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.


Wales Development Manager (Maternity Cover)

Location: Wales - Home Based 

Department: Regional Development

Contract Type: Fixed-Term 13 Month Contract (this role is maternity cover and will ideally run from 4th January 2020 to 31st January 2021, with the possibility of an ongoing part-time role)

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 £30 million through its online fundraising platform, including £4m in match funding and £1m in grants from our parent charity, the Localgiving Foundation. 

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.

We are seeking a highly motivated individual to join our small, dynamic team and lead our efforts to achieve our training, support and fundraising goals across Wales. Leading the Wales Development Programme, the successful candidate will have knowledge of the third sector in Wales and of the needs of small charities. We are also looking for evidenced experience of relationship building, partnership working and supporting organisations with their fundraising.

Localgiving’s Wales programme has run since 2016 and has supported over 350 charities to raise over £1million in online donations. This includes online campaigns, monthly donations and fundraisers. In December 2020, we are launching a new 3 year Wales programme that will deliver ongoing online fundraising support to existing members and support 150 new organisations to deliver crowdfunding campaigns to unlock grants.

Our offer

We are a growing social enterprise, based in London. Things will move fast and you’ll have the opportunity to hit the ground running with a Wales programme that has been fine-tuned over the last four years. The role is an excellent opportunity for someone looking to develop their skill-set whilst making a massive difference to charities and communities across Wales. You will be working from home but with regular interaction with an excellent team (and members), including two weekly team meetings over zoom and a weekly video call with your line manager.

Responsibilities

Responsible for the day to day running of the new Wales Development Programme to support charitable groups across Wales with their online fundraising:

  • Lead the recruitment of new members in Wales, driving the acquisition of Localgiving members in-line with targets and promoting our new crowdfunding offer
  • Support new members to develop and deliver their fundraising activities, through group training and one-to-one support 
  • Support existing members across Wales to increase their online fundraising activities, ensuring they are delivering regular campaigns and receiving regular newsletters
  • Develop and maintain partnerships across Wales with the CVC network and other third sector organisations
  • Assist with activities to engage with current and potential funders, providing content for regular funder reports and developing case studies and other marketing collateral 
  • Support wider Localgiving activities as required, including membership renewals and general administrative tasks as needed

What we are looking for:

  • An individual living in Wales, comfortable with homeworking
  • A Bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification
  • A minimum of three years of experience within the charity sector, ideally within a fundraising or charity support remit 
  • Experience managing relationships with charities and stakeholders
  • History of managing and delivering successful projects
  • Experience of working with CRM systems, preferably Salesforce
  • Interest in and understanding of the charity sector
  • Emotional intelligence, communication skills and empathy
  • Excellent written and spoken English - any Welsh language skills are a bonus
  • High-level of flexibility and self-motivation, with a genuine desire to make a difference and positive impact in local communities
  • Ordinarily the role involves regular travel and occasional overnight stays, therefore access to a car and possession of a clean driving license are desirable

Salary: £27,000 to £32,000 per annum, based on experience

This is a fixed-term 13 month contract of maternity leave cover and will ideally run from 4th January 2021 to 31st January 2022, with the possibility of an ongoing part-time role.

We offer 25 days of annual leave and a pension.

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

We will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis, and shortlisting and interviews may commence prior to the closing date of the advert.

Closing date: 20th October 2020, with interviews over Zoom at the end of October

How to apply: Please send your CV and a covering 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