Location: Coram's Fields, Kings Cross
Hours: Full-time, 35hrs per week, some home working may be considered however, the majority of the role will be based on site.
Since its inception in 1936, Coram's Fields has existed for one reason only, to provide a space dedicated to the children of London, where they can roam freely and safely in an environment that remains unique to this day.
85 years on, our work remains rooted in its founding principles however, over the eight decades since the organisation was established, the needs of the community for which we serve have changed considerably. As a result, our services have needed to evolve to tackle the many complex issues facing children and young people growing up, in what is a densely populated area of London, where 48% live in poverty and over 60% are on the children's social care register.
Today, alongside the provision of a seven acre park, playground and sports facilities, we deliver a wealth of services that include; an under 5's drop in, a thirty five place nursery, after school clubs, holiday schemes, a free - five day a week sports programme and youth programme delivered from our state of the art youth centre.
COVID-19 has had a profound impact on the charity's finances and we are still in the process of recovering from the pandemic. Government grants, our most successful public fundraising campaign to date and generous support from trusts, foundations and grant giving bodies have provided a strong foundation for our recovery. More importantly, they have ensured that we have been able to continue to provide vital support to the hundreds of children that we work with every single week.
As we emerge from the COVID crisis, our main fundraising focus will be on increasing support through our new corporate programme, Connecting Futures, our major donor programme and through the growth of individual and regular giving, whilst maintaining and extending support from trusts and foundations.This is a challenging but hugely rewarding role and one in which you will be able to see the immediate impact of your success.
Our Connecting Futures programme has, since being launched in May 2021, secured support from a host of companies, ranging from London law firms to global media, construction and brand/lifetyle businesses. Alongside this, the success of our public emergency fundraising campaign in 2020, demonstrated the importance of Coram's Fields to the local community and saw over 1,000 donors collectively raise over £110,000 to protect the charity's future.
The opportunity to grow and develop our corporate partnerships and harness the support of the local community, to deliver life changing support for young people, and a sustainable income base for the charity, should drive your interest in the role.
As the principle fundraising resource, you will be adept at working under your own initiative however, your role as part of the Charity's SMT will see you work closely with a committed senior team.
You'll be joining an organisation with a strong history of delivering outstanding services for its beneficiaries and a staff team committed to changing the lives of young people for the better. A commitment to training, development and organisational wide support will ensure that you will be working in an environment created to enable success in all areas of your work, and one that balances opportunities for autonomy with clear strategic direction.
Your passion and commitment to the cause will be critical to your success, as will your ability to articulate with great confidence, the immeasurable impact that Coram's Fields has on those that it serves.
You will be an ambitious professional, for whom the opportunity to shape the future of this unique organisation and make your own mark on it will hold huge appeal.
To apply, visit our website through the link at the top of the listing.
The final deadline for the role is 9am on Monday 6th December 2021 however, applicants should note that applications will be assessed on a rolling basis and shortlisted applicants may be invited to interview before the application deadline.
Coram's Fields is committed to equality and diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.
Coram's Fields is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of all children and young people. All those applying for a role with the charity, are subject to robust safeguarding checks and will need to demonstrate clearly, their commitment to safeguarding. All appointments are subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS check and all post holders are required to register with the DBS update service.