NW1, London
Up to £36,000 (negotiable)
Permanent, Full-time
Job description


The Helen Bamber Foundation (HBF) is a pioneering Human Rights charity supporting refugees and asylum seekers who are survivors of extreme human cruelty. The people we work with have been subjected to atrocities including state-sponsored torture, human trafficking, religious and political persecution, forced labor, sexual exploitation, and gender-based and ‘honor-based violence. Recognizing the complexity of each client’s suffering and needs, HBF offers specialist services within a Model of Integrated Care encompassing: therapy; medical advice; legal protection; counter-trafficking support; housing and welfare advice; and community and integration.

 HBF exists to ensure that all survivors of trafficking and torture are free and healthy (both physically and mentally), are safe, are protected from re-victimization, detention, and poverty, and have the ability and agency to integrate in and contribute to the communities around them. HBF also uses its unique expertise to drive change and improve practice and policy for all survivors.

 We are innovative, ambitious, and compassionate. The bravery and resilience of our clients is an inspiration to all the team at HBF.


This exciting role is responsible for delivering income from a range of donors and prospects, with a focus on trusts and foundations and corporate foundations, through the overall management and growth of a successful grants program. We are looking for an ambitious and strategic fundraiser with a proven track record of raising significant funds from charitable trusts and foundations, who, alongside our existing team, will help to grow and develop this area of fundraising for the Helen Bamber Foundation. The post holder will have a proven eye for detail, an analytical nature, and a flair for writing successful applications.

As Grants Manager, you will be reporting to the Head of Fundraising and Communications and will be supporting them and the Director of Fundraising and Communications to achieve ambitious but realistic income targets. The post holder will perform a wide range of responsibilities, such as researching prospects, developing bespoke proposals (including complex budgets), stewarding existing funding relationships and driving new business. You will also be responsible for reporting on grants, including the management of data required for measurement and evaluation.

We are looking for a proactive and collaborative fundraiser, who is committed to helping achieve the income requirements for HBF and who can react and respond creatively to the operational and financial needs of the charity.

HBF is an equal opportunity and Living Wage employer. We are committed to attracting and recruiting diverse candidates as we are keen to make sure that our staff, trustees, volunteers, and ambassadors reflect the communities we serve and the wider community we work in at every level within the organization. 

Please note that the successful candidate will be offered the job subject to suitable references and a DBS (CRB) check.

Please submit an up-to-date CV and a short covering letter outlining how your skills and experience match the listed duties, responsibilities and person specification to Alexandra Ciucu, Head of Fundraising and Communications by 9 am on Monday, 8th October 2021. Interview date TBC.  Please note exceptional candidates may be contacted before the deadline.

We regret that we can only respond to applicants who make it to the interview stage. No agencies, please.

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Refreshed on: 15 October 2021
Closed date: 25 October 2021
Tags: Fundraising