Grants Officer

The Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire

Cambourne, Bedford or Northampton, with hybrid working
£26,908 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Sectors: conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Tuesday, 28th May 2024  

Could you bring the fantastic and very important work of the Wildlife Trust to life in compelling and persuasive funding applications? We’re looking for someone with excellent writing skills, attention to detail, and confidence in forging relationships with funders to do just this. This could be your next step into fundraising.

Reporting to the Grants Manager, the main objective of the Grants Officer is to secure income for the Wildlife Trust by initiating, managing and developing a portfolio of bids and applications to a variety of funders.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Crafting well-written persuasive applications to grant-making trusts and foundations, local authorities, community foundations and wind and solar farm funds to secure core income for the Trust
  • Research and identify new sources of grant funding, mapping out funder criteria, guidelines and potential to fund Trust work
  • Develop relationships with new and existing funders to encourage increased support by sending regular reports, updates and invitations to events
  • Working closely with administration and finance teams to ensure accurate recording of income received
  • Recording all correspondence with funders on our database (Charity CRM), for which training will be provided

We are happy to talk hybrid and flexible working

We offer a wide range of benefits including generous annual leave allowance, a contributory pension scheme, life assurance, learning and development support, employee assistance programme and health and wellbeing initiatives.

Equality and Diversity: We’re wild about inclusion and want our staff to be as diverse as wildlife. As an inclusive employer we recognise that our workforce needs to better reflect the communities in which we live and work. We actively encourage applications from people of all backgrounds, identities and cultures. We believe that a diverse workforce will help us create our vision of ‘people close to nature, with land and seas rich in wildlife.”

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