About NPC

Work at NPC

NPC is a unique charity and a rewarding place to work. If you share our passion for making the money, efforts and energy of charities go further, then this might be the right place for you.

We hire people from a variety of backgrounds for a variety of roles. Whichever role interests you, you can expect stimulating work and a friendly, flexible working environment. We offer good benefits and competitive salaries.

There are around 40 of us in our office, a stone’s throw from the Tate Modern on London’s South Bank. Check out our staff profiles to find out about our team and why we love working here. Follow us on Twitter for updates and read more about us here. Check out our recruitment FAQs.

Current opportunities

NPC is proud of its 15 year history of working with philanthropists, family foundations, grant-makers and businesses to help them to become more effective. We are recruiting a Deputy Head of the Funder Team to help us build our ambitious plans in the funder sector.

This role offers someone the opportunity to work with some of the UK’s largest funders, as well as influence new funders starting out on their journey. Last year we published research on the value of grant-makers using data, how the philanthropy sector can improve, and landscapes of several social issues. This year we are looking to develop our offering for corporate funders, and produce thought pieces on systems change and impact measurement.

The successful candidate will be expected to provide support to the Head of the Funder Team in developing the strategy for this team, achieving the revenue target, and developing and sharing knowledge. This is in addition to the core responsibilities of winning and delivering client and research projects.

The ideal candidate will have knowledge of the funder space and good funding practice. A personal network and evidence of previous thought leadership in this area would be an asset.

This is an exciting position for someone who is passionate about working with funders and helping charities make a difference.

Download full job description.

The role will be based in London.

Salary: £40,000–£45,000, depending on experience


We are an equal opportunities employer. As part of the application process we ask that you complete an equal opportunities form. Information supplied will be treated in confidence. If you do not wish to complete the equal opportunities form, it will not influence your application in any way.

To apply, please send

  • a cover letter of no more than two pages:
    – stating where you saw this vacancy advertised
    – demonstrating evidence as to how your skills and experience meet the specific requirements of the deputy role highlighted above
    – providing evidence that you meet the key skills and competencies noted in the job description;
  • your CV; and
  • a completed equal opportunities form to recruitment@thinkNPC.org before the deadline of 9am on Monday 27 February.

First round interviews will take place in London in the week of the 6 March. Second round interviews will take place in London in the week of the 13 March.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy prior to the application deadline once a sufficient number of applications have been received.

Recruitment FAQs

Do you accept speculative CVs?

Please look at the current opportunities advertised here. If there isn’t a suitable role, you can send your CV to Samantha Simpson via recruitment@thinkNPC.org with a letter stating why you want to work here and what you would bring to NPC.

Can I volunteer for NPC?

It is unusual for us to work with volunteers at NPC, but we are interested in hearing from enthusiastic people with the skills and experience to contribute to our work. Please send your CV to Samantha Simpson, together with a covering letter outlining why you’re interested in volunteering for us and what you would bring to NPC.

What is NPC’s approach to flexible working?

Work-life balance is important to us, and although we are not strict 9-to-5ers, we don’t work unnecessarily long hours either. Some of our employees work flexibly and part time, subject to business need, and we actively recognise the childcare commitments of working parents.

Can I get a work permit through NPC?

NPC does not offer visas or work permits. You will need to have authority to work in the UK in order for your application for a role to be considered.

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