Appointed Senior Programme Fundraising Manager

British Asian Trust

Founded in 2007 by the former Prince of Wales and a group of British Asian business leaders, The British Asian Trust aims to address social and economic challenges in South Asia. They specialise in, and champion the use of, innovative social finance products to drive positive change across the region.

The British Asian Trust focus on key areas such as education, livelihoods, mental health, and combating child trafficking. They collaborate with local partners in South Asia to implement programmes and initiatives that combine new social finance tools, philanthropy and technology to bring about positive and lasting change in the lives of disadvantaged individuals and communities.

The British Asian Trust believes that traditional approaches to development and philanthropy won’t solve the critical problems they are looking to address. Intelligent programme funding is a core area of investment that is already performing well and has great potential for growth. In recent years, the Trust have achieved significant growth, increasing income from £1m to £20m+ since 2016. This has included a number of significant multi-year, multi-million-pound partnerships than enable them to deliver large-scale and impactful programmes.

As an organisation, they are undergoing a period of transformative growth and are looking for an experienced fundraiser with an interest in new business and line management to support this by establishing relationships and raising income from high value partners – including trusts and foundations, corporates and institutions. This is an elevated position with the Programme Fundraising team, working closely with the Head of Programme Fundraising to develop strategy and support with team management.

Working closely with senior leadership and colleagues in the UK and South Asia, the team raised over £5m in new income in 2022, while managing over £6m in existing grants, and has ambitious growth targets over the next five years. The role of Senior Programme Fundraising Manager will play a key part in enabling the team to achieve even greater results for communities across South Asia.

About the role

As Senior Programme Fundraising Manager you will:

  • Secure new strategic funding partnerships from high value sources (in the UK and globally), focusing on key thematic areas such as mental health and livelihoods across all of British Asian Trust’s core geographies
  • Support the Head of Programme Fundraising with strategy development and team management, deputising as required and working closely with the Leadership and Programmes teams to initiate new relationships, sustain and grow partnerships and coordinate the development of funding applications
  • Engage at a strategic level, developing the team’s new business strategy and support the organisation to develop programmes that meet the needs of the funding market
  • Ensure effective grant and partnership management, working collaboratively across the organisation and with Country Directors to ensure compliance and reporting of partnerships commitments

About you

Ideal skills and experience:

  • High value fundraising (trusts and foundations/corporate/institutional expertise considered), with a passion for new business and able to proactively research and identify new funding opportunities
  • Proven track record of securing six-figure+ grants or partnerships (large trust/foundations, corporates, government etc.)
  • Experience of project managing complex bid development, collaborating across the organisation to develop new funding applications
  • Thriving in an innovative/agile working environment. British Asian Trust work at pace, adapting their approach as opportunities present themselves
  • Someone who can work collaboratively to achieve organisational goals

Apply for this role

Application will be by CV and supporting statement. In the first instance, please contact Naomi to hear the full brief and to discuss your suitability for the role.

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