School-Home Support
London, Greater London
Stratford, Greater London
£22,000 per annum
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Two exciting opportunities to work with a dynamic national charity based in Stratford:

For over 30 years School-Home Support has been working with disadvantaged children, young people and families who are struggling with their education due to a wide range of complex issues. SHS gets children and young people back into school ready to learn, whatever it takes. Our work breaks down barriers to learning such as poverty, domestic violence and poor housing.  We are a small dynamic charity with proven impact.  During the last year we have expanded our services into areas of the UK where there are high levels of need.

Due to internal promotions in the fundraising team we are now recruiting for two posts.  Both posts are based in the SHS Central Office in Stratford, a 10 minutes walk from the station and well served with both underground and mainline trains, including Stratford International, Jubilee and Central line tubes, Overground and DLR.

Fundraising Assistant - 37.5 hours a week, full time based in Stratford
Fundraising Assistant (Trusts & Foundations) - 37.5 hours a week, full time based in Stratford

The fundraising team at SHS is small and dynamic. We are all totally passionate about the work SHS does, so first and foremost we are looking for people who share our commitment to educational equality.  The Fundraising Team has a high profile within SHS as we rely increasingly on voluntary income to ensure we reach vulnerable children.  The team shares responsibility for the overall fundraising target. We are collaborative and support each other; so a strong team ethic is a must. The Stratford office staff team is also small with around 10-12 people (not including the fundraising team). There will be opportunity to engage directly with staff running services, our CEO and colleagues working directly with children and families, so you will learn a lot about our work and feel close to it.  This is an exciting opportunity for the right candidates to develop and learn.

Fundraising Assistant
37.5 hours a week, full time
Salary: £22,000 per annum
Based in Stratford

This role works across the fundraising team with colleagues in both Trusts & Foundations and Corporate Partnerships.  The role has been shaped by your predecessor so you can expect a comprehensive and supportive handover.  You will need to manage a range of competing priorities and have good attention to detail.  We’re looking for someone who will be proactive, happy to put forward new ideas and who loves taking ownership.  We need someone highly organised who will thrive with a varied portfolio.  You will work with colleagues across the central office including finance, our (tiny) comms team and our team responsible for the services SHS provides. It’s a busy role, with changing priorities. There’s a mixture of regular tasks and projects alongside new developments linked to new opportunities.  Included in the role will be prospect research, managing our small individual donor base, organising events, and taking a lead on monitoring fundraising targets. You will be supported by one of the team’s Senior Partnership Managers.

Fundraising Assistant (Trusts & Foundations)
37.5 hours a week, full time
Salary: £22,000 per annum
Based in Stratford

This role is embedded in our small Trusts team. The majority of our voluntary income comes from Trust and Foundations and we have a good relationship with a wide range of Trusts who continue to support us year on year. The quality of our applications, reporting and feedback is exemplary.  We have powerful case studies, compelling impact data and well researched statistics that explain the need for support. We are looking for someone who is keen to develop their skills in all aspects of Trust fundraising, including prospect research, bid writing, report compilation and account management. You will need to have very high quality writing skills, using every opportunity to showcase your creativity and flair for making a strong case for support.  It’s also imperative you have forensic attention to detail, and a careful, questioning approach in helping to steward our large portfolio of Trust and Foundation. The role provides opportunity to learn all aspects of Trust fundraising as you will be working closely with both our newly promoted Trusts Executive and with our Senior Trusts Manager.

Closing date and interviews for both posts are:

Closing date: 18th December 2019
Interviews: 6th and 7th January 2020


If you would like to find out more about this position and to apply, please click the Apply button to be directed to the School-Home Support website where you will find the details for sending your CV and a supporting statement. 
In your supporting statement you should explain why you are applying for the role and how you meet the criteria listed in the person specification.

School-Home Support​ ​takes very seriously the duty of care to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and is committed to ensuring that our safeguarding practice reflects statutory responsibilities, government guidance and complies with best practice. Our safeguarding policy recognises that the welfare and interests of children are paramount in all circumstances.

SHS is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. 

This role is subject to an Enhanced DBS Check.

No agencies please.

Posted on: 02 December 2019
Closed date: 18 December 2019
Job ref: 154980_SS
Tags: Fundraising, Operations