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We are delighted that you are interested in working with us at The National House Project.
All our staff and trustees are passionately committed to making a difference to the lives of young people leaving care. Our working culture is supportive, innovative, and friendly. We aim to improve the wider leaving care services and develop an expert care experienced user voice to change the narrative about care leavers and ensure that they are making decisions about their lives and their projects. At the National House Project we strongly encourage applications from those with experience of care. 


Current Vacancies

Please check out our available positions below:


Location: Home-based / Head Office (Crewe, Cheshire East)
Salary: £28,000 - £32,000 per year
Hours: Permanent, Full-time
Closing date: 05/02/2021

Job Description:

Exciting Job opportunity for an ambitious self-starter: we are looking for a Fundraising and Partnerships Manager.

The National House Project takes a ground-breaking approach through its commitment to enabling young people leaving care to achieve successful independence. The Project was co-designed with young people and works on cooperative principles through which adults and young people leaving care work together to refurbish properties that become their homes. We would like the successful candidate to be passionate about our work, with an ability to engage the young people our work reaches.

The first Local House Project was set-up in 2015 in Stoke-on-Trent with funding from the Dept for Education (DfE). We are a rapidly growing organisation with plans to develop nationally. We have developed an ambitious strategy to grow our fundraising; independently from the DfE, over the next five years. This role will involve the establishment and development of a new fundraising team (1 WTE initially). As our first fundraiser, the successful candidate will need to support the wider team to understand how their day-to-day roles will help with the growth of fundraising income. Working closely with our CEO, you will play a crucial role in our team, implementing the National House Project’s fundraising strategy and overseeing all our fundraising activity.

We are looking for a dynamic and creative, target driven individual who will work with our team to identify, develop and ‘package’ tangible projects to fundraise against to drive the development of our fundraising. The post holder will bring their experience, skills and enthusiasm and develop exciting new opportunities. Naturally entrepreneurial you will be a self-starter and strong communicator, with the ability to build effective and long-term relationships both internally and externally. You will have proven experience of inspiring and motivating donors and fundraising partners, enabling them to maximise all fundraising activities and deliver great results.

The post covers a wide remit of fundraising activities including Major Giving, Corporate Supporters and grant giving Trust and Foundations. We are particularly interested in hearing from individuals with proven experience in securing four to six figure sums from major donor and/or corporate sources.  An understanding and appreciation of the importance of donor cultivation and stewardship is key.

The fundraising team will be supported by our administrative staff, and external fundraising and marketing & communications consultants initially, whilst we seek to embed our newly developed fundraising strategy. As the team grows, this new role offers exciting progression routes involving both line management and hands-on delivery across Major Giving, Corporate supporters and grant giving Trusts & Foundations.

You will be based at the NHP office in Crewe a minimum of 2 days per week. While your remaining time will be flexible, you will be expected to travel to Local House Projects and attend meetings with donors and partners across the country on a regular basis.

Interviews will take place via zoom on Friday 12th February 2021. Please make sure you are available on this date.

Previous applicants need not apply.

Application is by CV and covering letter via Charity Job. There is no application form. In your letter, please tell us how you meet the person specification which can be found in the attached application pack.



We currently do not have any apprenticeship opportunities. Please keep checking back. 


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