The Localgiving Team

Tom Latchford

Tom Latchford, Chairman

Tom Latchford is CEO of Raising IT, the UK market leading website and fundraising platform, which is helping hundreds of charities raise millions of pounds. Tom is also Chairs the board of Belarus Free Theatre, an internationally acclaimed theatre company standing up for the basic right of universal self expression. Tom is a trustee of Hubbub, an environmental campaigns charity and volunteers each week at Great Ormond Street Hospital. He is an international keynote speaker on fundraising and digital marketing.

Chris Dormer

Marcelle Speller, Founder and Philanthropic Supporter

Marcelle Speller is the founder of both Localgiving and the Localgiving Foundation. In 1996, Marcelle co-founded Holiday-Rentals.com, Europe’s leading website for advertising private holiday homes. When the company was sold, she attended a workshop at the Institute for Philanthropy, and was inspired to found Localgiving. In 2011, Marcelle was awarded an OBE for her services to the voluntary sector. In 2013, she was awarded a Beacon Fellowship for Pioneering Philanthropy and was named Philanthropist of the Year at Spear’s Wealth Management Awards. In 2014, she received an honorary DCL (Hons) from the University of East Anglia.

 


 

Chris Dormer

Chris Dormer, Managing Director

Chris has spent the last nine years working to support the local voluntary sector, raising millions in funding for capacity building and match fund programmes. Recognised across the sector as an expert on online fundraising for small charities, Chris regularly contributes at sector events and policy discussions. In his spare time, he volunteers with a number of local charities and runs an amateur football team.

Maryam Nahhal

Maryam Nahhal, Operations Coordinator 

Maryam recently graduated with an MLitt in International Security Studies at the University of St. Andrews, after completing a BA in International Relations at Queen Mary University. The past few years have seen her juggling degrees with advocacy on and off campus, as well as travelling across Europe. When not ranting about feminism, she can be found exploring niche exhibitions and plays around London, lifting weights at the gym or looking for the next plant to adopt.

Byron Geldard

Byron Geldard, Membership Coordinator 

Byron graduated with a BA (Hons) in Criminology in 2018 from Anglia Ruskin University. During his time at university he developed a passion for the Third Sector and went on to work with and fundraised for a variety of different charities.  Byron spends most of his time writing comedy routines.

Chris Breeze

Chris Breeze, Business Development Manager

Chris graduated with a BA in Music in 2016 from the University of Oxford. Since moving to London in 2017, he has spent his time working across a range of commercial functions in E-commerce, with plenty of musical diversions along the way. He's eager to ditch the corporate speak and get stuck into the challenges of the Third Sector. When not found three (Excel) sheets to the wind, he's likely off chasing the next great gig.

Katie Wootton

Katie Wootton, Customer Success Executive

Katie graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Psychology in 2017 from Aston University, Birmingham and has always been very interested in charity and fundraising. At university, Katie was the President of the Raise and Give Society, raising thousands for different charities across the UK. Being passionate about human rights, animal welfare and the environment, Katie is determined to have a positive impact on the world around her. In her spare time, Katie enjoys travelling and exploring the world, attending festivals and concerts, live comedy, reading and just about anything that involves food! Having recently moved to East London, she is very excited to see what the South has to offer!

Lauren Swain

Lauren Swain, Volunteer and Partnerships Manager

Lauren graduated from Cardiff Metropolitan University in 2013 with a BA (Hons) in Fine Art. In her current role as Volunteer and Partnerships Manager for Localgiving, Lauren is launching a government backed digital volunteering project. Prior to this, she was Wales Development Manager at Localgiving for four years. She ran Localgiving's Wales Development Programme, supporting 350 charitable organisations across every county in Wales to explore online fundraising. Prior to working for Localgiving, Lauren was Fundraising Executive at The Funding Centre, providing fundraising consultancy to a range of charity clients. This work also included working as Interim Area Fundraising Manager for the MS Society for one year, focusing on community fundraising in Wales. Prior to joining The Funding Centre, she was selected to join Arts & Business Cymru’s fundraising internship programme for two years. Outside of work Lauren loves theatre, youth work, travelling and eating (although a fair amount of this is done in work as well).

Alex Kirillov

Alex Kirillov, Head of Technology

Alex graduated from the Queen Mary University of London in 2010 with a BSc in Computer Science. He is passionate about technology and enjoys using his skills for the benefit of the charity sector. When not tinkering with code, managing projects, automating himself and others or struggling with printers he enjoys the wind against his skin as he cycles around beautiful countryside of Buckinghamshire, playing music instruments (badly), writing or having a gaming sesh with friends. Working at Localgiving serves as a constant inspiration and a reminder that work can bring real and tangible benefits to local communities and people around you. 

Floyd Joseph

Floyd Joseph, Senior Web Developer

Floyd has a love for developing software and is excited about using technology to make a positive difference in local communities. The challenges and experiences Localgiving has to offer serves as a constant motivation.

Simisola Adejumo

Simisola Adejumo, Junior Web Developer

Simi is an apprentice Web Developer. After her A-levels Simi spent her time teaching herself code before pursuing a career in programming. She is eager to use her new skills to take on challenges to help local communities. She enjoys reading, watching movies, going to festivals and concerts.  

Job opportunities

Introduction

Localgiving is a social enterprise providing online fundraising services to charities and community groups across the UK.

Since launching in 2009, Localgiving has helped over 7,000 charities to raise over £24 million through its online fundraising platform, including £3.5m in match funding and £500k in grants from our parent charity, the Localgiving Foundation. Over 350,000 individuals across the UK have used our platform to support a charity.

Overview

We have a passion for helping charities to utilise technology to increase the donations and awareness they raise, enabling them to have a greater impact on the communities they serve. Joining our team is an excellent opportunity to be involved in an exciting technology company, whilst making an important difference to thousands of charities across the UK.

Our offer

We are a growing social enterprise, based in Shoreditch. Every day you will be making a difference to the thousands of local charities that use our services and you’ll be doing it with some excellent people (including our customers). Things will move fast and you’ll have the opportunity to implement improvements regularly. The role is an excellent opportunity for someone looking for a role where they can continue developing their skill-set whilst making a massive difference to charities and communities across the UK.


 

Marketing and Product Manager

We are seeking a highly motivated individual to join our small, dynamic team and lead our marketing and product development activities. The successful candidate will be an expert at using data to apply creative solutions to enable us to achieve our goals. They will be responsible for leading our marketing activities that enable us to grow and scale our organisation, whilst working across departments to manage the development of new products for our customers and lead the process to bring them to the market.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and deliver the marketing and communications strategy
  • Build, execute and deliver digital marketing campaigns focused on demand generation and brand awareness
  • Create, analyse and report on email marketing communications
  • Manage content for website and analyse website traffic and sales data
  • Manage the development of new technical products and work with the Business Development Team to bring these to the market
  • Lead the launch and development of content for key programmes and fundraising campaigns
  • Represent the Marketing Team and Product functions at Management Level

What we are looking for:

  • A minimum of three years of experience within a marketing role
  • An excellent communicator that writes brilliant copy
  • Strong understanding of the digital landscape and online marketing principles with proven online growth success
  • Experience of working with CRM systems, preferably Salesforce, and ability to pick up new technologies quickly
  • Experience of working with email marketing software, preferably Mailchimp
  • Experience of working with a CMS and a good understanding of HTML and CSS
  • Experience of working in both B2B and B2C settings, preferably in an e-commerce environment
  • Experience of product management would be preferable; however, experience of project management, along with evidence of a strong attention to detail and organisational skills would be sufficient
  • Ability to analyse, interpret and use data to improve processes and results
  • An eye for design and experience using Photoshop 
  • Strong attention to detail and organisational skills
  • High-level of flexibility and self-motivation, with a genuine desire to make a difference and positive impact in local communities

Salary: £30,000 to £40,000 per annum based on experience

Localgiving is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

We offer 25 days holiday, pension, gym membership, health care cover and a season ticket loan.

We will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis.

How to apply: Please send your CV and a cover letter explaining why you are the perfect fit for this role to jobs@localgiving.org

We kindly request no contact from agencies or media sales 


 

Front-End Web Developer

We are looking for a front-end dev developer to join our small, close knit team of highly motivated developers. We are looking at standardising our front-end workflow, making sure that the UX is consistent across all the products, optimising existing interfaces for ease of use and conversions and you might be the perfect person to make that happen!

Your responsibilities, among other things, will include:

  • Use your front-end skills to collaborate with a highly motivated development team on building high quality and responsive web pages
  • Look after the overall UI/UX, making sure their quality and consistency is the same across all the products 
  • Work towards completing fortnightly Sprint goals
  • Share your ideas and critique with the team, your feedback is important

Skills we are looking for:

  • You are at home using HTML5, CSS3 / SASS / LESS, Javascript (ES6/7), jQuery and ready to tackle challenging front-end problems.
  • Building Mobile First and Responsive Web Pages is a second nature by now
  • You are ready to take a lead on UI/UX design with ease of use and consistency in mind
  • You have a good experience working with Javascript frameworks: React, Angular or Vue and are ready to help us to implement them where needed

Skills that would be nice to have:

  • Knowledge of PHP or any other Object Oriented language
  • Experience working with Twig or any other templating engines 
  • You worked within an Agile environment, fortnightly Sprints is how we get things done.
  • You are familiar with front-end unit testing frameworks like Jest
  • Be at ease using command line tools
  • Symfony 3.4 is our primary framework, experience with 3.4 or later versions would be of an advantage
  • We use AWS Aurora as a database engine, knowledge of SQL and Doctrine ORM would be great
  • Our dev stack runs on Docker, got some cool ideas to share? Awesome!

Salary: £30,000 to £40,000 per annum based on experience

Localgiving is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

We offer 25 days holiday, pension, gym membership, health care cover and a season ticket loan.

We will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis.

How to apply: Please send your CV and a cover letter explaining why you are the perfect fit for this role to jobs@localgiving.org

We kindly request no contact from agencies or media sales