Alleviating poverty, bringing hope

NOAH is a charity that helps people experiencing homelessness, extreme poverty, and other disadvantages to make positive changes in their lives. We do this by providing care and advice services, training and wellbeing workshops, and opportunities for employment.  

We are truly driven by our values of Care, Compassion, and Commitment, which have their roots in Saint Vincent de Paul, whose life was the inspiration behind the founding of NOAH. We seek to recruit trustees, staff, and volunteers who are committed to, and actively live out these values. We are a Living Wage Foundation Employer and are committed to promoting wellbeing and a work-life balance amongst our staff. 

Find out about volunteering opportunities with NOAH here


Head of Fundraising

Hours: 37.5 hours Monday to Friday, with options for flexible working
Salary: up to £50,000
Location: Luton, with the option of hybrid working (minimum 3 days in the office/at our centres)

Could you head up our Fundraising function and work with us to offer hope and support to people struggling against homelessness and exclusion across Bedfordshire?

About NOAH Enterprise
NOAH helps people experiencing homelessness, extreme poverty, and other disadvantages to make positive changes in their lives. During our 34-year history, we have earned a reputation across Bedfordshire for effectively supporting those who are street homeless, especially EU migrants, and for helping people with very little confidence to get into work. We work with those who are hardest to work with, those not supported by ‘mainstream’ support services, and we work effectively with these people because we earn their trust. Our incredible team of staff and volunteers not only all manifest NOAH’s values, but many have lived experience of the issues our beneficiaries face.

There is much more for NOAH to do, and our 2021-26 strategy seeks to build on our strengths and respond to the need. We have a broad remit, an ambitious strategy, a talented Board, and a committed staff team. We are now seeking a Head of Fundraising to lead our income generation and communications functions.

Head of Fundraising role
We are looking for a committed and motivated individual to join NOAH as Head of Fundraising. Reporting in to the CEO, this role will have overall responsibility for the management, growth, and diversification of NOAH’s restricted and unrestricted fundraising. This will involve overseeing our retail and marketing social enterprises, and growing income from these sources and also the strategic management of NOAH’s internal and external communications.

We are seeking a self-starter who is target driven and has an entrepreneurial mindset. Increasing our statutory funding is a key part of our strategy, so strong experience in this area as well as wider fundraising experience is ideal. Candidates must have excellent interpersonal skills, be willing to be an active ambassador for NOAH and have a real empathy and passion for the work we do. We’re a passionate and very committed team.

We work within particularly diverse areas, and it is important that our team is representative of the communities that we serve. We would particularly welcome applications from people from an ethnic minority background who are currently under-represented on our staff team.

This role presents an opportunity to work with an established organisation at an exciting point in its development. We are looking for a Head of Fundraising who shares our passion for the work we are doing. If you want to play a leading part in shaping the future of our services, then we would love to hear from you.

How to apply
Eastside Primetimers is supporting us in recruiting for this role. Please download the candidate information pack for further information before you apply. Application is by CV and a covering letter which should indicate why you are interested in applying for the role and how you meet the role requirements as detailed in the candidate information pack.

Closing date: Friday 3rd February 2023

Interviews: longlisting interviews, held by Eastside Primetimers, will take place the following week or the week after. Interviews with NOAH for shortlisted candidates will be held mid to end of Feb, dates and process to be confirmed.