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Director of Funding, Communications & Transformative Partnerships

Disability activist, Bangladesh

Director of Funding, Communications & Transformative Partnerships

  • Position: Director of Funding, Communications & Transformative Partnerships
  • Salary: £56,000 to 62,000 per annum depending on experience
  • Location: Home-Based initially – in the UK, Bangladesh, Uganda, Tanzania, Sudan or Cambodia. If and when Covid-19 restrictions allow, we would consider the role being office based in one of our offices in these countries.
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Closing date: 5pm Friday 5th November

Applicants who wish to be based in the UK must already be eligible to work in the UK.

Disabled candidates are particularly encouraged to apply and as a ‘disability confident employer’ ADD guarantees to interview all disabled candidates who meet the minimum criteria and ensure reasonable accommodation in the interview process. ADD is committed to making reasonable adjustments during the recruitment process and throughout employment.

The role.

ADD International is looking for a Director of Funding, Communications & Transformative Partnerships to help us resource our work in new ways as we move through a period of re-imagination and change. You will lead our Public Fundraising Team and take strategic leadership of the ways in which we are able to raise funds to channel resources to activists and organisations we work in solidarity with in the Global South. We are looking for someone with a passion to re-think the ways in which our work is funded in the future. We would anticipate you spending about 50% of your time supporting our existing team in public fundraising and communications and the other 50% re-imagining how we resource our work and developing that approach and new partnerships to support it.

Read about our new direction from our interim CEO, Mary Ann here.

The ideal candidate.

This is a very exciting opportunity for someone passionate about generating resources to support the reimagining of our role as an ally to disability movements.

Successful candidates will need to be successful fundraisers with strong strategic vision and creativity, combined with the experience and practical leadership skills to lead their team as well as to engage with a range of other staff across the organisation.

You must also demonstrate a passion for ADD’s mission and have a deeply nuanced understanding of the lives of disabled people in the countries we work and a demonstrable commitment to the Social and Human Rights Models of Disability.

For full details on the role and what is required please see the job description.

How to Apply.

Interested applicants should send the following:

  • Your CV (max 3 pages)

  • Your answers to the below questions (max 1000 words)

  • Completed equal opportunities form (please choose relevant form dependent on whether you are applying for a job in the UK or one of our country offices)

  • The names, contact numbers and addresses of 2 referees (please state if you are not happy for them to be contacted at this stage)

Please also send your answers to the following questions in no more than 1000 words.  Please note these will be anonymised and reviewed before we look at the CVs of candidates (so please attach as a separate document).

  • What role do you see for an INGO like ADD in moving resources and funding to disability activists and movements in the Global South?
  • Building on your relevant experience, how might you engage new audiences and public donors in the work that we do at ADD?
  • In what ways do you think that our approach to funding might need to be transformed at this time?

Please send your application to

If you need an accessible format please contact

  • Closing date: 5pm Friday 5th November
  • We anticipate that shortlisted candidates will be invited to first interviews in the third week of November

Incomplete applications will not be accepted. We are unfortunately only able to reply to those shortlisted.


Equal Opportunities.

We are keen to promote strong principles of equality and diversity and would welcome applications from all backgrounds. Disabled people are strongly encouraged to apply and as a ‘disability confident employer’ ADD guarantees to interview all disabled candidates who meet the minimum criteria. Read our policy here.


The nature of ADD’s work is as an ally to the global disability movement promoting the rights of all people with disabilities. It does mean that our staff, consultants, trustees and volunteers may come into contact with children and vulnerable adults in some capacity or another. ADD is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expects all staff, consultants, trustees and volunteers to share this commitment. For more information on this please see the safeguarding pages on our website.

Data Protection.

ADD International is aware of its obligations under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the UK Data Protection Bill and is committed to processing your data securely and transparently. Read our policy here.