We are recruiting – Development Coordinator

Do you delight in a well-written funding bid? Do you love jumping through the hoops of grant requirements because you know the impact a good organisation can do? Do you believe in the power of a brilliant social enterprise?! Are you looking for a flexible, parent/carer-friendly role that will result in happier families and a happier food system? Read on, my friend!

In the past three years we have pivoted our activities for a pandemic, more than doubled our turnover, increased our geographical reach and created solid employed roles for our team. We are more convinced more than ever of the strength of our model – but we know that this alone doesn’t make our organisation stable. Our future, like that of most other organisations is still precarious and our parents / carers are heading into yet more choppy waters as the cost of living crisis continues. But we have many things on our side – we’re a great team that has grown and passed batons over a full ten years and we know we reflect the needs of the people we work with – because we are the people we work with.

We have created a core team for Kids Kitchen that can support our growth as an organisation and enable us to support more fun, happier families and a better food system across the UK! This is one of three roles (all funded by the National Lottery Community Fund) which, in partnership, make sure the organisation can run smoothly.

The Development Coordinator:

  • Grows new income streams to achieve impact and sustainability, building relationships towards this
  • Identifies and applies for potential grants that fit with Kids Kitchen’s values and goals
  • Hears what the team and wider Kids Kitchen Collective is experiencing and analyses the impact that we are having, and can have in the future
  • Shares the work that we do and the impact we have in places that raise our profile

The role is very flexible, 12 hrs a week with a salary of £27600 pro rata (actual £8798 pa), rising to £30244 (actual £9678 pa) within the next 12 months.

Full role description here

You will need to have a clear track record of raising money, through both well-designed and well-marketed services, and grant funding bids – and a belief in the power of cooking great food from scratch together!

To apply:

  • Please send an email with the subject ‘Application for Kids Kitchen Projects and Development Coordinator’ 
  • Explain how you fit the points of the person specification in the role; where possible please provide examples, we are committed to working with people who may not have had this type of work experience before, so examples of how you have these essential skills from education, home life, or volunteering are equally welcome. 
  • To central@kidskitchen.org.uk

You can also email central@kidskitchen.org.uk if you have questions about the role.

If this role doesn’t match your skills but you’re interested in working with us please join our jobs list or our main mailing list.

Deadline: 9am Monday 30 October with interviews in early November