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VACANCY: Fundraising & Communications Manager 
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Hours per week: 35 hours 

Salary: £35,000 + 3% pension 

Annual leave: 30 days + Bank Holidays

Contract: Fixed Term (until the end of September 2025) 

Location: The Maya Centre,  Unit 8, 9-15 Elthorne Rd, London N19 4AJ  

Reports to: Chief Executive Officer  

Deadline: 9am on Wednesday, 18 March

Job type: Hybrid (four days a week on-site, one day at home)

Interviews will be held on Wednesday, 25 March 2024

Job purpose 

The Maya Centre is a unique women-only charity based in Islington, offering free specialist counselling and holistic support to women on low incomes whose mental health and wellbeing have been affected by experiences ranging from deprivation and isolation to racism, exploitation and Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG). 75% of our clients come from Global Majority, migrant or refugee backgrounds and we adopt specifically intercultural and intersectional approaches in supporting them towards greater voice, choice and control in their lives. We offer our trauma-informed services in over 14 different languages, including:   

  • 1:1 psychodynamic and integrative counselling 
  • Group work including psychoeducation and arts therapies 
  • Complementary therapies including Reiki, Massage and Reflexology 
  • Targeted support – Irish Women’s and Black Women’s Projects 
  • Community outreach and wellbeing workshops (Women’s Hub) 

We are seeking an experienced Fundraising and Communications Manager to support the CEO in the delivery of our new Finance and Fundraising Strategy. This role will inspire you if you are passionate about women’s wellbeing, equity and capacity for individual and collective action, and can really bring this to life across a range of formats including funding applications and reports, blogs/ new articles and digital fundraising campaigns.   

The ideal candidate will be an excellent communicator/ storyteller, able to liaise with a range of staff, volunteers and service-users in bringing our work to the public domain. You will be happy to communicate our work directly to a range of existing and new funders; and comfortable with working creatively towards agreed income targets which include both individual and corporate donors.  

Please note this post is open to female applicants only as being female is deemed to be a genuine occupational requirement under Schedule 9, Paragraph 1 of the Equality Act 2010. 

We want our organisation to reflect the diversity of the women we serve and we particularly welcome applications from those with lived experience, and from under-represented groups including women from Global Majority, migrant, refugee, LGBTQ+, neurodivergent and other minoritised identities. 

Key Responsibilities 

1. Working with the CEO and Board to refine a fundraising action plan via Trusts & Foundations, Contracts and Donations; 

2. Securing income of between £60,000-£100,000 per year across these income sources; 

3. Liaising with the Core Team on Monitoring & Evaluation in order to collate relevant data, prepare and submit regular funder reports; 

4. Liaising with the Clinical Team to create engaging, inspirational content for our website, news articles and social media; 

5. Developing our Digital Fundraising capacity to encourage growth in both individual and corporate donations; 

6. Ensure compliance with GDPR and confidentiality policies in respect of client data, working closely with the Core Team to maximise data security across the organization; 

7. Carry out any duties consistent with the efficient and effective management of the organisation as may be required – this may include evening and weekend work for which TOIL (Time off in Lieu) is given. 

Person Specification 

Essential Skills Desirable Skills 
1. Experience of securing funds and donations, including managing positive funder relationships. 

2. Ability to communicate fluently and persuasively, both verbally and in writing, with a range of different stakeholders. 

3. Familiarity with different social media platforms including Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. 

4. Solid experience in content creation and website management using Canva, Photoshop, WordPress. 

5. Confident in promoting thought-leadership to present our in-house expertise, forge external alliances, discuss topical issues online. 

6. Ability to work under own initiative; a self-starter with excellent organisational and team-working skills. 

7. Demonstrable commitment to the spirit and practice of Equality & Inclusion within mental health and wellbeing services.   
Familiarity with mental health & wellbeing and/ or violence against women and girls (VAWG) services.  Experience of working flexibly/ creatively within a small charity in a community setting.     
  


To apply for this post please send us a CV and cover that answers each point on the Person Specification, taken from your paid or voluntary work experience. Email your CV and cover letter to admin@mayacentre.org.uk.

The closing date for applications is 9am on Wednesday, 18 March 2024. Interviews will be held on Wednesday, 25 March 2024.