Meet the UK's leading team of fundraising recruitment specialists.
Whether you’re looking for a great new role or great new fundraisers, why not talk to someone who really understands what you’re looking for?
We're the only fundraising recruiters with individual specialists for each major income stream, so whether it's community or corporate, major donor or legacies, direct marketing or events, you’ll have a dedicated consultant who really knows the market, focusing exclusively on roles in your field.
That means they'll have a clear understanding of your particular challenges and requirements, and up-to-the-minute knowledge of the best opportunities, organisations and individuals in your specialism, right across the sector.
To speak with your specialist directly, just select them from the list below and click for contact details.
But if you don't fit neatly into one box, or you're just not sure where to start, don't worry! Just call any of the team for a chat and we'll be happy to connect you with the best-placed person to help.
You can reach us on 020 7820 7331, or send us an email. We look forward to working with you!
Your fundraising specialists by income stream
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|►||Natalie Lawford||020 7820 7336|
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020 7820 7329
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Principal Consultant - Fundraising & Events
Consultant - Community Fundraising and Challenge Events
Consultant - Events and Community Fundraising
Consultant - Major Donor Fundraising and Special Events
Senior Consultant - Fundraising
Harris Hill are great to work with - they are personable, reliable and honest. We have successfully recruited a number of candidates from them and they have been a fantastic asset to our organisation.
Community and Events Manager, St Mungo's
I’ve been on both sides of the table when working with Harris Hill, they supported me brilliantly when being recruited at Breast Cancer Now. They offered me lots of great advice and feedback throughout the process which led to me being really prepared and focused in my interviews. They have also been great when I’ve worked with them to recruit staff, they have really listened to the type of person and skills required for my recruitment which has led to lots of successful candidates over the years I’ve worked with them.
Interim Head of Community & Events, Sense
Harris Hill has been a fantastic recruitment partner to Livability for many years now. They have helped increase our employee brand in the fundraising sector, represent the charity in an engaging and clear way to prospective candidates, and have attracted stellar talent to the Livability fundraising team. The account management has been great; from personal relationships with Harris Hill account managers visiting our national office to get more of a sense what Livability stands for and the working culture to quick and responsive communications. It's been a pleasure working with the Harris Hill team. More recently, it's been a joy to partner with Joshua Liveras on our recruitment to a new Community Fundraiser - North. This is a strategic region Livability is growing engagement and fundraised income in, and Joshua has found us a stellar new candidate to help us make more of a splash in the region. I would personally like to thank Joshua and Harris Hill for their continued support and flying the flag of the Livability fundraising team.
Assistant Director of Fundraising, Livability
Harris Hill were a joy to work with. From meeting Hayley through to filling two corporate fundraising roles I was really impressed with her approach. Hayley really took the time to understand our needs and interrogated our job specifications in a way that demonstrated her clear knowledge of the sector but also the type of candidates we could reasonably expect. We were very happy with the candidates put forward for interview, and have been really pleased with our eventual two hires. The whole process was without stress and I’d work with Harris Hill again and recommend them to others.
I have always been impressed with Harris Hill: their consultants are tenacious and never give up until they find you that ideal fundraising candidate. I like the way they understand me and the charity to ensure that I get the right candidates. They provide a professional and comprehensive service and really know the third sector.
Deputy Director of Fundraising
Harris Hill is excited to be partnering with the National Literacy Trust in its search for a new Campaigns Manager to lead on its behaviour change campaigns with local communities across the UK. Based in London but working nationally, the NLT's Campaigns Manager will be responsible for planning and delivering behaviour change campaigns in their national Hubs and other target areas. This includes innovative campaign strategies to spread impactful key messages among communities and affect behaviours among target demographics. Partnership working is a key element of the National Literacy Trust's success, and the Campaign Manager will be expected to build relationships with partners including the media, local businesses, schools, libraries, sporting clubs and more, as well as organising community engagement events and initiatives involving local children and families. In relation to the inherent variety of Campaigns Manager positions, this particular role has a core mix of project management, behaviour change, community engagement and communications/marketing, along with broader partnership working. As such, the postholder will need to demonstrate significant experience of these aspects, as well as, ideally, knowledge of local or regional campaigning. The Campaigns Manager will be expected to line manage a Campaigns Officer; although line management experience is not essential, you'll need to demonstrate capability to take on this responsibility (perhaps you have managed an intern, for example). This is a full-time, permanent position paying 36,000 p.a., with an application process of a CV and cover letter to email@example.com . A shortlist of applicants will be submitted on Monday 16th September and interviews will not be conducted before this date. If you are interested in this position, please send your most recent CV to firstname.lastname@example.org to get the ball rolling. About the National Literacy Trust One person in six has poor literacy skills that impact on every area of their life. A child without good reading, writing and communication skills will struggle to succeed at school, and as an adult they could be locked out of the job market. Poverty doubles the likelihood that, by the age of five, a child's literacy skills will be below average. We are an independent charity dedicated to raising literacy levels in the UK by giving disadvantaged children the literacy skills they need to succeed. Our research and analysis make us the leading authority on literacy. We run projects in the poorest communities, campaign to make literacy a priority for politicians, businesses and parents, and support schools. We are a rapidly growing organisation, with ambitious plans and amazing staff. We have 25 years' experience of delivering programmes and campaigns to improve the skills and confidence levels of those most in need of support. Partnerships are an essential part of our work with the education sector, with businesses and with community partners. We work closely with both national and local government. Our funders and partners include high street brands such as McDonald's, WHSmith and Clarks Shoes, and large multinationals such as Lanc me, KPMG and PwC. We have our main office in Vauxhall, London, as well as people working to support our community activity around the country.
£36k per year
Regional Programmes Coordinator
An international charity are looking for a Regional Programmes Coordinator To provide support to allocated country offices and partners in delivering effective programmes on time and on budget. The post is based in Wakefield. Key Responsibilities: -Research and support the planning, development and implementation of projects in various locations. -Maintain direct contact with partners on the planning, implementation and progress of projects on regular basis. -Develop and issue requests for partnership using Grant guidelines. -Ensure effective due diligence is carried out with all documentation from prospective partners, to make certain all are correct and fit for their intended purpose. -Research and prepare proposals and summaries with recommendations for appropriate action. -Monitor and evaluate the ongoing projects to ensure that the department is meeting the objectives as required. -Coordinate meetings between PA partners and stakeholders. -Work with the Senior Programme Officer to ensure that any current/future projects are sufficiently funded and transactions are on time. -Verify budgets, invoices and financial liquidation reports to ensure that money is being spent according to the approved operational plan. -Undertake monitoring and evaluation visits to Country Programmes and Organisational Partners to ensure programmes are implemented as proposed, contracted and per internal guidelines and standards. Skills and Experience required: -Understanding of development programmes design, implementation and evaluation. -Experience of engaging with institutional donors, specifically DFID and UK Aid. -Proven experience in monitoring and evaluation of programmes; using of quantitative and qualitative research data collected in support of programme development. -Proven experience and knowledge of effective budgetary control and grant management. -Experience of distance management. -Experience of working on development and/or emergency/recovery programmes in developing countries. -Knowledge of SPHERE, CHS and DEC Accountability Framework priorities and other humanitarian/development sector initiatives and standards - Ability and willingness to travel for up to 30% of the year to country offices
£25k per year
Events Fundraising Executive
Harris Hill are working with a leading children's charity to find an Events Fundraising Executive to support the events team, delivering specific activities in line with the third party events portfolio and building relationships with supporters participating in these events. Key responsibilities will include: -Be the first point of contact for supporters, providing engaging communications -To update the database and supporter information system -To develop relationships within the team and deliver income for events- helping fundraisers to continue supporting the charity -Work with Fundraisers and line Manager to identify and implement new opportunities, through research, and present these findings In order to apply for this position, you should have the following skills and experience: -Experience of events fundraising -Excellent verbal and written communication skills -A good knowledge of third party challenge events -Good attention to detail, with the ability to plan, monitor and implement projects -Ability to negotiate with others, using initiative and creativity For more information please email a copy of your CV to Harriett.email@example.com. Please note that only suitable candidates will be contacted with further information.
£22,366 - 25,736 per year
Telephone Fundraiser Team Leader
A charity based in Central London are looking for Telephone Fundraiser Team Leader. The team will be establishing stronger and more effective supporter relations and maintaining and increasing their level of engagement. Please note this is a FTC till March 2021. Key responsibilities To develop outbound calling activity using existing systems and recommending improvements to ensure smooth calling system navigation. To work managing own time and resources effectively through planning, prioritisation and time management, achieving tasks within agreed timescales. To work with the Head of Supporter Relations to identify key reporting requirements and share relevant information and reports with colleagues in Supporter Impact and Income as agreed Person specification A track record of achieving and growing telephone fundraising income or sales targets. Demonstrable experience in recruiting and supporting volunteers, community fundraising, account management, or a similar environment. Experience of fundraising and ideally team leading or supervising as part of an outbound calling team Experience of communicating directly with customers, supporters or volunteers Proven experience of working with CRM database in a marketing, sales or charity context Experience of working collaboratively with a large team and managing conflicting priorities Experience of training staff and developing training manuals and other materials Closing Date: 19th September 2019
£25,669 per year
Individual Giving Officer
Leading health charity is seeking an Individual Giving Officer to encourage new and repeat financial support for the charity from individuals by using a range of direct marketing techniques and channels. Responsible for Breath of Life tribute funds, including promotion, development and communications with tribute fund holders and donors. Key responsibilities: - Work closely with the Direct Marketing Manager to project manage fundraising appeals and direct marketing activity from creative brief through to analysis, delivering on time, within budget and to departmental KPIs. - Work across acquisition and retention campaigns, on and offline, including but not limited to: cash appeals, newsletters, email marketing, gaming and regular giving. - Write and review copy, proof artwork and ensure that all internal sign off procedures are followed. You will have the following skills and experience: - Proven track record in fundraising from individuals using a variety of direct marketing techniques and channels including direct mail and digital campaigns - Using a fundraising database - Excellent attention to detail with the ability to proof artwork accurately - Able to work confidently and comfortably with external suppliers and agencies
£25k - 28k per year
Community and Events Fundraising Manager
Harris Hill is working in partnership with a leading health charity in the South West to find their new Community & Events Fundraising Manager. This is a permanent role that will be based out of their Head Office in Bristol. This senior member of the fundraising team and will lead on the development of their community engagement programme. This includes a mix of community & events, driving participant numbers for challenge events and recruiting volunteers, which is essential to their income and profile. Essential criteria include – Demonstrable experience of community and events fundraising or the ability to clearly show transferable skills. A passion for supporter stewardship and proven experience of community and events fundraising engagement. Excellent people management and interpersonal skills, a confident networkers and a real people person. Experience of leading others to achieve targets including recruiting and retaining volunteers. Ability to express the charity’s vision to inspire support from a variety of audiences. Experience of budget setting and monitoring, strategy development, action planning and planning new projects The role reports into the Head of Supporter Engagement and will line manage two Community Officers and a part time Volunteer coordinator. The organisation has recently seen significant investment in its fundraising, with a number of new roles being installed. It is a hugely exciting time to be joining this charity so please get in touch with Harris Hill ASAP for more information.
£30k - 35k per year
Special Events and Celebrity Executive
Role: Special Events and Celebrity Executive Organisation: Homelessness Charity Location: Zone 1, London Salary: up to £32,398 per annum Contract: Full-time, perm A really exciting opportunity has opened up to join one of the leading homelessness charities dedicated to ending homelessness. Our client is well-known in the sector and places the communities that they work with at the heart of all they do. We are looking for an enthusiastic events professional to help develop the new Special Events strategy and build lasting relationships with celebrity supporters. To be considered for this exciting opportunity, you must have experience supporting bespoke events ideally fundraising events. You must be an excellent communicator with a natural flare for developing relationships. If you would like to receive an Information pack for this role, with details on how to apply, please send your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org. Closing date: 6th October We look forward to hearing from you. Please note that due to the high volume of applicants not all candidates will be responded to.
£32,398 per year
Data Services Manager
A charity based in Central London are looking for a Data Services Manager. The successful candidate would need to lead and be responsible for the management, use, maintenance and development of systems and databases to support the achievement of the charity's fundraising strategic objectives and analyse and review results. You will need to ensure the smooth running of day-to-day data tasks, take the lead on data projects and make sure they are completed efficiently, on time, within budget and comply with GDPR. You will also be leading two staff members in the data. Please note this role is a 6-8 months. Key responsibilities Lead and motivate a team of two and manage the Data Officer and Data Executive including job design, recruitment, induction, development, review and management of performance. Develop systems for maintaining and enhancing the integrity and quality of all data held on databases and be responsible for departmental backup of databases Managing the development of systems to allow effective reporting, analysis and data selections while compling with GDPR. Specify data capture procedures within database activities, develop management systems to monitor accuracy and progress of data capture and fulfilment processes Ensure at all times all Gift Aid record systems are accessible on request Support the Data Officer and Data Executive in agreeing schedules for data cleaning exercises. Person specification Proven experience of designing and updating databases, creating scripts and maintaining existing databases systems for fundraising Considerable hands-on experience of working with complex databases Experience of data project planning and management preferably gained within a charity environment Experience of project management and work planning Previous experience of working in a charity environment, ideally in fundraising Closing Date : ASAP
£35k - 40k per year
Special Events and Outreach Manager
Role: Special Events and Outreach Manager Organisation: International Development Charity Location: Zone 1, London Salary: £33,000 to £38,000 per annum Contract: Full-time, perm Harris Hill are delighted to be working with a fantastic charity, dedicated to supporting townships in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Our client's programmes integrate health, education and social services to ensure disadvantaged children succeed in the world of higher education and employment. Our client is made up of 65 global staff and the successful candidate will be joining the small but impactful External Relations Team in London. This role will focus on the implementation and delivery of high-end events (mainly but not exclusively special events). We are looking for a highly motivated, personable individual with experience project managing large galas and events and who is comfortable working within small teams. The ideal candidate will have come from a charity background and will enjoy end-to-end management of fundraising events. You will have excellent written and verbal communications and ideally experience with live auctions. This is a great opportunity to join a well-respected charity. If you would like to receive an Information pack for this role, with details on how to apply, please send your CV to email@example.com or call Zach at Harris Hill 0207 820 7332. Proposed timeline: Closing Date: Wednesday 18th September First Interviews: Friday 20th September Second Interviews: Thursday 26th September We look forward to hearing from you. Please note all applicants must have the legal right to live and work in the UK. Unfortunately, we won’t be able to reply to all applications, so if you haven’t heard from us your application has not been successful.
£33k - 38k per year
Assistant Team Leader
Adviza is a vibrant and innovative charity working to make a positive difference for young people and adults, to give them the best possible chance to progress successfully in learning and work. They're equally committed to supporting and investing in their workforce too, recently awarded silver status by Investors in People thanks to the highly positive feedback of their current staff. Harris Hill are delighted to be recruiting an Assistant Team Leader. The successful candidate must be willing to commit to 2 x 3 night residential overnight stays. Job Title: Assistant Team Leader (National Citizen Service) Salary: £9.34ph plus £150 per 3 night residential Duration: 4 weeks Start date: Inductions in September, Delivery starts October Location: Various offices across Berkshire and Buckinghamshire (Bracknel RG12 1AX; Aylesbury, HP20 1TN; Bourne End, SL8 5AU; Newbury, RG14 1BA) Residentials will be taking place at Ashford, TN25 4AJ (travel provided) Key responsibilities include: To work with and support the Team Leader in leading young people on a one to one basis and in a team setting. To deliver the project to a team of young people that will meet the objectives of the National Citizen Service contract. To develop young peoples’ skills and develop their interest in community involvement. To encourage and motivate the young people on a residential outdoor experience and support the delivery of activities, where appropriate. Support the work with local employment and voluntary leads to ensure coordinated activity within the community for social action planning and delivery. Essential criteria: Experience of working with young people in a variety of settings and from diverse backgrounds The ability to be a good motivator with peers and in a team. Excellent interpersonal, presentation and communication skills. Enthusiasm and determination for seeing the residential programme through If you feel that you have the above experience, please respond with your updated CV. Please note that due to high levels of applications, only successful candidates will be contacted
£9.34 - 9.34 per hour
Community Fundraising Assistant
I am currently seeking a Community Fundraising Assistant in Aylesbury, ASAP until Christmas. Ideally, we are looking for someone with some charity experience, within fundraising or events. However, the client will consider someone with excellent administration and communications skills, able to encourage supporters to fundraise for the charity. Duties include: To generate income by providing efficient, professional and proactive support to our local community in their fundraising e.g. support the local community in running their own 'supporter events' (coffee mornings, dances and balls, quiz nights); and to help develop and maintain relationships with individuals and groups in the community, for example local schools, colleges, service groups, clubs, pubs and religious establishments. To work as part of the Fundraising team, contributing to an effective, friendly and dedicated department. Experience: Must enjoy meeting new people. Great organisational skills. Must be able to handle the demands of setting up and taking down an event. Clean driving licence and own vehicle is essential. Demonstrable positive, solution-focused, 'can-do' attitude essential. Good level of education including literacy, numeracy and IT skills.
£9.23 - 10.77 per hour
Supporter Retention Lead (Telemarketing)
Leading charity is seeking a Supporter Retention Lead (Telemarketing). This brand-new position will play a crucial role by helping to deliver a joined-up and effective approach to supporter retention telemarketing within Supporter Experience and the wider Public Engagement department. The successful applicant will develop and manage relationships with telephone fundraising agencies to ensure that campaigns deliver the highest levels of performance, have a positive impact on the supporter experience, reducing sponsor attrition and increasing loyalty. You will use your ability to understand and analyse campaign data to continually optimise scripts and processes and provide regular campaign reporting and insight to stakeholders.
£27k per year
Events Fundraising Coordinator
A great opportunity has arisen for a temporary Events Fundraising Coordinator for a health related charity in order to cover period of approximately 6 months. Key Responsibilities will include: Coordinate the day-to-day administration of community and events fundraising supporters within agreed standards for processing and responding to communication. Ensure the database is correct and up to date and supporter communications are sent on time. To maintain high standards of data capture by ensuring data entered on systems are accurate and timely, in accordance with the team's requirements. Also to use event, marketing source and finance codes accurately to facilitate evaluation of response rates, to develop accurate filing systems, and to maintain clear income and expenditure records. Prepare and manage the undertaking of accurate mailings to selected audiences, and to oversee the despatch of mailings and e-newsletters, working with a fulfilment house when necessary. Act as a proactive point of contact for members of the public who wish to fundraise through community fundraising activities, and support them in all aspects such as fundraising advice, logistical advice about events, charity law, providing fundraising materials and/or following up sponsorship money. Develop and maintain relationships with supporters, implementing agreed supporter communication plans and recognising the need to build relationships with supporters, and the direct impact the supporter experience has on income. Supporter communication covers registration, welcome calls, fundraising mailings, enewsletters, ongoing contact via telephone and email, good luck cards and thank you letters and certificates. Responsible for maintaining content for supporters on the social networking pages and enquiries, and building this in to the supporter communication programme. In order to apply you should have the following skills and experience: Experience of working in a fundraising or customer care environment, including experience of face to face contact with customers/supporters. Proven track record in supporting and giving advice to community fundraisers to encourage them to develop their fundraising ideas and activities. Strong, demonstrable experience in administration. Experience of writing, preparing and targeting communications for supporters. Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to deal with people at all levels and in all walks of life, on the telephone and by letter/email, in English. Knowledge of legal restrictions and health and safety implications around community and events fundraising activities Ability to work alone and use initiative and also as part of a team. Proven keyboard and computer skills, particularly Windows-based word processors, spreadsheets, internet and email. Experience of planning, prioritising and organising work. Experience of administering supporter/customer database and maintaining good attention to detail and accurate record-keeping through the database. Ability to write reports on activities, summarising and analysing figures to make recommendations.
£30,596 per year
Sponsorship Experience Manager
Are you an experienced direct marketer specialising in retention and building loyalty? Do you love delighting supporters and developing personalised, meaningful journeys? Do you love managing and developing a team of enthusiastic fundraisers? If so, this role is perfect for you! As the Sponsorship Experience Manager, you'll be responsible for managing the sponsor experience for our sector-leading Child Sponsorship product. You will lead and deliver innovative and inspiring marketing campaigns which will drive supporter loyalty and satisfaction by enabling them to see the difference they are making in the lives of the world's poorest children. The successful candidate will have excellent direct marketing skills and will inspire supporters to increase their engagement. You'll have an excellent attention to detail and lead a programme of continuous channel and product innovation, managing a rigorous testing programme to evaluate new activity.
£36,994 per year
Fundraising Development Lead
I am working with The Connection at St. Martin's as they embark on their search for a new fundraising lead. The connection at st martins is an amazing homelessness charity who have been helping people since the first world war. They help up to 400 people per year through various programmes such as; A Day Centre supporting up to 2500 people to engage in mainstream services; Emergency Accommodation providing 750 people a year with a safe place to stay; Advice for 900 people a year so that they can access housing and improve wellbeing; Education, Training and Employment provision, helping 700 people a year to move into work, learning and volunteering. The Fundraising Development Lead is a new role, which will join an ambitious and forward-thinking Fundraising & Communications team (9 team members), which is undertaking positive change and growth as part of the implementation of a new four-year strategy. This role is the second most senior post in the team, deputising for the Director of Fundraising and Communications, and their primary remit will be to drive innovative progress. By joining us at this stage in our development, you will play a major role in shaping and developing our fundraising development activity, and we encourage candidates who will relish creative strategic planning. To be considered for this role you will need to have previous experience in trust or statutory fundraising and a good idea on the process of major donor fundraising. You will have previously implemented and developed a fundraising strategy. You will have to be confident and an excellent communicator as you will be dealing with multiple stake holder groups Closing date 9.00 am on the 30th September Cv and supporting statement of at least one page to firstname.lastname@example.org Only suitable candidates will be contacted
£44,374 - 49,205 per year
Senior Trusts Officer
Job title – Senior Trusts Officer Organisation - SANDS Location – Victoria, London Remuneration - £40,502 (pro-rata) + excellent benefits Contract – Permanent, 21 hours per week Harris Hill is delighted to be assisting SANDS the still birth and neonatal charity in the search for a new Senior Trusts Officer. Sands is a UK charity that works across the country to support anyone affected by the death of a baby; improve the care bereaved parents receive from health care and other professionals; and reduce the number of babies who die by funding research and working closely with other organisations to create a world where fewer babies die. SANDS are looking for an experienced Trusts and Foundations Fundraiser to join their expanding team. The role will be managing their existing portfolio whilst providing an in-house consultancy service. You will also be working closely with the Directors to develop a framework for, and reporting on the progress of Trust fundraising. To be considered for this role you will need to have successful experience of 5 and 6 figure applications to Trusts and Foundations, considerable experience managing relationships with Trust personnel and a keen eye for prospect research. If you would like to receive a full job specification for this role or have a confidential conversation, please send your cv to email@example.com or call Zach at Harris Hill on 0207 820 7332. This is a rolling recruitment so early applications are encouraged. Only suitable candidates will be contacted. We look forward to hearing from you.
£40,502 per year
Head of Operations
Hibiscus Initiatives - Head of Operations London - £34,680 - £38,760 per annum depending on experience Hibiscus Initiatives Hibiscus Initiatives is a voluntary sector organisation with a track record of delivering high-quality services for over 30 years. They have distinct expertise in working with marginalised foreign national, black, minority ethnic and refugee women in prison, in community, and in detention, as well as with men in custodial settings where this complements their work with women. They work with over 1,000 clients from over 119 countries, providing; welfare, advice, advocacy, volunteering and mentoring in prisons; reintegration assistance and practical and emotional support for people in detention and those released from Immigration Removal Centres; community resettlement support for ex-offenders and identification of potential victims of trafficking and awareness-raising on the risks of being trafficked to the UK. They also aim to educate and influence policy makers and the public about the experiences of their clients. The Role Hibiscus Initiatives are now looking for a Head of Operations to manage and improve the central services and systems in the organisation to facilitate meeting the strategic aims of the charity. You will be part of the Senior Management Team and will support and where appropriate occasionally deputise for the Chief Executive or other Heads of Department. You will work closely with the Chief Executive to diversify the funding base and will lead on the coordination and submission of funding applications. You will manage the central services team (currently a team of 4 made up of mainly administrative staff) and will be the will be the strategic lead for the central services, developing a 3 year business plan for the team. The successful candidate will demonstrate the following qualities: -Extensive experience of management, leading staff, managing resources and reporting on same -Experience of leading or having a major role in developing strategy and applying it to the working environment -Demonstrable success in securing new funding -Strong budget management skills -Working in an environment that promotes equality of opportunity and collaborative working to deliver non-discriminatory services -Experience of producing and implementing policies, procedures and processes -Able to set and manage own and central team priorities, objectives and deadlines while maintaining a focus on the key priorities -Able to motivate and empower staff so as to build effective teams and relationships, trust, good morale and teamwork
£34,680 - 38,760 per year
Head of Public Sector Partnerships- Central England
I am working on behalf of the Princes Trust who is hoping to appoint a Head of Public Sector Partnerships on a permanent basis. This role is covering Central England so the ideal candidate will be based in or around- Nottingham, Birmingham or Leicester. The funding streams are a mix of private and public sector and this role will deliver and grow public sector income in the region in line with business plan needs. The Trust needs to raise 50m+ each year of which around 18m is currently derived from the public sector/government. You will be required to manage a high-performance public-sector income generation team in the region focused on maximising The Trust's income from contracted/government funders. In addition, you will support the implementation of the Public Sector Strategy, maximising income from local, regional and cross-regional initiatives and other intermediaries handling government funding such as prime contractors. You will have a good understanding of government funding priorities at local, regional and national level and a strong negotiator with the ability to close complex deals. Demonstrable experience of generating income through partnerships in funding (public and private) and strong account management experience, able to increase support from key relationships and designated accounts to achieve defined income targets. This is a quick turnaround , please contact Natalie Lawford at Harris Hill on 020 7820 7336 or Natalie.firstname.lastname@example.org Only suitable candidates will be contacted.
£33k - 40k per year
If the rates in our 2019 Salary Report leave you feeling a little short-changed, what next? Requesting a raise in the charity sector can be uniquely awkward: feeling undervalued helps no-one, but does more for you mean less for those in need? Guest writer and freelance HR specialist Nicola Greenbrook has a wealth of charity HR experience and is here to tackle this tricky dilemma. How to negotiate a pay rise in the charity sector Why is it so difficult to talk about money at work? We share our career experience and notable skills to strangers at interview, we present brilliant ideas in all-department meetings and reveal our goals and ambitions in our performance review. Yet, when it comes to ensuring that we’re fairly compensated, it’s tricky to engage. Asking for a salary increase can often be shrouded in utter awkwardness or sheer terror. This apprehension can be exacerbated for those working in the non-for-profit sector, who have chosen to work there specifically for the cause and its mission. Some charities simply can’t afford to pay more than others, and in smaller organisations when funds are precious, asking for an increase can leave people feeling guilty and uncomfortable. However, as a recent article by CharityJob explains, not asking for what you deserve and have worked hard for may cause bitterness and frustration to bubble over and ultimately impact on your work and performance. Ensuring you’re sufficiently paid a salary commensurate with your talent, contribution and market worth is not only crucial for your own money management, but ensures you’re motivated to deliver on your best work for the charity. Here are some strategies to help you successfully negotiate a salary increase, guilt-free. Firstly, why is it so hard to talk about money? According to Dr Rebecca Newton, psychologist and author of Authentic Gravitas: Who Stands Out and Why, women tend to be less likely to shout about their accomplishments which can lead to their work, at times, being overlooked. Yet, it’s a topic that causes discomfort for most of us. It’s easy to talk yourself out of asking for more money and allow that pesky inner critic to persuade you that ‘it’s not the right time’ or ‘they’ll think you’re being greedy’ and so you put it off for another month. Perhaps you’re afraid of how to handle it if the increase is rejected or maybe the actual meeting itself causes you great anxiety? For those who are naturally unassertive, discussing the M-word is off bounds. You may be familiar with Noah Kagan, CEO of AppSumo, and his ‘coffee challenge’, where he encourages people to walk into a coffee shop and ask for 10% off their purchase. Daunting as it sounds to ask a complete stranger for a discount (not to mention the queue of grumpy, caffeine-deprived people behind you), it forces you out of your comfort zone. You may not really be fussed about a few pence off your morning coffee, but it could help you tackle a difficult conversation if you generally squirm at the idea of asking for money off. Why not give it a go tomorrow? Starting small could help talking finances a little more easy to handle. _______________________ Do your homework If you’re ready to take the plunge, don’t even think about diving in without getting your data in order. Do your due diligence; the more intelligence you gather, the stronger your case for an increase will be. Determine your market value by considering the following options: • Use guides like the Harris Hill and Charity Job 2019 Salary Report to benchmark where you currently sit, and where you should. This definitive guide to UK charity salaries draws from over 45,000 genuine UK charity and not-for-profit vacancies from the previous financial year and you’ll find current market rates for hundreds of different roles, so yours is very likely to be covered. • Know your numbers; get savvy about the charity’s financial performance and demonstrate how your individual contribution has impacted on the company’s bottom line (effectively, the line at the bottom of of a financial report that shows the company’s net profit or loss). • Ask your HR team about any rewards strategies or policies already in place or when any salary reviews take place so you can choose your timings wisely. • Dip into your trusted professional network; sector or industry professionals, mentors and recruiters and those who may be willing to disclose a genuine salary comparison, to get a broad perspective. Consider ways of posing the question rather than asking outright what their salary is. Avoid asking friends or co-workers. • Consider testimonials from trusted sector contacts, clients and suppliers. This could demonstrate you’re not the only one who thinks you’re smashing it and could further enhance your value. I hereby state my case In Otegha Uwagba’s Little Black Book - A Toolkit for Working Women, she presents invaluable advice on negotiating a pay rise. To ensure your salary negotiations have gravitas, the words you use will need to carry weight. She suggests outlining ‘what you’ve contributed to the organisation, presenting tangible achievements and quantifiable wins’. Be very clear on how your individual contribution to the charity justifies the need for you to earn more than you currently are. Place the focus firmly on your value by converting your successes into tangible achievements - your second to none campaigning techniques which resulted in a high profile campaign, your unrivalled ability to build long-term relationships which brought in a major donor - rather than simply discussing how busy you’ve been. Career expert Jill Jacinto, writing for Refinery29, makes the point that when asking for an increase, don't make it personal. Although it's likely your request for an increase is for valid financial reasons (a hike in cost of living, your desire to get on the property ladder, going to your tenth wedding this year), this shouldn’t be raised when seeking a raise. As Jill points out, if every manager awarded an increase on the basis of personal needs then businesses, especially charities, would cease to survive. Here are some final tips for making the request meeting, gulp, a smooth one. • Practice your talking points on a partner/flatmate/friend etc - Seek their honest feedback on your delivery. Are you umming too much? Are you speaking with conviction? Is your request clear and your reasoning sound? Perfecting the dress rehearsal could make the main performance a show stopper. If no-one’s around, video it. It might feel completely daft watching yourself talk, but you might even start to believe in yourself. Be authentic on the day though, and be prepared to go 'off script’. • Set the scene. Arrange a proper meeting with your manager, booked in with their PA if they have one, and ideally outside of a structured one-to-one where the matter could get lost amongst operational stuff. Frame it as a business discussion, although going too ‘hardball’ may not fit with your charity’s culture, so always be yourself. • Don't say sorry - Be assertive (not aggressive) and unapologetic. Be firm with your expectations and once you've stated the figure you are seeking, wait for a response rather than filling the silence. It’s now over to your manager… • Open negotiations - If you’re offered an increase, either during or after the meeting, that's lower than your expectations get ready to negotiate. Consider what’s best for the charity as well as for you - this is how the best deals are secured. If it’s an outright no, for valid reasons, be prepared to query what you need to do to get a 'yes' next time. Set a goal and a deadline to revisit, so you come away with something concrete to work on. Money talks are terrifying, no doubt. But by avoiding the topic and saving yourself the discomfort, you could be holding back your career progression and full earning potential long-term. Asking for a raise is not a confrontational discussion, it’s an honest, professional request to be paid what you deserve. As Aliya Vigor-Roberston states in People Management Magazine, open and honest discussions about money can benefit both individuals and businesses. So, there you go. No more excuses… Nicola Greenbrook - HR Specialist & Freelance Writer Contact Nicola More from Nicola Greenbrook: ► How to handle the holiday handover ► How to manage stress at work ► Charity Careers 4: meet James Harris of Rethink Mental Illness ► Back to the Harris Hill Salary Centre ► Back to the Harris Hill blog
If you like the sound of an inspiring and supportive environment, where your work helps charities of all kinds to do more, we might have just the job. Five of them in fact, with a unique and forward-thinking organisation. Read on or head straight to our dedicated CFG recruitment site for the details... A great place to work Good news may have seemed rather scarce in recent years, but for staff in the charity sector there's been at least one welcome development: employers' growing understanding of the connection between the workplace (both its culture and the physical environment) and what they can achieve. More and more organisations now recognise that investing in their people, not least by creating somewhere they actually want to work, isn’t just a ‘nice-to-have’ in the unlikely event of spare budget, but something that delivers real bottom-line benefits, keeping valuable skills and expertise on board, attracting new talent, and making them better equipped to pursue their mission. But while it's easy enough to make the right noises, making it happen can be rather more challenging, so it’s always refreshing to find an organisation like the Charity Finance Group (CFG) who’ve ‘totally nailed it’, as we’d say if this were a talent show and they’d just murdered a Nina Simone classic at us. Aims and opportunities A charity in their own right, CFG champion best practice in the sector's financial management, nurturing leadership and influencing policy makers, with a mission to put finance at the heart of social organisations. They're passionate about helping charities make their money work harder, to deliver maximum possible benefit for their beneficiaries. It's a clear mission that's easy to get on board with, so we're delighted to bring you five outstanding opportunities to do exactly that. They include a Conference Events Producer, Events Manager, Events Assistant and EA to the CEO (all permanent positions) as well as an Interim Financial Controller for a six-month contract, all working from their Islington office just moments from the Northern Line at Angel. The unique CFG culture Full disclosure: as specialists in charity finance recruitment (find the latest finance jobs here) naturally we work with CFG on a regular basis, exhibiting at their hugely-popular annual conference, regularly advertising and occasionally contributing to the group's monthly Finance Focus magazine. So while we can't claim complete impartiality, we can offer years of experience working directly with the team in various capacities, all of which confirms the impression we came away with from our latest visit: this is somewhere people genuinely enjoy working, with a friendly team who like and support each other, and who feel valued and supported by the leadership too. Pleasingly, that's because they are, as CEO Caron Bradshaw explains: ‘We spend so much time at work it should be as fulfilling and enriching as possible - and I just don’t think that is possible if individuals are not encouraged to be themselves and play to their strengths.’ We’re ticking 'strongly agree’ for that one, and from experience we know these aren’t just warm words and intentions, but how the organisation really works. Meanwhile forget any preconceptions you might have about a charity finance outfit being stuffy or austere: CFG is anything but, with a vibrant and enthusiastic team, strongly committed to their vision of helping charities achieve more, and strongly committed to their people, as Caron continues: ‘It’s about valuing your colleagues and bringing the best out of them. It’s about helping them unlock something inside them that maybe they didn’t know was there. It’s about passion, love, purpose and vision but also humility, humour and fun.’ Join the family If that sounds like the kind of ethos you'd love to find in your workplace, we thoroughly recommend learning more about these roles and the organisation - which you can do by visiting our dedicated CFG site with many more details of the positions, benefits, values, aims and organisational culture. Just click below to read on, find out more, and be inspired to apply! More from the Harris Hill blog ► How to handle the holiday handover: guest writer Nicola Greenbrook on how to ensure a drama-free departure ► London Charity Softball League 2019: meet the finalists! ► Charity Careers 4: meet James Harris of Rethink Mental Illness Don't miss the Harris Hill & CharityJob 2019 Salary Report... ...the essential new guide to UK charity salaries. With market insights from our sector specialists and the expert team at CharityJob, you'll find more than 350 current rates for roles in 26 job functions, based on over 45,000 recent charity vacancies. ► What should you be earning in the charity sector? Find out here...
Be it a glamorous getaway or simple staycation, holidays are a chance to relax and recharge. Which you'll probably need after the frantic fortnight of frenzied preparation that all too often comes first. So how do you take a stress-free break without simply cramming it all in beforehand? And what if you're left holding things together on the home front? In this month’s guest article, freelance writer and HR specialist Nicola Greenbrook has advice on pre-holiday planning to help you head away with everything in hand, keep calm with your carry-on, and be raring to go on your return. Holiday season is well and truly upon us. Oh, the anticipation of what’s to come! An opportunity to get stuck into the book gathering dust on the bedside table or to broaden your horizons at a bucket list-worthy destination. A chance to recharge and refuel. According to Dr Christian Jarrett, holidays can make us happier, healthier and even prolong our lives. Sometimes though, the pace and pressure in the weeks leading up to the holiday almost negate the benefits of the break itself. Here are some tips to help you deliver a successful handover - keeping your credibility, peace of mind and work relationships intact. Before you go... (Excited! Full of anticipation! But a bit stressed!) American polymath Benjamin Franklin quite wisely said “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail”. He was spot on. Nailing a holiday handover is all in the preparation; giving yourself sufficient time to organise everything weeks in advance. Forewarn your absence Make sure your holiday dates are in your team and key stakeholders’ diaries as soon as your leave has been authorised; even if you sort the finer, exciting details later. If you’re client or supporter-facing or manage multiple projects, consider adding an extra line to your email signature a few weeks in advance that clearly outlines the period of your absence. Rather than appearing smug (‘I'M GOING ON HOLIDAY FOR TWO WEEKS AND YOU'RE NOT’) it instead ensures your contacts are notified well in advance and can plan accordingly at their end. It also prevents any nasty surprises on your last day. The art of the handover note It’s always a good idea to start your Holiday Handover Notes (HHN) a good few weeks before, even if you jot down headers or topics in the first instance, rather than frantically wracking your tired brain the night before you fly. Consider always having the document open in the week before you go, for ease of brain-dump, rather than scribbling a note on a Post-it that gets lost in a yellow sea of more Post-its or overloading your already full head. CJ Sinclair, founder of Go Travel and Talk, a network that provides detailed travel guides to worldwide destinations with solo travellers in mind, is always on the move; and therefore well-practised in the art of the perfect handover. She breaks her HHN down into critical priorities, current and upcoming projects and ‘things to watch’ and ‘worry or pain points’. CJ also cleverly adds screen shots and media, to break up the words and highlights important text for an easy at-a-glance view. Aim to strike the balance with a comprehensive but concise approach to your HHN. HR News suggests that ‘…there’s no need to cause an unreasonable amount of stress on the employee/s covering you whilst you’re away, so highlighting all the ‘need-to-know’ points will help them keep on top of things’. Order tasks by priority and include key delivery dates or deadlines, with the most recent first. Schedule in a face-to-face meeting with your colleague who’s taking the reins. You can talk through the HHN before you go, so they can ask questions and jot down their own points. Avoid being patronising; your team are knowledgeable enough to know what ‘pass invoice to Finance' means in practice. There's no need to go into intricate detail about the ‘third cupboard on the left with the squeaky drawer’ if everybody knows perfectly well all about the squeaky drawer. Be a clever planner In the weeks before, keep your diary as clear as possible and stay focused. It may feel a wrench missing Steve from Events’ birthday lunch, but avoiding social engagements or non-urgent appointments wins you back a few hours of uninterrupted work time. At 7.00pm on your last day when you’re panicked and finishing with all your holiday toiletries still to buy, you’ll be grateful for that hour. You can catch up with Steve and the gang on your return. If you’re a freelancer or consultant in the not-for-profit sector with no-one to actually hand over to, it's even more crucial to plan ahead. CJ finds that scheduling everything in advance with calendar reminders or apps like Later and Tailwind, can be helpful. Although "it does mean a lot of work beforehand to get it all done”, she also notes “it’s amazing how much technology can help to give you a little respite!” Avoid dumping-disguised-as-a-handover-task Be reasonable and conscientious, and tie up as many loose ends as you possibly can before you go. Don't be tempted to use your absence from the office as an opportunity to slip in a few projects that have been on the back burner, or to dump tricky tasks you’ve been putting off on to an unsuspecting colleague. This may cause resentment in your absence, confusion or delays to a project. Don't use OOO to get a LOL It’s tempting to set a comedy out of office message, but the best advice is to save it for the comedians. As funny as they might be to read, there's a fine line between light-hearted and inappropriate, and it's not necessarily in the same place for everyone. Getting it wrong and causing offence can reflect badly on the charity, its purpose and mission. A simple message that clearly states your return date and who to contact in your absence will do the trick, although it can be a nice touch to highlight a particular campaign your charity is running. Oh, and don’t forget your voicemail too if you receive direct calls. Set boundaries Depending on what works for you, let your direct reports and manager know how and when you can be contactable if a genuine emergency arises while you’re on the beach. Otherwise, you should trust your team and colleagues to adequately manage things in your absence, especially if you’ve put all of the above into place. Prioritise your wellbeing, family and friends during that precious break, and where possible, learn to switch off. If it's your turn to hold the fort... It can be tough being the stand-in. You’re managing your own workload as well as bearing the responsibility of doing a good house-sitting job. Be assertive. Even if your colleague is looking rather up to their eyes in it, ask all the questions you need before they go so you’re well informed and can maintain the proper functioning of tasks in their absence - it’s for both of your benefits. CJ Sinclair especially looks after her colleagues by cc’ing them into emails in the weeks leading up to her holiday and keeping them 100% in the picture. If the work is project-facing, she also arranges calls with clients to introduce them to the person holding the fort - so why not consider asking for the same treatment? Be proactive and schedule a meeting with the hander-over on their penultimate day to avoid a last minute panic on the final one. Politely ask that their handover notes are in good shape so that you can go through the entire document together, check your understanding and fill in any gaps. Then schedule one in the early afternoon of their first day back. Consider using Google Docs so that you can update the document with your own notes as you go along. It will save you time and allow your colleague to read through and extract the key points and actions before their return if they fancy, making their first day back easier (and yours; you’ve now just the one workload to juggle. Hurrah!). It can be hard bearing the weight of managing tasks in someone else’s absence and the risk of being overwhelmed is high. Accept that you can’t do everything and be aware of what you can reasonably do. Focus on the deadlines and priorities, and don’t fret if you didn’t even get a peek at the ‘non-urgent’ section of the HHN. These can be picked up when your colleague returns. If you’re struggling, talk to your manager and shout for help. This Harvard Business Review article has some great tips on what to do when you’re covering for colleagues - and can't keep up. When you get back... (Jet lagged! With post-holiday blues! Slightly full of dread!) It's tough coming back from a holiday. Even worse when you’ve had to come straight from airport to office, you’re desperately missing the pool/beach/mountain/all-inclusive buffet and were not at all prepared for a painful reunion with the tube. Here’s some final tips on how to restore some of that holiday-energy. • Keep your diary as clear as you can. Prioritise the meeting with your colleague who managed your work (who hopefully would have scheduled it for early afternoon) and use the morning to clear/organise your emails and get your task list up to date. The responsibility is back with you, and the chances are your colleague will be relieved to relinquish the extra load. • Be gracious and thankful for the support you received from your colleagues. If time hasn’t allowed them to complete all tasks, keep your cool and try not to be angry or concerned that things haven't been done ‘your way’. • Avoid a post-holiday grumble. You fully deserved your break and it’s always hard to come crashing back to reality when you’ve had the time of your life. However, be mindful that while you’ve been travelling they’ve been sweating it in your absence. Don’t moan about being back or repeatedly say ‘this time last week I was *add fabulous holiday thing*' and sigh, loudly. Be grateful for both a super break and a supportive team of colleagues. • Come bearing gifts. Like a bottle of that funny-coloured liquor from the local supermarket, unpronounceable sweets or some local delicacies. It doesn’t have to be expensive or purchased from somewhere impressive; a box of fudge can go a long way to say thank you. So, there you go. You’ve notified people way in advance that you're jetting off. You’ve planned, scheduled, created perfect handover notes with no nasty surprises, and your team know how to track you down in an emergency (unlikely as they’re so well-informed). Now, swap sandwiches at your desk for something delicious al fresco and lose yourself in a good book rather than a report, safe in the knowledge that everything's in hand. You deserve it. Nicola Greenbrook - HR Specialist & Freelance Writer Contact Nicola More from Nicola Greenbrook: ► How to manage stress at work ► How to switch off ► Charity Careers 4: meet James Harris of Rethink Mental Illness Check out the brand new Salary Centre ...home of the Harris Hill & CharityJob 2019 Salary Report, the essential new guide to UK charity salaries. With market insights from our sector specialists and the expert team at CharityJob, you'll find more than 350 current rates for roles in 26 job functions, based on over 45,000 recent charity vacancies. What should you be earning in the charity sector? Find out here... ► Back to the blog homepage
Loads of questions coming into the blog this week, but mainly: a) Can it possibly be time for the charity softball finals? b) Seriously, it’s been a year already? and c) Why DO Cadbury’s Giant Buttons* taste so much better than the small ones despite being exactly the same chocolate? To which the answers are respectively a) yes, b) I know! and c) no idea, it's a lightweight blog about softball, you want Mysteries of the Universe next door. (*Other large versions of small chocolates are available. As are small versions of large chocolates, but even they know they're just wasting everybody's time. Celebrations aside, obviously). But yes, the big day is very nearly upon us, and after a gripping summer of unexpected twists, extraordinary turns and fast-paced-but-friendly competition, all eyes will be on Hyde Park tomorrow, Thursday 15th August for the Season 17 finale of the London Charity Softball League! Spoiler alert if you’re still catching up on earlier episodes, but previously this season: 80 teams (made up of players from over 120 charities) battled it out in parks across London, and just six have now made it all the way to the grand finals to compete for the coveted Harris Hill Plate, Bluestep Shield and the granddaddy of them all, the Harris Hill Cup! And your six finalists are... Sustrans Sluggers vs Mind Action on Hearing Loss vs Business in the Community Anthony Nolan vs Food Fighters (Action Against Hunger and Fareshare) Naturally we'll be on hand with refreshments (by which we mean beer) for no less than our 13th year, along with our excellent fellow sponsors, and we hope to see you there! Meanwhile in keeping with more recent tradition, we also interrupted all six teams during vital last-minute preparations to fire a whole bunch of questions at them about their season and whether they’re going to win a prize. Just to throw in some extra tension and jeopardy, it's been a race against time to see which teams would make it into this career-defining feature, but three were quick enough off the mark, so please would you welcome the Sustrans Sluggers, Anthony Nolan, and the hunger-tackling hybrid of Action Against Hunger and Fareshare, the Food Fighters! ► First up, the only one of last year's final six making a reappearance, this time challenging Mind for the Harris Hill Cup: it's the Sustrans Sluggers! Sustrans Sluggers Answering the questions: Ami 'nition' Udeshi and Will 'Statman' Wright, Vice Captains About the team: Sustrans Sluggers (the Slugs) are the team making it easier for people to walk and cycle to their softball game. We can normally be spotted by the large stack of bikes piled up near the diamond. Tell us about your history in the league? We’re relative newcomers to the league having started in 2016. When we started we had no idea what we were doing - most of us just thought softball was "basically rounders", much to our captain’s dismay. Four years on and we’ve somehow slugged our way into the Cup final. What's the best thing about being part of it? Playing an amazing, inclusive sport on warm summer evenings, hanging out with your colleagues and meeting people from other charities across London. You can’t beat it! There’s always a real buzz in the office every match day. What's been your season highlight so far? Our captain “King” Cliff Batsuya and top batsman Oli “Big Slug” Gladstone promising to get slug tattoos if we win the Cup. This was at a time when no one ever dreamt we’d get this far. They’re somewhat regretting videoing their promise. Friendliest team you've played? We’ve played so many friendly teams this season, and that’s what makes this league so special. Particular shout outs must go to Amnesty International and Rethink Forward for being especially awesome. We also love playing against Pitch'n'Mix and will always organise a friendly against them if we’re not in the same league Who’s been your MVP this year? Despite only joining the team last Friday, Slugs McKenzie has already earned a place in our hearts (or maybe nightmares): Two years running in the finals - what's your recipe for softball success? For us it's down to a heady mixture of team spirit, unbridled enthusiasm and warm, cheap cans of lager. That, and a spreadsheet full of statistical analysis that puts the guys in Moneyball to shame… And lastly, what are you hoping for from the finals night? Team spirit, unbridled enthusiasm and warm, cheap lager (we're all over it - Team HH). To be honest, we’re just looking forward to an incredible evening, whatever the result. We feel a bit like whenever Scotland qualify for the World Cup – we’re just happy to be here. Best of luck to Mind, we can’t wait! ► Battle for the Bluestep Shield Our next two teams are both in contention for the Bluestep Shield, and the Nolans might appear to have a distinct advantage numbers-wise, plus a surprising amount of twins on the team, but it's purely because we've seamlessly (honestly, you'll never see it) stitched together two photos to try and get everybody in. Paging team captain Amy Holland! Anthony Nolan Answering the questions: Amy Holland, Team Captain and Donor Provision Coordinator at Anthony Nolan, meaning I look after donors when they’re selected to donate. About the charity: Anthony Nolan is the charity that makes lifesaving connections between people with blood cancer and incredible strangers ready to donate their stem cells. We’re saving three lives a day, in fact. By growing the stem cell register, carrying out ground-breaking research and providing the best post-transplant care, we’re giving families a future. So how long have you been involved in the league? Anthony Nolan have been in the league for about five years (it pre-dates the team we have now so we’re not entirely sure). We got to the Cup finals a few years ago but were defeated, and we made it through to the first round of the Cup last year but were beaten by Cancer Research! Who are the friendliest team you’ve played this year? We’ve had some great competition this year and some lovely catch-ups in the pub after. A few notable mentions go to Southwark Sluggers, WWF and NDCS last week! Who’s been your MVP? Probably Xenia - a few weeks ago we were missing most of our usual pitchers so I kind of threw her in (pun intended) and she was awesome! But she is also a great all-round player, picking up whatever position I put her in and being the only girl this season to hit a home run. Of course, everyone has been fantastic and played their part in getting us here! Is that the secret of your success? I don’t think I can pick one thing; we can really knuckle down when the pressure is on which is great, and we have a really strong fielding team which has got us out of more than one tight spot this season! But we’re a really friendly team who all get along really well. We’ll be in the final without our co-captain, Chris, who left Anthony Nolan last week and moved to Cornwall for a new job in the NHS. Yet to determine whether this is an advantage or disadvantage to the team… And how are you feeling about your chances on Thursday? Pretty good, it feels great to have even got this far so to win would be the cherry on top of an already-great cake. We have a strong team and everyone is pretty determined. One of our ex-colleagues plays for the opposition so it could get interesting…!! ► It could indeed: we don't know if they're in the photo below, but speaking of the opposition... Food Fighters (aka Action Against Hunger and Fareshare) Answering the questions: Luke Wiechula, Co-Captain of the Food Fighters and Community & Corporate Fundraising Partnerships Officer for FareShare. About the charities: We have different means as charities, but we both agree that the notion of people going hungry in this day and age is absolutely abhorrent. Action Against Hunger saves the lives of malnourished children. They ensure everyone can access clean water, food, training and healthcare, and enable entire communities to be free from hunger. FareShare believes that no good food should go to waste. We redistribute surplus food to charities that turn it into meals. We are doers, a community, and we change lives. How did the partnership come about? Though FareShare have been playing for a few years this is our first year as a merge team (and Action Against Hunger’s first ever), all of our admin contacts left and therefore we lost our spot as an independent team. However Action Against Hunger were kind enough to allow us to join them, both teams agree this has turned out to be a great decision and we’ve all made some great friends and memories as a result. What are the best things about the league and making the final? Considering a few months ago most of us had never met, we’ve got lots of people playing their first ever softball season and to make it to the final is no small achievement. We’d love to lift The Shield, let’s hope the softballing gods are on our side. Besides that, it’s about: - the camaraderie - tactics (when they come off) - summer days spent in London’s finest parks, glove in one hand, beer in the other Who’ve been your toughest opponents this year? We played my old charity SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, a team that I helped set up - they bested us in that particular match thanks to some sublime fielding. Able to resolve all of our differences in the pub afterwards! And the friendliest? Scope! Fantastic team, really closely fought but friendly game, looking forward to catching up with them on Thursday. What about memorable moments on the pitch? Rich ‘arm-cannon’ Guion (think Barrett from Final Fantasy VII) had managed to get to a ball that landed way beyond him in deep field, cranked up the arm-cannon, launched it to myself in short stop and as the runner was making her way between third and home I threw another hail mary and we were able to get them out. Great team play! (Louis Theroux voiceover): 'None of us understood what Luke was saying, but there was an important softball game at stake, so we decided to move on'. Any mascots, MVPs or special mentions? Hope ‘Superhands’ Rapp. A stalwart on first base and most frequently-awarded MVP (to the extent that she has her name pencilled in every game) for being so reliable, I honestly can’t think of a time she’s fumbled a ball. So what's brought you all the way to the finals? Although we enjoy winning and we're all thrilled to make it to the finals, we as a team make sure that we're having fun first and foremost. There have been some teams that have beaten us, but I can guarantee they haven’t had half as much fun as our merry band! There have been some high pressure situations this season, but if we think positive and trust in the rest of the team, our positivity has allowed us to make it this far. Will it be enough to lift the trophy on Thursday night? We know our strengths and intend to play to them, who knows how it will go. We can only do what we can do, but I think as a team we are quietly confident. All the planning can go out of the window immediately with someone injured or restricted by transport options. Keep happy, have fun, plan for the worst, hope for the best. ► Planning for the worst certainly sounds like good advice right now, but the sun always shines on the softball finals (eventually) so we're sure it'll be a triumph as ever! Huge thanks to Luke, Amy, Ami and Will (not forgetting Slugs), best of luck to the teams from Mind, Action on Hearing Loss and Business in the Community too, and we'll see you at the bar! Team HH More from the Harris Hill blog: ► How to handle the holiday handover: guest writer Nicola Greenbrook on how to ensure you enjoy a drama-free departure ► Softball season is here! an introduction to the 2019 charity softball season ► Charity Careers 4: meet James Harris of Rethink Mental Illness Don't miss the Harris Hill & CharityJob 2019 Salary Report... ...the essential new guide to UK charity salaries. With market insights from our sector specialists and the expert team at CharityJob, you'll find more than 350 current rates for roles in 26 job functions, based on over 45,000 recent charity vacancies. ► What should you be earning in the charity sector? Find out here...
We're delighted to bring you more than 20 great opportunities with Adviza, a vibrant and innovative charity working to make a positive difference for young people and adults, and with a great reputation for supporting their own staff too. They're currently looking for flexible and enthusiastic individuals for a range of permanent, temporary and contract positions, all based in the Thames Valley and starting very soon. Adviza delivers services for communities through a range of contracts such as The Prince's Trust, National Careers Service, Building Better Opportunities and National Citizen Service, and their work is all about giving young people and adults the best possible chance to progress successfully in learning and work. The good news for anyone joining the team is that they're equally committed to supporting and investing in their workforce too, and were recently awarded silver status by Investors in People thanks to the highly positive feedback of their current staff. There's so much to say about these superb opportunities that a blog post alone wouldn't suffice, so check out our dedicated Adviza recruitment pages for the full details.
We don't normally highlight individual vacancies here at the blog... ...but it's not every day we have one of the country's very biggest fundraising opportunities to talk about. Specifically, a new and hugely exciting role as Director of Income Generation for Tenovus Cancer Care, Wales' no.1 cancer charity and a fantastic organisation to work for. Read on or check out our dedicated Tenovus pages for details of what's likely to be a truly career-defining opportunity. Tenovus Cancer Care’s ambition is a future where fewer people get cancer, and those that do have equal access to the best treatment and support. With annual incomes of £9.6m, 250 staff and c.2,000 volunteers, Tenovus Cancer Care funds high quality research into major cancers, provides support to those affected by cancer, and educates the public and health professionals on cancer issues. Tenovus Cancer Care has cemented its position as a leading and well-respected cancer charity, with a track record of success in helping to improve people’s lives and growing income from its 63 shops in England and Wales, and via funding from donations and other sources. They're currently looking to recruit a Director of Income Generation, a fantastic new role in which you'll provide strategic leadership to the Income Generation team in order to achieve long term, sustainable income that enables the charity to achieve its strategic ambitions. Based in Cardiff, you’ll continually grow and develop our income streams including Community, Corporate and Events, Individual Giving, Major Donors, Legacies, Lottery and Retail. You will also be a member of the Leadership Team where you’ll work alongside other senior managers to shape the strategic direction of the charity and ensure that its aims and objectives are delivered by integrating and delivering a joined-up service. This is such an exceptional opportunity that we couldn't do it justice with a simple job description. Instead, check out our dedicated Tenovus pages where you'll find a welcome from CEO Judi Rhys, a video that provides a real flavour of the charity and their work, and plenty more on the benefits of working for this outstanding organisation. ► Find out more about this role ► What should you be earning in 2019? The Harris Hill & CharityJob 2019 Salary Report has the answers... ► More from the Harris Hill blog
Our very own haphazard duo Jessamine Green and aptly named Harriet Mountain (with the team name Hazzamine) are embarking on the epic Three Peaks Challenge this weekend on 3rd August 2019. The Three Peaks challenge involves climbing the three highest peaks of Scotland, England and Wales within 24 hours. So to help prepare and understand why they have decided to embark on this madness we thought we would ask them a few questions. What made you decide to do the three peaks challenge? Jess: I’ve always wanted to do the three peaks and so when the opportunity knocked to be able to do it for a good cause I signed up immediately! Last year I fundraised for the Nepal Earthquak Recovery Fund by trekking the Himalayas and building a water tank in rural Nepal. I realised how all the funds went directly to those affected by the earthquake, the amazing work the charity had done previously to allow the basic need of clean water, after villages and towns had been wrecked and people displaced (two earthquakes in two years) and I am so enthusiastic to support this charity to continue their work. Harriet: I’ve always thought about doing a challenge like this but then Jess mentioned she was doing it and I thought why not? It can’t be that hard and then signed up on a whim without realising quite what it entailed! I also really admired the work that NERF do as all the funds go directly to those affected by the earthquake. How are you feeling about it? J: Terrified! Trekking last year was very difficult and I am hoping for no altitude sickness and some good weather (Trying not to think about 24 hour time cap!). Even seasoned trekkers find it difficult so hoping my strong legs and stubborn attitude will help. H: I’m absolutely terrified if I’m honest. I don’t feel very prepared and have not done anywhere near enough training. It’s the completing it in 24 hours that is really worrying me as I would be really looking forward to it if it was at a more leisurely pace! Who have you chosen to raise money for? J+H: The Nepal Earthquake Recovery Fund Have you done much climbing before? J: I’ve done trekking in Malaysia, Israel and last year went to Nepal to hike the Himalayas. H: I’ve done Snowdon before and also climbed Mount Kinabalu (4,095m) in Borneo a couple of years ago How's the training plan going? J: …what training plan? H: SNAP!...what training plan? I have done a couple of long walks and attempted the gym a few times but not gone to plan. Eeek! I did do a 10 mile walk in and around Richmond park on Sunday but then ended up a pub afterwards for six hours for a well earnt roast and a few gins! How confident are you feeling and what's going to be the biggest challenge? J: I think resilience and determination is my driving force as I’ve always loved a challenge and the feeling once you’ve exceeded your own expectations. Even for experienced hikers it’s supposed to be gruelling and incredibly difficult. I think the last peak will be the hardest as I know the end is getting near and my legs will be ready to buckle. H: I’m not feeling that confident as training hasn’t gone quite to plan but I am quite resilient and feel that will be a help and also I don’t want to let the rest of the group down so that will keep me going! The biggest challenge is going to be the timeframe as I do like a little rest and don’t think there’s going to be much time for that! I’m also worried as I have got Boomtown Festival three days after we finish so am going to be sore for that! Are there any of your recruitment skills that will come in handy during the three peaks challenge? J: My persuasion and assessment skills and breaking down a project into bitesize chunks (persuading myself to tackle one peak at a time!) H: Resilience is something I have really developed in recruitment, dealing with candidates dropping out, clients choosing other candidates etc. You have to develop a thick skin and roll with the punches. I just keep going… I will just keep going up the mountains! What are the biggest challenges you face in charity recruitment and how does the three peaks challenge compare? J: The biggest challenge I experience is managing multiple jobs with multiple candidates and the seasonality of the recruitment cycle – I feel myself a little a daunted at the prospect of these multiple peaks and working to a strict deadline. H: The biggest challenge I experience is managing multiple varying jobs with multiple candidates at any one time, at least it will be just one peak one at a time. How's the fundraising going and most importantly, where can we donate? J + H: Fundraising is going a little slowly with a consensus of donating on completion – however, it would be more encouraging to see the faith of our friends and colleagues if donate ahead of doing it! J: You can donate here! H: You can donate here! J+H: Please! And last but not least, what are you most looking forward to when it's all over? J: A cold beer in the national park in Snowdonia. H: A BIG gin and tonic! Well cheers to that! I am sure after all that climbing you will most definitely deserve it. Good luck! If you would like to donate to either Jess or Harriet’s pages these can be found here and here. Or if you wish to donate directly to the Nepal Earthquake Recovery Fund this can be found here.
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