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Trust Funding Lead - Fixed term Contract until July 2022

London EC2A / Initially Remote
Hours per week
35 hours per week
Salary details
£37,215 annually, inclusive of London weighting
Interview date
6 July 2021
Contact email

Amnesty International UK wants to inspire and mobilise more people with its message of freedom, justice and equality. To do this, we are seeking a Trust Funding Lead who will secure and manage significant levels of income from UK-based trusts and foundations for Amnesty International’s work, both in the UK and globally

About the role

You will research, identify and develop a pipeline of new funding opportunities that correspond to the funding needs prioritised within the Major Gifts Fundraising Plan.

You will cultivate and consolidate robust relationships with the trusts and foundations in your portfolio as well as with colleagues across the organisation and wider international movement in order to draft compelling funding proposals and accurate reports including complex financial information.

You will ensure the effective and efficient management of income and update relevant organisational and team databases and systems when necessary.

You will stay abreast of developments and trends within the sector including regulatory and legal requirements that are relevant to your role, in order to carry out your responsibilities to the best of your ability.

About you

You will have considerable experience of successfully securing and/or managing grants from a broad range of trusts and foundations for large-scale programmes of work with five-six figure budgets.

You will have the ability to use your excellent communication skills to prepare compelling funding proposals and accurate reports for donors, including complex financial information.

Your accomplished interpersonal skills will enable you to develop strong relationships across the team, organisation and movement in order to facilitate your work.

Your strong organisational skills will enable you to manage and prioritise a demanding workload and to work to tight and sometimes conflicting deadlines.

Do you want to use your skills, knowledge and experience to change the world? If your answer is yes, then we would encourage you to apply.

About us

Our aim is simple: an end to human rights abuses. Independent, international and influential, we campaign for justice, fairness, freedom and truth wherever they are denied. Already our network of over seven million people is making a difference in almost every country in the world. Whether we are applying pressure through powerful research or direct lobbying, mass demonstrations or online campaigning, we are all inspired by hope for a better world. One where human rights are enjoyed by all.

We are dedicated to being an inclusive employer and offer the following benefits:

  • 35 days annual leave (including bank holidays) moving to 37 after 5 years of service
  • Generous pension where 2-5% employee contribution is matched at 6-9% by AIUK
  • 6 months full pay enhanced maternity / adoption / shared parental
  • Life Assurance of 4 times annual salary
  • Opportunities to volunteer at major events
  • Flexible working wherever possible
  • Interest free Travel / Bike / Computer loans
  • Range of wellbeing and social activities

Amnesty International UK puts equity, diversity, and inclusion at the core of our values. We want to be an organisation that tackles structural discrimination and prejudice, and we are committed to becoming an actively anti-racist organisation. Part of this commitment means we are looking to increase diversity in our organisation. We therefore welcome applications from communities across the UK and particularly encourage applications from people of colour, those identifying as trans or non-binary and disabled folk as they are underrepresented at the organisation.

Apply for this role

For further details about the role please see the job description and person specification on the AIUK website. To apply, please complete an application form and email to in word or pdf format before midday on 23 June 2021. The vacancy may be removed from job boards and our website early if it receives an overwhelming amount of applications so please download the documents and make a note of the deadline.

Applications are anonymised before they are seen by the hiring panel. Please do not send CV’s or covers letters and ensure all information to be considered is included in the application form.

Interviews will be held on 6 July 2021.

Please note that unfortunately we cannot provide visa sponsorship, and to be considered for this role, candidates must be able to provide proof of their eligibility to work in the UK.

Trust Funding Lead_JD.pdf
AIUK.XXX Trust Funding Lead Application Form.docx
Terms and Conditions.pdf