£40,000. Full-time or 4 days per week (pro rata salary for part-time).

St Hilda’s East has a 135-year history of combating deprivation and social exclusion in East London. We welcome people of all ages to our large community centre in Shoreditch where we offer a wide range of wellbeing activities. We also run a Day Centre in Shadwell, with a focus on supporting elders from the Bangladeshi and other communities. This is an exciting time to join St Hilda’s East as we organise a series of celebrations and events to commemorate our 135th anniversary.

As Head of Funding, you will play a vital role in identifying and securing funding from a wide range of sources to sustain and further develop services across the organisation. As a member of the Senior Leadership Team, you will contribute to strategic decision making, with lead responsibility for developing and implementing our fundraising strategy.

This job is for you if you:

  • are an accomplished fundraiser with significant success in attracting funding from diverse income streams
  • have had significant success in applying to grant-making trusts and statutory agencies
  • have the ability to develop positive relationships with a diverse range of people including prospective corporate sponsors, high net worth individuals, grants officers, partners, colleagues, and service users
  • possess excellent writing skills with a meticulous attention to detail
  • have a proactive and creative approach to solving problems and developing new sources of income.

How to Apply

Click here to download the Job Description and full Person Specification.  

Please apply by submitting your CV and a cover letter to [email protected]. Your cover letter should be no more than 3 pages long, explaining how you meet each of the Criteria on the Person Specification. Don’t forget to provide examples to evidence your experience and abilities.

Contact Lucy Bingham (020 7739 8066  [email protected]) for further information about the role.

Closing date for applications: 15th April 2024 at 9.00 am

Interviews: 22nd and 23rd April 2024

Our Recruitment Policy

St Hilda’s is committed to racial justice and wider inclusion and diversity. We are working towards a goal where our team fully reflects the diversity and difference in lived experiences of our local community.