A wonderful opportunity to lead on key areas of fundraising which will enable an improved quality of life for seriously unwell babies, children and young people

About Noah's Ark Children's Hospice

Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice helps seriously unwell children and their families make the most of the special time they have together. The majority of babies and children we support are unlikely to reach their 18th birthday.

With talented individuals who share our passion to improve the lives of seriously unwell children and their families, we’re changing the landscape for paediatric palliative care in North and Central London, as well as Hertsmere.

We are Charity Today’s ‘Charity of the Year’ and Charity Times’ Fundraising Team of the Year’. Our culture is fast-paced, innovative and supportive. Based in The Ark, a brand new children’s hospice building set on a stunning 7.5-acre nature reserve in Barnet, we work to build an inclusive environment in which everyone, regardless of gender, race, religion, age, or background, can do their best work.

The ARk

Designed by families, for families, The Ark was opened in September 2019 by the Mayor of London. The Ark is a place of light and life, where you will find music, art, play and drama therapy; children blossoming in sensory and soft play rooms; and the only fully accessible playground in London.

Coronavirus forced us to dramatically and rapidly expedite the opening of the In-Patient Unit at The Ark, to relieve the NHS and help our families. We’ve been there for children in acute need, including those at the end of their lives, as well their families who are facing the unimaginable. We are resolutely determined to be there for the children and families relying on us throughout coronavirus, and beyond.

About You

We are looking for an intelligent, expansive thinker with a high level of determination and rigour. You will be able to demonstrate a relentless commitment to self and organisational improvement through your previous fundraising roles, as well as a desire to bring that drive to Noah’s Ark.

You will be enjoyable to work with, a highly effective communicator to both internal and external audiences, with lots of energy and passion.

You will have excellent time management skills, be able to prioritise effectively, and project manage efficiently.

You will welcome professional challenge, thrive on responsibility and be able to keep a cool head under pressure.

We have an exceptional and ever-growing network of external pro bono support from industry leaders. You will relish working with these supporters to boost your and Noah’s Ark’s output.

Key Responsibilities

Supporter care

Supporter acquisition

Legacy and in memory giving

Team leadership

Person specification

Noah's Ark are looking for someone with:

Key Info

Address: Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice, The Ark, Byng Road, Barnet EN5 4NP
Fundraising & Communications
Salary: £50,000 to £60,000
Hours: 37.5 a week (full time)
Contract: Permanent
Reporting to: Director of Fundraising & Communications
Responsible for: Database Officer and possibly one other (note: the successful candidate will conduct an audit of this fundraising division, deciding on whether another team member is required and recruiting to that position if so)

Apply now

For more information, please contact Naomi Carruthers on or 07538 576637. The closing date is Friday 4 September.