NW1, London
£45,000 per year
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 trafficking and torture. The people we work with have been subjected to atrocities including state-sponsored torture, human trafficking, religious and political persecution, forced labour, sexual exploitation, and gender-based and ‘honour-based’ violence. Recognising 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 & 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-victimisation, 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. 

In 2020, HBF adopted a group structure: the HBF Group is dynamic, innovative and responsive to the changing and often urgent needs of our client population. Asylum Aid has been the first affiliate to join the HBF Group, delivering expert legal services to our client population, who are routinely denied access to high quality legal support. Asylum Aid are a thought leader in the sector and use their casework to seek strategic legal challenges and Judicial Review, and to seek policy changes within the UK asylum system.

We are innovative, ambitious and compassionate. The bravery and resilience of our clients is an inspiration to everyone in the Helen Bamber Foundation Group.


The role has three primary purposes.

To support income and communications growth

Supporting the Director of Fundraising and CEO to maximise income from new and existing high value accounts over 100k with a particular specialism writing applications and supporting strategic account management/donor journeys. To bring innovation and creativity in the development and progression of new and existing income streams, as well as communication campaigns including the creation of content to be used by the entire organisation.

Manage a successful fundraising team

Manage two fundraising executives with dotted line management of the Grant Manager. To join the senior management team (after probation) and support the Director of Fundraising and CEO to create fundraising propositions in line with the growth of the organisation, this will include an expected capital appeal and likely partnership and project funding.

To secure future income by building a Fundraising pipeline;

Network and pitch for new income at events, and meetings both independently and with the Director of Fundraising, focussing on the delivery of quality concept notes based on intelligence gathering. The successful candidate will also build future income through prospecting, research and fundraising and communication campaigns products and proposals.

You will need to have a passion for generating income and be creative and dynamic and successful candidates will need to have excellent writing and interpersonal communication skills. The person in the role will create and deliver collaborative applications with other human rights organisations primarily for large gifts and must be able to support and deliver the full application process from top to bottom in order to generate significant income independently as well as supporting the outcomes of the applications of others. The successful candidate will be expected to generate and maximise meetings with funders both independently and with the Director of Fundraising and CEO. The successful candidate will be an excellent manager, strategic thinker and a competent networker.   

HBF is an equal opportunities 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 organisation.   

Please note that the successful candidate will be offered the job subject to suitable references and a DBS check. This role will require disclosure of both the adult and child barring lists. If appointed, you will be required to give your consent to HBF to receive regular updates on your criminal records status throughout your employment.  

  Please submit an up to date CV and a covering letter by 9am 4th January 2021 by outlining your relevant skills and experience, as well as how your previous experience that matches the listed responsibilities and person specification to Gareth Holms, Please state in your covering letter when you would be available to start the role. Interviews are scheduled to be held in the week of the 11th January 2021  and will be conducted via Zoom. 

We particularly welcome applications from those from Black, Asian, Minority-Ethnic, refugee and migrant backgrounds. 

Our office is closed between 19th December 2020 and 3rd January 2021.  We regret that we can only respond to applicants who make it to the interview stage. No agencies. 

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Refreshed on: 20 December 2020
Closed date: 04 January 2021
Tags: Communications, PR, Fundraising

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