Part Time (3 days/week)
3 May 2019
Job Styles
Marketing / Communications

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Phone: 02071125324

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YHF Fundraising Manager

Young Harrow Foundation is an innovative charity with big ambitions to make a significant difference to the local, children and young people focused charities in our current membership of 86. A main part of our offer to our members is to support them in new funding opportunities, through support and training, to produce compelling applications both independently and in partnership. In the last 2 years we have been successful in securing over £2 million pounds of funding into Harrow to see an increase in the number and range of Young People services delivered through our Members.

Young Harrow Foundation is extremely fortunate to have John Lyon's Charity, who had the vision to set-up a network of Young People’s Foundation’s across North West London, as a key partner who supports us to grow meaningful relationships with a range of different London Funders and key stakeholders. The successful candidate for this role should have the following 3 attributes: proven experience of writing successful, quality applications to Trusts and Foundations, sound experience and knowledge of the charitable and in particular small and medium sized organisations and last but not least, a hunger to not just ‘do’ fundraising but a passion to work with funders to create better, more effective, less time intense ways to fund the most vital services in the London borough Harrow.

Young Harrow Foundation pride ourselves on the ability of working as a collective, cohesive team and to create a conducive, flexible working environment with working arrangements that suit both employer and employee. If you are the right person for our organisation then working for, and with us, will be a challenging but enjoyable experience

Key areas of responsibility:

The main area of responsibility is to work with YHF members on a one to one basis but will include input on the writing of larger consortium bids as required.

  • This role relies heavily on increasing your knowledge of our member organisations, developing strong and trusted relationships with a range of organisations and working closely with them to create practical funding strategies and to write strong funding bids on their behalf.
  • Promote funding opportunities to members, and create innovative methods to support them to apply for funding.

  • Work closely with small and medium sized members to develop their fundraising strategies, case for support and ‘application readiness’

  • Develop simple but effective ways to monitor the impact of our support on members and feed into tracking our progress against our theory of change

  • This post will write and support to write Member organisations applications to Trust and Foundations

  • This post will when appropriate attend Funders events to develop relationships with key funders.

  • This post will line manage 2 x part time staff on the fundraising team.

Please provide your CV and a short cover letter that outlines how you feel your past experience would be a great fit with Young Harrow Foundation and how you meet the person specification (please do not submit more than 2 sides of A4 for your cover Letter).

Please send both your CV and Cover letter to

Closing date is 11am on the 2nd May 2019