London, Greater London
£23,760 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Be part of an amazing team and 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!

Last year Hestia supported over 10,000 adults and children across London and the South East to a life beyond crisis, including victims of modern slavery, women and children who have experienced domestic abuse, young care leavers and older people.  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;
  • Everyone’s Business programme that puts employers at the heart of tackling domestic abuse; or
  • Counselling programme for survivors of modern slavery and volunteer-led, long-term support through the Phoenix project.

We are looking for a committed fundraiser to join our lively fundraising team that sits within Hestia’s Fundraising, Communications and Campaigns Department. This is a good opportunity for someone wanting to work across a range of fundraising approaches and interested in service innovation and social media.

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:

  • Demonstrable experience of working in a fundraising role and awareness of fundraising good practice (incl. GDPR); with knowledge of fundraising in a social care and health context a plus.
  • Track record of success in developing project proposals and applying to trusts and foundations for grants of up to £50k.
  • Resourceful and tenacious in carrying out funder research across multiple sources.
  • Experience in tracking project outcomes and producing high quality monitoring reports.
  • Strong communication skills (verbal and written), and demonstrable relationship building skills with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Organised and diligent in all aspects of work, and able to work to tight deadlines and manage multiple tasks.
  • Numerate with solid ability to prepare project budgets.
  • Good IT skills (MS Word, Excel), previous experience of using fundraising CRM systems a plus.
  • Skilled in use of MS Office packages, particularly MS Word and Excel.
  • Self-motivated, confident and able to navigate a complex organisation.
  • Empathy with and understanding of Hestia’s charitable causes and values.
  • Knowledge and understanding of safeguarding issues and ability to address them appropriately.

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 Bridge, London

Salary:£23,760 per annum

Hours: 39 hours per week

Contract: Permanent

Working Pattern: Monday to Friday, Flexi time (core hours 10am-4pm)

Closing date: 7 June 2020

Interview date: Around 10 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
  • Travel/Season Ticket Loans
More about Hestia

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

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Posted on: 19 May 2020
Closed date: 07 June 2020
Tags: Communications, PR, Fundraising

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