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Funding and Strategic Partnerships Director


Funding and Strategic Partnerships Director

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Organization: Oxfam GB

Location: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Oxford/ Flexible


Occupational Groups:

Donor Relations/Grants Management

Closing Date: 2022-04-30

Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty.

Do you have experience of managing performance of others and helping people to develop, grow and achieve their potential?

Do you have experience or evidence of learning/taking action on anti-racism and inequalities?

Do you have experience of developing, implementation and oversight of a broad strategy and vision?

If the answer is yes, then we would like to hear from you.

We are looking for a Funding and Strategic Partnerships Director at a pivotal time of transition and change for the organisation

What you’ll be doing:

In this role, you will provide strategic direction and leadership in line with Oxfam’s feminist principles and values. Lead the team to engage with strategic funding partners including, institutions foundation, private sector, philanthropists and artists. Be accountable for the income and gift in kind from strategic partners. Ensure these donors have a powerful experience of Oxfam’s story and brand, and that their partnership is valued. Bring these donors with Oxfam as we work towards decolonisation and becoming an anti-racist organisation. Link to the confederation institutional funding groups. Deputy for the Chief Support Officer.

You’ll have:

We’re looking for a candidate who cares about Oxfam’s mission to end poverty and is personally aligned to the values of empowerment, accountability, and inclusion in all you do and our feminist principles.
An ideal candidate for the role will also have/ be:

  • Experience of managing performance of others and helping people to develop, grow and achieve their potential, including increasing diversity and inclusion in teams and / or workplaces, and creating positive change in work culture, processes and practices.
  • Lived experience (s) or evidence of learning/taking action on anti-racism and inequalities
  • Experience of developing, implementation and oversight of a broad strategy and vision
  • Record of successful negotiating and influencing at corporate level –internally and externally
  • Record of engagement with countries and global programme partners for mutual, positive, outcomes
  • Able to inspire staff, departments and peers – being highly motivated and with a clear vision
  • Evidence of sound and swift judgement to take tough decisions, using critical information gathering
  • Good financial management ability managing investments, costs, short- and long-term planning
  • Good communications experience to manage messages and audiences


We believe flexible working is key to building the Oxfam of the future, so we’re open to talking through the type of flexible arrangements which might work for you. We think this role would work as fully or partially home-based. We will discuss other options of part time or job-share for this role during the recruitment process.

Our values and commitment to safeguarding

Oxfam is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people, adults and beneficiaries with whom Oxfam GB engages. Oxfam expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through our code of conduct. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us.

The post holder will undertake the appropriate level of training and is responsible for ensuring that they understand and work within the safeguarding policies of the organisation.

All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks. Oxfam GB also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this Scheme, we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms his/her understanding of these recruitment procedures.

We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organisation and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

How to apply

As part of your online application, please upload your up to date CV and a covering letter explaining your suitability against the essential criteria in the job profile.

About us

Oxfam is a global community who believe poverty isn’t inevitable. It’s an injustice that can be overcome. We are shop volunteers, women’s right activists, marathon runners, aid workers, coffee farmers, street fundraisers, goat herders, policy experts, campaigners, water engineers and more. And we won’t stop until everyone can live life without poverty for good.

Oxfam GB is a member of international confederation of 21 organisations working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development and campaigning, in more than 90 countries.

A thriving diverse Oxfam:

It’s people power that brings about change. To play our part as a global organisation working to overcome poverty and inequality, we need equality, diversity and inclusion across our community of staff, partners and volunteers. Together, we’re committed to becoming a more diverse workforce, better able to tackle the global challenges that face our world today.

To do that:

  • We need to dismantle the unequal power structures that exist everywhere, this including Oxfam and the wider development and charity sectors.
  • We need an inclusive Oxfam where everyone can bring who they are to our work and feels celebrated for the differences they bring.
  • We want and need everyone, and that means we need you.

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