Director of Membership

Association of Charitable Foundations

Location King's Cross, London

Position Full time 35 hours per week

Salary £52,000 - £56,000

Application deadline 10:00, 24 September 2018
The application deadline for this role has passed

Are you our next Director of Membership?
Are you passionate about charitable foundations and the role they play in supporting civil society?

Do you want to use your expertise to support a wide range of organisations with diverse charitable missions?

Do you have the vision to drive change and to inspire a talented team and are you a consummate networker and relationship builder with a flair for marketing?

If so then you might well be the right person to join ACF at what is a crucial time for the organisation.

Building on an already excellent reputation, the next few years will see us take a further step change in how we support and serve our growing membership.

About ACF
ACF is the membership body for UK foundations and grant-making charities. Our 350 members collectively hold assets of around £50bn and give over £2.5bn annually.

Their missions vary hugely and include: social justice, human rights, arts and heritage, criminal justice, conservation and the environment, vulnerable adults and children, health, housing and poverty.

Driven by a belief that foundations are a vital source for social good, our mission is to support them to be ambitious and effective in the way that they use their resources.

About the role
With a new CEO, vision and strategy this is an exciting time to join the ACF leadership team as Director of Membership.

ACF is intent on continuing to develop as an organisation, delivering ever more high quality services and interventions on behalf of its members.

Driven by our belief that foundations are a vital source for good, we are committed to:-

  • Supporting foundations to achieve their charitable objectives
  • Advocating on behalf of foundations for an enabling policy, legislative and operating environment
  • Connecting foundations to people, organisations, governments and movements relevant to their work
  • Inspiring foundations to be ambitious and effective in the way that they use their resources

The role of Director of Membership is crucial in ensuring this happens.

The role will ensure that our members’ needs and interests are at the forefront of everything we do and that our services develop in a way that reflects their voices, interests and needs.

Over the next year, the Director of Membership will have the opportunity to review ACF’s services to members, ensuring that its membership offer is world class and is relevant, of a high quality, affordable and financially viable

About you
The Director of Membership will be a member of ACF’s executive leadership team, responsible for championing the needs of members at every point in ACF’s development and taking a strategic lead on ACF’s relationships with its members.

First and foremost they will need to thrive on listening to our members, being intellectually curious and garnering a real understanding of their work.

They will then need to be able to work closely with the team at ACF and be central to bringing about innovation and change, to turn ideas into reality so that ACF increasingly reflects what our members want and need.

The Director of Membership will combine an understanding of the big picture with a relentless focus on getting the detail right. They will also need to be a leader and a manager with strong marketing skills, commercial acumen and outstanding customer focus.

They will take the initiative in developing ACF’s membership offer and new commercial partner programme. They will need to be sociable, confident but diplomatic and have a passion for the work of foundations.

To apply

For full details and to apply, please download and complete the attached Candidate Pack and the Equal Opportunities Form and send with your CV to

If you require any further information or you would like to discuss anything in more detail, please contact Allyson Davies at, or on 020 7828 3855 / 07968 556 164.


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