Hatfield, Hertfordshire
£26,000 - £28,000 per year
Contract, Full-time
Job description

Are you keen to be part of a growing charity with a focus on making a difference to vulnerable young people in your local area?

Herts Young Homeless work with 16-24 year olds who are homeless, at risk of homelessness, those aged 10-15 whose families are at risk of relationship breakdown and those aged 18+ who are in housing need and have mental health and substance misuse problems. Last year we were able to directly support 2,495 young people and engaged with nearly 9,000 schoolchildren on the realities of leaving home. Our focus is on preventing homelessness by empowering young people to make positive informed choices, through a range of free, countywide, specialist preventative and crisis services.


Position Purpose and key responsibilities:

  • Manage, develop and evaluate hyh’s corporate fundraising strategy to deliver the targeted income for 2021 focusing on supporting Charity Partners and developing new corporate support on behalf of hyh.
  • Contribute to hyh’s overall Fundraising strategy as a member of the Fundraising Team
  • Manage a portfolio of existing corporate accounts, providing exceptional supporter care and delivering successful partnerships
  • Develop new corporate businesses and provide exceptional supporter care
  • Inspire, motivate and develop the team’s staff and volunteer workforce and maximise their contribution
  • Update donor contact databases and website
  • Day-to-day responsibility for managing relationships and communications with a portfolio of existing corporate partners, ensuring exceptional supporter care
  • Supporting the development and delivery of partner fundraising and associated activities, attending in person where required
  • Develop and deliver effective PR, communications and engagement activities working closely with the Fundraising and Communication Manager and Fundraising team
  • Provide written reports to corporate partners as required
  • Grow and develop income from regular donations through payroll giving
  • Work closely with the Events Officer to maximise the effectiveness of engagement and stewardship events in supporting the development of existing and prospective relationships
  • Research, approach and develop new corporate partnership opportunities as agreed with the Fundraising and Communications Manager, managing a pipeline of corporate fundraising activity
  • Develop, write and present persuasive and innovative proposals in conjunction with colleagues
  • Work with the Fundraising and Communications Manager to produce communication plans that ensure online and offline media coverage, with the appropriate call to action for corporate partner fundraising activities and events
  • Confidently present the key messages of hyh and encourage support via a variety of media including; informal conversations, networking, presentations, written literature, monthly newsletters and website copy
  • Be the Fundraising Lead for planning and executing the annual The Big Give campaign.
  • Recruit, train, develop and assist fundraising volunteers to support activities
  • Manage relationships with corporate partners stewarding them where possible to become long-term supporters of hyh
  • Set and monitor budgets, in conjunction with the Fundraising and Communications Manager, for corporate partners and ensure they are delivered on target
  • Ensure that all activities are cost effective as possible, monitoring expenditure to ensure the best possible ROI and profit
  • Use eTapestry, the fundraising database, to effectively administer and manage fundraising activities
  • Produce post-event evaluations and future recommendations for all activities/events
  • Manage corporate fundraising administration ensuring that all donations and income is correctly recorded, tracked and thanked


  • Relevant corporate fundraising, sales or account management experience
  • Successful track record of generating c. £90k through corporate and events fundraising with strong understanding of different fundraising streams
  • Proven ability to engage, inspire and enthuse a range of businesses to raise funds and nurture relationships
  • Highly motivated with the ability to work using own initiative and as part of a team
  • A commitment to undertake training where required and an enthusiasm for new challenges and experiences
  • An understanding and commitment to equal opportunities and anti-discriminatory practice
  • Excellent communicator in formal and informal communications, both verbally and in writing, to all stakeholders
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to build rapport
  • Communicate sensitively; negotiating effectively to generate major support among people from diverse backgrounds and all levels
  • Approachable, creative, ‘can-do’ attitude
  • Excellent relationship management skills, with ability to motivate and inspire others
  • Creative thinking, imaginative and entrepreneurial attitude towards fundraising
  • Ability to motivate others and work as part of a team
  • IT literate with experience of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Outlook, and databases
  • Ability to work independently and as a team player
  • A commitment to hyh’s values namely; professional, passionate, responsive and collaborative
  • Willingness to work flexibly where required
  • A full driving licence



  • Experience of developing fundraising or communications initiatives to achieve targets
  • Preparing and monitoring income and expenditure budgets, financial projections and financial management information
  • Experience of using a CRM database to support relationship management
  • Good numerical skills
  • Good understanding of prospect research methods
  • Knowledge of Canva, Mailchimp and Hootsuite
  • Understanding of database query, and reporting


If you are hardworking, conscientious and take pride in doing a job well, then we would like to hear from you.

This post is classed as having a high degree of contact with children or young adults and is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. An enhanced disclosure will be sought through the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) as part of Herts Young Homeless’ pre-employment checks.

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Herts Young Homeless Group

hyh is an independent charity that has been supporting vulnerable people in Hertfordshire for over 15 years. We have offices t... Read more

Refreshed on: 15 April 2021
Closing date: 02 May 2021
Job ref: SM247
Tags: Fundraising
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