Image 2023 08 17 T12 27 02

Welcome to Noah's Ark Children's Hospice

​About us

At Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice we help babies, children and young people with life-threatening or life-limiting conditions, and their families, make the most of every day.

We are here to enable those we support to enjoy life as children, rather than as patients; as families, not just as carers. Partnering with London NHS trusts, we have built a home, a community and an expert team to make that difference.

Why we're recruiting

We are currently undertaking a major investment in our fundraising, marketing & communications capability. The team will grow from 13 posts to 20 over the next few months.

The charity has an enviable record in raising funds from philanthropy and trusts, but aims to diversify income by growing public fundraising, in particular community fundraising and regular giving. The majority of the investment is aimed at increasing capacity across all three sub-teams (Philanthropy & Partnerships, Public Fundraising, Marketing & Communications) but there is also a need to add to our skills base, for example, in media and public relations.

The Ark

While the charity has existed since 1999 and had provided services in the community since 2006, Noah’s Ark really got going in 2020 when its first Hospice building was completed. This followed a major capital appeal which raised over £10m and benefited from many millions of pounds worth of gifts in kind and corporate donations.

The end result is probably the most advanced children’s hospice building in the UK. A truly state of the art facility, which creates a wonderful light and airy space for the families that use our services and a fantastic working environment for all staff. The building is on the edge of Barnet and is placed within a seven-acre nature reserve, ideal for lunchtime walks.

Our team has the advantage of working in the same building as colleagues delivering care, creating strong cross-team collaboration.


Funding and our £1m campaign

The charity has seen a steady increase in annual income over recent years, with a target for 2023/24 of £5.1m. Around 75% of our income is expected to come from philanthropy, trusts and corporate, with the remaining coming from public fundraising.

Like many Children’s Hospices our income from statutory sources is very low at less than 10%. A key component to our fundraising strategy is matched funding in the form of a 72 hr campaign which takes place each autumn and raises over £1m. Pledges from major donors and trusts are matched against donations from the public and community groups, over a set period of time.


A bright future

Our Marketing and Communications (MarComms) team is set to double in size from two to four. With current resourcing the team have been highly successful, implementing an energetic new brand, increasing followers on social media to over 17,000 and gaining major coverage for our nurse recruitment campaign.

We are very fortunate to have many partnerships with top-tier creative and media agencies, providing support on a pro bono basis.

The charity has, in recent years, won numerous awards, including most recently the PR Week Purpose Award for best fundraising campaign. But our best days are still ahead of us. We look forward to meeting ambitious fundraisers and MarComms specialists, interested in applying their skills at the next level.​


​See our award-winning campaign film ‘From that Moment’ here:


  • Image 2023 08 21 T09 08 30
    Opportunity for all

    Find out how we’re working to deliver more diverse, equitable and inclusive recruitment.

    Find out more

  • Image 2023 08 21 T09 08 30
    Recruiting a charity CEO?

    Our executive specialists have an exceptional record of successful CEO, chair, trustee and director appointments.

    Find out more

  • Image 2023 08 21 T09 08 30
    Charity sector salaries

    Check out the market rate for your charity role in the latest Harris Hill Salary Survey.

    View our latest survey

Blogthumb Marketing 2

2024 Salary Survey: marketing, PR and digital trends

Focusing on one area of expertise gives our specialists a clear view of what's happening in their field across the sector, insights you'll find in the 2024 Harris Hill Salary Survey, together with current rates for around 200 charity and not for profit sector positions.​​You can view the full survey via the link above, but here's what the team had to say about the current market for charity pro...

Read more
Blogthumb Fundraising

2024 Salary Survey: fundraising market trends

The 2024 Harris Hill Salary Survey is out now, and along with current rates for around 200 charity and not for profit positions, we look at trends in the job market by area of expertise and across the sector. You can view or download the survey here to check out the figures, but here’s what we had to say about the market and current trends within fundraising.​​​Market overviewThis year’s figure...

Read more
Blogthumb Final

Thinking of temping? Here’s what to consider…

Temping offers flexibility, variety and a chance to boost your CV - but is it right for you?​ Hear from current Harris Hill temps as freelance writer and guest blogger Nicola Greenbrook explores...Do you ever catch yourself gazing out of the window, dreaming about a work life that breaks away from the conventional nine-to-five? Are you someone with multiple interests and many interconnecting ca...

Read more
Blog Thumb 2

Celebrating UK charity jobs for UK Charity Week 2023!

It's UK Charity Week 2023, so join us for a whirlwind festive tour of some of the best opportunities with charities around the country!​Yes, even though it feels about 30 seconds since you bundled last year’s decorations into an overstuffed box in the loft*, it’s December already, which means it’s time to get them down but more importantly, time for UK Charity Week 2023, celebrating the brillia...

Read more
B Corp Blogthumb Final

Harris Hill is now a Certified B Corporation

We're delighted to share the news that Harris Hill is now B Corp Certified! It makes us part of a global community of businesses meeting high standards of social and environmental impact, accountability and transparency, and leading the transformation of the global economic system. That's a big ambition, but at the simplest level, being certified is recognition that we're here for the right rea...

Read more
Blogthumb 2

Access all areas: how to use the Recite Me toolbar

As part of our diversity and inclusion strategy, the Harris Hill website now features the award-winning Recite Me assistive toolbar, providing a wide range of accessibility and language support tools for a more inclusive online experience. Here’s an overview of the benefits and how to use it.​There’s a lot to look out for when you’re searching for a new job online. In most cases, you'll actual...

Read more

Meet the 2023 Charity Softball finalists!

​Landing just ahead of the big day and 20th anniversary celebrations, meet the teams playing for glory in the 2023 Charity Softball League!Like any other year, 2003 gave the world some things we’d rather it hadn’t - war in Iraq, the SARS outbreak, the Black Eyed Peas – but over the course of that long hot summer, it also gave us (courtesy of founding father Leo Visconti) something we’re very gl...

Read more