General Manager, The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund

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Job Description

The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund (STSPMF) was started in 2000 as a community project initiated by The Straits Times to provide pocket money to children from low-income families to help them through school. The children can use this money for school-related expenses, such as buying a meal during recess, paying for transport or using it to meet other schooling needs.

The Fund supports about 10,000 children and youth a year. Since the project started in 2000, STSPMF has disbursed more than $85m and helped over 180,000 cases of children and youths in providing them with monthly school pocket money.

The fund works with the Ministry of Education, mainstream and special needs schools, youth centres, family service centres and children's homes in disbursing the funds to students from low-income families. For the next few years, STSPMF hopes to enhance its accessibility to eligible students by collaborating with more schools and agencies.

Key Responsibilities

The scope of responsibilities of the General Manager include the following:

  • Work with and support the Board on setting directions and monitoring the effectiveness of the organisation’s programmes
  • Provide leadership in the delivery and implementation of the organisation’s activities and services
  • In charge of the day-to-day management and operations of the Fund including compliance with charity and Institution of a Public Character regulations, and the organisation’s policies and procedures
  • Provide oversight and accountability of all partnership development, human resource, communications and financial management functions
  • Maintain the good public profile and reputation of the Fund
  • Cultivate and maintain key relations with the strategic partners and donors.

Job Requirements

Required Qualifications

  • At least a Bachelor’s degree preferably in Business Management/ Finance/ Social Work or related field
  • Minimum 12 years of work experience with at least 5 years in a leadership role

Required Competencies

  • Interpersonal, negotiation and communications skills
  • Mature, meticulous, adaptable and resilient
  • Organisational and leadership skills
  • A good understanding of social service landscape and non-profit financials will be advantageous



  • Permanent / Full Time
SPH Media Trust  
  • Media / Events / Advertising / Public Relations
    Printing / Publishing / Journalism
  • 1000 Toa Payoh North News Centre
Work Location
  • 1000 Toa Payoh North
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