Appeal Project Manager, UK Aid Match (Fixed-Term)

Fundraising and Communications

Orbis UK is seeking an Appeal Project Manager to oversee the launch and delivery of our ‘See My Future’ appeal, which will run from 25 March-24 June 2019. The appeal benefits from UK Aid Match, which is an initiative of the UK government where all charitable donations to the successful charity are doubled for a three month period.

Orbis is an international eye care charity that prevents and treats avoidable blindness and visual impairment.

Of the 253 million people in the world who are blind or visually impaired, 75% have conditions that are preventable or treatable. We screen for and treat eye conditions, raise awareness about eye health, and train and mentor local eye care teams in Africa, Asia and Latin America, where most of those people live.

We do this through our long-term programmes as well as on the Orbis Flying Eye Hospital, a state-of-the-art ophthalmic teaching hospital on board a customised aircraft.

You will be joining Orbis UK at an exciting time as we have rapidly grown over the past few years, with our income increasing from under £3million in 2010 to over £8million in 2017. We are also in the midst of an organisational wide digital transformation programme. We are looking to innovate and adapt to ensure we are best placed to succeed in a digital climate. Every member of the organisation is involved in this process and your input will be vital.

About the role


Appeal Project Manager, UK Aid Match


Fundraising and Communications (team of 15)

Reports to:

Head of Communications


London, UK (near Monument)


Full time, 37.5 hours per week


£30,000-£35,000 per annum (depending on experience)

Contract length:

Six month fixed term contract

The main responsibilities of this role include:

  • Coordinating all of the appeal activities
  • Chairing and coordinating project group meetings
  • Delivery of plans on time and to budget
  • Ensuring appeal objectives are met
  • Main point of contact for the Social Change Agency (the agency contracted by the Department for International Development (DFID) to manage the appeal)

The successful candidate will have a proven track record in project management for similar campaigns. You will have excellent organisation skills and be a confident and articulate communicator. Experience of working in a marketing, communications or fundraising environment is essential.

Benefits of working for Orbis UK

Before completion of probation:

  • 22 days holiday plus three days between Christmas and New Year

  • Life Assurance

  • Employee Assistance Programme

  • E-learning Courses

  • Social Activities
  • Access to low-cost gym within the building

After completion of probation:

  • Matched employer pension contribution up to a maximum of 10% of basic salary

  • Flexi-time

  • Interest-free season ticket loan

Application and interviews

Location: London

Closing Date: midday, Monday 7 January 2019

First Interviews: Thursday 10 January 2019

Start date: ASAP

All applicants must have the legal right to live and work in the UK. Successful applicants may be subject to an enhanced DBS check. Unfortunately, we won’t be able to reply to all applications, so if you haven’t heard from us by the close of Monday 7 January, your application has not been successful. An understanding of GDPR regulations and how to maintain compliance is essential.

Orbis UK is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from any suitably qualified persons. We will ensure that no job applicant receives less favourable treatment either directly or indirectly, on the grounds of age, race, disability, gender, marital status, religion or faith or sexual orientation.

Application is via curriculum vitae and covering letter, to Nathalie Pinel-Miller, Business Support Manager, Orbis UK, 10 Lower Thames Street, London EC3R 6AF or by email to [email protected].