Archive | News

Recruiting now……

Bid Writer / Fundraising Project Officer

10 Hours per week

£21,693 per annum Pro Rata

Home-Start North Dorset is a Registered Charity that supports struggling families living in the North Dorset District.   We are funded by Charitable Trust Funds, District and County Council Grants, donations and local fundraising, enabling us to provide this service at no cost to families and as such we are looking for an experienced Bid Writer / Fundraising Project Officer who can support us, with the acquisition of such funding.

If you have proven experience of sourcing funding through bid writing and the ability to produce compelling proposals to obtain funds, combined with experience of leading a team to organise and support fundraising initiatives then this could be your ideal job.

This varied role will use your creativity and organisational flair in the form of marketing of fundraising activities, working with press to lead the advertising and promotion of events, as well as providing hands on support at the events to ensure their success.

In this position you will also have a responsibility for ensuring all income and expenditure is accounted for so some accounting experience would be of use.

 We are looking for an energetic, enthusiastic individual with excellent research, and written & verbal communication skills. Along with a confident, people orientated person who can build relationships and has a strong sense of community.

It is essential that applicants have experience of Bids and Tenders as well as general fundraising experience.

Job Outline & Person Specification can be viewed using the following links

Bid Writer_Fundraising Job Spec Nov 2018

Bid Writer_Fundraiser Person Spec Nov 2018

This is a contract for 1 year in the first instance and CVs should be sent for the attention of Carole Brown to:

If you would like an informal conversation regarding this role, please email with contact details.

Closing Date for applications is midnight 17th December 2018.

Interviews will be held on 9th January 2019.


Stock Gaylard Oak Fair Tea Tent raising funds.

Thank you to Jenny M who very kindly organised a Tea and Cake tent at The Stock Gaylard Oak Fair to raise £382.70 for our charity. Thank you also to everyone that baked cakes and helped serve up on the day.
We’d love you to get in touch if you could help us raise funds too.

The Oak Fair - A Country Fair in DorsetImage may contain: coffee cup, food and indoor



New Years Dog Walk

Sunday 7th January 2018 12pm 
Family friendly New Year Dog Walk at Hawkers Farm, SP8 5LZ (next to Duncliff Wood)
Soup and cake afterwards in the barn.
Donations to Home-Start.
Follow in the footsteps of Cromwell’s troops and walk the bounds of an Iron Age Hill Fort.
Look forward to seeing you there.

Yewstock School donate Christmas Presents

Today our Scheme Organiser Jamie Keast collected sackfuls of Christmas gifts which have been kindly donated by the children of Yewstock School in Sturminster Newton. These gifts will go to families in the local area to make the festive period a little more festive.

Thank you to all those that donated.


Registered Office: Office 2, The Exchange, Old Market Hill,
Sturminster Newton, Dorset, DT10 1FH.