Strategic Partnerships Manager

Hope for Justice Flexible United Kingdom Partnerships

Company Description

Hope for Justice exists to bring an end to modern slavery by preventing exploitation, rescuing victims, restoring lives and reforming society. Around the world, we are growing a movement of abolitionists who believe freedom is worth the fight. Our team works from more than 30 locations across five continents. If you’re looking to make a difference, this is the place for the you.

Hope for Justice is committed to the principles of diversity, equality and inclusion. If you feel that your skills and experience fit one of our roles then we would welcome your application regardless of your background.


Hope for Justice is seeking an outstanding communicator, relationship-builder and problem solver to take us to the next level in the way we interact with institutional funders and grant-making bodies.

As Strategic Partnerships Manager you will be responsible for identifying, developing and winning high priority and complex grants from major institutional donors. Building and maintaining partnerships with International NGOs, consultancies and academic institutions, this will involve identifying, negotiating and managing consortium arrangements. Ensuring that grants/awards are being managed accordingly and reporting requirements for all donors are met. Achieving long term multiyear sustainable income for Hope for Justice programmes globally.

The ideal candidate will have solid expertise in written and numerical/analytical skills, as well as a strong track record securing large grants from institutional donors including FCDO, UK Home Office, USAID, US Department of State, UN Agencies, etc. –through building complex bids and face to face negotiations. The ability to liaise confidently and diplomatically with donors and colleagues globally and have excellent understanding and experience of project/programme design. The successful candidate requires proven experience fundraising within an NGO/Inter-governmental organisation.

We are passionate about ending modern slavery and human trafficking. If you are looking for a rewarding and challenging opportunity, then Hope for Justice may be the place for you!

For more information, please download the Role profile at the bottom of the advert.


Business development & Partnership building

  1. Identify funding opportunities by keeping abreast of the international institutional funding landscape, as well as trends within the international development (and specifically Modern Slavery/Human Trafficking) sector, assessing new market opportunities, and forming partnerships. Work closely with country offices to identify and respond to funding opportunities.
  2. Manage the bid development cycle, including ensuring decision-gate processes are followed, identify and negotiate with consortium partners, write and edit technical content of bids and ensure high-quality bid design which responds to donor requirements.
  3. Build highly productive relationships with institutional donors and negotiate effectively.
  4. Develop and deliver tailored, high-quality bids, working closely with all relevant HFJ departments to design comprehensive and evidence-based projects for funding.
  5. Represent Hope for Justice at external meetings with donors and consortium partners.
  6. Support the Strategic Partnerships Lead to devise, deliver and report on specific projects from the team’s annual plan.

Donor management

  1. Manage relationships with existing donors, inputting into engagement strategies, communicating with donors regularly, and share key information about their projects in between reporting periods.
  2. Ensure reporting requirements for all donors are met and reports are completed to deadlines.
  3. Lead on donor grant agreement/contract negotiations and compliance.
  4. Ensure all relevant team members are fully briefed on the terms and conditions of donor grant agreements/contracts, including key deadlines (completion of award management documents as required).
  5. Manage due diligence processes, facilitate donor audits and coordinate with the programmes team on external evaluations for donor funded projects.


  1. Travel is expected as part of the role, including willingness to travel to Hope for Justice Programmes.
  2. Any other related duties as delegated by the Strategic Partnerships Lead or Chief Strategy Officer.
  3. Support volunteers that are assigned to the team.
  4. Ensure harmonious working relationships with all Hope for Justice Departments and staff.
  5. Work at all times in line with HFJ policies and procedures and the wider strategy, culture and ethos of Hope for Justice.
  6. Understand and uphold the standards outlined in the Hope for Justice Safeguarding policies, acting with due care and attention to safeguard the wellbeing of anyone that comes into contact with our work and reporting concerns if they do arise.

Other information

Benefits of working at Hope for Justice

Hope for Justice is committed to supporting our staff’s wellbeing and offers competitive salaries and a range of additional benefits to our staff. This includes generous annual leave entitlement, pension scheme contributions, company sick pay, enhanced maternity and paternity pay and access to the Employee Assistance Programme for staff and their family. As well as operating both Flexible and Hybrid working policies for our UK employees.

Salary: Up to £39,000, dependent on experience

Closing date: 4th October 2022

Location: Flexible (Occasional travel to the Manchester head office maybe required)

All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which include criminal records checks, in line with our Global background checks policy. Hope for Justice participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this scheme, as part of the referencing process 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.



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