Chester, Cheshire (On-site)
Up to £30000 per annum
Job description

As the world faces an extinction crisis, could you use your partnership and philanthropy skills to make a significant contribution to conservation when it's needed most?

Chester Zoo is not just an amazing, award-winning visitor attraction that's home to 20,000 incredible animals inside 128 acres of stunning gardens. It's not just the UK's most popular zoo. It's a major wildlife charity that's committed to the recovery of endangered species, globally.

A work setting like no other - where else can you see critically endangered orangutans from your office window, or stroll among rare giraffes and tigers on your lunch break? And, we're happy to look at a hybrid working model to give you the best of both worlds.

About the role:

You'll work on a variety of major relationships spanning both corporate partners and major donors, building creative and bespoke opportunities for organisations and individuals to support conservation programmes.

From in-kind support to commercial participation agreements and employee engagement, you'll use brilliant cultivation and stewardships skills to align values and interests with opportunities to support the zoo. You'll also be involved in imagining and breathing life into an exciting portfolio of special events.

About the person:

Ideally, you'll have previous experience of managing significant relationships (corporate or major donor) and established in leading and managing large scale partnerships, with proven ability to grow revenue from client base.

You're naturally curious, have exceptional listening skills and use emotional intelligence to build rapport and develop relationships, providing exceptional stewardship journeys that engage supporters long-term.

You're also proactive and eager to go the extra mile. Confident, resilient; able to identify and overcome obstacles to success.

What makes Chester Zoo a great place to work?

Well, where do we start?

A team of conservationists, scientists, educators, animal welfare experts, marketeers, visitor experience professionals, environmental policy influencers; the list goes on. Each and every one on a mission to make Chester Zoo the best in the world, and our planet a better place.

The Package

  • Permanent contract, 40 hours per week
  • Option for hybrid, part home and part zoo office
  • A salary of up to £30,000 pa
  • 33 days annual leave
  • Access to healthcare plan
  • Employer contributory pension scheme
  • Staff pass so you can visit the zoo during your time off plus a number of complimentary tickets for your family and friends

If we've piqued your interest, please get in touch with a copy of your CV to Amelia Lee at Charity People who will be happy to provide additional information.

Final deadline: 9am on Friday 27th May

Interview dates: w/c 6th June, date to be confirmed

Charity People actively promotes equality, diversity and inclusion. We match charity needs with skills and experience of candidates, irrespective of age, disability (including hidden disabilities), gender, gender identity or gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, or sexual orientation. We do this because we know greater diversity will lead to even greater results for the charities we work with.

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Posted on: 09 May 2022
Closed date: 30 May 2022 at 15:26
Job ref: J23098
Tags: Fundraising