Are you looking to help Aviva make a difference in our communities and tackle some of the big social issues of our time? Do you want to work with the best community organisations to use their insights and innovation to help us deliver better outcomes for our own customers too? If your answer is yes then we want to hear from you regarding our new requirement for an new lead for the award winning* Aviva Foundation (*Best Corporate Foundation 2021 Business Charity Awards)
The role ensures the Foundation enables the business to act responsibly and sustainably so it can look after its customers, protect the planet, and help build prosperous, resilient communities.
This person works closely with Aviva leadership to shape direction, and leads the implementation of Aviva Foundations’ grant making activities. They run the governance processes and maintain strategic alignment with Aviva, ensuring delivery of the Foundation’s public benefit objective by partnering strategically with the business to allocate funds to non-profits and social enterprises; delivering social impact; and helping use what we learn to help our customers too as part of Aviva’s sustainability ambitions.
The Foundation brings insights to the business from the innovation and social impact sectors and leverage Aviva’s expertise, values and skills through partnerships and collaboration with its grantees.
The Aviva Foundation seeks to benefit underserved, at risk or low-income groups. The primary focus of the foundation is currently Financial Capability and Inclusion to empower people to be financially resilient and close the protection and savings gap.
This role can be based from London, York or Norwich but will include regular travel to the London office for meetings (approx. Fortnightly but flexibility on travel is required).
The foundation lead will help achieve Aviva’s purpose of ‘with you today for a better tomorrow’ by leading the governance for the award winning* Aviva Foundation (*Best Corporate Foundation 2021 Business Charity Awards)
Duties & Responsibilities
Skills & Experience required
What you will get
Working at Aviva
At Aviva, we’re people with a purpose. To be with you today, for a better tomorrow!
We bring this to life by ensuring managing risk is at the heart of the way we all work. We love people who do the right thing for our customers, and our colleagues.
We want people who speak up, who take ownership, and who make good decisions!
The way we do this is important too. We’re all about our people – that’s you – so we can be pretty flexible. If you want to work from home some of the time or change your hours so you can pick up your kids or care for someone in your family, we’re very open to that. In fact, we don’t advertise roles as either part or full time, because we know each person has different needs, just as each business area has different needs. So, it’s up to you to discuss working hours during your interview.
We care deeply about being inclusive and that means we encourage applications from people with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We want our employees to bring their whole self to work and that starts with you.
We interview every disabled applicant* that meets the minimum criteria for the job. Once you’ve applied, please send us a separate email stating that you have a disclosed disability, and we’ll make sure we interview you.
We’d love it if you could submit your application online. If you require an alternative method of applying, please give Ben Parker a call on or send an email to
*As defined in The Equality Act 2010*. By ‘minimum criteria’ we mean you should provide us with evidence which demonstrates that you generally meet the level of competence required and have the qualifications, skills or experience defined as essential to perform