Development & Projects Manager 

GINGKO’s mission is to further understanding and create encounters to bridge the divide between the Middle East, West Asia and North Africa, and the West. We are a charitable foundation that informs and educates the public by working with scholars to increase understanding of the Middle East, West Asia and North Africa (MENA) region.

The Development & Projects Manager position is a new role that reflects the growth of our programmes across public engagement through a series of events, academic fellowships, podcasts and arts and culture, and is one that has a unique combination of both development and producing/project management across our programmes.

Alongside our Chief Executive, you will take the lead in developing and delivering strategy across individual and organisational income streams, supported by and providing resources for a highly effective, international senior ambassador philanthropy network. Alongside this you will produce and project manage (including creating and delivering budgets) our fellows programme and public engagement programmes.

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Please send a CV and cover letter of no more than two pages outlining your background and ability to undertake the role for the attention of Barbara Schwepcke to Candidates will be asked to complete an Equal Opportunities monitoring form.

Closing date for applications is 17.00 on Monday 14 February 2022. First round interviews (online) will be on 17 & 18 February 2022 with Gingko’s Chief Executive. Second round interviews, including a prepared task, will take place on 23 & 24 February 2022 at Gingko’s London offices.

If you would like an informal conversation to discuss this role further and find out more about our future plans, please contact our recruitment consultant: Matthew Swann at Achates Philanthropy,




Gingko’s internship programme is currently on hold due to COVID19 restrictions

We normally offer internships to university students and graduates who are enthusiastic, hardworking and passionate about Gingko’s work promoting understanding of the Middle East and North Africa region. Interns will have the chance to gain insight into various aspects of the charity’s work.

Our internships are unpaid. However, we can offer accommodation in London to interns who live outside the city, and we pay the travel expenses of interns commuting within London.

Internships are full-time positions and last for four weeks. However, flexible arrangements can be made if necessary for accessibility.

To apply, please send your CV and a brief letter of motivation outlining why you are interested in Gingko’s work (not more than one page) to