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Head of Trusts and Global Markets

Action Aid
Farringdon, Greater London (Hybrid)
£54,880 per year
Job description

Role Title: Head of Trusts and Global Markets

Salary: £54,880-Band E

Location: London

Tenure: Permanent


ActionAid UK is a member of the ActionAid Federation, an international charity that works with women and girls living in poverty.    As part of the ActionAid Federation, we work with women and girls, our partners, and dedicated staff in 43 countries to end violence and fight poverty so that all women, everywhere, can create the future they want.  



Are you a keen advocate of women and girls’ rights in emergencies?

Are you a skilled and experienced professional in the field of trusts and global markets? 

Could you lead the strategic development of the trusts and global markets programme, ensuring full consideration of audiences (internal and external) and propositions to create an engaging strategic plan aligned to the organisational strategy ?

Do you have the skills and experience to provide leadership to the Trusts and Global Markets team ensuring they are fully equipped, enabled and supported to develop exceptional partnerships and deliver against targets and organisational priorities?


Then we'd love to hear from you!


AAUK are seeking a Head of Trusts and Global Markets to lead  our dynamic Trusts and Global Markets team to deliver a target of ~£4.5M in 2024 while seeking growth for the future. The role provides leadership across four key areas; Trusts in the UK (including our strategic partnership with the People’s Postcode Lottery), Trusts in Liechtenstein, Partnerships and Philanthropy in the Gulf (primarily Qatar and UAE), and Philanthropy and Partnerships in Singapore and Hong Kong. The role provides strategic direction to each of these areas, supporting the Senior Managers to navigate internal systems and relationships while seeking opportunities for growth and innovation. 

The post holder will  play a key strategic and lead role in the Philanthropy & Partnerships team (P&P), comprising Philanthropy, and Strategic Funding & Insight sub-teams, in order to ensure maximum collaboration, a joined-up approach to donors and increase income across the P&P team. In this role, you will be responsible for developing and implementing strategies to raise funds from trusts and foundations, as well as managing our global investment portfolio. Working  collaboratively with the Co-CEOs, board and Senior Leaders  to engage and promote  the work of the Trusts and Global Markets team, as well as working collaboratively with colleagues on humanitarian emergencies, ensuring Trusts/regional markets' support is maximised at these times.


Key responsibilities include:

Building and maintaining relationships with key trust and foundation donors
Developing fundraising strategies to secure funding for our programs and projects
Managing our diverse global investment portfolio to achieve financial growth and stability
Monitoring and evaluating the performance of our investments and adjusting strategies as needed
Collaborating with stakeholders to ensure alignment with organisational goals and objectives

To be successful in this role, you should have a strong background in finance, fundraising, or investment management, as well as excellent communication and relationship-building skills. A solid understanding of trusts, foundations, and global markets is also essential.

If you are looking for an impactful, challenging and rewarding opportunity to make a positive impact on the world, we encourage you to apply for this position. 


Further details available within the JD


Due to the nature of this role, the successful candidate will be asked to participate in criminal records checks at the point of offer.


Additional Information:


Diversity, Equality, Inclusion and Belonging:

Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging are key to our organisational culture.  We are on a journey to become not only an anti-racist organisation but one that proudly celebrates the diversity of all applicants and employees.  We look forward to you bringing your full self to work, proudly sharing your unique perspective and helping us to shape our combined future. We especially welcome applications from those from underrepresented/marginalised communities.

AAUK is a disability Confident Committed organisation and as such any candidate that declares a disability will be shortlisted for interview if they meet the essential criteria for the role.



Referencing and Safeguarding:

All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include safeguarding, criminal records and terrorism finance checks. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms their understanding of these recruitment procedures.


ActionAid UK is committed to preventing any form of sexual harassment, exploitation, and abuse (including child abuse and adult at-risk abuse) and responding robustly when these harms take place. We expect all ActionAid UK Staff and ActionAid UK Representatives to share this commitment. We will not tolerate our Staff or other representatives carrying out any form of sexual harassment, exploitation or abuse towards anyone we come into contact with through our work.


Working practices:

ActionAid is committed to supporting flexible working. If you would like to discuss flexible working options, including the possibility of a job share for this role, there will be space to do so during the interview process.  


ActionAid UK has a hybrid working policy for many of our roles.  The requirement will vary from team to team and the responsibilities of individual roles.  As a minimum, all colleagues are expected to attend the office 12 days per year, plus additional time for induction, training, and “Company Connection days.”  Some roles may require in-office attendance on all days and if so, these will clearly be marked as in-office roles.  


Please note that ActionAid UK does not offer fully remote working options.  We encourage you to discuss hybrid working expectations at interview.


Recruitment Processes:

Please note that ActionAid UK may review, shortlist and interview candidates prior to the closing date so we encourage all candidates to apply as soon as possible.  


If we receive a very high response, we may close the vacancy early and will not accept further submissions. 


Posted on: 30 May 2024
Closing date: 27 June 2024 at 23:30
Job ref: 244761CHJ
Tags: Communications, PR, Finance, Fundraising, Management