Regional Relationship Manager

  • Job Reference: 17002
  • Date Posted: 20 July 2021
  • Recruiter: Blood Cancer UK
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  • Location: Scotland
  • Remote Working: 100% remote working possible
  • Salary: £30,000 to £40,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: Home based working
  • Sector: Charity and Not For Profit
  • Job Type: Full Time Flex, Remote, Super Flex
  • Duration: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

We’re really proud of the impact we’ve already had on behalf of people affected by blood cancer, and our fundraising strategy seeks to grow our income to help us achieving our mission of beating blood cancer within a generation. The Regional Relationships Team plays a pivotal role in this income growth and in this role you will be responsible for significantly growing income across Scotland. 

You will be responsible for maintaining relationships with our current network of regional fundraising volunteers as well growing our volunteer and community group network.
This is a homebased role and you will be expected to travel across your region, therefore you must be able to drive and have access to a vehicle insured for business use.

Key Responsibilities

  • Work with the Lead Regional Relationship Manager to devise and implement a Regional Relationships Strategy to deliver growing net income in line with wider Public Fundraising & Individual Giving Strategy. 
  • Grow the number of Regional supporters and maximise all the ways they can help the charity by building positive and sustainable relationships with them
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues in the Fundraising & Marketing Team and the wider organisation to help drive organisational development and deliver the strategy.
  • Engage Regional supporters & volunteers in fundraising activity and to build our brand and deliver key organisational messages.
  • Monitor and manage the region’s budget within remit on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis, including proposing effective corrective action and activities when performance is not on track and developing business cases for investment when necessary.
  • Build internal relationships at all levels to ensure the work of the Regional Relationships team is understood and actively supported by other teams and ensure that you work actively with other colleagues and wider organisational goals.
  • Maintain an expert knowledge of best practice and trends in Regional Relationships Fundraising including networking within the charity sector.
  • Represent Blood Cancer UK to a range of senior external audiences supporting the delivery of our vision and ensuring that the charity’s profile and reputation are enhanced.
  • Ensure all regional fundraising activity within the region complies with charity fundraising law and regulations and adheres to Blood Cancer UK’s compliance standards.
  • Promote Blood Cancer UK’s vision, mission and core values 
  • Attend and assist at Blood Cancer UK events and activities as required (NB this involves evening and weekend work)
  • Be an effective ambassador for Blood Cancer UK at any activity you attend
  • Develop an in-depth understanding of our work 
  • Follow the principles of LEAN and continuous improvement 
  • All staff are expected to adhere to Blood Cancer UK’s policies and procedures
  • Do any other reasonable things your manager needs you to do

Skills Knowledge and Expertise

  • Experience in one or more of the following: community/regional fundraising, volunteer management, mass participation product fundraising, challenge event management, regional corporate fundraising.
  • Experience of strategic planning and budget setting in the complex range of activities under Community/Regional and Events Fundraising, with a demonstrable track record of growing income
  • Experience of successfully developing and implementing supporter journeys to maximize net income, average gifts and repeat support
  • Proactive working knowledge of relationship management databases
  • Experience of managing conflicts and the ability to influence and successfully negotiate solutions at all levels
  • Knowledge of best practice and equality in volunteer management practice
  • Ability to analyse the performance and key trends of complex programmes and produce clear proposals for improvements and growth; and then effectively plan, implement and evaluate changes to deliver growth
  • Ability to build, manage and develop supplier and supporter relationships up to board level
  • Ability to take a flexible approach to managing a wide and varied workload, prioritising and delegating accordingly, ensuring achievement of targets within a fast paced and changing environment with tight deadlines
  • Holds full UK driving license and has access to own car for business purposes
  • A commitment to equal opportunities and diversity and the aims and values of Blood Cancer UK


Our teams work hard every day to make a true difference in the lives of those affected by Blood Cancer. We are proud to support them with a range of benefits, recognition and many options for agile working. All contributing to a strong work/life balance. We also have various learning opportunities to support you in your development and help you grow to realise your potential and shape a career with Blood Cancer UK.

About Blood Cancer UK


We're the 9th best charity in the UK to work for according to Best Companies 2021! 

We started because of Susan, we’ll get there because of you.
Blood Cancer UK was started by one family who lost their daughter, Susan, to blood cancer, and that history and sense of family continues to shape who we are today. When you join Blood Cancer UK, you don’t just become an organisational employee – you become part of a collaborative community dedicated to funding research into beating blood cancer that includes some of the most inspiring people you’ll ever meet. 
And we’re not that far away from beating blood cancer. We’re confident we can do it within the next generation, and this makes us hugely ambitious and gives us a sense of real urgency. It also means we’re changing quickly as an organisation as we constantly challenge ourselves and strive to become more and more effective. This pace of change means working here isn’t for everyone. But if you’re excited by the chance to work in a fast-paced, agile and supportive environment with the focus and ambition to beat blood cancer this could be the place for you! We focus on results rather than time spent at a desk, so we deliver more for people affected by blood cancer.

Blood Cancer UK offers the chance to work for and with people affected by blood cancer, and the opportunity to advance your career and develop your skillset whilst taking on exciting new challenges and making your mark. 

Details about our recruitment processes, and more details on our benefits and our agile working approach can be found on our website.


We are Blood Cancer UK, and we want to change the world for all blood cancer patients. Every year we stop more people dying of blood cancer and our researchers are even working to stop people developing blood cancer in the first place.
We're the UK's specialist blood cancer charity and our vision is clear: we’re here to beat blood cancer and we’ve been working to do this since 1960. 
We fund world-class research; provide information and support to patients and their loved ones; and raise awareness of blood cancer. Since 1960 we have invested more than £500 million in blood cancer research in the UK. Where we’ve invested, survival rates and quality of life have improved.
We’re proud to say that UK blood cancer research leads the world, thanks to the money we’ve been able to invest because of our supporters and fundraising. But we still have so much more to do: blood cancer is the 5th most common cancer and sadly it is the 3rd biggest cancer killer in the UK claiming more lives than either breast or prostate cancer. 
We improve the lives of blood cancer patients with cancers such as leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma because we believe everyone should be able to live their life to the full. We’ve been working to beat blood cancer for 60 years and we won’t stop until we do. Be a part of our story and help us change the world.

We are committed to actively promoting equality, diversity, and inclusivity. Read our statement which reflects our strong drive to change in this area.
To this end we would welcome approaches from qualified individuals from underrepresented groups, including Black, Asian, and Ethnic minority communities, and applicants with a disability, to better reflect the community we serve and help broaden our perspectives.

You can read some examples of how we can support you through the application and interview process here.