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96.9% of staff say they are committed to our Vision and Mission

Our staff share our vision of a world in which children no longer suffer institutional care.  Our mission is to be the catalyst for the global eradication of institutional care of children and we are well on the way.

90.6% of staff are committed to upholding our values

Our values define us and putting them into practice enables us to go the extra mile. It is through our values of Excellence, Courage and Integrity that we will prove wrong those people who do not think we can change the world.

93.8% of staff say they work in a happy, friendly environment and 90.7% of staff have good working relationships with staff across the organisation

As we expand to increase the impact of our work we need individuals to join our committed and skilled team to ensure more children have the chance to grow up with a family. Our head office, where we employ approximately 50 staff, is near Salisbury, South Wiltshire in the UK and we are currently establishing an office base in London.

Each of our country programmes has an office base and a range of field workers. We are committed to supporting the economies of the countries in which we work and for this reason, overseas vacancies are advertised and filled locally.

Current vacancies

Major Donor Manager

Salary: £36,565 to £42,420 plus annual London weighting of £3,435

Location: Loman Street, London

Hours: 37.5 hours

Contract type: Permanent

When a baby in an orphanage cries, nobody comes to comfort them. Soon they learn not to cry and instead internalise their pain, causing lifelong damage.

Orphanages are often silent places for children deprived of love and deprived of life and a future. 

Hope and Homes for Children believes that every child has the right to the love and protection of a family. We are the global expert in ending a system of care that is destroying the lives of 8 million children today. 

We are determined to end this injustice in our lifetime. And that takes money. Our fundraising strategy paves the way to doubling and then doubling income again by 2022. 

Which is where you come in. 

We see our supporters as partners in our movement and we need a passionate, strategic Major Donor Manager who can maintain and grow some of our most transformational relationships. You’ll be a natural networker and communicator who is great at building long-term relationships and who gets a buzz from helping people help us change the world. You’ll recognise people as individuals and treat them as such, consistently delivering the very best experience. Most of all you’ll be passionate about using these skills to ensure every child can grow up in the love of a family.

In the role, you will be part of an organisation that is transforming children’s lives. Together, we’ll be changing the world.  

Download the recruitment pack (PDF)

Applying for this position

To apply for this position, please send us:
•    your CV
•    a completed supporting information form

Please email your application or send it by post for the attention of Karen Short, Office Manager.

Chair of Trustees

Hope and Homes for Children is an international charity working to ensure that all children have the chance to grow up in the love of a family. We work to develop and utilise an overwhelming body of evidence that outcomes for children are demonstrably improved when they are not left abandoned within orphanages, but allowed the chance to thrive in a loving family and a place to call home.

Every child has the right to grow up in a family and to be cared for and protected from harm or abuse. Not only is this a right, it is a basic human need. Our results are impressive. Our mission to become the global catalyst for the eradication of institutional care for children

We work with our partners in countries across Central and Eastern Europe, South America and Africa and are world leaders in the field of deinstitutionalisation. But there is still much to do. Against a tide of economic uncertainty, we need to ensure our services are creative, efficient, agile and collaborative as well as influential with policy makers.

As our current Chair comes to the end of his tenure, we are seeking a new Chair to support and empower the executive. With a strong management background, outstanding communication skills, strategic vision and sound judgement, the Chair will provide inspiring, effective leadership and development to the Board of Trustees and drive forward the highest standards of governance. The successful candidate will have a significant track record as the leader of a complex, high profile organisation and importantly, have a passion for improving the lives of children who have been separated from their families. This is an excellent opportunity to help shape the future of a thriving and ambitious international charity and a hugely exciting time for a new Chair to join the Board and guide a successful organisation through the significant challenge of scaling up such an important mission.

Download the recruitment pack (PDF)

Applying for this position

For information on how to apply, please visit

If you would like an informal conversation about the role, please contact Julia Oliver or Carolyn Goodman at Odgers Berndtson on 0207 529 3943.

Application closing date
6th January 2017

Volunteer opportunities


Local Fundraising Group Volunteer

Work as a team to raise funds and awareness for our work.

Download the role profile (PDF - 938KB)

Volunteer speaker

Be our voice in the community by giving talks at your local school, community group or Rotary club.

Download the role profile (PDF - 938KB)

Collection Tin Coordinator 

Find a home in your local shops and businesses for our collecting tins and raise critical funds in the process.

Download the role profile (PDF - 938KB)

Applying for these positions

To apply for these positions, please send us:
•    your CV
•    either a completed volunteer application form (MS Word document - 904KB) or a completed intern application form (MS Word document - 603KB) as appropriate

Please email your application or send it by post for the attention of Karen Short, Office Manager, stating which positions you are interested in. You can also call 01722 790111 or email Karen for an informal chat about any of these roles.

In addition to these roles, we are always looking for enthusiastic and talented individuals who want to support our work through volunteering.

Read more about other ways you can volunteer or email us to see how you can get involved.

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