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Foundations Manager

Part home/part office (London) based
£42,000 per annum
Closing date
25 Sep 2023

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Sales, Brand Management, PR & Media
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Full Time

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£42,000 per annum


Part home/part office (London) based

UNICEF ensures more of the world’s children are vaccinated, educated and protected than any other organisation. We have done more to influence laws and policies to help protect children than anyone else. We get things done. And we’re not going to stop until the world is a safe place for all our children.

The Foundation Partnerships team at the UK Committee for UNICEF (UNICEF UK) builds long term relationships with private, institutional, and statutory funders. We have achieved significant success in recent years and are ambitious to do more. The Foundations Manager will be key to enabling us to achieve even greater results for children.

As Foundations Manager, you will research, develop, and manage relationships with our partners and prospects, with a particular focus on partnerships at the £100k+ level. You will have the opportunity to work within a supportive, enthusiastic, and experienced team to cultivate strategic, valuable partnerships for UNICEF UK.

We are looking for excellent communication skills, both written and oral, plus the ability to develop effective relationships with donors to ensure outcomes are maximised for both UNICEF UK and our partners. You will also need to be a positive team player, able to work to tight deadlines and manage conflicting priorities.

Act now and visit the website via the apply button to apply online.

Closing date: 8am, Monday 25 September 2023. 

First Interview date: Wednesday, 4 October 2023 via video conferencing (MS Teams).

Second Interview date: Thursday, 12 October 2023 in person at UNICEF UK’s London office.

In return, we offer:

  • excellent pay and benefits (including flexible working, generous annual leave and pension, big brand discounts and wellbeing tools)
  • outstanding training and learning opportunities and the support to flourish in your role
  • impressive open plan office space and facilities
  • an open culture and happy workplace with colleagues who share the same values and goals, enjoy their work and are motivated to do their utmost for children.
  • the opportunity to work in a leading children’s organisation making a difference to children around the world

Initial applications will need to be submitted through UNICEF UK’s Applied system and candidates will be required to answer five questions with answers of up to 250 words per question. Please do allow enough to time to complete your application if you are interested in this position.

We particularly welcome applications from black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates, LGBTQ+ candidates, and disabled candidates because we would like to increase the representation of these groups at this level at UNICEF UK.  We want to do this because we know greater diversity will lead to even greater results for children.

UNICEF UK promotes equality, diversity and inclusion in our workplace. We make employment decisions by matching business needs with skills and experience of candidates, irrespective of age, disability (including hidden disabilities), gender, gender identity or gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, or sexual orientation.

We are happy to talk about flexible working, personal growth, and to promote a workplace where you can be yourself and achieve success based only on your merit.

The successful candidate will be required to apply for a criminal records check. A criminal record will not necessarily bar you from working with us. This will depend on the nature of the role and the circumstances of your offences.

We only accept online applications as this saves us money, making more funds available for us to help ensure children’s rights.

If you require support in completing the online form or an application form in an alternative format, please contact Supporter Care on 0300 330 5580 during office hours.

If you do not hear from us within 14 days of the closing date, please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. Please note that we only provide feedback to shortlisted candidates.

Registered Charity Nos. 1072612 (England and Wales) SC043677 (Scotland)



UNICEF is the world’s leading organisation working for children and their rights. We support children by providing healthcare, nutrition and education. We protect children affected by crises including war, natural disasters and HIV/AIDS.

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