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We're hiring! Join The Cares Family as a Development Coordinator (north-west England)

Posted by Johanna Brooks on 6th June 2022


  • Salary: £28,000 - £35,000 (dependent on experience);
  • Role Type: Permanent, full-time (37.5 hours per week);
  • Reporting to: Head of Development;
  • Location: Manchester Central or Liverpool Central office, plus hybrid home working;
  • Application Deadline: Sunday 3rd July, at 11.59 pm;
  • First Interview Date: week commencing Monday 11th July.
About the Cares Family

The Cares Family helps people find community and connection in a disconnected age. First established in 2011, our objectives are to reduce loneliness and isolation by creating and supporting meaningful mutual relationships between people who might not otherwise interact; to help people feel belonging, purpose and power in a rapidly changing world; and to bring people together to reduce the gaps across social, generational, digital, cultural and attitudinal divides.

About the Role

As Development Coordinator, you will work closely with the Development Team of 11 fundraisers across five sibling charities, with a unique focus on raising income for Manchester Cares and Liverpool Cares, building networks and partnerships across the North West region.

In this role, you will be tasked with identifying new opportunities and engaging with new and existing funders by composing timely and high quality written proposals and impact reports, and being proactive in pitching for new business. You will enjoy building relationships with funders and developing clear and engaging written copy to generate income and demonstrate the impact of grants.

Your excellent stewardship and relationship management face to face, on the phone and in writing will enable you to maximise opportunities, uplift gifts and secure new income for Manchester Cares, Liverpool Cares and the wider Cares Family, as business needs allow.

You will generate a minimum of £100,000 from a range of donors, largely from Trusts and Foundations, as well as Corporate Partners and key supporters.

This is an exciting time to join our friendly, high performing and ambitious fundraising team.

About You

With so much of this role depending on excellent account management, we need a real people-person, someone who considers themselves to be an excellent communicator, who can build relationships and craft compelling written narratives, often at pace. You will be creative and proactive in securing new business. We are looking for someone who is ambitious about raising income, and enjoys working as part of a warm, collaborative and busy team

How to Apply

Application is by C.V and a cover letter of no more than 750 words clearly demonstrating how your experience makes you the right person for the role. We don’t mind if this is voluntary or paid experience. Please submit your application via our online portal by Sunday, July 3rd at 11:59 pm.

If you’re interested in this role, but you’d like to find out more before submitting an application please get in touch with If there is any aspect of the application process that is not appropriate to your requirements, please contact Cat and we will try to accommodate your needs.

The Cares Family is an anti-racist, anti-discriminatory organisation. We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic people, people with disabilities and people from lower-income and diverse educational backgrounds who may be under-represented in our organisation.

Donate today

Thank you for considering a donation to The Cares Family. Your gift will help to tackle loneliness and build connection and community in a disconnected world. Our work is powered by people – so please chip in if you can.

The Cares Family is a UK registered company (10236615) and registered charity (no. 1180638). North London Cares is a UK registered company (07737818) and registered charity (1153137). South London Cares is a UK registered company (8757344) and registered charity (1157401). Manchester Cares is a UK registered company (10893107) and registered charity (1176902). Liverpool Cares is a UK registered company (11166325) and registered charity (no. 1177749). East London Cares is a UK registered company (11809555) and registered charity (no. 1186012).