Resourcing and Partnerships Lead

Job Title: Resourcing & Partnerships Lead

Rate : £320 per day (outside IR35)

Contract: 3 days per week

Contract Length: initial 3 months with a potential for extension

Location: Remote

Introduction to Baobab

Let’s plant seeds of change to radically transform the funding world

Baobab Foundation was created out of the Black struggle and resilience in the UK, which was catalysed in 2020 by a series of traumatic events, including the murder of George Floyd. Collectively we have mobilised resources from UK trusts, foundations and private businesses to challenge and heal our ongoing experiences of underfunding, marginalisation and anti-blackness. We want to celebrate our power, creativity, value, energy and joy. Our intention is to significantly scale resourcing to Black and Global Majority communities in the UK, contributing to wealth redistribution, equitable access, solidarity and sustainability.

We centre disability justice so that no one is left behind on the journey to freedom, justice and unity

Who are we?

We are a Pro-Black, unique network of 700+ members, radical friends and solidarity partners who connect in words, thought and action with the intention to achieve lasting systems change.

Our members are Black African/Caribbean heritage and Global Majority people in all our intersectional beauty. From grassroots movements, un-constituted groups, community leaders, activists, creatives, volunteers, social enterprises and entrepreneurs.

Our radical friends and solidarity partners form part of our wider support network and actively support and resource Baobab.

Guided by our anchoring principles of justice, unity and freedom, we are working to dismantle systemic racism and intersectional injustice.

Job summary:

Working in a non-hierarchical structure, the Resourcing and Partnerships Lead will be a proactive, dynamic thinker committed to racial justice. You will lead Baobab’s ethical resource mobilisation from both the community level to major donors, corporates and high net worth individuals, managing and maintaining partnerships and relationships with all partners.

Key Tasks & responsibilities

Resource Development, Strategy and Planning:

  • To develop a strategy to build on increasing income year on year, with the ability to bring in 6 to 7 figure amounts annually, to meet Baobab’s mission and aims, and to maximise income from existing donors.
  • To develop, deliver and monitor Baobab’s partnership strategy by identifying opportunities for growth from existing and new partnerships through the following channels:
    o individual giving and legacies
    o Philanthropy & Corporate Foundations
  • To research, identify and secure new long term strategic partners for Baobab Foundation
  • To set, monitor and deliver against annual targets (income, gifts in kind, time & expertise)
  • To be responsible for updating the database, funder tracker and supporter information system on a regular basis in line with Data Protection legislation and the Foundation’s policy and procedures to ensure all records are up-to-date and accurate.

Relationship Management:

  • Maximise existing and new partnerships through relationship management ensuring income is maximised and donors properly stewarded
  • Identify and develop strong and fruitful relationships with High Net Worth Individuals, donors and corporate organisations vested in the Baobab mission
  • Ensure that tailored plans are delivered for each partnership
  • Ensure compliance with donor agreements
  • Generate non-financial opportunities for members from solidarity partners

Areas of Expertise and Skills:

  • Excellent communication skills – written and oral. An ability to communicate confidently and clearly with diverse audiences in an accessible way, and confident public speaker.
  • Ability to plan, monitor and implement major projects to agreed deadlines often with conflicting priorities.
  • Track record in fundraising, preferably with experience raising funds annually of at least £1.5M from a range of High Networth Individuals, and funders in line with Baobab’s principles.
  • Self starter with ability to thrive in a fast paced environment with evolving priorities
  • Ability to work both autonomously yet, collaboratively and collectively in a horizontal structure with collective accountabilities.
  • Purpose driven, and commitment to the work and values of The Baobab Foundation, specifically centring disability justice, and a commitment to Pro-Black and anti-oppressive practices.
  • High emotional intelligence, and the ability to nurture deep relationships with Baobab’s vast and diverse network.
  • Thought leader and comfort advocating change in the sector
  • In depth knowledge of civil society and the funder landscape
  • Ability to develop multi year projections and budgets.
  • Curiosity, and a love for continuous learning

How to Apply

If this sounds like the role for you, please submit a cover letter (of no more than 2 pages) and a CV to by June 12 2023.

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