Brixton, Greater London
Job description

Compliments of The House are a small, grassroots, charity initiative that reduce food waste, in turn, whilst simultaneously feeding people in need. Alongside this, we run a Back to Work Scheme to aid our guests in securing employment. We do all of this for FREE, and are looking for a passionate individual, who would take advantage of an opportunity to increase their skill-set, and gain varied experience in the third sector. Due to the nature of remote working, please only apply if you have relevant experience in fundraising.

What will I be doing? 

  • Researching new ways to secure funds

  • Drafting application forms for government and foundation funding 

  • Maintaining and developing the supporter base of donors and volunteers; ensuring that supporter details and contact histories are updated

  • Securing patroens and traffic to donation site

  • Liasing with other team members such as the Social Media and Marketing Co-ordinator to utilise platforms for gifts 

  • Thanking donors via letter, email and phone. 

What impact will my work have? 

  • Your contribution to Compliments of The House will aid this venture in securing funds and raising our platform, enabling us to serve the community and to increase our outreach with expansion. 

  • Therefore, directly resulting in reducing food waste, helping the environment, feeding people in need, and aiding in guests securing employment. 

What skills do I need?

  • Good level of written and spoken English

  • Basic numeracy skills

  • Basic computer skills

  • Self motivated, organised, and a positive attitude

  • Experience in fundraising/ writing grant applications

What will I gain personally? 

  • A role which provides a wide variety of valuable experience for today’s job market, particularly in the competitive charity sector  

  • An opportunity to take part in a grassroots charity initiative that makes a real difference to the community

  • A chance to become part of our close-knit community family! Which is full of passionate and dedicated like-minded individuals 

When can I start? 

  • Immediately

  • 3 to 4 days a week, 10-5 - can discuss flexibility options

  • Located in Brixton office - can be flexible 


Volunteer Testimonials 

'COTH provides an amazing service, providing food and support to those in need, whilst encouraging sustainability. Sinead the founder does an absolutely incredible job in running coth and is so dedicated. I love volunteering there, over time I have felt a real sense of community between other volunteers and service users, and have grown in confidence. It has been an invaluable experience working with sinead, and I feel passionately about reducing food waste and our impacts on the environment. Most importantly it is about solidarity, supporting and helping one another, especially in this time of high homelessness and inequality in London.' - Kristen, Kingston University Student

“Ever since I moved to London 2 years ago, I noticed the increasing issue of homelessness. What Sinead [Founder/Director] does is great, my work with RefuAid working with refugees and asylum seekers means we work with a lot of clients who are at risk of homelessness.  So, I understand that these incitatives need to be in place for people, in their time of greatest need. It is such a great programme that reduces food waste, and it is, not just a soup kitchen repurposing food that would be thrown away. It has that social element, supportive of those in the community and with a wider societal impact.” - Niamh, RefuAid Employee


If you have any queries concerning this role, please get in contact, and we will be happy to answer your questions.


More about Compliments of The House
Compliments of The House

Compliments of The House are an unfunded, small, grassroots charity initiative, that collects restaurant quality, surplus food. We simultaneous... Read more

Refreshed on: 26 April 2020
Closed date: 10 June 2020
Tags: Admin, Fundraising