Join our team! Head of Global Partnerships and Learning

Date Posted: Monday 17th October 2022

Can you help lead the Women’s Budget Group’s Global Partnerships and Learning project to its next stage?

Do you have experience of working to promote gender equality at an international level, managing projects and staff and working with women’s civil society organisations in the development or human rights sector?

Would you like to join our small, busy team?

We are looking for a new Head of Global Partnerships and Learning

Click here to find out more about the Job Description

Application form here

Equal opportunities Monitoring form here


About us:

The Women’s Budget Group (WBG) is an independent network of leading academic researchers, policy experts and campaigners.

For over 30 years we have been analysing economic policy for its gender and other equalities impacts and developing and promoting polices that will increase equality. Our work influences national policy debates and helps build the capacity of women’s organisations and other equality groups campaigning and lobbying for change.

Over the last 18 months the WBG Global Partnerships and Learning programme has worked to support civil society organisations around the world to scrutinize government policy and budgets with through training and capacity building partnerships, global advocacy, and research with the aim of furthering policies that promote gender equality.

Funding for this work has been secured for a further two years and we are now seeking a new Head of Global Partnerships and Learning to build on our success so far and lead the project to the next stage of its development.

This is a great opportunity to play an active role in developing WBG’s international work. We are looking for someone who enjoys working as part of a small, committed team, with excellent strategic, communication, organizational and interpersonal skills. You will have experience of working to promote gender equality at an international level, project and staff management and working with women’s civil society organisations in the development sector. A commitment to the aims and values of the Women’s Budget Group and Global Partnership and Learning programme are essential.


About Global Partnerships & Learning (GPL) Programme:

Under the GPL programme we develop collaborative partnerships with civil society organisations around the world. Drawing on our 30+ years of experience, our intention is to work with organisations to support them in engaging effectively in dialogue with their governments to develop policies and allocate resources in ways that improve the lives of women, with an emphasis on the most marginalised women. We do this through bespoke training and capacity building sessions, which are tailored to meet the specific needs of our partners. In this programme, we seek to work based on values of collaboration, flexibility, sustainability and solidarity.


Hours: Negotiable between 30 hours and 37.5 hours per week worked over a minimum of four days. We are happy to consider flexible working arrangements and invite job share applications. Some out of hours working will be required for which TOIL will be given.

Location: Negotiable but the postholder must be resident in the UK with the right to work in the UK. Office is in Vauxhall, London. Post can be worked as office based or a mixture of office/remote working. Ability to attend meetings at the office on a regular basis is essential. Due to the nature of the job some international travel is required.

Duration: two-year contract.

Salary: £42,000 pro-rata (£33,600 for 30 hours a week) plus 5% pension contributions. Cost of living increase due April 2023

For more information see the Job Description and Person Specification

To apply please complete and return the application form to by 9am on Monday 14th November. Please title your email Head of Global Partnerships and Learning Application.

If you have any questions about the role, or if you feel you could succeed in this role but are unsure if you meet all the role requirements, please contact our Director Mary-Ann Stephenson at for an informal conversation.

Interviews will be held Monday 21st November

WBG is committed to diversity and inclusion. We use positive action under section 159 of the Equality Act in relation to disability or race. This means that if we have two candidates of equal merit in our process, we will seek to take forward the disabled or Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic candidate in order to diversify our staff team.