Start Date: As soon as possible
Duration of Contract: Open
Fauna & Flora International (FFI) saves species from extinction and habitats from destruction, choosing solutions that are sustainable, based on sound science and which take account of human needs. Our guiding principles are to work through local partnerships, acting as a catalyst for change, and making conservation relevant. Founded in 1903, FFI is the world’s longest established international conservation body. We now work in 50 countries around the world with over 150 projects.
We are acutely aware of the challenges we face. The world’s remaining natural habitats, and the species that depend on them for survival, are under greater pressure than at any time in recent history. However, with the health of the planet now firmly centre-stage, we have an unprecedented opportunity to make a real difference.
Our Business Plan maximises our potential to achieve conservation impact in the field. It articulates the choices we are making and the approaches we are taking in conserving biological diversity. Critical to our success will be enhancing our profile and reputation, broadening our sphere of influence, and strengthening and diversifying our income.
The FFI Fundraising team currently consists of eleven individuals, focussing on raising income from individuals and trusts and foundations, mainly in the UK but we are developing new markets particularly in the US and Australia. We work closely with FFI’s Communications team on publications and online communications, and the statutory fundraising team on grants from governments and multilateral organisations. We are recruiting three new posts to respond to opportunities and increasing targets. We are a hardworking team, committed to delivering our income targets to meet the organisation’s needs, but fun and friendly – there is never a dull moment!
This is a truly exciting time to be joining FFI’s Fundraising Team. Over the past couple of years we have been honing our fundraising and have created what we believe to be an industry-leading programme, built on developing and nurturing genuine long-term relationships with the people who support our conservation work.
In 2015, FFI raised over £20 million of which over £9 million (44%) came from trusts and foundations. The Cambridge-based Trusts and Foundations team is directly responsible for managing circa £2 million of this income, for both restricted project funding and unrestricted core funding, and works with global teams to help manage and secure the remainder.
We are seeking an experienced Senior Trusts and Foundations Account Manager to join our successful team to take advantage of opportunities already identified, as well as identify new sources of income, and strengthen existing relationships.
You will have excellent written and oral communication skills, and be a confident writer of accurate and compelling proposals and reports. You will have a proven track record in securing funds, including 5 and 6 figure gifts, and meeting financial targets. Experience in securing funds from the US, mainland Europe and international foundations is desirable, as is experience of working with programme staff internationally.
We are looking for an individual who is committed to conservation and the environment, and who will be inspired by our vision to safeguard the natural world.
For further details and to apply please visit our website.
The closing date for applications is 15 May 2017. No agencies please.
FFI values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity
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