We define philanthropy as the giving of resources in an engaged and strategic way for maximum impact and in a tax efficient manner. It can include the giving of money, assets, time, talent, voice and one’s social capital. We believe in the power of philanthropy as a great social connector and the source of many great opportunities.

City Philanthropy

A Wealth of Opportunity

Head of Policy The Association of Charitable Foundations

Sep 19th 2017

Location Kings Cross, London (ACF is due to relocate towards the end of 2018)

Position Full time 35 hours per week

Salary £50,000, plus 10% pension contribution and staff travel loan on successful completion of probation

Application deadline 17:00, 11 October 2017

Would you like to put your policy and influencing skills to work in service of a wide range of charitable foundations and grant-making trusts?

The Head of Policy will be an outstanding communicator and influencer, taking the initiative in developing ACF’s policy influence and reach. This key role is critical to the success of ACF’s new strategy, which sets out our ambition to play a greater role in championing and representing foundations’ interests. With government and/or a voluntary sector background, you will have confidence engaging with senior external stakeholders and experience of changing policy for the better.

The Role: You will take a lead in championing and helping maximise the impact of charitable foundations, through identifying and sharing best practice and asserting the interest of charitable foundation and positively shaping their operating environment, by engaging with wider civil society, government, regulators and the media

The Association of Charitable Foundations ACF is the membership body for UK foundations and grant-making charities. Driven by a belief that foundations are a vital source for social good, our mission is to support them to be ambitious and effective in the way that they use their resources. We do this through the provision of policy and advocacy, research and information, and a wide-ranging programme of events and learning. Our 330 members collectively hold assets of around £50bn and give over £2.5bn annually. 

To apply

Please download the Candidate Information Pack here.


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