Dementia UK staff

Job vacancies

Thank you for your interest in joining Dementia UK. We’re a passionate and collaborative organisation with a really positive atmosphere. We’re a diverse team and have a shared interest in the provision of excellent dementia care. Contact recruitment@dementiauk.org if you’d like to find out more about working for Dementia UK.


Corporate Partnerships Executive

Reporting to: Corporate Development Manager

Location:  Leeds (Partnership Head Office) with option to be home-based up to 3 days / week

Hours of Work 37.5 hours / week

Contract: Full time           

Salary: £28,000

There are currently over 850,000 people living with dementia in the UK, and this is expected to increase to 1 million by 2021, and 2 million by 2050.

In response to this, Dementia UK provides specialist dementia support for families through our Admiral Nurse service. When things get challenging or difficult for people with dementia and their families, Admiral Nurses work alongside them, giving the one-to-one support, expert guidance and practical solutions that people need. The unique dementia expertise and experience an Admiral Nurse brings is a lifeline – it helps everyone in the family to live more positively with dementia in the present, and to face the challenges of tomorrow with more confidence and less fear.

The charity has seen significant income growth over the past four years (income has doubled to almost £10 million), and we have ambitious plans to maintain this growth so we can significantly increase the number of Admiral Nurses, and the specialist support they provide.

Corporate fundraising will play a key part of this expansion as a key income stream for the charity. Corporate fundraising income at Dementia UK has seen considerable growth over the last few years and we have established strategic partnerships with a number of major companies across a range of sectors. To continue to grow this vital income stream, and ensure the success of our strategic long-term partnerships, we are creating a new position within the team.

Download the job description here.

To apply, please send a covering letter describing your suitability for the role alongside your CV to recruitment@dementiauk.org 

Closing date: 5pm 16th February

Interview date: 25th and 26th Feb in Leeds


Head of Community & Challenge Events Fundraising

Reporting to: Director of Fundraising & Communications

Location: Office based, London minimum 3 days a week

Hours of Work: 37.5 hours per week

Contract: Full time, Permanent

Salary: c. £50,000 – depending on experience

Benefits: 33 days annual leave, plus bank holidays; contributory pension; cycle to work scheme; season ticket loan

The Community & Challenge Events team is a vital part of delivering the income needed to meet these strategic aims as well as contributing to the communications and marketing necessary to raise awareness of Dementia UK and Admiral Nursing.

A Head of Community & Challenge Event Fundraising is needed to lead a team of 16 (9 office-based and 7 home-based across the UK) with three direct reports, providing experienced leadership and focused on the challenge of achieving financial income targets whilst maintaining the values and culture of a services-led organisation. This role will require management skills to provide motivation to bring out the best performances at the individual and team level.

The Head of Community & Challenge Events Fundraising will be a key contributor to achieving the 2020 – 2025 Fundraising strategy: focusing on using audience insight to develop an organisational supporter engagement programme, increasing brand awareness and effectiveness of messaging for fundraising and becoming a £15m charity by end 2025/26 to meet the organisational strategic aim of providing access to an Admiral Nurse to every family who needs one.

Download the job description here.

To apply, please complete the candidate questions and send these alongside your CV and cover letter to recruitment@dementiauk.org 

Closing date: 5pm on 29 January 2020

Interview date: 10/11 February 2020 – tbc


Regional Fundraiser (South East)

Reporting to: Regional Fundraising Manager

Location: Homebased, with time in office and around region

Hours of Work: 37.5 hours per week   

Contract: Full time, maternity leave contract (12 months) from early March 2020

Salary: c. £28,500

Benefits: 33 days annual leave, plus bank holidays; contributory pension; cycle to work scheme; season ticket loan

The charity has seen significant income growth over the past four years, (income has more than doubled to over £9m), and we have ambitious plans to maintain this growth so we can significantly increase the number of Admiral Nurses, and the specialist support they provide.

Community Fundraising will play a key part in this expansion, as a key income stream for the charity. The charity is very invested in community fundraising and there is a great deal of support for the team (and post holders) to help them continue this growth. This is a great opportunity for someone to have a real impact and make their mark across their region, raising vital funds and awareness.

Download the job description here.

To apply, please complete the candidate questions and send these alongside  your CV and cover letter to recruitment@dementiauk.org 

Closing date: 5pm on 24th January 2020

Interview date: 3rd/4th February 2020