Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Organization: Amnesty International
Closing date: 25 Mar 2022


Responsibility for a direct fundraising target of £10m for the International Secretariat; and for supporting Amnesty’s movement-wide fundraising. This includes the Fundraising Investment Fund which provides grants to priority markets along with a programme of skill-sharing and training.

The postholder will drive the diversification of Amnesty’s fundraising portfolio. Continue to increase the income streams of Trust & Foundations, Major Donors and other large funders. This requires a high degree of connectivity with other parts of Amnesty to ensure that operational programmes can provide compelling proposals with high quality reporting.

As part of the directorate’s management team, participate in international meetings, including reporting to the International Board and the movement. Available to travel widely to facilitate good working relations with key Amnesty International entities, partners, global donors, and other organisations.


Personally credible that generates the trust and confidence of managers and staff
Leads by example and possesses a high degree of integrity and professionalism
Possesses a high level of resilience and drive, able to be flexible and change orientation as required
Handles challenges and conflict effectively, brokering solutions in order to achieve goals
Looks to the future, with the ability to see links and opportunities that others might miss
Applies concepts and learning from outside own field to deliver improvements and avoid problems


Lead and develop Global Fundraising to deliver on its ambitious vision and goals, and support Amnesty’s global strategy 2022-2030.
Lead a dynamic, high achieving department to:

raise funds directly for the International Secretariat
develop, promote and implement movement-wide capacity building programmes to increase movement income and the number of self-sustaining AI entities
drive growth and diversification through design and implementation of large, restricted programmes of work; and promoting market potential of unrestricted funds
manage the monitoring and reporting of restricted funds to donors

Guide the implementation of high value fundraising strategies to deliver sustainable growth across all income channels: trusts and foundations, individuals, legacies, major donors, institutional, multilateral and bilateral donors, and corporate donors
Lead and manage staff effectively creating an environment of high motivation, performance, creativity, and innovation


Extensive experience in fundraising and income channels in a multi-market setting
Demonstrated excellence in both short and long-term analysis of global, regional and country level philanthropy landscapes, and familiarity with the impact of philanthropy on human rights
Proven experience in innovation in using technology to connect and exploit fundraising or marketing opportunities capable of application to advocacy, mobilisation and campaigning
Demonstrable success in managing and developing diverse teams, inspiring and motivating others, ensuring colleagues’ wellbeing, building collaboration and cooperation within and across teams and guiding delivery under pressure


Amnesty International is a global movement of more than 10 million people who campaign for a world where human rights are enjoyed by all. We reach almost every country in the world.

Our aim is simple: an end to human rights abuses. Independent, international and influential, we campaign for justice, fairness, freedom and truth wherever they’re denied. And whether we’re applying pressure through powerful research or direct lobbying, mass demonstrations or online campaigning, we’re all inspired by hope for a better world. One where human rights are respected and protected by everyone, everywhere.

At Amnesty International, we are passionate about what we do and we are proud of our achievements as a movement. To compensate our employees for the critical work they do, we reward them through a combination of an attractive and sector competitive salary and benefits package, high levels of engagement and involvement, and a commitment to employee development.

Benefits include 37 days annual leave (inclusive of public holidays and grace days), pension scheme, employee assistance programme, life assurance and many more benefits designed to suit your own personal lifestyle. All of this, in a professional, engaging environment.

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If you are talented, passionate about human rights and want to use your skills, knowledge and experience to change the world then we would encourage you to click ‘Apply for this Role’ below.

Freedom, Justice, Equality. Let’s get to work.

*N.B. We reserve the right to close a vacancy before the closing date in the event of an overwhelming response or a change in business priorities.***

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