Senior Fundraising Officer (Trusts and Foundations)
Newark or London
Option to be home-based with regular attendance at either the London or Newark Office
Full time 35 hours per week
If you are a brilliant fundraiser looking for a role that will support a major change programme at one of the UK’s best-loved nature charities, then we have an exciting opportunity for you.
Our client is looking for a determined fundraiser with a track record in securing major grants, whose bid-writing skills will help them to deliver outstanding impact for people and nature.
Who they are
Our client is a grassroots movement of 870,000 members, 38,000 volunteers and 2,800 staff across the UK. They are at an exciting moment in their 110-year history, with an ambitious new strategy in development setting out a vision of nature in recovery, with abundant, diverse wildlife and natural processes creating wilder landscapes where people and nature thrive.
The next 10 years will be critical in determining what kind of world we will all live in. We need to urgently reverse the loss of wildlife and put nature into recovery at scale if we are to prevent climate and ecological disaster. This will require big, bold changes in the way our client thinks and operates, and the development of a strong, collaborative culture. It will require an increase in the scale and diversity of funding available for nature’s recovery.
You will be a motivated and resilient self-starter, working closely with the senior leadership team and comfortable in a stand-alone role but within a close-knit marketing and development team, and the wider trusts family.
You will be experienced in developing a pipeline plan of strategic funding applications, and in delivering these: identifying and soliciting new opportunities, presenting high quality applications that draw out the best expertise and innovation from colleagues, as well as stewardship and funder relationship management.
You will have well-developed skills in crafting and presenting a compelling case for support to secure significant funding from trusts, foundations and/or national lottery distributors, and will be used to working towards income targets. You will be a strong writer with a keen eye for detail and will be comfortable putting together budgets and outline project plans including outcomes and evaluation plans. You will have the ability to bring together multiple partners to convey a shared vision for nature’s recovery and create outstanding partnership bids.
Our client wants their people to be as diverse as nature, so they particularly encourage applications from people who are underrepresented within their sector, including people from minority backgrounds and people with disabilities. They are committed to creating a movement that recognises and truly values individual differences and identities.
As a Disability Confident employer, our client is committed to offering an interview to anyone with a disability that meets all the essential criteria for the post. Please let us know if you require any adjustments to make the recruitment process more accessible.
Closing date for applications: 22nd August 2021