London, Greater London
£38,964 - £40,656 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Are you an energetic and talented fundraiser with an interest in innovation, including digital innovation and looking for an exciting and challenging role?

We are Hestia, a vibrant charity that has been supporting and empowering vulnerable adults and children since 1970. This year will mark our 50th anniversary so it is an exciting time to join us!

We have a strong track record with trusts and foundations and statutory funders. Highlights include: Digital products for domestic abuse prevention such as the Bright Sky app; Sport England backing for a Family Fitness to get children in Hestia’s domestic abuse refuges to improve their physical and mental health; or Counselling programme for survivors of modern slavery and volunteer-led, long-term support through the Phoenix project. We are looking for an established fundraiser to build on this excellent foundation, and help us meet our ambitious goals growth in the amount of money we raise from these sources. The focus of our new five-year strategy is on service transformation. This is an exciting and challenging role for an energetic and talented fundraiser with an interest in innovation, including digital innovation. The role sits within the multi-disciplinary Fundraising, Communications and Campaigns Department.

Hestia offer a culture of learning and development, with access to an extensive range of learning and development opportunities as well as genuine career progression.

In everything we do, we seek to be: respectful, genuine, dedicated, collaborative and courageous and if these values resonate with you, please apply.

We welcome applications from candidates with lived experience.

Hestia is proud to be a Disability Confident employer.

Strictly no agencies

Person specification:

  • Track record of success in raising five and six figure grants from trusts, foundations and statutory funders.
  • Ability to develop high quality proposals and monitoring reports tailored to funders’ requirements and criteria and well written.
  • Strong relationship management skills for the stewardship of new and existing funders.
  • Ability to build relationships with a wide range of colleagues, service users, volunteers and external stakeholders using a variety of communication methods.
  • Confident in working in a fast paced environment where the ability to find positive solutions to meet competing priorities is key.
  • Numerate with experience of preparing budgets.
  • Good attention to detail in all aspects of work e.g. maintaining accurate records, good grammar etc.
  • Previous experience of using fundraising CRM systems, ideally Donorfy.
  • Understanding of GDPR and other charity law as relates to fundraising.
  • Empathy with and understanding of Hestia’s charitable causes and values.
  • Skilled in use of MS Office packages, particularly MS Word and Excel.
  • Willing and able to work occasional evenings and weekends.
  • Knowledge and understanding of safeguarding issues and ability to address them appropriately.

If you want to do an ASYE and you fit the criteria Hestia will support you to join our existing programme.

In return we offer a competitive salary, a supportive working environment and a host of benefits including pension, employee discounts, 25 days holiday per annum (for full-time positions) plus the option to buy an additional 3 weeks, cycle to work scheme and season ticket loan.

Location: London

Salary: £38,964 rising to £40,656 per annum

Hours: 39 (all Managers may need to undertake on call duties during out of hours, for which they will be remunerated in addition to their salary).

Working Pattern: Monday to Friday

Closing date: 7th June 2020

Interview date: Around 11th June 2020

About Hestia

Hestia supports adults and children in crisis across London and the surrounding regions. We campaign and advocate nationally on the issues that affect them. This includes victims of modern slavery, women and children who have experienced domestic abuse, young care leavers and older people. From giving someone a home, to helping them to get the right mental health support, we support people at the moment of crisis and enable them to build a life beyond crisis. We are supported by more than 460 volunteers who provide specialist skills such as art therapy yoga, IT, gardening, cooking as well as befriending and fundraising.

We are proud to be the home of UK SAYS NO MORE, bringing together a diverse coalition of individuals, charities, businesses and public-sector organisations to campaign for an end to the domestic abuse and sexual violence.

In everything we do, we seek to be: respectful, genuine, dedicated, collaborative and courageous.


  • Company Mobile Phone
  • Company Pension
  • Competitive Salary
  • Employee Discounts
  • Generous Holiday
  • Great Working Environment
  • Healthcare No
  • In House Training
  • Laptop
  • Progression Opportunities
  • Recognised Qualifications
  • Travel/Season Ticket Loans
More about Hestia

At Hestia we support adults and children in times of crisis.

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Posted on: 26 May 2020
Closed date: 07 June 2020
Tags: Fundraising, Management

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