1. The Royal Society for Asian Affairs


Hybrid including international

The RSAA is approaching its 125th anniversary and we are looking to strengthen our Board of Trustees. We are specifically looking to recruit an individual with a strong background in fundraising and income generation, ideally in the education sector.

Closing date for applications

Who we are

The Royal Society for Asian Affairs was founded in 1901 as the Central Asian Society. Its journal, Asian Affairs has been published continuously since 1914.

The RSAA’s objective is to advance knowledge of Asia through its worldwide networks, its public events, its publications and its support to research. It is an open, active and internatiuonal network for informed debate about Asia, engaging experts, policy makers and the wider public with experience, analysis and scholarship.

The role

We are looking for an individual with a professional background in fundraising and income generation, ideally in the education sector, and with an interest in Asia. Experience of working with charities is important. Familiarity with the RSAA would be useful but is not essential. We are keen to increase the diversity of the board and will particularly welcome interest from individuals from under-represented groups.

​You will have a strong background in general charity or educational fundraising, including leadership roles involving familiarity with major donors, legacies and corporate sponsors, as well as an ability and willingness to advise on wider aspects of fundraising and income generation.

You will be familiar with the Code of Fundraising Practice and other guidance from the Fundraising Regulator. You are likely to be a member of the Chartered Institute of Fundraising.

You will have an enthusiasm for helping an organisation with a long history to position itself to deliver its charitable objectives in a contemporary context and to appeal to early- and mid-career professionals across a wide range of sectors including government, academia, business and journalism.

Supporting document(s)

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