Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
£25,000 - £28,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Fundraising Officer

  • Location: Cambridge, UK
  • Full time: 35 hours per week
  • Contract: Open-ended
  • Salary: £25,000 - £28,000 pro rata per annum (dependent on skills & experience) plus competitive 12% pension benefit
  • Annual Leave: 25 days pro rata per annum in year 1, increasing by 1 day pa to 28 days


BirdLife International is the world’s largest nature conservation partnership. Through our unique local-to-global approach, we deliver high impact and long-term conservation for the benefit of nature and people.


We are looking to expand our institutional fundraising team and are looking for someone who wishes to grow, hone and develop their fundraising skills. You will want to make a positive difference to nature conservation around the world, as well as learning new skills and gaining international experience and expanding your knowledge and horizons.


Working within our institutional fundraising team, you will work as part of a team to:

  • Work with staff to develop innovative and effective projects and package our nature conservation work for a range of institutional donors
  • Ensure donor reports are of good quality before they are sent to donors and requirements for reporting are met in a timely fashion; assist Partners and staff in this area if needed
  • Help identify new donors
  • Inspire, engage and take care of a number of our current donors 
  • Design and develop donor engagement and management tools
  • Develop courses and tools that can be used to strengthen the fundraising capacity of BirdLife staff and our network of 120 nature conservation Partners.


You will have the following skills and experience:

  • Degree level education in relevant field
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to inspire whilst conveying technical and scientific information
  • A proven track record in institutional fundraising (successful applications for substantial funding from EU, Trusts, Foundations and Corporations)
  • High standard of computer literacy (Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, databases)
  • Good financial literacy (able to develop and understand realistic budgets)
  • Be able to prioritise and work with minimal supervision but also work well with our team (mainly remotely) and Partners’ teams of people from different cultures
  • Solid knowledge of Project Cycle Management (PCM), logframe and other project design frameworks
  • Good understanding of nature conservation issues
  • An international outlook with a working understanding of and respect for different cultures
  • The right to work in the UK


A detailed job description can be found on the BirdLife International website. 


Closing date: 30 August 2019


Applications should include:

  • A covering letter summarising the applicant’s suitability for the position
  • A detailed CV, including information on your fundraising track records, with amounts of funds raised (CVs not including track records will be discarded)
  • Contact details of two referees known to the applicant in a professional capacity.  

Interviews: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Interviews will be held 13 September 2019

Posted on: 07 August 2019
Closed date: 30 August 2019
Tags: Admin, Fundraising

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