Head of Business Development (London, UK)


The Humanitarian Leadership Academy is a team within Save the Children UK’s Humanitarian Department whose mission is to enable people around the world to prepare for and respond to crises in their own countries. The Academy works to address the critical need for better quality, more relevant humanitarian learning and knowledge that is accessible to all those who need it. The Academy works with a wide range of partners, drawing on the knowledge, expertise and resources of a range of sectors to demonstrate how collaboration can ensure the best solutions are found for those most in need.

Our aim is to ensure that communities are prepared in advance with the knowledge and skills they need to respond quickly and effectively to a humanitarian situation. We want to build the resilience of communities and businesses, ultimately limiting loss of life and mitigating the devastating impact of disasters and conflict.

The Academy, previously a charitable subsidiary, has now merged with Save the Children UK (SCUK), which provides core service support and some fundraising support to the Academy. However, significant income generation efforts are required to ensure that the Academy can continue to offer high quality learning opportunities to the sector, both through trading income and through institutional donors, trusts, foundations, philanthropists and private sector organisations.

The Role

The post holder will be responsible for leading all business development and associated strategic engagement on behalf of the Academy. S/he will lead of team of experienced staff in accessing and maximising funding and trading opportunities, both large and small.

The individual will be part of the Academy’s External Relations team who are responsible for ensuring that the Academy’s profile and credibility is grown and maintained, and that the Academy remains relevant to local actors and within the wider global context. This is achieved through the brand, communications channels, strategic stakeholder engagement, income generation and the development of global partnerships. The team also works closely with the Academy’s network of partners in to support engagement at the local, national and regional levels.

We’re looking for someone who can bring solid fundraising experience, combined with futurefacing ideas about how to increase income generated through trading to a variety of audiences.

Read the full job description (PDF)

How to apply

You can apply via Save the Children UK website

Closing date: 19 February 2020 


Location: Farringdon, London, UK

Contract type: Fixed term contract, full time

Contract duration: 12 months

Salary: £45,900 – £54 000

Closing date:

19 February 2020

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