Director of Fundraising

London (Greater)
10 Jan 2018
08 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
The British Asian Trust is looking for an experienced Director of Fundraising to play a central role in driving the growth of this fast-moving and expanding organisation. This is an exciting opportunity for an individual with strong entrepreneurial and commercial skills who can help the organisation to operate more commercially and maximise the tremendous opportunities that exist. This is a pivotal time to be joining The British Asian Trust. Their turnover has increased from £1.8m to £6.8m in 18 months and as Director of Fundraising, you will take responsibility for maintaining this momentum. 2018 is a particularly exciting year to be part of the organisation as they celebrate their 10th anniversary. The British Asian Trust is planning a number of ambitious events including a flagship event at the Royal Albert Hall. If you can develop strategies that will grow income, inspire teams to work with commitment, build great relationships that will advance the cause, and roll up your sleeves to ensure promises are delivered, we would love you to consider applying for the position of Director of Fundraising at The British Asian Trust. In leading fundraising, you'll be responsible for developing new income streams, building new strategic relationships and developing new contacts with corporate partners, major donors, philanthropic supporters and the wider community of supporters. You will also be responsible for reviewing current income streams and developing new initiatives to capitalise on them. The team is keen to learn from your experience and put in the hard work necessary to sustain growth and impact. You'll have the freedom to put The British Asian Trust's knowledge, contacts, creativity and expertise to good use and will be fully supported by the Board of Trustees as you do so. This is a director level role and the organisation is looking for a leader who can also take a very hands-on approach to delivering projects. Within this dynamic and fast-changing environment, you must be capable of both developing high level strategies and implementing those activities on a ground level. To succeed, you'll also need to be tremendously ambitious for yourself and for the organisation. About The British Asian Trust The British Asian Trust was founded in 2007 by HRH The Prince of Wales, in response to the widespread poverty and hardship that he saw in South Asia. He turned to the entrepreneurial spirit of the British Asian diaspora, bringing together visionary philanthropists and supporting grassroots initiatives that enable people to help themselves. The British Asian Trust supports the development of a South Asia that maximises the potential of its people, and that is free from inequality and injustice. They back sustainable solutions to the challenges of poverty and injustice and support people to truly unlock their potential. Their work has already touched more than three million lives in India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. The British Asian Trust helps to unlock philanthropic potential by encouraging supporters to turn their values and their compassion into action to help transform lives. Looking ahead, they are developing beyond traditional grant-giving towards innovations such as impact investment and social enterprises. Director of Fundraising You will report to the Chief Executive and be a member of the Senior Management Team. The British Asian Trust offer a highly competitive salary. Get in touch with Ryan Burdock at Prospectus for a confidential discussion.