Home-Start Glasgow South
Home-Start Glasgow South

Charity registered in Scotland SC030131

Home-Start Glasgow South is a voluntary organisation committed to promoting the welfare of families with at least one child under 8 years of age.

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Top job! Assistant Director (Fundraising & Administration)

  • Full time or Part time
  • £32,000 – £38,000
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 20th January 2020

An introduction to Home-Start Glasgow South

Home-Start Glasgow South is looking to recruit someone with significant experience of working at a senior level within fundraising, a creative thinker who is able to provide strategic and operational leadership and who will bring both creativity and commercial awareness to the role. If this sounds like you, we would love to hear from you.

Key responsibilities will include:

Manage fundraising team to secure adequate funding for the organisation through grants and trusts, partnerships, community fundraising and development of other sources of funding

Developing and managing budgets growing from circa 600k.

Manage existing relationships while exploring and developing new opportunities

Market and promote the work of the charity to a wider audience using well written and impactful propositions and presentations.

Maintain accurate records, including maintaining the fundraising and income generation database and CRM systems with targets, pitches and asks.

Providing support to Director in managing staff in different roles.

About you

As well as energy and passion for your work, you will be able to demonstrate:

A proven track record of successful fundraising through a variety of income streams in the charity sector.

Experience of leading campaigns and communications which target different audiences through a range of media channels.

That you are a confident speaker and networker with proven success of building partnerships

That you are an inspiring manager, able to keep your team motivated and highly productive.

This vacancy has now closed

Community Fundraiser - Maternity Cover

  • Full time or Flexible
  • £21,500
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 20th January 2020

An introduction to Home-Start Glasgow South

Home-Start Glasgow South is a leading family support charity striving to give young children the best possible start in life. We help families experiencing issues including isolation, mental health difficulties, bereavement, family breakdown, addiction and physical ill-health. We have been operating across the south of Glasgow for 19 years and have grown to become the largest Home-Start in Scotland and one of the largest in the UK.

The Role

This is a key role to support the growth of our income from community and corporate sources. The candidate will:

· Diversify our income by securing funding from local businesses, challenge events and community participation.

· Assist the Funding and Development Manager to establish ‘cases for support’ which can be sent to family trusts/foundations and significantly increase the volume of funding asks.

· Present ‘cases for support’ around key themes e.g. mental health and educational attainment to local businesses and community groups.

· Create and promote a calendar of fundraising events and challenges to raise unrestricted income.

· Maintain prospects pipeline of potential new supporters and develop a strategy for cultivating potential supporters towards making an “ask” for funding.

The successful candidate will preferably have community fundraising experience, a dynamic personality who enjoys new challenges and has the ability to ‘think outside the box’.

This is a unique opportunity for an enthusiastic and creative candidate to identify and implement new income streams for the organisation and have a pivotal role in the charity’s planned expansion to support more families and children. They will be a strong communicator with the ability to relate, with personal credibility, to community members and senior personnel in the private sector.

They will have excellent communication skills, with the ability to develop relationships through proposals, presentations and budget management. You should be able to inspire and engage current and new supporters about the value of donating to Home-Start Glasgow South to help us to continue to make a difference to the lives of children and families in South Glasgow.

This vacancy has now closed

Dads Co-ordinator

  • Part time
  • £20,000 – £21,500 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 20th January 2020

An introduction to Home-Start Glasgow South

While many dads are comfortable in a range of parenting roles and family settings, both within the home and broader community, our research has exposed social norms, role expectations and the gender landscape as a barrier for some Dads in terms of engagement and seeking support when needed. Therefore, a tailored support for dads and dads-to-be has been developed by Home-Start Glasgow South. We are looking to expand this service and recruit a Dads’ Co-ordinator who can challenge these social norms, provide unique invitations ‘in’ for Dads into our existing groups and services and thereby support the progress of this established work from antenatal through perinatal and beyond.

Key responsibilities will include:

Work in coordination with the existing Dads Coordinator to support dads to be via Glasgow’s first Dads’ Antenatal workshops in partnership with NHSGGC Midwifery services.

Understand the needs of Dads – as an individual and as a parent/to-be.

Provide person centred support for Dads and their families, building on the success of the Home-Start Glasgow South Dads’ model.

This vacancy has now closed


  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 6th March 2020

An introduction to Home-Start Glasgow South

Home-Start Glasgow South is a family support charity which works with parents to enable them to parent well and give young children a positive start in life.

We work with families to help them overcome issues affecting their lives with a range of family support services. Issues like isolation, mental health difficulties, bereavement, family breakdown, addiction, physical ill-health and more.

2020 will be our 20th anniversary and during 18/19, Home-Start Glasgow South supported 328 families with 688 children.

We are seeking a new Chair for our Board of Trustees. The Trustees have a broad range of skills including Law, Finance, Fundraising, HR, Social Work, Teaching, Training and Senior Management Expertise. There are 9-10 Board meetings held each year. Other commitments can include, attending the annual staff and board day, the AGM and joining sub-committees as required in order to ensure the strategic direction and governance of this amazing charity.

The Role

The Chair of the Trustees will be responsible for providing leadership to the Board of Trustees ensuring that all Trustees fulfil their duties and responsibilities for the proper governance of Home-Start Glasgow South by:

  • Supporting the Director in meeting strategic goals
  • Leading inclusively

We are looking for someone with a broad range of skills and experience including:

  • Valuing the work we do to support families
  • Strategic Leadership
  • Sound business acumen & management
  • Board participation in the corporate or not-for-profit sector

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