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We’re ZSL, an international conservation charity. Our vision is a world where wildlife thrives and we’re working every day to achieve this. From investigating the health threats facing animals, to helping people and wildlife live alongside each other, we are committed to bringing wildlife back from the brink of extinction. Through the work of our pioneering scientists, our dedicated conservationists and our unrivalled animal experts in our two zoos, we guide and enable others in the UK and all across the world. Inspiring, informing, empowering – working for wildlife.
This exciting new role will work closely with the Institutional Fundraising Manager and teams across ZSL to secure sustainable large-scale funding from UK charitable trusts and foundations, National Lottery, government and bi-lateral agencies to help ZSL meet its strategic aims. You will play a key role in strengthening ZSL’s institutional donor base by maintaining and enhancing existing donor relationships, identifying and cultivating new avenues for income generation, and increasing the volume and success rate of funding proposals. This will include coordinating with teams to support the development and drafting of robust fundraising proposals and technical bids and working with implementing teams to steward funders in a timely and effective manner.
We are looking for a persuasive and versatile writer, with a high degree of attention to detail, and track record of developing and growing relationships with major UK charitable trusts and foundations. Knowledge and prior experience of designing and drafting of statutory grant proposals to UK development agencies is essential. Previous experience in the context of science, conservation and international development will be considered an asset. Must have a proven ability to manage conflicting priorities, meet tight deadlines, and work well under pressure.
Main Duties and Responsibilities
Ideally the successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the following:
Qualifications and Experience
Skills and Ability
Please note: This is a full-time (37.5 hours per week), permanent contract position reporting to the Head of Trusts, Statutory & Major Projects Fundraising. The post will be based at ZSL’s head office in Regents Park; candidates must have the ability and willingness to travel internationals and work flexible hours where required. Having a "can do attitude", solution-focused approach and the ability to make objective decisions under pressure will make you a success in this role.
This role offers a competitive salary plus a comprehensive benefits package including 25 days holiday, joint contributory pension scheme (7% employer contribution), complimentary zoo tickets and more.
Applicants will need to upload their CV and covering letter (detailing relevant experience and skills, stating why they want the position and including details of availability) and can do this by clicking the "Apply for this job online" button. If you have any queries regarding this position or when applying through the system please contact Human Resources.
Closing date for applications: Midnight (23:59) Monday 17th June 2019
The Zoological Society of London is a charity registered in England and Wales: no. 208728.
ZSL kindly requests no contact from agencies or media sales please regarding this position.