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Interim Grants Lead – 14-month FTC (maternity cover)

London, Greater London (Hybrid)
£47,000 - £50,000 per year
Contract (14 month FTC)
Job description

This international non-profit organisation works with businesses, governments, and other organisations to accelerate climate action. They focus on driving ambitious, cross-sector climate solutions, promoting sustainable energy use, and delivering transformative climate policies.

This is a key leadership role responsible for driving successful relationships with foundation and government funders, delivering strong growth in the grants pipeline and line managing two Development Managers. You will oversee philanthropic income from foundation and government funders and hold personal responsibility for securing high 6- and 7-figure grants as well as writing complex proposals. The postholder will bring a strong track record of securing large grants and contracts and will additionally support the Head of Development who is the global grant-writing lead.

The Interim Grants Lead will apply their experience of raising funds from bilateral/multilateral and large-scale foundations and bring a good understanding of decision-making processes within these institutions. They will work across different departments and sometimes externally, to research and analyse opportunities, develop and monitor engagement plans and lead/support proposal development processes from opportunity to award.

As Interim Grants Lead, you will:

  • Proactively identify new funding sources at £250k+ to support a team income target of £6-7 million
  • Write and create high 6- and 7-figure proposals/budgets and concepts, as well as complex but lower value bids
  • Manage an international grant income pipeline covering corporate and government programmes
  • Lead two development managers to ensure a strong culture of collaboration within the team and across regional offices to drive fundraising success

Ideal skills and experience: 

  • Strong personal track record of securing 6- or 7-figure grants
  • Comfortable negotiating grant terms and experience of working with internal and external stakeholders to shape a proposal
  • Skills of managing an institutional donor pipeline to ensure growth, diversification and better qualification of opportunities over time
  • Experience providing mentoring and line management and support for overall profession development of staff

Employee benefits include:

  • 25 days’ holiday per year, plus public holidays
  • 10% non-contributory pension scheme
  • Private medical insurance and cash plan
  • Life assurance
  • Monthly wellbeing allowance plus Headspace membership
  • Paid leave for volunteering, moving house and getting married
  • Season ticket loan
  • Bike loan scheme
  • Comprehensive learning and development initiatives to help you reach your full potential


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Posted on: 22 November 2023
Closed date: 11 December 2023 at 23:59
Job ref: JB
Tags: Fundraising, Management