Leicester, Leicester
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

A child's earliest years are irreplaceable. Without a stable, loving and nurturing environment, a child will not develop the vital foundations they need. Yet today's families are facing considerable challenges, such as mental health difficulties, financial pressures, loneliness, language or cultural barriers, or a lack of any support networks.


The Home-Start network is there for parents when they need us most, because childhood can't wait. Home-Start UK supports nation-wide local Home-Starts to provide a community network of trained volunteers and expert support to help families with young children through their most challenging times and ensure the best possible start for their children.


Assistant Director of Fundraising and Supporter Engagement

Home-Start UK

Flexible, with travel to Leicester office



The Assistant Director of Fundraising and Supporter Engagement will be primarily responsible for the development of Home-Start UK's fundraising and supporter engagement activities, ensuring that more people are inspired to connect and contribute to making a real impact to the lives of children and families across the UK. Reporting to the Deputy CEO, the postholder will work at a national scale, ensuring local Home-Start's can contribute to wider fundraising plans and activities.


The role is an exceptional opportunity for a skilled fundraiser to join and strategically plan new fundraising opportunities. Focusing across all revenue streams and with a particularly focus on the supporter engagement experience, the role will lead all supporter engagement, individual giving and public fundraising activity. Leading a team of three strong fundraisers, you will be responsible for evaluating and monitoring performance against income targets as well as professional development of the team.


We are looking for an innovative fundraiser with in-depth experience of the fundraising environment across a range of disciplines. You will understand the importance of both placed-based and national fundraising and will be keen to learn all the aspect of Home-Start UK's approaches to fundraising. Ideally, you will also have a strong track record of personally leading change and driving significant income growth and supporter engagement in a fundraising environment.


Home-Start UK is committed to equality of opportunity and particularly encourages applications from candidates from under-represented groups in charity senior leadership. We welcome applications from candidates with lived experience of family support. As a charity working to support families in all their shapes, we are deeply committed to flexible working and juggling the demands of individual circumstances to make this job work for you.


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Posted on: 12 January 2021
Closing date: 03 February 2021
Job ref: HQ00177644
Tags: Fundraising
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