Leominster, Herefordshire (On-site)
£28,000.00 p.a.
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

We are seeking an individual with the ability to identify new funding opportunities, and the confidence to lead on complex applications and develop relationships with new donors.

To do this, the post holder will build relationships with a range of supporters, potential major donors, corporate and strategic partners so that our income base is as diverse as our activity, in order to create income for the short, medium and longer term.

Herefordshire Wildlife Trust is the leading Wildlife Charity in Herefordshire and one of the 46 Wildlife Trusts across the UK.  The Wildlife Trusts recently launched the Strategy for 2030, which has three main goals:

  1. Nature is in recovery with abundant, diverse wildlife and natural processes creating wilder land and seascapes where people and nature thrive
  2. People are taking meaningful action for nature and the climate, resulting in better decision making for the environment at both the local level and across the four nations of the UK
  3. Nature is playing a central and valued role in helping to address local and global problems

Herefordshire Wildlife Trust is committed to playing a proactive role in delivering these goals.  This role is pivotal to secure additional funding to support the Trust’s anticipated growth and success.

Key responsibilities

  1. Lead the development of Herefordshire Wildlife Trust’s income generation strategy, with the support of Chief Executive and Senior Managers, to diversify our funding base
  2. Liaise with funding colleagues across the national Wildlife Trust network to ensure that HWT capitalises on wider funding opportunities and initiatives, including national development in digital fundraising and online giving
  3. Collaborate with Chief Executive, Senior Managers and staff across HWT in developing and delivering a pipeline of major grant applications with match funding and in monitoring and reporting on relevant outcomes and grant claims
  4. Work with the Communications and Marketing Manager to make strategic selections for fundraising campaigns and activities, to deliver effective stewardship and to record and evaluate each fundraising activity
  5. Develop and implement tailored stewardship of long-standing donors and potential major donors, leading to better supporter retention and income development
  6. Create robust major donor and corporate sponsor fundraising plans, to solicit maximum major donations
  7. Manage and build legacy income and in memoriam gifts. Work with the Chief Executive on the development and implementation of legacy marketing strategy and programme of communications/campaigns/events
  8. Use our CRM and other tools to identify opportunities for e.g. future donors and major funders; track progress and evaluate and report effectively
  9. Developing and supporting delivery of strategies to increase income derived from our supporters through a programme of insight led fundraising activities and events.
  10. Investigate, innovate and implement new financing opportunities within the conservation sector
  11. Coordinating the planning, recording and tracking of fund raising activity across the organisation through our bespoke CRM (and by other means as necessary).
  12. Ensure that all Trust funders and donors receive timely and high quality professional feedback that meets their requirements (via formal reporting or otherwise).
  13. Ensure Herefordshire Wildlife Trust’s fundraising strategy is developed and refreshed on a continual basis

Full details and how to apply available via the website link.  We look forward to hearing from you!


Posted on: 23 June 2022
Closed date: 07 July 2022 at 23:59
Tags: Fundraising

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