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Director of Strategic Partnerships

London/Hybrid working
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Mission 44 is a charitable foundation launched by Sir Lewis Hamilton. It aims to support, champion and empower young people from underserved communities to succeed through narrowing opportunity gaps in education, employment and wider society. Through grant-funding, research, partnerships and advocacy, Mission 44 is committed to driving long-lasting, transformative change to the lives of young people facing disadvantage and discrimination.

Director of Strategic Partnerships


London/Hybrid working

Mission 44 is now seeking to appoint our first ever Director of Strategic Partnerships. This is an exciting and busy time to be joining Mission 44 as we embark on our start up journey, and the Director of Strategic Partnerships will play a key role serving on our Senior Leadership Team. As a Director within the organisation, you will work alongside the CEO in creating a dynamic and diverse staff team and implementing our ambitious strategy.

You will specifically lead Mission 44's programmatic and grant-making activities, providing excellent strategic leadership and deliver our brand new grant-making strategy. You will build strong and effective relationships with a range of partners, overseeing a programme of participatory research that builds a strong evidence base and amplifies the voices of young people.

We are seeking candidates able to work as part of a senior leadership team, with experience of programme design and strategy development. An effective and enabling leader of people, you thrive on developing and supporting others. Understanding of the grant making and foundation space is essential, and you have the ability to engage and network effectively with the wider sector. You share our passion for supporting and empowering young people from a diverse range of backgrounds to flourish and succeed.

Mission 44 offers a working environment that values and respects every individual's unique contribution. We want to attract the broadest range of talented people and are committed to equality of opportunity and anti-discrimination practices. We positively encourage applications from all sections of society and are particularly interested in candidates from diverse and underrepresented groups.


To learn more about this unique and exciting opportunity, please download the position description below, if you wish to have an informal conversation with our retained advisor Harjit Bola with a copy of your CV.

Preliminary Interviews: 28th July - 2nd August

Final interviews: W/C 8th August and W/C 15th August

If you'd like this document in an alternative format, please contact or call 020 7691 1920


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