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HideOut Youth Zone
HideOut Youth Zone, Gorton, Manchester
£27,789 to £30,222 pro-rata (dependent on experience)
Closing date
22 Jul 2022
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- £27,789 to £30,222 pro-rata (dependent on experience)
- 24 hours per week (0.6fte)
- Flexibility required, including evenings and weekends

HideOut Youth Zone’s state-of-the-art £6.6m facility opened in September 2020 to provide an engaging and inspiring place for thousands of young people aged 8 – 19 (up to 25 for those with additional needs) to spend their leisure time.  Open 7-nights a week, 52-weeks a year plus school holidays, the Youth Zone’s incredible facilities include a 3G pitch, 30ft climbing wall, boxing/mixed martial arts gym, 4-court sports hall, sensory room, fitness suite, recreation area and dance, arts, music and media suites and much more. 

This is an exciting and formative time for HideOut Youth Zone as we move forwards with our full capacity offer (having first opened during the Covid-19 pandemic). Two years on from opening, we are seeking to expand our current funding model.  The Grants & Trusts Manager will play an integral role in this endeavour, working with the Director of Fundraising, the CEO, key members of the Board and our operational team to identify a pipeline of Grants & Trusts making bodies, develop and maintain lasting relationships with them and secure an income target of £200,000pa.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • A demonstrable track record of income generation through personally securing, at least four figure Grants & Trusts awards.
  • Experience of developing a new pipeline of Grants & Trusts prospects and being pro-active in converting these to active donors.
  • Experience of maintaining lasting relationships with grant making bodies leading to repeat donations.
  • A sound understanding of Grants & Trusts fundraising techniques and processes. An ability to think and act strategically to move forward high net worth relationships, understanding their needs and motivations.
  • Strong and persuasive written and verbal communication skills, and an ability to listen.
  • The ability to recognise key operational activities that create compelling cases for support.
  • High level of determination and resilience that, through innovative approaches, delivers exceptional results.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the issues faced by children and young people.
  • A clear commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and demonstratable impact in this area.
  • Strong creative writing techniques and an ability to tell a compelling story.

Full details including a job description with person specification can be found on the vacancies page of our website. In accordance with our Child Protection and Safeguarding procedures, this role is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

This is truly a fantastic opportunity to be part of the HideOut team and to help to create a long-lasting legacy for young people in the area. The benefits of working for HideOut include an onsite fitness suite, 33 days annual leave pro rata, learning & development opportunities, branded workwear and Employee Assistance Programme (to see all benefits please view the job details page).

The strength of HideOut and the OnSide network of Youth Zones is the diversity of its people; we place huge value on equal opportunities and encourage applications from candidates of diverse backgrounds, communities and abilities.

Please complete a HideOut Youth Zone Application Form (found at and email together with a copy of your up-to-date CV to

Please note that CVs alone will not be accepted.

Closing date for applications: 10am on 22nd July 2022        

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