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Working for Rays of Sunshine:

Since 2003 Rays of Sunshine has been brightening the lives of children with a serious or life-limiting illness. We give brave young people across the UK the chance to put their illness on hold, experience happiness, and create precious memories. Our work includes: granting life-changing wishes; activity days and development projects at children’s hospitals and hospices; and organising group outings and events.

In 2018, our work touched the lives of 30,000 children and their families.

Demand for our service has increased by 100% since 2011 and we get no statutory funding. Our vision is to grant the growing number of wishes, and provide greater access to resources, support and information for all families who need our help.

Current Vacancies:

Interim Community Fundraising and Engagement Manager (maternity cover)

  • Job Title: Interim Community Fundraising and Engagement Manager (maternity cover)
  • Fixed term contract: 12 months (with possible extension)
  • Reporting to: General Manager and Director of Communications
  • Responsible for: maximising fundraising from local organisations, schools, Universities, community groups and supporters across the UK
  • Location: Based in the office at 304 Regents Park Road, Finchley N3 2JX
  • Hours: 9.30 – 5.30pm
  • Salary: Competitive, upon application
  • To apply, please send your CV to

We’re looking for someone who is highly proactive and experienced in identifying Community Fundraising opportunities – including building excellent relationships and engaging campaigns – to join our passionate and dedicated team.

The successful candidate will have vision and will deliver and build on a strategy for engaging existing and new community supporters, to unlock the significant potential of this fundraising stream.

For more information, please download the full job description here: Job description Community Fundraising and Engagement Manager May 2019