hiring a Fundraiser

Next year we will be marking our 10th anniversary and we are we are looking for an enthusiastic communicator to join our team to coordinate our community and corporate fundraising activities.

This role is a new post for the Foundation – it is therefore a great opportunity if you have previous experience and would like to use this to take our fundraising to a new level.


You’ll be responsible for raising money from the community and local/national organisations at our small but always rapidly growing and highly motivated charity. A key aspect of your role will be building relationships and using your story-telling skills with new and existing contacts, inspiring them to donate or help raise funds for the Foundation.


The role will have three key areas of responsibility:

  • Firstly, community fundraising – you will build on our well-established and growing group of regular donors and supporters to maximise donor income and engagement; instigating and managing a  portfolio of fundraising activities that resonate with both existing and new supporters.
  • Secondly, corporate fundraising – you will manage and develop our existing relationships with companies and organisations to maximise potential partnerships and income; formulating and implementing a plan to raise the profile of the Foundation to build new relationships, both locally and nationally.
  • Thirdly, communication – you will capture and develop stories about our work for use with fundraising, relationship building and reporting, contributing to regular newsletters, website updates and social media posts.


We are excited to be increasing our small but committed team – we work hard and often juggle a wide range of concurrent projects as our work continues to develop.

If you enjoy building relationships with a variety of stakeholders, and share our passion for supporting young people to make safer choices about drugs, alongside being very organised, with strong attention to detail and confident IT skills, we’d love to hear from you.


The job description and person specification is available here.

To apply please send a completed application form to admin@dsmfoundation.org.uk.  Deadline for applications 31st August.  Interviews will be held during w.b. 18th September.