Head of Trusts and Foundations

SCI Foundation
Lambeth, London
£44,720 to £49,589 per annum (depending on qualifications & experience)
Closing date
19 Nov 2020

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Fundraising, Trusts & Foundations
Health & Medical, International
Full Time
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Job title:          Head of Trusts and Foundations
Salary:             £44,720 to £49,589 per annum (depending on qualifications & experience)
Location:         Lambeth, London
Hours:             Full time

Who we are

Our vision is a world free of preventable disease, in which everyone everywhere can reach their full potential. We were founded in 2002 with a £20m grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and started life at Imperial College London as the Schistosomiasis Control Initiative. Consistently ranked globally as one of the most cost-effective non-profit initiatives, we received significant funding from the UK Department of International Development, USAID, and philanthropic investors.

In 2019 we became an independent organisation, and the SCI Foundation now works across multiple sectors in numerous countries in Sub-Saharan Africa to deliver effective and robust health programmes that have a lasting impact.

What we do

Working in partnership with Governments, the SCI Foundation supports and facilitates public health programmes that reduce the impact of preventable diseases like schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminthiasis.

We provide technical and financial support to Ministries of Health, in line with their own strategies and plans, to enhance sustainability and strengthen health systems within countries affected by these diseases. We work to scale up their government-implemented deworming programs by providing advisory support and conducting research and analysis on the outcomes.

To date, our team has supported up to 60% of all global schistosomiasis treatments being delivered annually and we are broadening our reach to coordinate with health programmes for other preventable diseases, as well as supporting  disease prevention measures such as water, sanitation and hygiene and the management of the impacts of these diseases on individuals.

Who we are looking for

We are looking for an experienced self-starter with a track record of securing Trusts and Foundation income on an international scale to join our team to kickstart a brand-new income generation strategy. This newly created role presents an opportunity to expand our portfolio of funders and create a multi-year, sustainable flow of Trust and Foundation income.

You will have an eye for detail, as well as an ability to see the bigger picture and secure multi-faceted grants across all areas of our work. You will be a collaborator, with the ability to work with colleagues to secure and process large amounts of information, translating complex scientific data into compelling bids and proposals.

You will have extensive experience of Trust and Foundation income generation in the INGO sector. You will be proficient in using income generation tools and techniques and have in depth knowledge of charity law, legislative, regulatory, and best practice requirements in income generation activities. You will also be a strong team player who can work closely with colleagues when preparing proposals and bids. Experience of leading and motivating a high performing team is essential, as is the ability to manage multi-million, multi-year, rolling income and expenditure budgets.

Reporting to the Chief Executive and working closely with the Director of Finance and Operations, you will play an important role in securing funding for our lifesaving work and effectively supporting the SCI Foundation in the delivery of our mission.

What it’s like to work at the SCI Foundation

We’re a team of people passionate about creating a world free of preventable disease. Everyone that works at the SCI Foundation, as well as our partners and supporters, shares these same values and beliefs:

  • Equality: We are a small and dynamic team in which every staff member’s contribution is crucial and equally valued
  • Inclusion: We are working towards a fairer world where no-one is left behind.
  • Transparency: We believe that openness and transparency create trust and a culture of continuous improvement.

Day-to-day life at the SCI Foundation is fast paced but fun. We place great importance and value on working respectfully within the team and in partnership with our partners globally. Whilst many of us travel abroad frequently, we regularly get together, whether to socialise in support of healthy working relationships, or more formally to benefit from one another’s skills, knowledge and experience.

Closing date:              1pm Thursday 19th November 2020
Interviews:                  w/c 23 November 2020. (Most likely Thursday 26 and Friday 27 November 2020)


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SAFEGUARDING - Roles at SCIF may require interaction with children and vulnerable adults as well as maintaining confidential and sensitive information about them.  The successful candidate will be required to apply for a criminal record check through a basic, standard or enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.  A criminal record will not necessarily bar you from working with us. That will depend on the nature of the role and the circumstances of your offences.  A conditional offer of employment will only be made upon reception of 2 satisfactory written references and a satisfactory DBS result.

SCI Foundation is committed to diversity and equal opportunities for applicants and employees. SCI Foundation strives to ensure equal employment opportunities and equal access to employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, colour, national origin, religion, physical or mental ability, marital status and age. Applications will be treated with strict confidentiality.

No agencies please.

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