Key Relationships Manager

Key Relationships Manager

Are you that magical combination – a skilled project and people manager? Do you want to use your fundraising and/or marketing experience to support mission and help change lives around the world and in the UK? Then read on!

  • Permanent, full-time post (35 hours a week)
  • Based at CMS House, Oxford, with up to two days’ flexibility for home working (currently CMS employees are working from home three to four days a week)
  • Starting salary £37,885 to £41,865 depending on experience, with a generous pension contribution: up to 15 per cent employer contribution on annual salary

We particularly welcome applications from women and/or individuals from minority groups as they are currently underrepresented within our organisation at this level. All appointments are made on merit of skill, experience and potential as laid down in the job description and person specification.

Your role

You will lead and shape Church Mission Society’s key relationships fundraising strategy, by inspiring, informing and engaging vital Christian audiences, including major donors, churches and trusts, with CMS’s purpose to make disciples of Jesus in unexpected places and spaces. You will build on the good work that has been done in this area by helping us get to know these audiences more, strengthening relationships and increasing income and engagement among existing and new supporters.

The organisation you’ll be joining

Church Mission Society is comprised of people who are passionate about mission and fired up about helping people follow Jesus. For over 200 years CMS has been at the forefront of global mission, living out the gospel of Jesus, seeing lives changed and communities transformed. If you join CMS you will find an organisation that has been reinvigorated with a fresh vision to make disciples of Jesus among people at the edges, both in the UK and around the world.

What you’ll need to succeed

The successful candidate will have a marketing or fundraising background, and be an engaging communicator, an adept project manager and a relational leader. You will have proven experience of leading teams and projects and meeting income targets. You’ll be adaptable and analytical, with an open and inquisitive nature.

It is also a requirement for this post holder to be a committed and practising Christian, enthusiastic about the aims and values of CMS.

Further details can be found in the job description and person specification available to download below.

Our commitment to you

Our core values of being pioneering, relational, faithful and evangelistic are integral to everything we do, and we work hard to ensure that every member of staff is valued, supported and encouraged to continually learn and develop their skills.

To apply

Please send your application form and CV to or by post to HR Team, CMS, Watlington Road, Oxford OX4 6BZ. CVs will only be considered when sent with a completed application form (download below). Please be sure to save a copy of the application form to your device. If you have any issues downloading or opening the form please contact our HR team for assistance. See the application guide for further advice.

CMS is committed to recruiting, retaining and developing a workforce that reflects at all grades the diverse communities that we serve. Therefore we ask that you complete the Equality and Diversity Monitoring form and send it to

As a member of the Inter-agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme, CMS has committed to systematically check with previous employers from at least the last five years for any ‘SEAH’ (Sexual Exploitation, Abuse or Harassment) issues relating to all potential new hires.

Candidates for all UK roles must already be eligible to work in the UK, with a valid visa and work permit if required.