Salary: Circa £45,000 per annum
36 hours per week, based in Leicester or home-based with regular travel to the Home-Start UK office in Leicester

Home-Start is a local community network of trained volunteers and expert support helping families with young children through challenging times.

Home-Start is made up of Home-Start UK, the national charity, and a network of around 200 local Home-Starts working at the heart of communities around the UK.

Our role as a national charity is to build the capacity and sustainability of our network, to enable local Home-Starts to deliver their services, and to develop and scale great volunteer training and services for families.

Home-Start UK is now seeking a Head of Grants and Contract Income to develop our grants and contract income. This is a senior role and the successful candidate will need to have demonstrable specialist expertise in this area. The ability to research, draft and write successful proposals, together with building partnerships with funders, other voluntary organisations and with our local Home-Starts are also key elements of this role.

The successful candidate will have a proven track record of achieving excellent standards of supporter care and compliance with relevant statutory requirements and industry standards.

Up to date knowledge of policy and funding changes is therefore essential. A further key responsibility of this post is to develop Home-Start UK’s grant monitoring and reporting system and therefore a good understanding of fundraising customer relationship management systems, in particular Raisers Edge, is desirable.

This post can be based at our Home-Start UK office in Leicester or home-based (with regular attendance at the Leicester office)

We offer an excellent benefits package including 28 days holiday per year plus bank holidays, flexible working, family friendly policies, pension scheme, health care cash plan, and life assurance scheme.

This is an exciting time to be joining Home-Start as we continue to grow and diversify our grant and contract income. If this sounds like your type of challenge we would be delighted to hear from you.

Further information can be found by clicking on the documents below and if you are interested in applying for this position please submit your CV, together with a supporting statement, to [email protected] or by post to the HR Department, Home-Start UK, The Crescent, King Street, Leicester LE1 6RX

Download the job description and person specification

Closing date for applications: 19 July 2019

Interviews will be held at the Home-Start UK office in Leicester on 13 August 2019

Home-Start is committed to Equality of Opportunity and Diversity. We wish to encourage applications from all parts of the community irrespective of gender, race, colour, age, sexual orientation or disability. Appointments will be based on merit, following an open and clear selection process.

Home-Start UK, a charitable company limited by guarantee. Company No. 5382181. Charity No. in England and Wales 1108837 and in Scotland SC039172. Registered Office: The Crescent, King Street, Leicester LE1 6RX.