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Fundraising Lead


  • Location: London, UK preferred (however, potential to be based outside the UK in a country with an SCI or SC Member office)
  • Contract type: Fixed Term Contract / Internal Secondment
  • Salary: £43,700 to £48,300
  • Closing date: 10th March 2023

We're seeking a Fundraising Lead, London, UK preferred

This is an exciting opportunity for an innovative and influential individual with experience in institutional/philanthropic fundraising through a variety of donors to join us as our Fundraising Lead where you will work to support on the development of new innovative income streams for a global team.

Role purpose  

As the Fundraising Lead, you will identify and develop strategic funding opportunities and partnerships to enable the successful delivery of learning solutions, products and services across Save the Children and the wider sector.   Working collaboratively with colleagues from across the team you will identify, develop and nurture current and new partnerships to enable the successful growth and sustainability of the HLA’s offer. This will include working to generate both trading income (providing services to other organisations) and awards income.

Key areas of accountability

  • Oversee the HLA’s business development pipeline, ensuring we have the right mix of funding to meet our programmatic objectives and identified funding gaps.
  • Support colleagues from across the wider team to identify, build and manage relationships with partners, and identify new opportunities in the market for the HLA’s learning solutions, products and services. In this role you will be responsible for leading the development of new opportunities, often working in collaboration with other colleagues who hold these relationships to develop opportunities together.
  • Manage a portfolio of relationships with existing and/or new strategic partners and donors, with oversight of the wider relationships held at a regional level and across other parts of the team and SCUK.
  • Develop and build strong relationships and collaborative ways of working with key departments across Save the Children I the UK and internationally including fundraising, philanthropy, corporate partnerships.
  • Explore and identify innovative funding mechanisms that allow donors to fund as part of a mutually beneficial arrangement for both the HLA and the donor.
  • Proactively seek out new funding opportunities in line with the implementation of a Go-To-Market Strategy for the HLA’s platforms, products and services, as well as securing new opportunities to raise unrestricted income through trading activity.

Experience and skills   

  • Passionate about shifting power in the humanitarian system and transforming humanitarian action through capacity strengthening
  • Strong demonstrable experience in institutional/philanthropic fundraising through a variety of donors, with proven ability to generate six figure sums.
  • Experience of partnership and account management with partners, particularly across different sectors (humanitarian, academia etc.) and the ability to develop partnerships from scratch and develop positive impact relationships that lead to funded proposals
  • Experience of developing strategic partnerships as well as developing funding proposals and budgets
  • Commitment to Save the Children’s vision, mission and values.

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