We are recruiting

Development Manager

The Global Initiative is changing rapidly! We have worked for 17 years to secure support for our mission – to end violence against children through the universal prohibition and elimination of all corporal punishment, the most pervasive and accepted form of violence against children. Since the UN published the global study on violence in 2006, and agreed the Sustainable Development Goals in 2015, we have seen a shift in the acceptance of the need to tackle this abuse.

Now our challenge is to meet the demand for our advice and expertise, such as our workshops and guidance publications, and to secure a transformation in the number of governments who have committed to reform laws to prohibit corporal punishment

We need a creative and dedicated Development Manager who can help us use this expertise to become a fully sustainable and influential organisation. You will be joining our small enthusiastic team in London to work with us for an initial contract of 12 months (with the potential for extension) to move our income generation in to a new phase. This is an exciting opportunity for a creative individual who is passionate about children’s rights and, in particular, our vision to end legalised violence against children through universal prohibition of all corporal punishment.

You will work closely with our Director and Trustees to create an income generation and business development strategy, exploring the potential for new sources of income from trusts and foundations, individual and high value donors and partners who might contract us to provide our expertise. 


Essential skills
  • Good levels of income generation experience (preferably 3 years or equivalent) including securing six-figure grants for a charitable organisation.
  • Experience of developing proven fundraising and business development strategies, including setting and meeting targets
  • Experience of working collaboratively with colleagues and developing compelling cases for funding support.
  • Experience of building and developing effective donor relationships.
  • Ability to communicate effectively face to face, in writing, by email, on the telephone, including public speaking and presentation skills.
  • Experience of developing monitoring frameworks, particularly for impact reporting to funders
  • Proven organisational skills and an advanced knowledge of Word and Excel software and experience with a database system
  • A clear knowledge of financial and budgetary systems.


About the organisation

The Global Initiative to End All Corporal Punishment of Children was launched in Geneva in 2001, and currently comprises a team of seven, based mostly in London, with one staff member based in South Africa. Our vision is to end legalised violence against children through universal prohibition and elimination of all corporal punishment – the most common form of violence against children worldwide. We aim to act as a catalyst to encourage national and global progress towards this goal, by encouraging governments and others to "own" the issue and work actively on it, and supporting national campaigns with relevant information and assistance.

We carry out a wide range of activities specifically designed to promote law reform to prohibit corporal punishment of children in all settings, including briefing and reviewing the work of human rights monitoring bodies, carrying out legal research and collecting and analysing other research on the prevalence and effects of corporal punishment, and on positive, non-violent discipline. We work directly with governments considering law reform, and with UN agencies, human rights institutions and international and national NGOs campaigning to promote non-violence.

All of our work is based on implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.


How to apply

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Please send your CV (including two references) with a covering letter (maximum 2 pages) explaining your interest in the role and the organisation, and how your skills meet the role description.


Please send this to info@endcorporalpunishment.org by midnight Sunday 27 January 2019.

References will not be contacted until after an offer has been made. Everyone who works for us is required to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The Global Initiative is an equal opportunities employer.