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Senior Grants Executive

37.5 per week, 5 days per week
£27,000-£30,000 p.a. (dependent on experience)
Responsible to
Grants Manager
Bruges Place, 15-20 Baynes Street, London, NW1 0TF
Closing date
27 days holiday (increasing to 30 days after 5 years of service) plus 4% matched pension contribution


As the Senior Grants Executive, you will be responsible for delivering income from a range of donors and prospects, with a focus on trusts and foundations, through the overall management and growth of a successful grants pipeline. We are looking for an ambitious fundraiser who thrives working in a collaborative team and who enjoys inspiring funders to support the Helen Bamber Foundation.  You will be part of a Fundraising and Communications Team that has a successful track record of securing income and you will help to further grow the organisation.

You will be managed by our Grants Manager and work closely with the Head of Fundraising and will be responsible for delivering high quality applications and reports to small and medium sized Trusts and Foundations as well as supporting larger donors in collaboration with your team members. This role suits a proactive fundraiser who has experience in Trust and Foundations including prospecting, making successful applications, delivering high quality reports, stewardship and with an ability to develop and grow existing funder relationships.

Please note that the successful candidate will already be able to work in the UK and will be offered the job subject to suitable references and a DBS check. This role will require disclosure of adult and child barring lists. If appointed, you will be required to give your consent to HBF to receive regular updates on your criminal records status throughout your employment.

Please submit an up-to-date CV and a short covering letter outlining how your skills and experience match the listed duties, responsibilities and person specification to Ida Jarsve at by 9am on Monday 4th March 2024. First interviews will be held the same week.  Please note exceptional candidates may be contacted before the deadline. Candidates must hold permission to work in the United Kingdom.  

We particularly welcome applications from those from Black, Asian, Minority-Ethnic, refugee and migrant backgrounds. We regret that we can only respond to applicants who make it to the interview stage. No agencies please.

Equal Opportunities

The Helen Bamber Foundation and Asylum Aid is an equal opportunities and Living Wage employer. We are committed to attracting and recruiting diverse candidates as we are keen to make sure that our staff, trustees, volunteers and ambassadors reflect the communities we serve and the wider community we work in at every level within the organisation. We particularly welcome applications from Minority Ethnicities.

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