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VACANCY: Administrator (Fundraising)

Administrator (Fundraising)

12 month-contract, with potential to extend

Part-time role

£23,000 pro-rata | 2.5 days / 17.5 hours per week, excl. lunch

Deadline for applications: 12 noon Sunday 20 August 2023

Interviews: Wednesday 30 August 2023

Ideal start date: October 2023, flexible

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About the role

We are looking for an organised and efficient Administrator to support the smooth and effective running of our fundraising over the next 12 months. The role provides administrative support across:

  • Fundraising database, tracking systems
  • Donations and donor communications
  • Website and case study development
  • Potential involvement in events, applications and report writing

You will enjoy getting things organised and keeping the fundraising function running smoothly. You’ll have a good awareness of the things that we need to keep on top of regularly and be able to anticipate what’s going to be needed next. You’ll get to work with the wider team, be good with systems and have a great eye for detail.

You will enjoy working in a supportive, busy and fun environment, and will care about creating the best possible opportunities for the children and young people we work with.

Who we’re looking for

This post would suit applicants with strong administrative skills, looking for part-time work. Your experience could be from arts or school administration, charity, local authority, small business, college or university.

You will be supported to learn about fundraising – you don’t need to be a current fundraiser to apply.

This may not be your first career – you may be interested in getting back into work after a period of absence, want to retrain to work in fundraising or charity, or wish to work flexibly around other jobs or caring responsibilities. You may already work at home and be looking to have a part-time role with an in-person team.

We are keen to receive applications from local people from Hackney and East London and are open to exploring your preferred hours and working arrangements.

Why join our team?

Ministry of Stories is growing. We are expanding our team of passionate, skilled and motivated individuals who share our ambition to champion the writer in every child.

It’s an exciting time to join Ministry of Stories as we enter our second decade and embark on an ambitious new strategy. We’re expanding our Community Writing Labs to support more children to access free writing programmes at our dedicated writing centre in east London, and developing a new offer to support schools meet their needs through creative writing. Our attention-grabbing shop, Hoxton Street Monster Supplies, is growling and growing to expand our monster customer base through new products and marketing.

Our approach to recruitment

We have a flexible and welcoming team culture and are open to exploring your needs and preferences as part of the recruitment process. We may also be able to consider flexible or part-time working so please raise requests at interview.

Our programmes and shop proudly serve a wonderfully diverse east London community. We particularly welcome candidates who define themselves as:

  • Black, Black British Caribbean and Black British African
  • Asian and Asian British
  • Turkish
  • Mixed Ethnicity
  • From our local area (Hackney, Tower Hamlets and Islington)
  • Working class
  • Disabled
Ready to take the next step?

To apply for this role, please download the Job Description (pdf) and return your completed application and diversity form to by 12 noon Sunday 20 August 2023.

We ask that you do not submit a CV.

Ministry of Stories Application Form

Ministry of Stories Diversity Form

Interviews will take place on Wednesday 30 August 2023, in person if possible at Ministry of Stories.

If you have any access requirements please drop us a line to and we will do our best to support you to apply. If you wish to apply by video, please contact

We look forward to hearing from you.

About us

Ministry of Stories champions the writer in every child. Co-founded by author Nick Hornby in 2010, we help young people discover their confidence, imagination and potential through the power of their writing. We develop self-respect and communication skills through innovative writing programmes and small group mentoring for children living in under-resourced communities, working in schools, and at our dedicated writing centre in east London.

We empower young people to write brighter futures for themselves through the power of their ideas, creativity and imagination. Inspired by San Francisco’s 826 Valencia, you’ll find us hidden behind our own fantastical shop Hoxton Street Monster Supplies, which has been serving London’s monster population (and the occasional human) since 1818.  All proceeds from our monstrous offerings such as Cubed Earwax and Thickest Human Snot go back to support our work with young people.

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