Established in 2002, Greenhouse Sports charity is leading the fight for a future where London’s young people are supported and empowered, whatever their challenges, through sport. We coach and mentor young people from deprived backgrounds because the crisis for children living in deprivation is real and it is urgent. Children from the poorest families are 3 times more likely to not participate in any extra-curricular activities compared to those from wealthier families, and they lack many opportunities that are available to their wealthier peers. They are more likely to leave school with no qualifications, be excluded from school get involved in crime and gang violence and suffer from mental health issues.
Greenhouse are here to make sure they get the best possible chance to do well in life and have the resilience to overcome life’s difficulties. We run extracurricular breakfast, lunch and after-school clubs at mainstream and special educational needs schools across London. Young people who have the opportunity to play sport regularly and be mentored by coaches who are role-models, become adults who have confidence, resilience and leadership potential.
Join us in our fight for young people in London. For many, London is a great place for children to grow up in. Greenhouse Sports wants London to be a great place for all children to grow up.
Greenhouse Sports raises most of its funding through private sources to sustain our projects that work with over 7,000 young people every year. In the last three years the fundraising team have worked with a very well connected fundraising committee to increase annual income by 33% as well as successfully raising £26m for a capital campaign. This is an exciting time for this established, creative team to run with an exciting new strategy which opens up new opportunities to engage existing and prospective donors.
Philanthropy has played a significant part in our income for a number of years, and this new role within a highly successful team will capitalise on success to date and develop a thriving, sustainable income stream for the charity. Key areas of focus for us over the next 12-months are developing tailored engagement plans for target donor audiences, and launching a legacy proposition.
The role will focus on identifying, qualifying and planning approaches to key individuals within and outside of our networks. We need you to have exceptional project management skills to oversee complex pipelines and the ability to develop new ideas to increase philanthropic income. In this role you will be responsible for building relationships with, and most importantly, enabling senior stakeholders (DoF, CEO, trustees, committee members) to generate income from individuals to achieve the fundraising target of £800k for 21-22. You will develop comprehensive stewardship plans for your relationships and effectively manage the senior team to support these plans.
The ideal candidate will be a self-starter who enjoys working proactively and independently with the ability to see projects through. You will have a successful track record of meeting ambitious income targets and have proven experience of identifying, cultivating and recruiting new supporters. You will also have experience of securing gifts from high net worth individuals and have excellent relationship-building and influencing skills.
All Greenhouse Sports employees are provided with comprehensive Continuous Professional Development support and are expected to commit fully to Greenhouse's Safeguarding & Child Protection policy.
Please send your CV and Cover Letter
Please be aware that late applications will not be accepted and your application will not be considered without a Cover Letter. We will be reviewing applications from the job advert opening date, so we recommend applying early to avoid missing the opportunity.
Skills and ability testing will also form part of the selection process
Greenhouse Sports is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children therefore applicants must be willing to undergo child protection training and screening including an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check and obtaining satisfactory references from past employers.