Deputy Director (Partnerships and Communications), Cambridge Trust


Following a strategic review, the Cambridge Trust is seeking a new Deputy Director to manage the Trust’s relationship with external partners and donors and lead external communications during an exciting era of development for the organisation. This role will sit alongside another Deputy Director role at the Trust.

The Cambridge Commonwealth, European & International Trust (known as the Cambridge Trust), is a charity that works alongside the University of Cambridge and its colleges, providing scholarships to around 1500 students at any one time. Over its 40-year existence, the Trust has helped over 22,000 students from over 100 countries contribute to academic life at Cambridge. Today, the Trust works with the University, Colleges of Cambridge, and many international and UK-based partners in order to increase access to the University of Cambridge to outstanding students from all parts of the world, irrespective of their social and economic background.

The new Deputy Director (Partnerships and Communications) will raise the level of communications for the Trust, and develop and promote the Trust’s brand. They will manage relationships with partners and donors, nurturing and growing the Trust’s network. They will maximise revenue generation for Trust scholarships with new and existing partners and donors. More broadly, the Deputy Director will work with other members of the executive team and the Board of Trustees to develop the Trust’s overall strategy. Moreover, as it is a brand-new role, there will be scope to shape it and make it one’s own.

The Trust is looking for an individual with proven skills in stakeholder management and communication. Candidates must be well-connected or have the ability to develop connections readily. They will be analytical and able to demonstrate both strategic and operational thinking. They will ideally demonstrate an informed perspective on the broader international and geopolitical environment in which the Cambridge Trust operates, a passion for changing the lives of individuals through education, and a commitment to the value that international students bring to the University.


The closing date for all applications, which should be in the form of a CV and cover letter and addressed to, is 20 May 2024.

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