Senior Programme Fundraising Manager (Anti-Trafficking)

Lead on identifying and securing new 6-7 figure grants from institutional donors for BAT’s Anti-Trafficking Fund.

Job purpose

The British Asian Trust is in a dynamic and exciting period of growth. A predominantly new business role, this Senior Programme Fundraising Manager will be responsible for securing high 6-7 figure grants for BAT’s programme priorities, initially with a particular focus on achieving ambitious fundraising targets for our new Anti-Trafficking Fund in India.

The role will focus on securing restricted grants from trusts and foundations, including corporate foundations, and statutory donors. The post-holder will work closely with the Head of Programme Fundraising, as well as the wider Fundraising Team, in-country staff, and senior management, to secure significant and sustainable income for the organisation’s fundraising priorities.

Crimes against children are rampant in India, as well as in neighbouring countries. Child trafficking is a highly organised, cross-border crime, but the child protection ecosystem to tackle it is fragmented, under-resourced and largely ineffective. This is starkly illustrated by the 3,200 cases of sex trafficking registered in India in 2015 which resulted in just 50 convictions. Likewise, only 5% of the 90,000 child sexual abuse and rape cases in 2016 resulted in convictions. The increased vulnerability of children to trafficking following the economic conditions precipitated by the Covid-19 pandemic underlines the urgent need for coordinated and coherent action.

Since 2014, the British Asian Trust has supported over 18,000 children and young women in India, vulnerable to or in situations of exploitation. We believe that child trafficking will only be tackled by delivering solutions that are collaborative, innovative, replicable and scalable, and are grounded in research-based evidence. Our work with the Child Labour Free Jaipur coalition, for example, engaged 35 international companies in championing a child labour free Jaipur, increased rescues by 70% and improved enforcement of child labour laws, securing the first five convictions for the crime ever in the city to date.

In 2022, the British Asian Trust is launching a new partnership with the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation, which aims to raise $50 million to cut child abuse and exploitation in India by 50% in the next 10 years. We aim to address the lack of convergence, communication, coordination and collaboration across the public, private and civil society sectors working on child protection in India. Mobilising funding from private and corporate sources, we will create a transformative movement to tackle child abuse and exploitation in India.

Job description

Main responsibilities

  • Lead on identifying and securing new 6-7 figure grants from institutional donors (trusts, corporate foundations, and statutory donors) for BAT’s Anti-Trafficking Fund and other programme priorities
  • Proactively research and identify funding opportunities that support the organisation’s fundraising priorities
  • Maintain up-to-the-minute intelligence regarding existing opportunities, supporters, relevant industries and the overall philanthropic landscape
  • Work with other internal Stakeholder Leads and wider teams to develop and implement effective engagement strategies
  • Effectively steward and grow a portfolio of existing institutional funding partnerships
  • Maintain and develop a portfolio of high value institutional donors (currently primarily trusts and corporate foundations) in order to maximise sustainable restricted income
  • Produce individual engagement plans, bespoke communications and compelling funding applications in order to reach ambitious targets

Job-related knowledge, skills and experience

  • Significant experience with demonstrable progression in an institutional fundraising (preferably trusts, foundations and/or corporate foundations) or similar role
  • Strong track record in securing high value (six figures and above) grants from warm and cold trusts, foundations, corporate foundations and/or statutory donors, including demonstrable ability to independently manage the fundraising process from research/identification to grant management
  • Demonstrable experience project managing complex bid development and writing successful fundraising bids, including developing project budgets
  • Demonstrable ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders, adapting style and approach to stakeholder needs
  • Demonstrable experience of managing high-level internal and external stakeholders (including chief executives and trustees) to engage and drive fundraising relationships
  • Demonstrable ability to proactively manage a funding pipeline and achieving fundraising targets, including reporting to senior stakeholders against targets and pipeline strength

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Key info

Reporting to Head of Programme Funding

Line manage responsibility No

Salary Circa £50,000 depending on experience

Location Flexible, with some travel to London required

How to apply

Please contact Naomi Carruthers at QuarterFive Fundraising Recruitment, or fill out the form with your CV below.


Closing date 15 November 2021

First interviews week commencing 22 November 2021

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