Head of Institutional Partnerships

Thomson Reuters Foundation
Closing date: 21 December 2018
Job Type: Paid
Location: Canary Wharf, London
Thomson Reuters Foundation is seeking an experienced and energetic Head of Institutional Partnerships to join its new Fundraising team.

The Thomson Reuters Foundation (TRF) is the charitable arm of the world’s leading provider of news and information, Thomson Reuters. We stand for free, independent journalism, human rights, women’s empowerment, and the rule of law. We use the skills, values, and expertise of Thomson Reuters to run programmes that trigger real change and empower people around the world, including free legal assistance, journalism and media training, coverage of the world’s under-reported stories, and the Trust Conference.

Thomson Reuters Foundation is seeking an experienced and energetic Head of Institutional Partnerships to join its new Fundraising team.

The post reports to the Global Director of Development.

  • Responsible for the strategic development and management of the institutional fundraising activities
  • Proactively seek and pursue significant funding opportunities to resource the Foundation’s ambitious growth strategy
  • Initiate, manage and be solely responsible for proposal development, proposal writing, and acquisition of funding from governments, trusts and foundations
  • Deliver robust, reliable and diverse income streams from institutional donors
  • Serve as the key contact for donors and partners, represent the Foundation in networks, forums, and project consortia as necessary
  • Working closely with other fundraisers, Director of Media Development, Head of M&E and operational teams develop strong relationships with institutional donors
  • Recruit and manage external consultants as appropriate
  • Manage and motivate a team of fundraisers; manage the team’s budget
  • Prepare reports and give presentations on fundraising progress to the senior leadership team and the Board of Trustee


Required experience and skills

  • Excellent track record in raising institutional funding at scale with institutional donors for an international agency
  • Experience in designing and implementing successful funding strategies
  • Experience in proposal writing
  • Excellent networking and negotiation skills
  • Excellent knowledge of project and programme design
  • Ability to work effectively with others as a team. Ability to adapt and work within a multicultural, multilingual, and multidisciplinary environment
  • Excellent knowledge of the UK government, the German Government, the EU, and other governments’ funding schemes and a strong understanding of other institutional donors
  • Significant experience of working with(in) networks, coalitions and alliances
  • Excellent written and oral presentation skills
  • Team and line management skills
  • Budget management skills: You need to be able to work effectively with limited resources

Desirable experience and skills

  • Understanding of journalism and media capacity building
  • Understanding of legal and justice frameworks and processes
  • Strong international networks


  • Eligible to work in the UK
  • Full time, permanent position


  • London, Canary Wharf
Region: London and the southeast
Location: Canary Wharf, London
Sector: Funding

Please mention Bond when you apply for this position.