Senior Business Development Officer – Trusts & Foundations

Are you passionate about tackling social, gender and climate injustice?

We are looking for a strategic and energetic addition to the Business with CARE team to lead on our Trusts and Foundations strategy and pipeline. It is an exciting time to join the Business with CARE team – we have a new name, a new strategy, and a lot of ambition.

The Senior Business Development Officer (Trusts and Foundations) will have proven success at identifying and winning fundraising opportunities in the development or humanitarian sector – writing and coordinating multi-year, high value corporate, foundation and trusts proposals and competitive bids. To set CARE apart for our target trusts and foundations, you will be creative and propositional in how you approach matching our impactful solutions and services with prospective opportunities and donor requirements. We’re looking for a confident and dynamic networker and relationship builder to manage a range of external donor partnerships – excellent written and spoken communication skills and account management will be critical to your engagements with new and existing partners. Your demonstrable strategic, prospecting and financial skills will be key to developing a trusts and foundations strategy for Business with CARE, and then delivering a pipeline to meet both income and impact targets.

Why work for us?

We are an established team with a new name and strategy Business with CARE! We are an entrepreneurial and supportive team that firmly believes in strategic and tactical partnerships with business to co-create, implement and communicate change. We work with UK businesses but have a global reach, which means we are working with people around the CARE network and wider. CARE International operates in over 100 countries, our mission is to save lives, defeat poverty and achieve social justice. We put women and girls in the centre because we know we cannot overcome poverty until all people have equal rights and opportunities.

Job Purpose and Key Responsibilities

This role is integral to the growth of the Business with CARE (BwC) team and is a central function that supports business development and our income and impact targets.

As part of Business with CARE team you will be leading on the development and delivery of the Trusts & Foundations fundraising strategy – identifying, managing and converting a pipeline of donors and developing winning proposals leveraging CARE’s innovative and impactful solutions, expertise and services for gender equality, climate resilience and sustainable livelihoods. You will work closely across the BwC team and with Global teams across CARE. A part of the role will also involve supporting the wider Business Development function in the Business with CARE team including strategic partnerships and corporate fundraising.

About CARE

CARE International is one of the world’s leading humanitarian and development charities. We fight poverty and injustice in the world’s most vulnerable places. We save lives in disasters and conflicts. We stand with women, girls and their communities to achieve lasting change for a better future.

Diversity and Inclusion Statement

CARE International UK is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive, respectful and safe work environment where all persons are treated fairly, with dignity and respect. We are committed to dismantling harmful and oppressive structures of power and accordingly centre gender equity in our work to save lives, fight poverty and achieve social justice. The post holder agrees to promote and uphold these principles.

CARE International UK operates fair, transparent and non-discriminatory recruitment practices and actively encourages applications from candidates from a variety of backgrounds, and with a range of skills and experiences. We are particularly interested to hear from candidates from Black and minoritised communities, LGBT+ candidates and disabled candidates.

CARE International UK is a disability-confident employer. As part of our commitment to disability inclusion we guarantee interviews to disabled candidates who meet the essential criteria for the role. To be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme please complete the relevant section in the online application form. If at any stage of the recruitment process you require reasonable adjustments, including a copy of the recruitment pack in large print or an alternative format, please contact the


CARE International UK has a zero-tolerance approach to any harm to, or exploitation of, a vulnerable adult or a child by any of our staff, representatives or partners. Recruitment to all jobs in CARE International UK includes criminal record checks and the collection of relevant references. Safeguarding our beneficiaries is our top priority in everything we do.

Closing date for applications: 23:59, Sunday 5th June 2022

How to apply

To Apply:

To apply, please click here to be redirected to the application form. Also, download and read the Senior Business Development Officer T&F Recruitment Pack, including the Job Description and Person Specification. Applications are completed online. If you require a copy of the recruitment pack in large print or an alternative format please contact the HR Team. Please note, Curriculum Vitae’s (CVs) will not be accepted.

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