We are the national young carers charity. Our countryside respite breaks and our wrap-round service give young carers, with responsibilities beyond their years the opportunity to create happy memories and build brighter futures.

Current vacancies

Operations Manager Scotland

  • Full time
  • £35,000
  • New Cumnock, Ayr
  • Closing 13th February 2023

We are seeking an experienced individual to lead our Children’s Services team. You will be proactive, energetic, and passionate about supporting young carers and vulnerable children, with a background of relevant professional experience.

You will be flexible enough to receive induction training for a week at our Welsh house, as well as a follow up training in Wales within 3 months.

You will be able to demonstrate through previous employment he ability to manage a children’s residential location, from the beginning.

Initial duties will include overseeing renovations, business and community engagement, recruitment, and administration of children’s services.

You will be offered total support by our experienced leadership colleagues and existing operational team members either on site or digitally.

About us

For 25 years, The Honeypot Children’s Charity has supported young carers and vulnerable children throughout their childhood. We provide 3-day respite holidays for young carers from 5 to 12 years of age at our houses in the New Forest and mid-Wales, running every weekend and throughout school holidays. Once onboard children remain engaged with us until their 13th birthday; they are invited back every year for a residential break and can also enjoy memory making days out.

In parallel we work closely with schools to deliver the Honeypot SEAL (Social & Emotional Active Learning) educational programme, running 4-day residential breaks during term time to support children in developing key life skills and confidence. Our team deliver bespoke SEAL content designed to enable children to better understand themselves, the world around them and their potential through practical experience and challenges.

In the past year we have expanded our suite of services to include a wide range of online workshops and a wellbeing fund. We are ambitious to maintain and build on this platform as we exit the pandemic period, taking a broader range and reach of services into the future and being accessible to Honeypot children whenever they wish, wherever they are.

About the role

To take full responsibility and accountability for the Honeypot house- Scotland and site and oversee the programme of respite breaks, social emotional active learning breaks (SEAL)memory making days, digital local online services and community outreach services.

To provide direction and leadership to the staff and volunteers based at the site to ensure that safe and high-quality services are delivered that help make lasting memories for the children we support.

To work closely with existing Operations Managers to ensure compliance and consistency of services, as well as to discuss development and impact measures and reporting.

To share good practice across the charity, through communication and the attendance quarterly at London team communication meetings.

To assist with travel costs and due to the remote location, there is a self-contained apartment which can be made available to facilitate overnight stays, if events or meetings are scheduled at the house.


Corporate and Community Fundraising Manager, Scotland

  • Full time
  • £33,000 – £35,000
  • Remote with travel
  • Closing 13th February 2023

Honeypot seeks a talented Corporate and Community Fundraising Manager for Scotland

Founded 26 years ago, the Honeypot Children’s Charity has developed from a local, to regional to being a National Charity that spans, large areas of the UK.

Our latest expansion, the opening of our Residential Respite House, The Old School Dalleagles, New Cumnock, Ayrshire will support young carers living in the Central Belt of Scotland. Young carers are children aged 5 to 12 who look after a sick or disabled parent or sibling. There are 800,000 young carers in England and Wales and 100,000 in Scotland. There is a great need for our Support Services.

Honeypot Scotland presents a wonderful opportunity to develop fundraising for our charity. Honeypot raised £2.7 Million in 2021-22, and our fundraising income has been rising consistently for several years. This has been achieved due to our well established and winning brand, our unique range of highly fundable services, and a dynamic and go-getting professional Honeypot staff.

Corporate and Community Fundraising has always been an area of fundraising where Honeypot has succeeded. Honeypot has had such Corporate Supporters as:- a £1M COTY partnership with Bank of America; A National Campaign with The Body Shop, A major Partnership with Munich Re, a portfolio of over 50 leading company’s in long term funding relationships with Honeypot. Honeypot has also succeeded in Community fundraising, receiving substantial support from The Masons Grand Charity; Golf Clubs; leading public schools such as Eton College. We now seek to replicate this success over time in Scotland.

“There is nothing more motivating for donors than to visit a Honeypot House, to see children on a visit or just to see the high quality of the facilities we provide.

As Corporate and Community Fundraising Manager for Scotland, conducting site visits of Honeypot House Dalleagles, as and when they are needed, will be a key role.

There may be an opportunity to develop a small number of key events in Scotland, such as a carol concert or challenge event participation, such as the Glasgow Marathon. You will be the lead for these events both organising and attending them”.

Supported by Honeypot’s Director of Income & Communications, and our Digital Marketing & Social Media Team, and a collegiate team of seven fundraisers based in England , the Corporate and Community Fundraiser, Scotland will enjoy be strongly supported and working for a forward looking, ambitious and growing Children’s Charity.

If you relish occupying an exciting new role with massive potential for success, that will give you much leeway to manage your own success while being highly supported by a dynamic team, we would love to hear from you.

To assist with travel costs and due to the remote location, there is a self-contained apartment which can be made available to facilitate overnight stays, if events or meetings are scheduled at the house.