£35,000 pro-rata (including London Weighting) + Pension
Part-time, Temporary, 12 months
Job description

Home-Start London Partnerships & Fundraising Manager

Home-Start trains and supports volunteers to work alongside parents in their own home giving compassionate and confidential support, tailored to each family. 

Home-Start London is a consortium of 13 local Home-Starts operating across 24 London boroughs.

We are currently recruiting for a Partnerships & Fundraising Manager to join our small team. Working alongside the Home-Start London Director, you will develop a partnership plan that aims to establish new relationships and generate income to benefit the London Home-Start network. In doing so, you will maximise the value of these new partnerships and meet agreed targets.

As our ideal candidate, you will be able to work independently and bring enthusiasm and a clear vision to your work.  Experience of Fundraising, sales or account management in a charity or commercial sector is essential. You will need to be flexible and able to work with different audiences as required.

Please send a CV and covering letter outlining how your experience and how you meet the person specification. Interviews will be conducted via Zoom.

Home-Start is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff working with children and vulnerable adults to share this commitment. The offer of employment is subject to satisfactory references.

Place of work: Working from home with travel across London for meetings

Probation period: 3 months

Annual leave entitlement: 25 days per annum + bank holidays

Responsible to:  Director, Home-Start London  

This post is funded until 31/03/22, extension is subject to the availability of funding.

Job Description

Main responsibilities:

Researching potential partners to benefit the work of Home-Start in London

  • Work with the Director to develop a strategic programme of building strong, long-term relationships with potential partners/funders. Partners are likely to include:
    • Corporates
    • Foundations / Trusts
    • Housing associations
    • Delivery partners (statutory and non-statutory, directly or indirectly related to family support, health & wellbeing).
  • Understand key issues affecting Home-Start London members’ operations and how partnership opportunities would be beneficial. 
  • Identify and research opportunities to build new partnership links to secure new partners at a range of levels and collate findings into a partnership plan.

Establishing and maintaining relationships with partners

  • Meet with potential partners to present the overall work of Home-Start in London and the benefits of partnership working.
  • Managing contact and developing leads with partners.

Fundraising  through applications/ bids to statutory and non-statutory sources

  • Research and identify potential funding opportunities that sustain the work of Home-Start in London.
  • Work with the Director, to develop tailored partnership proposals for partners, including service delivery, volunteer engagement opportunities and funding requests.
  • Work with the Director to ensure that bids are adequately costed and risk assessed.

Promoting the work of Home-Start London

  • Liaising with the Marketing & Communications Freelancer to ensure key messaging relating to partnership development and fundraising campaigns is embedded in the monthly Communications Plan.

Networking and representing Home-Start London via relevant groups/networks

  • Identifying relevant pan-London and sub-regional networks to attend.
  • Representing Home-Start London on London networks/forums, raising awareness of the issues experienced by Home-Start families (from across the Capital).

Administration tasks relevant to the role

  • Developing individual partnership agreements and ensuring they are appropriately stewarded.
  • Identify and facilitate volunteering opportunities to increase engagement with existing and new corporate partners.
  • Maintain accurate paper and electronic records relating to/for all partners.
  • Keep partners updated on Home-Start London’s work, both through in-person meetings, regular updates and timely reports.
  • Update progress reports to feed into Home-Start London board reports.

The post holder may be required to undertake any other duties that fall within the nature of the role and responsibilities of the post as detailed above.   Any substantial or major changes will be negotiated.

Person Specification

Knowledge, skills, ability and experience

  • Experience of partnership working. (Essential)
  • Experience of Fundraising, sales or account management in a charity or commercial sector. (Essential)
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to build a strong rapport with a range of different stakeholders. (Essential)
  • Confident communicator - both in writing and verbally. (Essential).
  • Research skills, ability to analyse information, have an eye for detail and present information  logically and cohesively. (Essential)
  • Ability to interpret data, analyse numbers and present numerical information accurately. (Essential).
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail to produce work of a high standard. (Essential)
  • Understanding of the key issues affecting young families, particularly those with multiple and complex needs living in deprived areas. (Desirable)
  • Knowledge of health and wellbeing services, including perinatal infant mental health. (Desirable)
  • Understanding of the role of social media to support partnership working and fundraising. (Desirable).

Please send a CV and covering letter outlining how your experience and how you meet the person specification. Interviews will be conducted via Zoom. 



Refreshed on: 19 April 2021
Closed date: 26 April 2021
Job ref: HSLP&F1204
Tags: Fundraising, Business Development

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