Senior Partnerships Fundraiser

Role: Senior Partnerships Fundraiser
Location: Flexible, remote or based in our Aviemore office.
Hours: 3 days per week with flexibility in working hours
Salary: £25,000 pro rata
Term:  Permanent
Closing Date: 18th May 2022

In 1974, David Morris, DSUK founder, asked “Why shouldn’t a wheelchair be on top of a mountain?”. Disability Snowsport UK’s vision is of mountains and ski slopes free from barriers, where disabled people can learn and take part alongside family, friends and peers. 

Disability Snowsport UK (DSUK) is the leading adaptive snowsport charity which provides expert adaptive lessons throughout the UK, as well as delivering opportunities to ski and snowboard in a mountain environment worldwide.  From complete beginners to lifelong participants, snowsport enables disabled skiers and snowboarders to experience freedom, build confidence, health and wellbeing, and social support in everyday life. We work to ensure that everybody can take part in snowsport, regardless of disability, injury or experience. 

With a head office in Aviemore, in the Highlands, we have a team of around 40 staff and hundreds of volunteers across the UK. The fundraising programme raises around £400,000 annually through a mix of corporate partnerships, trusts, individual giving, a small lottery, events, sponsorship and legacies.

Scope of work
Working with the Trusts and Fundraising Manager, the Senior Partnerships Fundraising Officer will lead on DSUK’s corporate, education (Universities) and community partnership fundraising. The focus of the role will be to develop both strategic and local partnerships with businesses, organisations and institutions. 

You will be creating new sustainable income streams to capitalise on opportunities and have full creative license on how DSUK raises funds working with partners. This will include local and national corporate partnerships(e.g. charity of the year and cause related marketing, donations at check out)but you will be supported by an open-minded senior team and we welcome your ideas. 

We are looking for an adaptable, confident, and proactive individual who is people-focused and who possesses exceptional partnership/relationship development and organisational skills.   You will have experience in a similar role or in a sales environment. Above all you will be encouraged to share your ideas with the senior team and support the organisation to develop new partnerships and manage existing relationships.

Essential experience:
Minimum of three years’ experience in a fundraising role or experience in a sales or business development role
A proven track record in meeting fundraising or sales targets.
A proven track record of identifying and managing prospects
Excellent written communication skills, paying attention to detail.
The ability to build strong and lasting relationships and work collaboratively across teams.
Practical experience of planning and delivering a variety of activities including fundraising and outreach events. Experience of financial planning and budgeting.
High degree of competence in MS Outlook, Word and Excel 

Desirable experience:
Experience of corporate fundraising Experience of online fundraising
Confident in Data Protection processes.
A passion for snowsport.
An understanding of issues facing disabled people and/or adaptive sports-based activities.
Knowledge of the Code of Fundraising practice.

We are committed to family friendly and flexible working practices. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required. 

If you would like to find out more about the role before applying, please feel free to contact Dawn Vickers, Trusts & Fundraising Manager at for an informal discussion.

To apply you can read the full role profile here. Please supply your CV and a covering letter outlining how you meet the the person specification by email to  by 12 noon on 18th May 2022.

Disability Snowsport UK is an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex/gender, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital status or age.