Fundraising Officer

Application deadline: 
Thursday, 9. January 2020 - 23:45

Fundraising Officer

• Location: Cambridge, UK
• Full time: 35 hours per week
• Contract: Open-ended
• Salary: £25,000 - £28,000 pro rata per annum (dependent on skills & experience) plus competitive 12% pension benefit
• Annual Leave: 25 days pro rata per annum in year 1, increasing by 1 day pa to 28 days
 
BirdLife International is the world’s largest nature conservation partnership. Through our unique local-to-global approach, we deliver high impact and long-term conservation for the benefit of nature and people.
 
We are looking for someone to work as part of the institutional fundraising team, increasing the level of fundraising to meet the needs of the BirdLife Secretariat.  Someone with the ability to develop relationships with Institutional donors such as Trusts, Foundations and Governments, who wishes to grow, hone and develop their fundraising skills and who will want to make a positive difference to nature conservation around the world.
 
Working within our institutional fundraising team, you will work as part of a team to: 
• Work with staff to develop innovative and effective projects and package our nature conservation work for a range of institutional donors 
Inspire, engage and take care of current and prospect donors  
• Ensure donor reports are of good quality before they are sent to donors and requirements for reporting are met in a timely fashion; assist Partners and staff in this area if needed 
Research and identify new funding opportunities 
Design and develop donor engagement and management tools 
• Develop courses and tools that can be used to strengthen the fundraising capacity of BirdLife staff and our network of 120 nature conservation Partners.
 
You will have the following skills and experience: 
• Degree level education in relevant field
• Excellent communication and networking skills, able to influence and persuade and facilitate strong relationships
• Ability to summarise and convey technical and scientific information
• A proven track record in institutional fundraising and experience in soliciting substantial funding from EU, Trusts, Foundations and Corporations
• High standard of computer literacy (Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, databases)
• Good financial literacy (able to develop and understand realistic budgets)
• Be able to prioritise and work with minimal supervision but also work well with our team (mainly remotely) and Partners’ teams of people from different cultures
• Solid knowledge of Project Cycle Management (PCM), logframe and other project design frameworks
• Good understanding of nature conservation issues
• An international outlook with a working understanding of and respect for different cultures
• The right to work in the UK
 
See the full job description here.
 
Closing date: 9 January 2020
 
Applications should include: 
• A covering letter summarising the applicant’s suitability for the position
• A detailed CV, including information on your fundraising track records, with amounts of funds raised (CVs not including track records will be discarded)
• Contact details of two referees known to the applicant in a professional capacity. 
Applications should be sent by email, stating where the advert was seen, to: recruitment@birdlife.org    
Interviews: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Interviews will be held on Friday, 17 January 2020