TrustLaw: Programme Manager, UK and Northern Europe – 12 March 2019

The Thomson Reuters Foundation stands for free, independent journalism, human rights, women’s empowerment, and the rule of law. It exposes corruption worldwide and play a leading role in the global fight against human trafficking. It uses the skills, values, and expertise of Thomson Reuters to run programmes that trigger real change and empower people around the world, including free legal assistance, journalism and media training, coverage of the world’s under-reported stories, and the Trust Conference.


TrustLaw is the Thomson Reuters Foundation’s global pro bono program. Its mission is to spread the practice of pro bono worldwide to drive social change. It helps high-impact NGOs and social enterprises to grow, streamline their operations and navigate complex laws and regulations by connecting them with free legal assistance from the best law firms around the world. It also delivers groundbreaking legal research on key social and policy issues that its members use to support their advocacy and law reform efforts. Launched in 2010, TrustLaw has grown to include over 5,000 members in 170 countries, including over 800 law firms and in-house legal teams and over 4,000 NGO and social enterprise members.


The Foundation is recruiting a Programme Manager, UK and Northern Europe for TrustLaw. The position would be based in London in Thomson Reuters’ Canary Wharf office, but it will involve travels across the region. Working with a dynamic, global team, you lead the growth strategy for its UK and Northern Europe markets.   This will include:

  • Managing TrustLaw’s largest regional portfolio of law firms, corporations, referral partners, NGOs, social enterprises and other key stakeholders.
  • Recruiting, vetting, managing and engaging NGO, social enterprise, and legal team members of TrustLaw through strong one-to-one relationship management to ensure TrustLaw regional quality and growth metrics are met.
  • Identify, produce and support multiple cross-border research and policy advisory programmes that address the most critical needs facing its NGO and social enterprise members.
  • Devising and implementing a regional strategy to expand TrustLaw’s membership, ensuring its serves the best NGOs and social enterprises, as well as the strongest law firms and corporate in-house legal teams.
  • Contributing to the TrustLaw global annual strategy.
  • Developing partnerships with potential strategic key players and maintaining strong relationships with existing partners UK and Norther Europe to further the mission of TrustLaw.
  • Maintaining a high profile by representing TrustLaw and the Thomson Reuters Foundation by speaking publicly on its work at panels, conferences, or other speaking engagements.
  • Creating and executing a robust communications strategy that includes member events and promotion of TrustLaw publications and lead the regional internal quarterly reporting process.
  • Lead and manage various TrustLaw initiative as need arise.

Key skills and experience                               

  • Extensive experience in the charity, NGO or social enterprise sector and an understanding of how it operates at local, regional and international levels. Understanding and interest in social and policy issues.
  • Proven organizational skills, strong project management skills and experience of managing competing priorities in a fast-paced environment.
  • Experience in developing and implementing membership recruitment and engagement strategies.
  • Experience working with a diverse range of stakeholders, from leaders in the social impact space to senior corporate executives and partners of top law firms, as well as social entrepreneurs, NGOs and other beneficiaries of its services.
  • Experience conducting due diligence and monitoring impact of NGOs and social enterprises.
  • Extensive experience and interest in monitoring and evaluation, designing plans with clear input and outputs and developing tracking systems and management tools.
  • Experience in managing people and resources.
  • An exceptional communicator with strong presentation and writing skills and public speaking experience.
  • A creative quick thinker who is also a highly motivated self-starter, with an ability to work independently and contribute ideas to the team.
  • Experience in Salesforce is highly desirable.
  • Fluent in English, other languages highly desirable.
  • A degree, preferably in the field of social change, policy management, development or law.
  • The right to work in the UK and be willing to travel internationally.

Deadline for applications: 12 March 2019

Salary: The salary is relative to the charitable sector and will be commensurate with experience.

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