Director of Fundraising

Director of Fundraising – The British Asian Trust

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 maximize the tremendous opportunities that exist.

This is a pivotal time to be joining the British Asian Trust. Our 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 we celebrate our 10th anniversary. We are planning a number of ambitious events that we need you to help us deliver on, including our flagship event at the Royal Albert Hall.

If you can develop strategies that will grow our income, inspire teams to work with commitment, build great relationships that will advance the cause, and roll up your sleeves to ensure we deliver on our promises, we would love you to consider applying for the position of Director of Fundraising of the British Asian Trust.

As part of a close-knit team based in London, life will be varied and busy. In leading our 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 our current income streams and developing new initiatives to capitalise on them.

Our team is keen to learn from your experience and put in the hard work we know is necessary to sustain growth and impact. You’ll have the freedom to put your 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, but we are 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 at ground level. To succeed, you’ll also need to be tremendously ambitious for yourself and for the organisation.


Director of Fundraising

You will report to the Chief Executive and be a member of the Senior Management Team. You will be based in our office in Central London.

We offer a highly competitive salary.

Closing date: 5pm Monday 22 January 2018.


To apply for this job

To apply for this job please send a CV and a covering letter of no more than two sides explaining how you meet the criteria and why you would be the best person for the job, to Richard Hawkes, Chief Executive, at

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted in the morning of Tuesday 23 January. Please note there will be informal meetings with the Chief Executive on Wednesday 24 January and an informal meeting with another member of the Senior Management Team before 1 February.

Interviews will take place on Friday 2 February.


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