Pears Hub Coordinator

Are you the next member of our team?

Are you the new Pears Hub Coordinator? 

  • Are you committed to working in the charity sector to help provide support to a wide range of organisations and individuals?  
  • Are you a real team player who is flexible and supportive and able to manage your own workload?  
  • Do you enjoy managing spaces and events in a way that is both friendly and professional?  

If so, then you might be the right person to join our small, high performing, friendly team at the Pears Foundation 

We’re looking for someone to join our friendly, professional team to oversee the Pears Hub and Pears Professional Development Programme and provide general administrative support to the Foundation. This is a busy and varied role working across the Foundation’s grants and relationships and providing essential support to our grant managers and grantees.

Led by our Executive Chair, Sir Trevor Pears, Pears Foundation is a family foundation driven by a desire to demonstrate the good that philanthropy can achieve in the world. We achieve this by:

  • Providing core funding for essential costs
  • Developing long-term relationships with our partners
  • Offering more than money

In addition to funding, we provide:

The Pears Hub: our open plan working space, co-located with our office, with hot desks, meeting rooms and co-working and breakout spaces.

The Pears Professional Development Programme: a changing programme of workshops and ‘lunch and learns’, both online and in person, as well as tailored training for individual organisations.

The purpose of this role is to provide practical oversight and administrative support for these as well as general administrative support to the Foundation.

About us

Pears Foundation is known for working relationally with its grantees and we have funded many of them for five and even ten years. In line with our values of passion, professionalism and integrity, the Pears team shares a commitment to being professional and supportive to grantees and all who interact with us.

Based in West Hampstead, the Foundation is located in the same building as the William Pears Group, the Pears family’s business, and benefits from shared finance, facilities, HR and IT teams. The Foundation itself is run by a small executive team that is friendly, hard- working and committed to learning and development.

The Pears Hub is the place where all the different forms of support that the Foundation provides come together. Pears grantees are able to book hot desks, co-working and meeting space and it is also the venue for our professional development workshops.

About the role

The Pears Hub Coordinator will oversee all aspects of the Hub, from welcoming and inducting users to managing the practical day-to-day logistics and ensuring that the Hub continues to serve our grantees in the best way possible.

The Hub Coordinator will also be responsible for the organisation of our changing programme of Professional Development workshops and events, ensuring they run smoothly and professionally from start to finish. This includes everything from advertising, managing enquires and other administrative support, organising refreshments, setting up/clearing up on the day and dealing with any issues that arise.

The third aspect of the role is to provide administrative support to Foundation staff. This includes supporting the grant managers, being the first point of contact for enquiries, working with the Operations Manager to process grants and payments and ensuring the Foundation’s administration and operations are effective.

About you
This role is core to the Foundation and we are looking for someone reliable and dependable who shares our approach and will contribute to our reputation for excellence in relational grant-making.

The role will suit someone who:

  • has a passion for working with charities and not-for-profit organisations.
  • is good at administration and takes pride in doing their job to a high standard.
  • is a team player, who can work flexibly, accurately and collaboratively.
  • Is confident and accurate using databases and other software applications
  • genuinely enjoys managing spaces, events and administrative challenges and developing and improving systems and processes.

The role is varied and requires common sense, a talent for problem solving and the ability to deal calmly with issues when they arise. You will be working for a family foundation and will need to be discreet and respect boundaries and confidentiality.

If you enjoy working with charities, have an interest in our work and the organisations we support, like to work on a variety of tasks and challenges, are a good communicator and confident providing logistical and administrative support then we would love to hear from you.

There are a number of career paths that could lead you to this role, from working for a charity to event management or administration support. We value approach, commitment, common sense and transferable skills equally to experience and we would be happy to hear from individuals who are interested in a career change, returning to work or at the beginning of their careers.

This is a full-time, mainly office-based role but we are happy to consider ways to fit it around caring or other responsibilities where feasible.

Benefits include a 5% employer pension contribution, life insurance and Employee Assistance Programme.

Please read the information pack and if you are interested in the role and have any questions before making your application, please get in touch with us at recruitment@pearsfoundation.org.uk

Location
London NW6 1SD

Working from

This is primarily an office-based role but flexibility will always be considered where feasible.

Remuneration

£25,000-£32,000

Hours

35.00 per Week

How to apply

We are reviewing applications and offering interviews on a rolling basis and encourage you to apply as soon as you are ready.

If you would like to apply for this role, please complete the Application form and attach a CV outlining your career to date, with any academic and professional qualifications.

Please send a copy of your CV and application form to recruitment@pearsfoundation.org.uk.

Download the full job description and application in the pack below:

Pears Hub Coordinator Job Description and Application Form