England, United Kingdom
£72,000 - £78,000 p.a depending on experience + UK permit & relocation package
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

40.3 million people live in slavery today, with men, women and children used, controlled and exploited by other people for commercial or personal gain. The Freedom Fund is a leader in the global movement to end modern slavery.

We identify and invest in the most effective frontline efforts to eradicate modern slavery in the countries and sectors where it is most prevalent. Partnering with visionary investors, governments, anti-slavery organisations and those at risk of exploitation, we tackle the systems that allow slavery to persist and thrive. Working together, we protect vulnerable populations, liberate and reintegrate those enslaved and prosecute those responsible.

The Freedom Fund operates anti-slavery programs in Ethiopia, India, Nepal, Thailand and Myanmar and will open new programs in Brazil, Indonesia and Bangladesh in 2021.


The Freedom Fund

Director of Programs

Location: London Office

Salary: £72,000 - £78,000 per year, depending on experience + UK permit sponsorship and relocation package where relevant


In its first seven years, the Freedom Fund has supported and funded over 140 organisations, many of them grassroots NGOs fighting slavery in their local communities, and has had a direct impact on nearly a million people. We are now looking for a Director of Programs as we embark on our new strategy, a key pillar of which is our “hotspot programs” in countries where slavery is concentrated, where we invest in a range of community-based organisations to protect those at risk of slavery, liberate and rehabilitate those enslaved and prosecute those responsible. The Director of Programs will lead this expanding portfolio of work, helping to drive our overall strategy, leading a team of 30 people running the hotspot programs, and representing the organisation to external partners. As a member of the Senior Management Team, the Director of Programs will also be a critical voice in the overall leadership and governance of the Freedom Fund.

We are seeking a creative strategic thinker and program implementer with a team player ethos and an ability to communicate with passion the importance of our work. The successful candidate will bring significant experience in managing human rights or international development programs in the Global South, including sizeable government-funded projects, and will enjoy working in rapidly evolving organisations. With a passion for human rights issues and an agile approach, you will have experience of working with frontline organisations in developing countries and of developing multi-cultural teams through change and growth. You will bring a track record of communicating the importance and impact of your work with wide range of global stakeholders and major funders. You will enjoy being part of our growing, fast-paced and collegiate organisation and will be dedicated to righting the power imbalances that put people at risk.

To learn more about this unique opportunity, and to find out how to apply, please read the full appointment brief, on the Prospectus website, which can be reached by clicking on the “Apply on Website” Button.

Deadline for applications: Sunday 9th May 2021

Interviews with Prospectus: 20-25th May 2021

First interviews with The Freedom Fund: w/c 7th June 2021

Second interviews with The Freedom Fund: w/c 7th June 2021


The Freedom Fund is an equal opportunities employer. We value the strength of a diverse workforce and encourage applications from people with disabilities, Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic backgrounds and the LGBT+ community.

The Freedom Fund is committed to the importance of meaningful survivor inclusion and leadership. As such, particular consideration will be given to applicants with lived experience of trafficking and/or forms of modern slavery.

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Refreshed on: 23 April 2021
Closed date: 09 May 2021
Job ref: HQ00178388
Tags: Intl Development, Senior Management