Job Title: Director of Fundraising & Communications

Job Location: Crawley, West Sussex

Salary: £45,000 to £55,000 pa (dependant on experience). Option of some home working.

Reports to: Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and is a part of the Fundraising and Investment Sub-Committee of the Board of Trustees

Department: Fundraising & Communications

Responsible for: Communications, Marketing & Fundraising Officer, Partnerships and Funding Manager and Vision Centre Manager


About us

Vision Aid Overseas exists so that children in Africa who can’t see can learn and get an education, and adults who can’t see can earn to support their families and contribute to their communities. A staggering 1.2 billion people worldwide can’t see properly to learn and earn simply because they need glasses. 89% of the people affected live in low and middle-income countries, and yet, it can cost as little as £5 to provide an adult or child with a life changing eye test and a pair of prescription glasses.  According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), restoring sight is one of the most cost-effective health interventions to reduce poverty.

The Role

Vision Aid Overseas is seeking to appoint a new Director of Fundraising and Communications, who will be responsible for developing and implementing the Fundraising Strategy for Vision Aid Overseas (including the associated Communications Strategy). Reporting to the CEO, the Director of Fundraising and Communications will be responsible for achieving the organisation’s fundraising goals and communicating with supporters, stakeholders and partners in the UK and overseas. This includes the continuing development of existing and fledgling key relationships and contacts within Vision Aid Overseas’ UK-based and international networks, with a particular emphasis on corporate fundraising and HNWI’s, and the management of the Fundraising & Communications team at the organisation’s office in Crawley, West Sussex.

The Person

The successful candidate will have a proven track record of fundraising success and strategic fundraising experience at a senior level (ideally gained in an International Development Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) with the ability to think ahead, set clear direction and formulate realistic strategic objectives.

How to Apply

To apply, please send a cover letter, up to date CV and details of your current salary and salary expectations to the CEO of Vision Aid Overseas,  Nicola Chevis at [email protected]  Your cover letter should explain your motivation for applying for and how you meet the requirements specified in the Job Description, which can be found below. The cover letter should be no more than 2 sides of A4.

Download job description here

Closing date: 9am, Friday 1 February 2019

First round interviews  - Monday 11th February 2019

Second round interviews – Monday 18th February 2019