Farringdon, Greater London
£38,250 - £45,000 per year
Contract, Part-time
Job description

Fixed term contract for 9 months

Part time, 21 hours per week

The job of a Save the Children's Global Donation Acceptance Senior Manager is busy and varied.

  • Do you have experience of reviewing or developing new processes and embedding them across an organisation?
  • Are you looking for a part time role, working 21 hours or 3 days per week?
  • Are you motivated by our vision of creating a world where every child doesn't just survive, but thrives, and can go on to change the world?

If the answers to these questions are yes, we would love to hear from you!

About Us

Save the Children UK believes every child deserves a future. In the UK and around the world, we work every day to give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. When crisis strikes, and children are most vulnerable, we are always among the first to respond and the last to leave. We ensure children's unique needs are met and their voices are heard. We deliver lasting results for millions of children, including those hardest to reach.

Job Purpose

We are looking for a Global Donation Acceptance Senior Manager, working 3 days or 21 hours per week. This is a critical role in ensuring that Save the Children is consistent in its approach to working in partnership with the private sector globally, and that we accept donations that are in line with our mission and values. This role sits within Save the Children UK (SCUK) but its remit is to support our offices globally.  


You will be responsible for developing our new Global Donation Acceptance function which will enable us to improve consistency of corporate due diligence and partnership decision-making across  Save the Children globally,  and as a result will reduce the likelihood of operational and/or reputational risks arising.


You will be expected to review and embed Global Corporate Donation Acceptance processes across the global movement. You will also provide high quality corporate due diligence and share best practice through various channels across Save the Children Members, so we can ensure that all potential risks such as risks to our brand, reputation, direct programming including our advocacy work as well as our staff security is considered when accepting donations and entering into partnerships with the private sector.

As a rights-based organisation, we are committed to anti-racism and actively oppose systemic oppression of any form. The role holder will visibly lead our commitment to celebrate diversity, challenge inequality, and build an inclusive environment for every one of our employees so we can better represent the children we protect.

Main Accountabilities

  • Lead and embed Save the Children’s Global Donation Acceptance process for multi-national corporate partnerships: Work with the Head of High Value Supporter Operations to develop the process, conduct in-depth corporate research identifying risks to Save the Children, engage with key stakeholders globally and ensure decisions are made in a timely manner.
  • Oversee the Global Donation Acceptance process, including assessing and reviewing all global corporate partnerships, managing  the Global Donation Acceptance Committee and ensuring the proposed risk mitigations are communicated to Members. 
  • Ensure information on our global and multi-national partnerships is disseminated in a concise and timely manner to relevant stakeholders to ensure risks are continually managed.
  • Work with Head of High Value Supporter Operations and the Global Corporate Partnerships Group (GCPG) to:
    • Review the current Global Donation Acceptance Guidance to ensure it is fit for purpose and supports our organizational and fundraising strategies: Achieve sign off from across the Movement at the highest level and embed the Guidance across the Movement.
    • Increase the visibility of the Guidance across the Movement and educate Members and Country Offices on the process to increase confidence in our approach to partnerships and the private sector.


  • Provide high quality due diligence on high-risk corporate donations for new and transitioning Members whilst building due diligence capacity within the Member to enable them to become self-sufficient.
  • Share best practice and provide guidance to Save the Children Members on donation acceptance and corporate risk assessment issues in particular through standardized templates, webinars, training sessions and responding to requests and inquiries.
  • Lead the develop of a global database of decisions to ensure consistency of decision making which includes collating, storing and sharing information on high risk donation outcomes.


  • Deliver regular reporting against agreed KPIs to demonstrate the impact of the role
  • Successfully integrate external best practice within existing initiatives
  • As this is a new role, take on other duties as directed by Head of High Value Supporter Operations.

Person Profile

Essential Technical Skills:

  • Extensive experience of managing multiple and complex pieces of work and delivering results on time.
  • Experience of reviewing or developing new processes and embedding them across an organization.
  • Excellent analytical and research skills; strong track record of producing high quality due diligence on individuals, trusts and companies and identifying associated risks; retrieving information quickly and accurately using a variety of sources.
  • Extensive experience of condensing large quantities of information into concise and readable formats for a variety of internal and external stakeholders up to Executive Director level, identifying the key information and risks to inform decision-making.
  • Highly computer literate and confident with MS Office, including Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Excel & with internet-based resources & databases.


Desirable Technical Skills:

  • Previous knowledge of donor compliance or experience in managing risks on behalf of an organisation


Personal Skills:

  • Assertive, determined and persistent with the ability to work on own initiative with little supervision and the ability to drive performance of others.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including excellent attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Excellent relationship management skills with the ability to develop relationships at all levels of the organisation
  • Experience of developing strong working relationships with colleagues in other countries, including working across boundaries to ensure delivery of objectives.
  • The ability to work collaboratively and influence effectively across organisational boundaries to achieve goals.
  • Able to deliver and perform well under pressure with strong problem solving and negotiation skills

Save the Children UK is committed to diversity and equality of opportunity in all aspects of our work both external and internal. We strive to be an inclusive employer and particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups such as returning parents or carers who are re-entering work after a career break, people who are LGBT+, from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds, with a disability, impairment, learning difference or long-term condition, with caring responsibilities, from different nations and regions, and from less advantaged socioeconomic backgrounds.


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Posted on: 15 April 2021
Closed date: 02 May 2021
Tags: Fundraising, Management