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Current vacancies

Interim Head of Fundraising and Development 

The Margins Project: Fundraising Manager  

The Margins Project: Office Coordinator

 

 

Interim Head of Fundraising and Development

Salary: £40,000-45,000 depending on experience

Start date: ASAP

Reporting to: Chief Executive Officer

Terms: Interim contract to the end of April 20 (with possible extension).

Hours: Full time 37.5 hours per week.
(Potentially 4 days/30 hours per week for the right applicant)
23 days annual leave + bank holidays (pro rata)

About Union Chapel Project: Union Chapel Project (UCP) is an independent, secular charity. The project is an outstanding example of the way in which new uses for an historic Grade 1 Listed building can be achieved without compromising its original function, as a Church.
UCP was established in 1992, a decade after a local campaign successfully prevented the building from demolition. UCP was tasked with coordinating the vital conservation works for this important local landmark by opening the building up as a multi-activity hub from which revenues were generated. The building is now a vibrant place, hosting a range of activities including concerts, lectures, rehearsals and the production of our own in-house arts culture and community events. The building is also home to The Margins Project – a charitable subsidiary which provides vital support to people facing homelessness and isolation.

 

About The Role

This is an exciting time to be joining the Union Chapel Project, as we work towards major capital improvements to open up the building to more creative and community uses.
The main priority for this interim position will be in supporting and building on fundraising efforts around the Sunday School Stories programme, and overseeing the delivery of this project.

Union Chapel Project is undertaking a series of major repairs and capital improvements to its grade 1 & 2* listed buildings in order to open up the building to more creative and community uses. We are now in the middle of an exciting, £1.8 million capital and community development phase called Sunday School Stories.

We received a Round 1 pass from National Lottery Heritage Fund for £960,400 in December 2018 and are completing the development and community consultation phase.

The Fundraising team now needs to work towards the remaining match-funding target of £800,000, towards the Sunday school’s capital works and activities programme.

In addition, we have a mix of community and artistic projects that we curate in house which require subsidising through revenue fundraising.

This role will also have the opportunity to feed into our wider Fundraising Strategy and plans to develop an effective Fundraising Team which will secure and diversify income for UCP programmes and future capital projects to upgrade remaining areas of the building.

We are looking for a competent fundraiser, primarily with National Lottery Heritage Fund and capital fundraising experience, but also revenue fundraising experience, to raise the match funds for our current capital projects and continue developing fundraised income for the next phases.

We are seeking an enthusiastic individual who can think strategically, be hands on, to take ownership of these projects and grow the relatively new fundraising department to become an integral part of Union Chapel life.

 

Recruitment Pack

 

Closing date: 25 October

How to apply: Please apply with your CV and a covering letter, of no more than two pages, outlining your skills and experiences to meet the requirements of the role, why you want to work for Union Chapel Project and your availability to start.

Email to [email protected] with “Interim Head of Fundraising and Development” in the subject line.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and we actively encourage people from a variety of backgrounds with different experiences, skills and stories to join us and influence and develop our working practice.

Please complete our Equal Opportunity Monitoring form form and email it to [email protected] It will be treated in confidence and will not be seen by the staff directly involved in the appointment.

 

The Margins Project: Fundraising Manager

London, N1 (involving a degree of travel across London)

Salary: £21,000 per year (£35,000 pro rata)

Permanent: 22.5 hours per week (with flexibility to work across 3-5 days)

Responsible to: Director

About The Margins Project: The Margins Project is here for people facing homelessness.  We believe that everyone deserves an opportunity to flourish and realise their potential, and find a place of dignity in society.  We empower people to gain the knowledge, resilience and self-confidence to break the cycle of homelessness.

The Margins Project offer an in-depth programme of supported employment, personal development, and housing support; tailored to the individual.  This includes paid employment in our commercial kitchen at Union Chapel, personalised housing support, as well as food, shelter, and other essentials.  Working together with Margins, people facing homelessness achieve significant improvements in their employment prospects, wellbeing, and housing situation.

About the Fundraising Manager role: Our Fundraising Manager is a new and crucial position for the organisation.  Margins have recently finalised a new three-year strategy, business plan, and fundraising plan; and we’re excited to be working together with people experiencing homelessness to do something new and impactful.

The Fundraising Manager will work in close partnership with the Director and the board of trustees, to ensure that our strategy is fulfilled successfully.  You’ll lead on the delivery and ongoing development of our fundraising plan, to ensure that we have the necessary diverse income streams and reserves to realise our mission.  And you’ll oversee a funding model that delivers sustainability, resilience, and a good return on investment, for which we are accountable to our funders and donors.

Whilst sustaining trusts and foundation income, you’ll cultivate mutually beneficial corporate partnerships, and develop our long-term approach for individual giving.  As part of this you’ll oversee external communications relating to fundraising, including traditional channels and digital media.

This is an exciting opportunity to make a difference to one of the defining social issues of our times, within a professional and forward-looking charity.

Equal opportunities: The Margins Project is committed to equality of opportunity, supports and encourages under-represented groups, and values diversity. We seek people from a wide range of backgrounds, who will bring a fresh perspective to the organisation.  We are keen that we reflect the diversity of the community that we work with and we therefore welcome applications from all sections of the community.

In line with the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, a DBS check is not required for this role.

Safeguarding : Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility – Margins is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and wellbeing of children and adults at risk. We expect all trustees, staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

 

Job Description     Supporting Statement and Information

 

Closing Date: 12:00 noon, Monday 4 November

To Apply: Recruitment is being managed by Rebecca du Plessis, Director at Langton Not 4 Profit.

Please send your application, containing the information listed below, to Rebecca at [email protected].

If you would like to discuss this opportunity before submitting your application, Rebecca can also be reached at 07833 230168.

Your application must include the following:

  1. Up to date CV including your contact details
  2. Completed Supporting Statement and Information form

Interviews and assessment will take place on either Tuesday 12th or Wednesday 13th November.

 


 

 

The Margins Project: Office Coordinator

London, N1

£16,200 per year (£27,000 pro rata)

Permanent; 22.5 hours per week (with flexibility to work across 3-5 days)

Responsible to: Director

About The Margins Project: The Margins Project is here for people facing homelessness.  We believe that everyone deserves an opportunity to flourish and realise their potential, and find a place of dignity in society.  We empower people to gain the knowledge, resilience and self-confidence to break the cycle of homelessness.

The Margins Project offer an in-depth programme of supported employment, personal development, and housing support; tailored to the individual.  This includes paid employment in our commercial kitchen at Union Chapel, personalised housing support, as well as food, shelter, and other essentials.  Working together with Margins, people facing homelessness achieve significant improvements in their employment prospects, wellbeing, and housing situation.

About the Office Coordinator role: Our Office Coordinator is a new and crucial position for the organisation.  Margins have recently finalised a new three-year strategy and business plan; and we’re excited to be working together with people experiencing homelessness to do something new and impactful.

The Office Coordinator is a wide-ranging role.  You’ll work closely with the Director and the board of trustees, to coordinate the fulfilment and development of our business plan.  And you’ll work with service users, staff and volunteers to ensure the organisation runs smoothly on a day-to-day basis.

To achieve this, you’ll be adept at empathising and forming relationships with a wide variety of people.  You’ll know how to manage and support a team of volunteers.  And you’ll have an excellent grasp of professional boundaries and confidentiality.

This is an exciting opportunity to make a difference to one of the defining social issues of our times, within a professional and forward-looking charity.

Equal opportunities: The Margins Project is committed to equality of opportunity, supports and encourages under-represented groups, and values diversity. We seek people from a wide range of backgrounds, who will bring a fresh perspective to the organisation.  We are keen that we reflect the diversity of the community that we work with and we therefore welcome applications from all sections of the community.

In line with the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, a DBS check is not required for this role.

Safeguarding: Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility – Margins is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and wellbeing of children and adults at risk. We expect all trustees, staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

 

Job Description    Supporting Statement and Information

 

Closing Date: 12 noon, Monday 21 October

How to apply: Please send your application, containing the information listed below, to [email protected]  If you would like to discuss this opportunity before submitting your application, David Morris our Director can be reached at 07586 485 548.

Your application must include the following:

  1. Up to date CV including your contact details
  2. Completed Supporting Statement and Information form

Interviews and assessment will take place on either Wednesday 23rd or Thursday 24th October.

 


 


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