Director of Charity Development

Lloyds Bank Foundation
Hybrid working

Our vision is of a society where people dealing with complex social issues such as homelessness, trafficking and modern slavery and domestic abuse get the support to rebuild their lives. That is why we partner with small and local charities helping people overcome complex social issues. For more than 40 years we have been standing side by side with small but vital charities; to provide the right kinds of funding and support, in the right ways, and seeking to influence others to meet the needs of small charities, the communities they are rooted in and the people they serve. We are an independent charitable trust funded by the profits of Lloyds Banking Group and are proud of our relationship with them. They have backed us in good times and bad, value our expertise and give us the freedom to direct our work and resources in the way that best serves people, charities and communities. But while we are one of the largest and most established corporate foundations in the UK, key to our impact is our people. We work in partnership with the charities we support, we listen, understand and respond to charities needs through funding, development support and influencing policy and practice. The importance of that flows through our staff team and Board of Trustees.

The Role

The Director of Charity Development will play a key role in developing and delivering our new strategy Building a Better Future launched in October 2022.

You will bring together all our support to small and local charities, from direct unrestricted funding to helping charities build their skills, capacity and resilience. You will also play a pivotal role in emerging work to support local collaborations of charities.

You will be responsible for the strategy, delivery and distribution of approximately £15m each year, including an extensive range of capacity building support to around 600 small charities across England and Wales who work on some of the toughest social issues. This is managed through a staff team of around 25 who work with and through hundreds of consultants and providers, and thousands of volunteers from Lloyds Banking Group.

You will champion best practice by pushing boundaries across the funding and support sector, and drive our commitment to innovation, ensuring we remain at the forefront of development and support to small local charities so that collectively we can build a more just and compassionate society.

This role comes with a high degree of influence where you will maintain positive working relationships across the Foundation, Lloyds Banking Group as well as other trusts and foundations and support providers for small charities.

You will be an advocate of our values internally and externally ensuring that equity, diversity and inclusion is at the heart of our work.


Download the candidate brief to find out about the role.