Windle International seeks Fundraising Manager

Windle International is looking for a highly-skilled and motivated Fundraising Manager to create and lead on the fundraising strategy for the organisation – helping people who have been affected by conflict and marginalisation in East Africa to get a quality education, so that they can contribute to sustainable development and the creation of peaceful societies. 

Job title: Fundraising Manager
Reports to: Chief Executive
Location:  Oxford, UK – home working within the UK may be considered, with regular time in the office required
Salary: £32,000
Hours: Full time
Contract: Permanent

Windle International (WI) is an international NGO, comprised of independent charitable organisations – our members – based in and operating across East Africa, the UK, the US, and Canada.
Starting from humble beginnings in 1977 with the establishment of Windle International Kenya in Nairobi by founder Dr Hugh Austin Windle Pilkington, we now operate in Kenya, Uganda, Sudan, South Sudan, Somalia, the UK, the US, and Canada.


Together, we empower refugees and people affected by conflict to achieve their academic potential, and contribute to sustainable development, by acting as a lead provider of quality education and training. We run education and vocational training programmes, manage Early Childhood Development and Vocational Training Centres, primary and secondary schools, and deliver undergraduate and postgraduate scholarship programmes. Our vision is a world in which every child has the opportunity through education and training to make the most of their potential and contribute to sustainable development.



Windle International is the umbrella organisation responsible for representing, supporting and coordinating Windle’s work at an international level. Windle is at a crucial time in its development, and we have exciting plans to build on our reputation for being a trusted and well-respected organisation and to increase support for our work. We are seeking a highly-skilled Fundraising Manager who has significant experience of fundraising, including proven track record of writing successful proposals, negotiating, winning and delivering partnerships with, and funds from, charitable trusts and foundations, companies, individuals, and major donors. Experience of delivering successful fundraising campaigns would be an asset.


This is a newly-created and pivotal position, and the successful post-holder will work closely with the recently appointed Communications and Advocacy Officer who is based in Oxford, UK. The role is part of a small, dedicated and friendly team and will have a lot of autonomy. It will involve close collaboration with the leadership and senior staff in our member offices in East Africa and Europe, and the trustees of the organisation. The role will require national (UK) and international travel. We welcome applications from people seeking to work from home, provided they can commit to spending regular time in the office in Oxford.


This is a fantastic opportunity for the right candidate to play a significant role in shaping the organisation’s fundraising strategy whilst generating immediate impact. If you have a passion for humanitarian work, are experienced in setting up a prospect pipeline, managing partnerships and securing funding, we would love to hear from you.

Download the Fundraising Manager Detailed Job Description for more information and details of how to apply for this role. 

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