Recruitment and consultancy

Current vacancies from partners or members of London Funders

ACF - Policy and Communications Intern

Location: London
Salary:London Living Wage (£19,201 pro rata / £10.55 per hour)
Closing Date: 23 September
Application Link: Here

Why join ACF
ACF is the membership body for UK foundations and grant-making charities. Driven by a belief that foundations are a vital source for social good, our mission is to support them to be ambitious and effective in the way that they use their resources. We do this through the provision of policy and advocacy, research and information, and a wide-ranging programme of events and learning.
This is an exciting time to join the ACF team as we increase our own policy activity as well as support members in their policy and advocacy interests. We are also building on our use of digital technology and finding creative new ways of communicating with members and external stakeholders. We anticipate a busy few months ahead with our annual conference coming up, and recruiting for a new Director of External Affairs, so this role is essential to supporting the policy function and maintaining continuity during this period.

About the role
The Policy and Communications Intern will work closely with the Policy and Communications Manager and the Head of Policy to support the day-to-day running of the policy and communications functions. The role is varied in scope and the successful candidate will be willing and able to turn their hand to distinct tasks including (but not limited to): conducting background research, analysing reports, developing social media content, copywriting, proofreading, and arranging meetings. The intern will also support the Members’ Policy Forum, ACF’s initiative that aims to increase opportunities for foundations to engage in policy work, including by helping with events and managing communications.
The internship is an opportunity to gain experience in an active policy and communications environment with a small organisation. The intern will gain knowledge of issues affecting foundations, as well as the wider funding environment and the charity sector as a whole. There will be opportunities to meet with key stakeholders including members, charity sector bodies, and officials where appropriate. The intern will report to the Policy and Communications Manager, who will be responsible for objective setting and professional development.
This role is for a fixed term of three months.

About the person
The successful candidate will have strong interpersonal skills and be a willing team player. They will be able to pick up new concepts quickly and turn their hand to varied tasks. They will cope well under pressure and be able to meet deadlines. Most importantly, they will show a desire to learn and a genuine interest in policy and communications work.

To apply
Please see the candidate pack attached below for full details. To apply, please send us:
A statement outlining how you fit the specification (no more than one page)
A brief sample of some recent written work, e.g. a blog, a passage from an essay (no more than one page). If you are not able to provide this, please let us know on application.
Your CV – this will only be reviewed if you are the successful candidate.
Equal Opportunities monitoring form – this is voluntary and does not form part of the selection process.
Please send your application to
Interviews will be held on Tuesday 8 and Wednesday 9 October 2019 in central London.

London Borough of Richmond upon Thames - Community Engagement Manager

Location: London
Salary:£42,656 - £51,690 per annum
Closing Date: 30 September
Application Link: Here

You will be responsible for managing, developing and delivering community engagement programmes in both the London Boroughs of Richmond upon Thames and Wandsworth.

This is an opportunity to lead on and be accountable for the Neighbourhood Community Infrastructure Levy for both Councils – known as Wandsworth Local Fund in Wandsworth, and the Community Fund in Richmond.
The post holder will be pivotal in the relationship between the Councils, partner organisations, community and amenity groups and local people.
This will include support the embedding of community involvement in Council services.
You will use your management experience to lead a large Community Engagement team across two Boroughs to drive forward actions and deliver positive outcomes for our communities.

We welcome applications from candidates with experience and skills across the following areas:
Delivering community engagement, involvement and capacity building projects in a local authority or similar organisation
Negotiating, influencing and building constructive relationships with a wide range of key stakeholders including members of the public, local organisations, colleagues and elected members
Project planning to deliver agreed outcomes to demanding timescales
Working successfully with community or voluntary organisations or residents to build community capacity

We can offer you working arrangements that will enhance your work-life balance.  These include compressed hours, home working and flexible working and a generous holiday allowance of 31 days plus bank holidays.
In addition, we offer a range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts at many leisure activities, restaurants, shops and other establishments. A wide range of developmental opportunities are also offered.

Rocket Science - Research and Policy Consultant

Location: London
Salary: £25,000-£30,000
Closing Date: 30th September
Application Link: Here

Key areas of responsibility 

  • To undertake research/policy work including: content and data analysis; analysing and interpreting policy, legislation, statistics and other information; identifying good and bad practice; and forecasting trends and future developments 

  • To assist with the development of ideas, products and services on behalf of Rocket Science and/or its clients and in the context, where appropriate, of different public-policy initiatives 

  • To contribute to the production of proposals, reports and briefings in appropriate forms which may include newsletters, articles, letters and mailings, in paper and electronic form 

  • To undertake other duties and tasks appropriate to the post as may be required from time to time. 

Rocket Science - Grants Officer

Location: London
Salary: £22,000 - £29,000
Closing Date: 30th September
Application Link: Here 

Working primarily to Rocket Science’s Head of Programmes, this role is designed for someone with first-rate organisational skills who can provide a highly-efficient service to both funders and projects under the terms of our contracts to manage significant grants programmes in London.  There will also be an opportunity to work alongside Rocket Science colleagues to develop our particular grant management services, extend these to other funders in the public, charitable and private sectors and to develop greater synergy for our clients with Rocket Science’s policy-related research, consultancy and evaluation work. 

A New Direction - Partnerships Officer

Location: London
Salary: £27,000 - £32,000
Closing Date: 7th October
Application Link: Here

We are looking for someone passionate about helping children and young people to develop their creativity to join our Local Partnerships team, working with cultural organisations, local authorities, schools and other organisations across the capital.
About the role:
A New Direction is a not-for-profit organisation that exists to ensure all children and young people in London can develop their creativity and play an active part in the culture and heritage of the city. As Partnerships Officer you will draw on your excellent organisation and communication skills to develop relationships with key stakeholders and coordinate activity within our local partnerships programme, specifically Challenge London and our support offer for the growing number of Local Cultural Education Partnershipsin the capital.
To succeed in the role, you will share a strong empathy with the values and vision of A New Direction’s work, have experience of administration and project coordination within a creative environment and be excited about building new relationships and working closely with our programme partners across London.
To apply for the role, please download and complete the application form and the equality and diversity form below. Return completed forms to before the closing date included in the job advert. Candidates must be eligible to work in the UK.
Applications close at midnight on Monday 7 October 2019.
(Interviews will take place on the 24 or 25 October 2019).

Trust for London - Various

Location: London
Application Link: Here

Trust for London is recruiting for four new Trustees, an Estate Committee co-optee and an Executive Assistant to Chief Executive. The Trust makes grants tackling poverty and inequality totaling around £10 million each year and at any one time it is supporting up to 300 organisations; funding independent research; and providing knowledge and expertise on London’s social issues to policymakers and journalists.

The Kensington & Chelsea Foundation - Director

Location: London
Salary: £55,000 upwards, depending on skill and experience
Closing Date: 19th September
Application Link: Here

What we do
The Kensington & Chelsea Foundation, a trusted, independent local charity with a 10-year record of success, is searching for a dynamic new Director to lead us through an exciting period as we look to significantly grow our work across the borough. Since 2008, we’ve been bringing together charities, individuals, businesses and schools to address local disadvantage.
In that time, we’ve raised almost £13 million, with £6 million specifically supporting local, grassroots charities and £7 million raised in response to the tragedy at Grenfell Tower.

Key Responsibilities of the role
• Setting strategic direction with the Board of Trustees and staff team
• Increasing our annual turnover with a diversified and sustainable fundraising strategy
• Sustaining and strengthening our position as a leading organisation in the borough through effective media and by representing us at meetings and events
• Identifying, building and maintaining strategic partnerships which will further our work to improve local lives
• Leading on disseminating our new brand (currently in development)
• Leading on our highly regarded grant-making programmes
• Providing dynamic leadership to our team so they are able to perform to the highest level
• Attending, supporting and answering to the Board of Trustees at four meetings annually
• Overseeing all operational activities and monitoring and reporting to the Board on performance against objectives

Application Process
To apply for this position, please submit your CV and a supporting statement that fully addresses the appointment criteria (maximum 2 pages of A4). Please also include the names and contact details of two referees who will only be contacted once your permission has been granted.

Please send applications by email to the current Director, Susan Dolton, at If you have any queries or wish to have an informal discussion about the role, please contact Susan by email or on 020 7229 5499. For any further information, please visit

NPC - Various

Location: London
Application Link: here

NPC is looking for a Principal Consultant with expertise in impact measurement and evaluation to join the innovative consulting team on a full time or part time basis.

Guy's and St Thomas' Charity - Various

Location: London
Application Link: here

Guys and St Thomas' Charity is looking for a Data Partnership Manager, Data Analyst and a Support Partner Network

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