Blood Cancer UK • Homebased

Regional Relationships Manager - Home Counties South

Employment type:  Full time
Salary:  £36,420 / year

Remote-first – With Office Locations

Fully flexible hours

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Job Description

Over the last 60 years, our research has resulted in breakthroughs that have transformed treatments and saved many thousands of lives.

Thanks to breakthroughs funded by us and others, we are now at a point where a world in which no one dies as a result of blood cancer is within reach within the next generation. But for all the progress, 15,000 people in the UK still die of blood cancer every year, and there are many more who are counted as ‘surviving’ but still die before their time, either because of their cancer or from the effects of their treatment.

So everything we do in the next five years will be based on a simple belief – that every one of these deaths can ultimately be avoided.

The 2023-28 strategy sees significant growth across the Fundraising income streams, with the Regional Relationships Team playing a pivotal role in this income growth and the Regional Relationships Manager (Home Counties South) will be responsible for significantly growing income across their region.

You will be responsible for maintaining relationships with our current network of regional fundraising volunteers as well as significantly growing our volunteer, individual and community group network to support our strategy. 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. The regions include Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Kent, Sussex and Hampshire.

Key Responsibilities


  • Work with the Lead Regional Relationship Manager (South East) to devise and implement a Regional Relationships Strategy for the region and accompanying plans and budgets to grow net income in line with wider Regional Relationships 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 on building 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.
  • 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.
  • Build and manage internal and external relationships to create new income generating opportunities and maximise income.
  • Maintain an expert knowledge of best practice and trends in Regional Relationships Fundraising including networking within the charity sector.
  • Representing 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.


  • Carry out any other duties as appropriate, directed by the Lead Regional Relationships Manager


  • 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 or similar
  • 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 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

Company benefits

Open to part-time employees
Open to job sharing
Open to compressed hours
Enhanced maternity leave – Our maternity/shared parental/adoption offer is 12 weeks at full pay, 12 weeks at half pay, followed by 15 weeks at the statutory rate.
Enhanced paternity leave – Our paternity leave offer is 6 weeks at full pay.
Adoption leave
Shared parental leave
Work from anywhere scheme – For the vast majority of our roles, there is no requirement to work from one of our offices. We meet up as an organisation at 2-4 in-person events each year, such as all-staff away days.
30 days annual leave + bank holidays
Enhanced sick pay – Our enhanced sick pay offer is: Up to two years’ service: 4 weeks full pay and 4 weeks half pay After two years’ service: 12 weeks full pay and 12 weeks half pay
Pregnancy loss leave
Fertility treatment leave
Teambuilding days

The FlexScore® is the result of a rigorous 2-step verification of a company’s flexibility

First we assess the flexibility options Blood Cancer UK provides and then we anonymously survey a statistically significant proportion of their employees to make sure Blood Cancer UK is as flexible as they say they are. Our assessment is based on the six key elements of flexibility: location, hours, autonomy, benefits, role modelling and work-life balance.

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What employees are saying

"There has been a significant shift in our ways of working over the last few years. It feels as though it has become the norm to work as flexibly as you feel comfortable with. There are periods in the year where it gets extremely busy, but the skills we're developing in house are focused on time management and prioritisation to support all staff to feel confident to challenge or offer alternative solutions if capacity is stretched."

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