Director of Programme Strategy & Partnerships

The British Asian Trust
£75,000 - £80,000
Negotiable on experience
Closing date: 31 May 2019
Job Type: Paid
Location: Victoria
The British Asian Trust is seeking a Director of Programme Strategy & Partnerships to lead growth and impact with a focus on programme and investment strategy and programme funding through traditional and new finance models (Social Impact Bonds)

The British Asian Trust was founded in 2007 by HRH The Prince of Wales, together with a group of visionary British Asian business leaders in response to widespread poverty and hardship in South Asia. The charity uses innovative solutions such as impact investment and social enterprise to tackle problems and inequalities in the areas of education, livelihoods, anti-trafficking and mental health. Working in Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, since its inception the Trust has helped transform the lives of more than four million people.

The organisation’s annual turnover has more than tripled in recent years thanks to the strength of the relationships built with leading members of the British Asian diaspora. It is the sector leader in the use of social finance to help solve challenges in the field of international development. Its results have been phenomenal.

2019 is a great time to be joining the organisation. The leadership team has an ambitious but realistic growth strategy in place, across both programmes and fundraising.  The Trust is also getting ready to join forces with a major conservation charity and is looking forward to integrating and diversifying its programmatic impact and funding.

British Asian Trust is leading on new finance models in development and has launched a large Social Impact Bond focusing on girls education in India.

Anticipating the positive impact these growth plans will have on its organisation, the British Asian Trust has recently refreshed the structure of their Senior Leadership Team. It has created two leadership roles who will work closely in unison: this new role - Director of Programme Strategy and Partnerships and a Fundraising Director. The Role of Director of Programme Strategy and Partnerships will also work very closely with our Executive Director (Social Finance).

The Director of Programme Strategy and Partnerships will take responsibility for the strategic conception and delivery of the British Asian Trust’s ambitious and innovative programmes.  The successful candidate will also develop and establish successful partnerships with institutional funders, corporate foundations and major trusts. Key to all of this will be developing scalable and impactful programmes for social change that are bold and ambitious.

You will have a demonstrable track record of successfully delivering programme funding and partnership development along with significant experience of building institutional partnerships with Foundations, Government Funders and Corporates. You will also have a track record of building and developing high-performing teams. You must have a ‘can do’ attitude and resilience to work in a fast-paced and sometimes ambiguous environment.  And of course, you must share our vision of a South Asia that is free from inequality and injustice.

If you have the passion and skills the Trust are looking for, then please get in touch.

For more details and to apply with your CV and cover letter, please click though to our recruitment pack.

The British Asian Trust is an equal opportunities employer.  Please let us know if you require any reasonable adjustments due to a disability to assist you in completing your application and/or participating in a selection test or attending an interview in the event that you are short-listed. Please note you must be able to prove your right to work in the United Kingdom should you be short listed for interview.  

Salary: Circa £75,000 - £80,000 negotiable on experience

CLOSING DATE: Friday 31st May, 9.00am BST.

Region: London and the southeast
Location: Victoria
Sector: Fundraising

Application notes

Please apply with a CV and cover letter to [email protected]

AAW are managing the recruitment on behalf of the British Asian Trust

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