UK Development Manager

Classification: Full time
Location: Remote
Reports to: Development Director (UK based)
Salary: The transparent, formula-based salary range for this position is approximately £33,000 - £51,000. The salary offered will be determined according to a salary scale which takes into account years of experience, location, job category, and other factors.
Benefits: 20 annual leave days, plus bank holidays and the week of Christmas - New Years

About T1International
T1International is a global grassroots patient advocacy organization led by people with and impacted by diabetes, with a focus on type 1 diabetes. We believe in a world where everyone with type 1 diabetes has the opportunity to thrive, with affordable and sustainable access to the medicine and supplies they need. We are patient led in our work and values, and our team and community reflect a range of allies and impacted communities from caregivers, to parents, to partners, and those committed to health equity work. T1International (T1I) is leading the charge in the fight for affordable insulin and supplies worldwide. We do not accept funding from the pharmaceutical industry or any medical device manufacturer to maintain our independence and ability to speak out freely.

About the role
The role of the Development Manager is to further solidify our income generation activity, to diversify our funding portfolio across both our UK and US entities and significantly reduce our dependence on a single funder in each. This role will focus on and create significant year on year growth from major ($/£500+) gifts as well as supporting us to expand our grant funding for both entities. This is a new role so there will be growing and learning on all sides, and we are looking for someone who is a self starter and who will work to build out the role in collaboration with the rest of the Development Team (UK based Development Director and US based Development Coordinator).

This role will report to the Development Director, who oversees both the UK and USA fundraising strategies and will work closely with the Development Coordinator. T1I is a remote office environment; you will collaborate with colleagues who are based across the United States and the United Kingdom. You should be prepared to either work from home or a location of your choosing and will need to have flexibility to occasionally work evenings and weekends to assist with timezone alignment.


Major Gifts

  • Build and implement a comprehensive major donor engagement programme
  • Steward all major givers, ensuring regular communication between donors and T1I team
  • Identify new prospects and create bespoke cultivation strategies as required
  • Develop tools and resources to support prospecting and cultivation efforts e.g. Wealth Engine
  • Assess all donors against the organization’s Ethical Fundraising criteria
  • Raise £10,000 and $55,000 from new and existing major donors in 2022

Grant Writing

  • Research and propose potential new funding sources
  • Create cultivation strategies for relationships building as required
  • Draft expressions of interest and grant proposals
  • Undertake reporting for selected funders in collaboration with the Development Director and Programme Team
  • Manage the funding pipeline to ensure it is regularly updated and accurate
  • Ensure accurate record keeping of all grants received including timelines, reporting schedules, and other key deadlines
  • Support the Development Director to raise £120,000 and $40,000 in new grants in 2022

Administrative Duties

  • Support with the day to day and future developments of the CRM system (Salesforce)
  • Manage the organisation’s online presence and ensure annual updates are made to our relevant information platforms e.g. Guidestar
  • Support the rest of the Development Team with donor stewardship and wider fundraising activities as required to ensure we hit our collective fundraising targets of £455,000 for the UK entity and $950,000 for the US entity

Person Specifications

  • At least 4 years relevant fundraising experience within an organisation of a similar size/model
  • Knowledgeable in fundraising best practices and willingness to stay aware of current trends, with commitment to the high ethical and professional standards
  • Experienced in major donor prospecting and building stewardship models from scratch
  • Experienced in grant writing and management, with success in securing grants of >£/$20,000
  • Able to demonstrate a track record of growing multiple funding sources in a small team
  • Attentive to detail while managing multiple projects and deadlines
  • Able to work efficiently and independently as well as collaborate effectively with others; we are looking for a self-starter who can take projects forward and is willing to ask for help when needed
  • Good problem-solving skills and a proactive, positive attitude with sound judgment, flexibility, determination, and good humor within a young and growing team and organisation
  • Willingness to chip in and support various aspects of fundraising in our small team with limited capacity
  • Has a commitment to and knowledge of health policy and socio-economic issues, and a strong understanding of intersectionality, racial justice, and gender equity and ability to work effectively with diverse stakeholders
  • Passionate about patient issues and the need to bring the patient voice to the forefront
  • Able to demonstrate a commitment to centering racial equity and inclusion into fundraising practices and organizational culture

To apply
Please submit to [email protected]:

  1. Resume (2 pages max)
  2. A sample of relevant material(s) you have created that you think best showcases your experience for this role
  3. Cover Letter addressing person specifications (2 pages max)

Please be mindful of length; we encourage any attachments to be under 3 pages. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Ideal candidates will be available to start as soon as possible. Please note that this job posting will be live through April 1, 2022, we will be contacting candidates on a rolling basis during this time. The application process will include a phone screening, at least two video interviews by Google Meet, as well as at least one task based exercise related to this role and your experience, and reference checks.

Please, no calls or emails—we will be in touch if we think you might be a fit for this position.

As a patient-centered organization, we especially encourage people who have diabetes to apply. We are also an equal opportunity employer, so we strongly encourage people of color, people with disabilities, people with diverse sexual orientations, gender expressions and identities to apply.