At Hatch, we empower underrepresented entrepreneurs from across the UK to imagine, launch and grow sustainable and impactful businesses through tailored support, community and partnerships. We offer world-class support to entrepreneurs, mainly through our courses and workshops.
We’re not typical of the charity sector. As you would expect from a charity focused on entrepreneurship, we think and act like a business. Our programmes are run by entrepreneurs, for entrepreneurs.
We’re one of the fastest-growing enterprise support organisations. Since 2014, we’ve grown our revenue to over £1 million annually, something that takes the average social enterprise at least fifteen years. Over the last 12 months we have grown 60% allowing us to serve so many more founders through one of the most challenging times in recent history as we dealt with the pandemic, mass business closures and came face to face with inequity in our society highlighted by #BlackLivesMatter. Against this backdrop, we were able to not only double down on our mission to support those founders hardest hit by the pandemic, we were able to scale our services across the UK being previously only active in Greater London.
Now we’re looking at our next big milestones: Doubling the size of our team and delivering 25,000 enterprise support opportunities for underrepresented founders by 2025. These are deliberately ambitious goals – we like that it scares us a bit!
Our Hatch values are:
We aim to embody these values in everything we do internally as a team and in all our work with founders, funders and partners. In practice this means we are transparent with data and information, we trust each other to try new things, to learn from mistakes and to collaborate on strategic decisions, drawing on our collective expertise, experience and networks.
We are influenced by lean management philosophy, and we are constantly looking for ways to improve and innovate in our programmes and in the way that we work.
We are a small organisation with big ambitions to grow, offering the right candidate a great opportunity for personal and professional growth.
Hatch’s work has been recognised in recent years with a number of accolades, including:
This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced bid-writer to join a positive and collaborative fundraising team at an exciting time of growth.
This new position has been created because Hatch has grown exponentially since it was first founded in 2013. We now need additional capacity in order to sustain and grow our income from trusts, foundations, and statutory bodies.
With ambitions to reach an annual income of £4M by 2026, the Trusts and Foundations Manager will play a critical role in enabling us to achieve this. The post-holder will ensure that current funders are stewarded to the highest possible standard; will research and identify new funding bodies to approach; and will submit high-quality, tailored applications to potential funders that align with our mission.
We care about our people and give them the things they need to succeed.
We have always been supportive of flexible working, which has become even more important recently. We have an office in Elephant & Castle, which is available for anyone to work from as much or as little as they’d like. For those working at home, we’ll provide you with a laptop to get you set up. In the post-COVID world we’re experimenting with full flexibility to work from home or in the office as it suits you, but hope the whole team will be able to come together periodically.
We believe everyone has potential. We are committed to increasing diversity among business owners, and we want to do the same for our team. If you’ve read this far, and you like the sound of the job, but you’re worried you don’t quite fit the requirements, we’d love it if you went ahead and applied.
We want to ensure that our team represents a wider cross-section of society than a typical start-up, and we know that means we have to make an effort to understand and accommodate different people’s needs. If you would require any reasonable adjustments to be made to support you to apply, interview or join the Hatch team please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note we are only able to accept applications from candidates who have the right to work in the UK
Please email us your CV and a cover letter of no more than 1000 words explaining:
Send these to email@example.com with “Trusts and Foundations Manager Application – Your Name” as the email subject line by Friday 15 July.
If you have any questions or need any help with your application, please drop us a line via firstname.lastname@example.org. (Recruiters will be politely turned away).
This job description can be downloaded here.