Recruitment and consultancy

Current vacancies from partners or members of London Funders

Trust for London - Chief Executive

Salary: £100,000-£110,000
Closing Date: 15th February
Location: London
Application Link: Here

We believe this is one of the most interesting and impactful jobs in London. With the current chief executive stepping down after 23 years in post, this is an outstanding opportunity to help find long term solutions to the causes of poverty and inequality in London. As Chief Executive of the Trust, you will work with communities in which poverty and inequality reside to support those that have had a raw deal in life. The Trust is a listening and learning organisation, and welcomes the opportunity to build partnerships to increase impact even further.
This is a unique opportunity to lead and work with a high performing team to set an ambitious future strategy for an organisation with a long-term view. The new Chief Executive will lead the Trust as we emerge from the current pandemic, and it will be critical for them to respond to the ever-changing environment in London with creativity, urgency, integrity, and passion.

Islington Giving and Cripplegate Foundation - Director of Development and Communications

Salary: £53,743 - £61,060
Closing Date: 10th February
Location: London
Application Link: Here

The new Director of Development and Communications, in addition to having a strong track record in fundraising from a range of donors and sources, will need to be consultative, with strong listening skills and respect for the opinions of others. They will need the confidence and expertise to advise and guide their small team, board, and governors. They will need to be able to relate to the big picture and vision, whilst also being able to consider the detail. We would be delighted to hear from you, especially if you:
  • Have a strong track record in fundraising and development.
  • Enjoy rolling your sleeves up and leading and implementing fundraising and development plans yourself, as well as guiding others.
  • Are flexible, collaborative, and work very well as part of a committed team within a small organisation.
  • Have experience of leading and managing.
  • Are a strong communicator and relationship builder.
  • Have a commitment to ensuring that Islington Giving and Cripplegate Foundation continue to flourish.

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils - Wandsworth Grants and Project Support Officer

Salary: £28,452 to £34,479
Closing Date: 7th February 
Location: London/Home-based
Application Link: Here
This is an exciting new role within the Wandsworth Voluntary Sector team and wider Community and Partnerships Team.  It will give you wide experience of working within a public sector environment and with the voluntary sector to achieve tangible and positive outcomes for local people.  The role involves close working with a range of different Council departments, the voluntary sector and other statutory services.   You will be an excellent communicator that can understand different stakeholder priorities and issues and propose solutions for a variety of audiences.  The role requires excellent report writing skills with good attention to detail.  
The role is fast paced and will require projects to be managed concurrently.  An ability to re-prioritise workloads at short notice will be an important skill in this role.
You will work closely with other Council colleagues, the Voluntary Sector Co-ordination Service (run by Wandsworth Care Alliance) and other lead agencies in the Covid-19 response on engaging and listening to residents, advising on submitting funding applications and facilitating the grant assessment and monitoring process.

Westway Trust - Chief Executive

Salary: £70,000-90,000
Closing Date: 26th February
Location: London
Application Link: Here

We are now at a particularly exciting time in our story. Our organisation has recently been through unprecedented change to place the Trust firmly back in the hands of the community. But there is much more we need to do. As our new CEO, you will provide clear direction and leadership to the team as we deliver six new strategic priorities. These include bringing about the radical organisational and cultural change needed to reinforce our role as an authentically community-centred enabler, empowerer and facilitator.
The Westway community is diverse, committed and knowledgeable. The Trust is committed to being a genuine part of our community and supporting it to have a stronger voice. We are in a prime position to influence local, London and national decisions that improve social, economic and environmental wellbeing and justice, so that we may challenge systemic injustice and discrimination, including seeking land justice. On the ground, we will continue to deliver major projects, including the Community Street project, which will enhance the Westway estate for everyone.

Youth Music - Trustees

Salary: Voluntary
Closing Date: 26th February
Location: London/home-based
Application Link: Here

Do you love music and have experience of how music-making makes a difference in young people’s lives? This trustee opportunity could be for you.
Youth Music is recruiting new trustees and we are strongly encouraging applications from people with lived experience of Disability and people from the Black, Indigenous and People of Colour community who are currently underrepresented on the board. Watch Chair of the Board, YolanDa Brown’s message here.

Social Investment Business - Head of Grants

Salary: circa £50,000
Closing Date: 5th February
Location: Home-based
Application Link: Here

Reporting to our Director of Grants this role plays an important part in shaping our grant-making, and working with our partners to make sure that our funding is supporting communities and creating impact. This will be a key role which will work with colleagues across our organisation to deliver our objectives and to support the delivery of SIB’S strategy.
We are looking for someone who has previous experience of effectively leading funding programmes of significant size, implementing systems improvements to improve internal and external processes, and who has experience of working with multiple stakeholders. We need someone who is passionate, proactive, can work well autonomously and as part of a team and is flexible, adaptable and can manage competing priorities.

Youth Music - Freelance Assesors

Salary: Between £20 and £80 per assessment, depending on fund
Closing Date: 31st January
Location: Home-based
Application Link: Here

Youth Music is in the process of diversifying our staff and freelance team and a focus for 2021 is to bring more lived experience into our assessment and decision-making processes. We want to engage people who have experience planning, delivering or taking part in projects like the ones that Youth Music funds; or who have first-hand experience of working in the music industries.
You may not have done any assessing before, but that doesn’t matter if you have the right skills and attributes. Assessors need to be comfortable analysing information against set criteria and bringing together information from a range of sources to draw conclusions. The ability to write concisely and in plain English is also important.
We value all kinds of experience and want to engage people from a variety of backgrounds. We are keen to diversify our team and are currently underrepresented by Disabled and neurodivergent people, people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, and members of the LGBTQ+ community. We also have a low number of male assessors.

Trust for London - Communications Intern

Salary: £19,565 to £20,059
Closing Date: 31st January
Location: London/Home-based
Application Link: Here

We are seeking a Communications Intern to help us deliver our new communications strategy, using communications as a tool to tackle poverty and inequality.
The role will involve a wide range of activity including supporting communications planning, story-telling and research, assisting with channel management, grantee amplification, and administrative tasks.

John Ellerman Foundation - Trustee (with a specialist interest in environmental issues)

Salary: £11,290
Closing Date: 25th January
Application Link: Here

John Ellerman Foundation is an independent, endowed grantmaker. Each year, we award grants with a total value of over £5m. to fund charities for work which has national significance in the arts, environment and social action. We believe these areas can make an important contribution to achieving our aim of advancing the wellbeing of people, society and the natural world.
We are searching for a new Trustee to join our Board in March 2021, with a specialist understanding of environmental causes and the UK environmental charitable sector. However, we expect our Trustees to be interested in all aspects of our governance and wider grantmaking, including the management of our endowment and our other two funding categories of arts and social action. Trustees meet six times per year for Board Meetings lasting three hours. Most Trustees are part of one or more of our sub-committees or working groups too, which meet less frequently.
Our Trustees are directly involved in assessing grant applications across all three funding categories. With support from the Grants Team, Trustees decide which grant applications proceed to the second stage and conduct in-person or virtual visits at second stage, which Trustees then write up and present to the Board for decision. Trustees are paid to account for the time commitment this requires.

TSIP - Non-Executive Director

Location: London
Salary: £2,000p.a. plus expenses if applicable
Closing Date: 24th January
Application Link: Here

Community engagement is a key part of our approach. We recruit and work with local residents and people who have lived experience of social issues in order to co-develop solutions. We train community members in how to deliver services like research so that they are able to play meaningful roles in our work and beyond. We think it is important to engage diverse perspectives, especially those of historically disadvantaged groups who have too often been sidelined in social change. This means finding ways of meeting people where they are, building trust and being willing to do things differently. 
TSIP’s board has a key role to play in helping the organisation to grow and get better over time. Our non-executive directors advise the senior leadership team, provide constructive challenge and hold them to account. A big part of the role is ensuring that TSIP’s leaders are acting in the best interest of the company’s stakeholders – including our clients, shareholders, employees, the communities we look to benefit and the natural environment. As a non-executive director, you take on a degree of legal responsibility for the company. 
Our current board has expertise covering HR, legal, governance and corporate strategy. We are looking for board members who can complement this, and who can contribute ideas and challenge around: 
  • Creating an impactful and inclusive organisation 
  • Generating positive social change
We would particularly like to hear from: 
  • People who have experienced discrimination or injustice firsthand and who are passionate about addressing systemic inequalities 
  • People aged 18-30 
  • Activists and other social changemakers 
  • People who have worked or volunteered in frontline services helping others 
  • People who have not been on a board before 

Lewisham Local - Community Fundraiser Lead

Location: London
Salary: £35,000
Closing Date: 25th January
Application Link: Here

Become the first Community Fundraiser Lead in Lewisham! 
Local organisations have formed a Lewisham Fundraising Collaboration for a 1-year pilot project. The charities involved have a strong history of collaboration and are keen to explore new partnership opportunities with each other as well as individual bids to strengthen existing work. The hope is that the project will successfully raise funds for Collaboration partners and strengthen smaller local voluntary sector organisations, with the role potentially continuing for future years beyond the initial pilot.
We are looking for an experienced fundraiser with a successful track record and ambition to work in partnership with an exciting new collaboration of local organisations. You will have an excellent understanding of the Lewisham voluntary sector and its challenges and up to date knowledge of funders’ priorities and emerging opportunities. You will have a clear, confident communication style and can proactively build strong relationships with Collaboration partners offering clear funding intelligence to determine prioritising bids. You will be able to manage competing priorities, a varied workload and be able to respond quickly and decisively to new funding opportunities.
BAME candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

Laureus - Senior Development Manager

Location: London
Salary: £39,000-£45,000
Closing Date: 30th January
Application Link: Here

Laureus Sport for Good is a global Sport for Development organisation that harnesses the power of sport to end violence, discrimination and disadvantage. Proving that sport can change the world.
Over the past 20 years Laureus Sport for Good (LSFG) has developed a network of grantee parters and charitable infrastructure worldwide that now spans more than 40 countries. LSFG has in this time developed a depth of understanding and a corresponding credibility in its field and is recognised as a leading organisation in the sport for development sector.
The growth of the organisation requires a Senior Development Manager, based in the UK or Europe, to drive revenue and secure Sport for Good’s ongoing success and growth, with a focus on building new partnerships with and securing funding from large global institutional donors.

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