Philanthropy Grant Manager

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World Wide Fund for Nature

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Woking, United Kingdom

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5 days ago

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Philanthropy Grant Manager

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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.

If you understand the urgent need to restore nature and have successfully managed relationships with institutional funders or large trusts and foundations, this role as Philanthropy Grant Manager with the world’s leading independent conservation organisation is the perfect role for you. We are focused on creating a world where people and wildlife can thrive together. You can help shape the future of our planet by managing our relationship with more complex, major grant makers such as the National Lottery Heritage and National Lottery Community Funds

As Philanthropy Grant Manager, we want you to lead on engagement activity which will involve maintaining excellent stewardship and development of existing relationships as well as researching funding opportunities from other strategic philanthropic funders. You will coordinate with programme colleagues to provide timely donor communications, regular project updates and organise site visits and invitations to philanthropy events too. You will also coordinate our new application process with major grant makers and support the applications of others. Important will be the ability to collaborate with colleagues identify and further develop project work and budget that aligns with both our strategic priorities and major funding opportunities.

To play your part in saving our planet, you must have considerable experience of managing relationships with large funders. You will have a track record of securing funding from and working with National Lottery or comparable UK funders in terms of size and complexity too. Effective at identifying and developing new funding opportunities, you will be comfortable building lucrative, long-term relationships. Good at prioritising, you will also possess excellent communication and influencing skills.

If you have the expertise to help fund critical conservation and drive positive environmental change by inspiring major grant makers to support our mission, we would love to hear from you. Please visit our website via the link and submit a copy of your up to date CV and the Supporting Statement to highlight what makes you a good fit for us.

Every role at WWF is open to applications from all sections of society. We believe in the potential of everyone regardless of; sex, race, religion or belief, ethnic origin, different physical ability, family structure, socio-economics, 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 are 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.

Our policies and benefits reflect the importance of people being able to have a good work-life balance and being able to bring their ‘full self’ to 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.