Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
£45,000 - £50,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Head of Trusts, Foundations and Institutional Fundraising

• Location: Cambridge, UK

• Full time: 35 hours per week

• Contract: Open-ended

• Salary: circa £45,000-50,000 pro rata plus competitive 12% pension benefit

• Annual Leave: 25 days pro rata in year 1, increasing by 1 day pa to 28 days

BirdLife International is a global partnership of conservation organisations (NGOs) that strives to conserve birds, their habitats and global biodiversity, working with people towards sustainability in the use of natural resources. Together we are over 100 BirdLife Partners worldwide – one per country or territory – and growing.  We are driven by our belief that local people, working for nature in their own places but connected nationally and internationally through our global Partnership, are the key to sustaining all life on this planet. This unique local-to-global approach delivers high impact and long-term conservation for the benefit of nature and people.  BirdLife is widely recognised as the world leader in bird conservation.  

We are seeking an experienced Head of Trusts, Foundations and Institutional Fundraising to manage the team responsible for developing and delivering the fundraising strategy.  Your efforts will contribute substantially to the income BirdLife International and its partners around the world need to ensure the health and diversity of birds and their habitats, ultimately ensuring the health of our planet. 


The post requires an excellent communicator with experience in both successfully presenting proposals to foundation, trust and institutional representatives, and in writing compelling proposals and reports.  You will have good working knowledge of this donor sector and a track record of building strong working relationships with foundations, trusts and institutions.   


You will also have experience in coordinating the development of large bids that span organisational departments, and the project management skills to manage such initiatives with BirdLife colleagues at the Secretariat and with our global partners.  



The ideal candidate will also have: 

• Strong leadership and organisational skills 

• Experience of working to tight deadlines

• The ability to lead on complex issues requiring creative solutions

• A high degree of computer literacy, specially with CRM systems


Closing date: 25 March 2021


Application: Applications should include a covering letter summarising the applicant’s suitability for the position, a detailed CV and contact details of two referees known to the applicant in a professional capacity.

Interviews: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

Refreshed on: 14 March 2021
Closed date: 25 March 2021
Tags: Fundraising