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.

Current vacancies

Volunteer Co-ordinator

  • Part time
  • £22,975 – £25,000 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 17th June 2022

Home-Start Glasgow South is a voluntary organisation committed to promoting the welfare of families with young children. To expand our volunteer base, we are looking to recruit a Volunteer Co-ordinator to join our team. The successful candidate will have experience promoting volunteering and recruiting volunteers. The role requires a strong communicator with an exceptional personality.

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Grants and Trusts Officer

  • Part time
  • £25,000 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 17th June 2022

Home-Start Glasgow South (HSGS) is a family support charity, helping give children the best possible start in life. Families, with at least one child under 8 years of age are supported by trained volunteers who understand how difficult raising children can be. Families are supported in their own homes for up to 3 hours each week or through group work across the southside. We help families experiencing issues including isolation, mental health issues, bereavement, family breakdown, addiction and physical ill-health.

We operate across the south of Glasgow as an independent charity which is also part of a loosely federated charity structure (Home-Start UK). We have been operating for 22 years and grown steadily to become the largest Home-Start in Scotland and one of the largest in the UK.

HSGS are seeking a dynamic, experienced Grants and Trusts Officer to maximise income through compelling and persuasive applications to support delivery of HSGS services. This post involves extensive proposals and reporting, often to tight deadlines. The post requires exceptional copy writing skills, attention to detail and creativity. Joining a small fundraising team, the successful applicant will have excellent communication, organisational and administrative skills.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Secure income predominantly from small to medium sized Grants, Trusts and statutory funders against agreed targets. The post is aiming to generate a minimum of £45,000 per annum.
  • Work collaboratively with the fundraising team to assist with larger Grants, Trusts and Statutory bids.
  • Research, prepare and submit bids to funders – including planning budgets
  • Complete funding applications within tight deadlines to the highest standard
  • Actively engage with HSGS staff, volunteers, families and Board members to develop case studies and compelling funding narratives for funding and social media purposes
  • Support delivery of services to comply with funders’ criteria
  • Collect and analyse data from spreadsheets and databases for reporting purposes
  • Complete reports for all funders within tight deadlines to the highest standard
  • Liaise with funders to update as and when required
  • Provide outcomes and statistics to funders when required
  • Ensure databases are recording all relevant Monitoring and Evaluation information required by funders
  • Develop a pipeline of prospects for Grants and Trusts
  • Proactively promote HSGS to potential funders and represent the organisation confidently at external meetings
  • Input into weekly Social Media updates
  • Input into Fundraising and Project campaigns
  • Undertake other fundraising duties as required
  • Flexibility to adapt workload to meet the businesses needs

PERSON SPECIFICATION

The successful candidate will be an experienced Grants and Trusts fundraiser who enjoys new challenges. This is an exciting opportunity for a candidate to create new income streams for the organisation and have a pivotal role in the charity’s planned expansion to support more families and children. You will have excellent communication skills, with the ability to develop relationships through proposals, presentations and budget management.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Exceptional communication skills: verbal, written (including ability to develop detailed reports, proposals and budgets), telephone and presentation.
  • Excellent research and analytical skills with the tenacity to seek information about supporters and projects.
  • Highly organised, ability to manage own workload, plan ahead, effectively manage multiple tasks and prioritise.
  • Ability to secure new income-generating partnerships across local voluntary and statutory organisations.
  • Ability to extract information from databases and produce statistical data and reports.
  • Excellent relationship management and influencing skills, with ability both to influence new supporters and manage expectations.
  • A team player who can equally work effectively and efficiently on their own.
  • Creative, with the ability to think outside the box.

Experience:

  • At least two years’ experience in a Grants and Trusts fundraising role
  • Demonstrable experience of writing successful fundraising bids and proposals
  • Demonstrable experience of managing multiple deadlines and projects / effective time management.

Reports to: Senior Grants and Trust Officer

Home-Start is committed to safer recruitment practice as an important part of safeguarding and protecting children and vulnerable adults

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Treasurer

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 2nd December 2021

Home-Start Glasgow South is a family support charity offering support that helps to give young children the best possible 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. We’ve been supporting local families across the south of Glasgow since 2000.

We seek to recruit a new Treasurer who will oversee financial governance, financial practices and reporting. Turnover is approximately £650k per annum made up of a mixture of statutory and foundation grants and donations through fundraising. The Treasurer will work with the Senior Leadership Team and the Finance Officer to ensure the smooth running of the Finances for the charity.

We are looking for a qualified accountant, preferably with knowledge of the charity sector and qualified by experience candidates are welcome.

The time commitment is roughly 1.5 days a month which includes attendance at monthly Board meetings and occasional training.

This is a voluntary position with travel expenses reimbursed.

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Perinatal Support Co-ordinator

  • Full time
  • £22,975 – £25,000
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 11th March 2022

Home-Start Glasgow South is a voluntary organisation committed to promoting the welfare of families with young children. We are delighted to be adding new roles to our organisation and are looking to recruit a Perinatal Support Co-ordinator to provide support for those with mild to moderate diagnosed mental health issues or who are at risk of developing mental health issues during this period. The successful candidate will meet with referred families to discuss their support needs before matching with a suitable volunteer befriender and will oversee ongoing support for families. We are looking for applicants who can encourage, inspire, and enable families and volunteers to work together to achieve the best possible start for children.

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Thriving Home Project Co-ordinator

  • Part time
  • £22,975 – £25,000 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 11th March 2022

Home-Start Glasgow South is a voluntary organisation committed to promoting the welfare of families with young children. We are delighted to be adding new roles to our organisation and are looking to recruit a Thriving Home Project Co-ordinator who will support families to manage and retain their tenancy and provide budgeting advice. We are looking for applicants who can encourage, inspire, and enable families and volunteers to work together to achieve the best possible start for children.

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Operational Administrator

  • Part time
  • £18,200 – £19,500 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 11th March 2022

Home-Start Glasgow South is a voluntary organisation committed to promoting the welfare of families with young children. We are growing our admin team and would like to recruit someone who is reliable, organised and hardworking. This is a varied role, and we require someone with excellent communication and organisational skills.

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Community Fundraiser

  • Part time
  • £22,975 – £25,000 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 11th March 2022

Home-Start Glasgow South is a voluntary organisation committed to promoting the welfare of families with young children. We are looking for an experienced Community Fundraiser with proven achievements in income generation and the ability to build excellent relationships to join our team. You must have a passion for community fundraising, be able to inspire and motivate donors and be committed to supporting families. You will be a self-motivated individual who is able to work independently and work as part of a team.

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Communications Officer

  • Part time
  • £22,975 – £25,000 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 11th March 2022

Home-Start Glasgow South Family Support Communications Officer

Responsible to: Assistant Director

Home-Start Glasgow South is a voluntary organisation committed to promoting the welfare of families with young children. We are delighted to be adding new roles to our organisation and are looking to recruit a Communications Officer.

In this varied role, you’ll work closely and actively engage with colleagues to develop and implement our communication plans and campaigns.

Responsible for our website and social media, you’ll know how to create engaging content and take a proactive and creative approach across all digital channels. Your excellent written communications skills mean you’ll be comfortable writing, editing, and designing a range of materials, including leaflets, posters, news stories, and case studies. Naturally, you’ll bring working knowledge of software such as Canva/Adobe Creative Suite to create content, including short videos.

Additional duties will be to produce and distribute our newsletter, support the production and dissemination of our annual report content, and to monitor and evaluate all communications activity. You’ll also contribute to the work of our Fundraising Team to support the strategic management of the scheme.

For this role, experience of using a website content management system such as WordPress would be an advantage. The role demands a high level of accuracy and attention to detail as well as excellent organisational and admin skills. And, if you can bring knowledge of the voluntary sector and can drive your own car, that would be helpful. Please note that there may be occasional evening and weekend work required from time to time.

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