Global Partnerships Funding Officer

Right to Play
  • Location
    London, United Kingdom
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Sep 14

Position description

Right To Play is a global organisation that protects, educates and empowers children to rise above adversity using 

play. By harnessing play, one of the most powerful and fundamental forces in a child’s life, we helped 2.3 million 

children last year to stay in school and out of work, to prevent life-threatening diseases like HIV and malaria and 

to stay safe from exploitation and abuse. We are the only global development organization focused exclusively on 

using play to transform the lives of children and youth impacted by poverty, war, disease and inequality. 

Established in 2000, Right To Play reaches children through experiential programming in 15 countries in Africa, 

Asia, the Middle East, and North America. These programs are supported by our headquarters in Toronto, Canada; 

London, UK and eight national offices across Europe (Germany, The Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, 

UK) and North America (Canada, US). 

 

With a shared passion for our mission, our Culture Code guides how we act and interact based on five core pillars:
 

  • Accept Everyone – Be intentional about inclusion
  • Make Things Happen – Seek opportunities to lead and innovate
  • Display Courage – Act with integrity
  • Demonstrate Care – Look after yourself and one another
  • Be Playful – Have fun at work

Please visit our website to learn more about who we are and what we do, and watch this video to find out about 
the five pillars of our Culture Code.


 

ADDRESS EDINBURGH HOUSE, 170 KENNINGTON LANE, LONDON, SE11 5DP | WEBSITE RIGHTTOPLAY.COM 

 

JOB SUMMARY: 

An exciting opportunity for a dynamic and forward-thinking fundraising professional to join Right To Play (RTP) 

to support our vision for scaling up play-based learning approaches that are proven to deliver learning, 

protection and empowerment outcomes for children. This includes ambitions to reach 100 million children by 

2030. 

Reporting directly to the Global Director, Institutional Partnerships based in the UK, you will be part of a global 

community, working closely with our teams in our dual headquarters (Toronto, Canada and London, UK), as well 

as programme and fundraising teams across Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East. You will be responsible 

for coordinating a variety of functions that support the organisation’s global business development and grant 

management strategy, supporting proposal development for new funding opportunities and grant management 

for existing donor partnerships. It will also include internal support for different fundraising offices globally, to 

ensure joined up approaches are undertaken to securing and managing grant funding across the organisation.

Qualifications

EDUCATION/TRAINING/CERTIFICATION: 

  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent in International Development, Political Science, International 

Relations or related field. 

ADDRESS EDINBURGH HOUSE, 170 KENNINGTON LANE, LONDON, SE11 5DP | WEBSITE RIGHTTOPLAY.COM 

 

EXPERIENCE: 

  • 2 years’ practical experience in managing multiple and varied projects 
  • 2 years’ experience in supporting proposal development and donor reporting 
  • Fundraising experience for not-for-profits including developing applications, securing funding from a 

variety of sources, and a track record of identifying and researching donors 


COMPETENCIES/PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES: 

  • Amazing attention to detail 
  • A level of flexibility will be needed, alongside the ability to switch ‘hats’ between varied projects 

seamlessly 

 

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS: 

  • Outstanding project management skills 
  • Excellent written communication skills 
  • Strong technical ability to track and manage data using Microsoft Excel and CRM systems

LANGUAGES: 

  • Fluency in spoken and written English

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS (An Asset): 

  • Master’s degree in a related field 
  • Certification in project management 
  • Experience working in a range of cultural contexts and developing countries 
  • Experience working for a donor 
  • Fluency in spoken and written French

WHO YOU ARE: 

You are a highly collaborative relationship builder with a passion for humanitarian work and programming. You 
enjoy new challenges and learning on the job: if you don’t know how to do something, you’re quick and keen to 
learn! You have been involved in business development, grant management and compliance monitoring and enjoy 
supporting country teams in delivering on our collective commitments to our donors. You have a positive, follow-
through mindset and an interest in having some fun while making things happen in a fast-paced environment.
 

WHAT YOU’LL GET: 

The opportunity to work with a passionate, innovative and collaborative team where you have the ability to make 

things happen. You will gain experience working for a globally recognized organization with a healthy culture 

premised on our Culture Code (accept everyone, make things happen, display courage, demonstrate care and 

be playful). In addition, we offer a competitive salary and benefits package including: 

ADDRESS EDINBURGH HOUSE, 170 KENNINGTON LANE, LONDON, SE11 5DP | WEBSITE RIGHTTOPLAY.COM 

 

  • Flexible work policy (e.g. work from home and flex hours), 
  • 25 days annual leaves plus statutory holidays, 
  • Up to 5 personal learning & development days per year, and 
  • Summer/Winter hours.

Application instructions

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