Recruitment and consultancy

Current vacancies from partners or members of London Funders

London Funders - Executive Administrator

Location: London
Salary: £27,000 (pro-rata, 21 hours per week)
Closing Date: 12pm, 23rd March

London Funders is the place where funders connect, contribute, collaborate and commit together to strengthen civil society and create a better London.  Our members come from across the public, independent, social investment and business sectors, united by a shared ambition to help people across London’s communities to live better lives.

The Executive Administrator role is the glue that keeps our team working well, ensuring that everything runs smoothly – from being the friendly first point of contact for the charity, helping to manage our diaries so we use our time effectively, and keeping the office running, through to organising the logistics of our events and supporting our work with our members so that we continue to deliver what’s needed for London.

You’ll bring your skills and experience at effective office administration to help run our systems, and we can provide training and support to any that are new to you.  Your excellent communication and interpersonal skills will help you to work as part of our small team, as well as with the colleagues in our member organisations you’ll be meeting at our events.  You’ll soon find that no two days are the same, so whilst some elements of the job will be fairly routine (from diary management to taking minutes at meetings), you’ll also thrive on the variety of things you can get involved in, using your prioritisation skills to help you stay focused on achieving great things as part of our friendly team.

If you’re interested in the role we’d love to hear from you.  You can find more detail in the attached information pack.When you’re ready to apply, just send your CV and a covering letter (no more than two sides of A4) explaining how you meet the points on the person specification, together with the attached diversity monitoring form, to before 12pm (midday) on Friday 23 March 2018.  Interviews for shortlisted candidates will be held on Tuesday 27 March 2018 at our offices near King’s Cross.  We look forward to your application.

City Bridge Trust – Senior Accountant (Charities)

Location: London
Salary: £46,310 – £52,780
Closing Date: 9th April 2018
Application Link: here

The City of London Corporation, is recruiting a Senior Accountant who will be based within the City Bridge Trust team.

Are you an experienced charity finance expert, with practical knowledge gained within the charitable sector? Would you relish the opportunity of being part of the charity finance team at the City of London Corporation, working with us to make a difference to the lives of hundreds of thousands of Londoners?

Building on its 800-year history, the Corporation is deeply committed to charitable giving. This is centred on its funding body City Bridge Trust (CBT), the grant-making arm of Bridge House Estates – one of the largest charities in the UK. As London’s largest independent grant-maker, CBT works to tackle disadvantage in London through grant-making, social investment, encouraging philanthropy and influencing social policy.

The post holder will be based in CBT, and will be part of the small charity finance team within the Corporation’s finance department. The successful candidate will be a fully qualified accountant, having gained their work experience within the charity sector. A strong working knowledge of charity finance requirements is essential along with excellent inter-personal skills and the ability to communicate the language of finance to a lay audience.

London Sport - Specialist Advisor for Funding

Location: London
Salary: £40,000
Closing Date: 8th April
Application Link: here

Purposes of the post:

  • To support the physical activity and sport infrastructure and networks across London to access existing funding resources, bring in new resources and make the whole process of securing funds simpler.
  • To lead on major funding opportunities for London Sport, either as lead applicant or partner with other stakeholders.
  • To support colleagues with their funding applications.
  • To building and maintain relationships with major funders to secure funding and to advocate for funding across our sector/partners.

Main activities and responsibilities
1.     Support London Sport colleagues with their applications for funding or grants, maximising knowledge and understanding of relevant funding opportunities related to both geographical and specialist areas, and to upskill internal and external colleagues on making successful funding applications.

2.     Lead on funding applications led by London Sport or where London Sport is a partner with other stakeholders.

3.     Support London Sport partners with their funding applications, including:

  • Delivery of funding workshops for partners
  • Training colleagues on funding, the funding portal and the signposting of funds
  • Providing regular updates to the Relationship Management team on new funds and grants applicable to their partners
  • Support London Sport colleagues and network partners to assess grant funding applications where necessary
  • Ensure that, for all major public-sector funding opportunities where collaborative bids are considered, London Sport plays a role to help shape the application if appropriate, offers a ‘check and challenge’ service and offers to play a role in delivery
  • Lead London Sport’s activity to promote crowdfunding to partners by working with platform providers to ensure there is a suitable place for organisations in the sector to raise money through this method and to train staff to be able to support and mentor those leading campaigns

4.     Oversee the London Sport funding portal, including:

  • Identify new funds and manage the process for keeping the Funding Portal up to date
  • Check existing funds are still available
  • Ensure partners are aware of any new funds, either through the funding newsletter or through the Relationship Management team
  • Continue to drive the development and improvement of the Funding Search Tool working with the Grants and Governance Team

5.     Lead on the London Sport Funding Consultancy service, including:

  • Briefing and managing consultants/associates
  • Running workshops directly

6.     Manage and develop relationships with relevant funders:

  • Getting information on the newest funding streams
  • Pitching new ideas directly to funders where a specific fund doesn’t exist
  • Build a new project around a fund opportunity

7.     Review the effectiveness of support around funding:

  • Lead on the establishment of an impact measure for funding support through working with Insight Team, Digital Lead and Grants and Governance teams

8.     To continually seek best practice and strive to identify and implement service improvement.

9.     To ensure self-development of competencies, skills and knowledge as required by the role.

10.  To carry out duties and responsibilities of the post at all times in compliance with London Sport’s policies.

11.  To undertake any other duties deemed relevant by the Commercial Director.

Download job description and person specification. 

CAF Venturesome - Funder Relations Manager

Location: London
Salary: Up to £42,000
Closing Date: 9th April
Application Link: here

A key member of the CAF Venturesome team, the job holder will be responsible for developing relationships with existing funders and attracting new sources of capital that CAF Venturesome will use in making social investments to charities and social enterprises.  The job holder will work closely with CAF’s marketing and PR teams on all of CAF Venturesome’s communications – helping to communicate more effectively with charities and social enterprises about the social investments CAF Venturesome offers, and to communicate clearly with external stakeholders, current and potential funders. 

CAF Venturesome is looking for a friendly, dedicated and socially-minded individual to join its brilliant team. CAF wants to hear from you if you:

  • Have a strong track record of fundraising from high net worth individuals and grant-making trusts, and are familiar with the fundraising landscape in the UK
  • Are passionate about supporting charities, social enterprises and community groups of all shapes and sizes
  • Are enthusiastic about social investment (experience in social investment is an advantage)
  • Enjoy marketing and communications, and are able to effectively communicate the unique benefit of supporting CAF Venturesome in one-on-one meetings, presentations and written reports
  • Have a proven ability to deliver significant projects that involve multi stakeholder management
  • Thrive in a busy and collaborative team
  • Are looking for a new challenge with fantastic opportunities for personal and professional development

360 Giving - Communications Manager

Location: London
Salary: £37,000-41,000 pro rata
Closing Date: 18th April
Application Link: here

360 Giving is looking for an experienced Communications Manager to join its small and dedicated team. This is a new role that includes engaging with 360Giving’s target audience and key stakeholders, ensuring that messaging, branding and engagement is clear and that it complements 360Giving’s overall strategy. You will be expected to draft press releases, blogs, reports, a newsletter and op eds; manage all social media accounts; maintain the organisation website; organise external events; as well as supporting with fundraising and other operations tasks.
This is a part-time position (3 days a week), based in the London office. Some UK travel may be required.

Southwark Giving - Chair

Location: London
Salary: Voluntary
Closing Date: 30th March

Purpose of Southwark Giving
Southwark Giving is a placed-based giving scheme which is being set up to find new ways to address hidden, unmet and emerging local community needs. It is a strategic partnership of businesses, local funders and public sector who help to leverage in money we can then target to the most pressing need in the borough. Southwark Giving will enable anyone to give time, skills and/or money in collaboration with others to help make a difference to people’s lives.
Southwark Giving's mission
To unite Southwark to tackle local disadvantage.
Purpose of Southwark Giving's Strategic Partnership Board
To provide strategic direction and oversight to the development of the place-based giving scheme for the borough of Southwark.
Overall purpose of the role
To lead Southwark Giving and the emerging organisation to enable its full potential.
Role description
• Lead and Chair Southwark Giving's Strategic Partnership Board
• Support the Head of Southwark Giving by providing advice and guidance (Direct management will be provided by Community Southwark)
• Ensure implementation of decisions are clearly assigned and monitored
• Be Southwark Giving's spokesperson and figurehead
• Be an influencer for Southwark Giving
• Ensure effective relationships between all stakeholders
• Support Southwark Giving to secure a successor before his/her term of office ceases
Person specification
• Influential leader
• Chair experience
• Well connected and networked, especially within the borough
• Excellent and persuasive communicator – written and oral
• Proven collaborator
• Strategic thinker, planner and do-er
• Liaise with potential investors to attract investment
• Proactive advocate of Southwark Giving
• Connected to the borough of Southwark
• Demonstrable commitment to corporate responsibility and/or charity sector
For more information, click here for the full job description. To apply, please send your CV and completed expression of interest form to Helen Atwood, Head of Southwark Giving -

If you are a London Funders member, and would like to advertise a vacancy, please get in touch with Geraldine