Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT)
GL2, Gloucester
£30,055 per annum
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Grants Fundraiser
Ref: GF(2021)Cen
Location flexible; some attendance at the office in Slimbridge, Gloucestershire will be required
37.5 Hours per week
£30,055 per annum

The Grants Team makes a major contribution to raising the funds we need for wildlife and community-focused conservation programmes in the UK and internationally, environmental education projects and the work that ensures that our wetland Centres and reserves offer all that they can for wildlife and people, raising in excess of £3mn pa. Grants form part of the Philanthropy department.

We are looking for an experienced Grants Fundraiser to manage and broaden their own portfolio of grant major funder relationships, including relationship management, prospect development, leading on major applications, compiling reports and complex claims. This is an exciting career development opportunity to maximise the potential of relationships with a wide range of UK and international grantors, including charitable trust, statutory, and lottery funders. The post holder will be the lead for the whole of Philanthropy on some projects and programmes, working closely with project delivery and other teams across WWT. The successful candidate will have considerable influence over developing projects to ensure projects are aligned with both our strategy and fundable. 

We are looking for an experienced career Fundraiser who is an innovative, resourceful, self-motivated, tenacious, well-organised and creative person with very strong communication and numerical skills. The successful candidate will have a track record of securing at least five and six figure grants and be confident of influencing internal and external stakeholders at all levels, supervising colleagues and managing their own workload proactively.

The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) is a conservation charity that protects wetlands for wildlife and people. For 75 years we have been pioneers in saving threatened wetland wildlife across the globe and are experts in wetland management and creation. Our work focuses on tackling the most pressing conservation challenges including biodiversity loss and climate change. We work with communities living among some of the most vulnerable wetlands in the world, providing leadership and influence to create a sustainable future for our wetlands, their wildlife and the people who depend upon them. We believe that showing people first-hand how extraordinary wetlands are can ignite their passion to help us conserve them, so we provide amazing experiences at our unique UK wetland centres for over one million visitors every year.

In return for your hard work and dedication you’ll enjoy a wide range of benefits including:

  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays increasing to 30 days after 5 years’ service
  • Contributory pension scheme (conditions apply)
  • Life assurance
  • Free car parking and secure bike storage areas
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Free entry to all our centres

Closing date: 4th October 2021    
Interview date: 13th October 2021 

To Apply and for More Information:

If you would like to apply and find out more about this position, please click the apply button to be directed to our website. 

WWT is an equal opportunities employer and all applications will be considered solely on merit.

No agencies please.

Posted on: 17 September 2021
Closed date: 04 October 2021
Job ref: 158634_WW
Tags: Fundraising, Project Management