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Top job! Fundraising & Partnership Manager

  • Full time
  • £40,739
  • Edinburgh / Hybrid Working
  • Closing 19th February 2023

  • Advertised from 3rd February 2023
  • Job reference : REQ000565


The fate of our planet is not a done deal. At WWF we are determined to save it by finding solutions to the greatest environmental problems facing our planet. As a global environmental organisation, we are working to protect some of the world's most vulnerable wildlife, places, and people as well as tackling climate change and addressing the unsustainable consumption of precious natural resources.

Our work in Scotland is growing and as a result we are looking to build our capacity to raise funds and to manage new as well as existing relationships. We have a Fundraising & Partnerships Manager in place but have created this new position, so together you can oversee fundraising from trusts, foundations, statutory sources, and major donors as well as supporting the UK legacy strategy in Scotland.

As our second Fundraising and Partnerships Manager, you will increase support for our work from Scottish sources. This will involve coordinating the development and management of key relationships and opportunities with major donors, charitable trusts, and partnerships. We will look to you to develop and deliver the strategies across multiple sources to diversify income and convert significant potential into growth. You will collaborate with colleagues to plan and implement funding-related public, corporate and internal communications strategies, as well as design and execute fundraising strategies, activities and events. In addition to maintaining relationships with existing supporters, you will proactively research and pursue new funding opportunities. You will also network in the fundraising, environmental and wider third sectors to maximise opportunities for growing support. You will oversee the delivery of a calendar of bespoke events, updates, reports and proposals too. Important will be the ability to keep up to date on good practice, legal and ethical compliance, sector debates and monitor effectiveness.

For this role, you must have a background in charity fundraising, including partnership management and new business development. You will have a track record of winning bids and funding as well as meeting financial targets too. Good at building relationships, you will used to developing and delivering complex projects with multiple internal and external stakeholders. You will also possess experience of leading on the development and delivery of fundraising-related communications, including exceptional proposal and impact report writing. Naturally, you will have a strong understanding of the fundraising landscape in Scotland. In addition, you will be highly organised and possess strong communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills.

If you are excited by the prospect of developing your fundraising skills in an organisation at the forefront of driving global change, we would love to hear from you.

This is a UK based contract and as such, you are required to have the Right to Work in the UK. Evidence of your Right to Work will be checked prior to interview.

Application notes

To find out more and to apply, please visit our website and submit a copy of your up-to-date CV and Supporting Statement to highlight what makes you a good fit for us.

Application closing date : 19/02/2023

Every role at WWF is open to applications from all backgrounds. We believe in the potential of everyone regardless of; sex, race, religion or belief, ethnic origin, different physical ability, family structure, socioeconomics, age, nationality or citizenship, marital, domestic or civil partnership, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other aspect that makes you, well you. Here at WWF, we’re committed to conscious inclusion that helps cultivate an ethos of belonging, connection, and shared purpose. We believe that the more diverse we are the better we become; this brings us together and empowers us to develop, engage and inspire; and critically to help build a future where people can live in harmony with nature. We operate with a strong human rights and social justice ethos and actively work to embody our values of: courage, integrity, respect and collaboration in the way we work and how we treat our people. Our policies and benefits reflect the importance of people being able to have a good work-life balance and creating an environment that allows people to be their ‘authentic self’ at work.

Our world needs you like never before. We are the first generation to know we are destroying the world and we could be the last that can do anything about it. We are looking for people who are passionate about making it politically, socially and economically unacceptable to destroy our planet’s natural resources. We need you to join us in the fight for our world.