Programme and Research Coordinator

Environmental Funders Network

£36,000 pa

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, environmental policy & campaigning

Closing date: Monday, 2nd March 2020   3 days left

Programme and Research Coordinator

FT or nearly FT, working from home

Annual salary: £36,000

The Environmental Funders Network (EFN) ( brings together more than 200 trusts, foundations and individuals making grants on environmental and conservation issues. Our mission is to increase the overall level of financial support for environmental causes and to help increase the effectiveness of environmental philanthropy.

Job purpose: To (1) support programmatic activity across our three strands of work, helping to organise and deliver a range of events, meetings and trainings for funders, prospective funders and NGO actors; and (2) to coordinate EFN’s programme of research to improve the effectiveness of environmental philanthropy.

Key responsibilities and relationships: The person hired for this position will work closely with EFN’s Director and Expanding Environmental Philanthropy Coordinator. We envision that the work will require the programme coordinator to:

  • Develop agendas and find speakers for a variety of events for funders, NGO leaders and prospective high-level donors to environmental causes
  • Organise training series (workshops and/or webinars) focused on a range of issues, such as advocacy, influencing the financial system, diversity & inclusion and other issues identified by EFN’s research as being critical for the improved effectiveness of the UK environment sector
  • Work with EFN’s director to develop a plan for EFN’s research initiatives, then work with a research assistant to deliver the plan
  • (Possibly) coordinate EFN’s new network of environmental fundraisers, working with EFN’s Expanding Environmental Philanthropy coordinator to develop programming to support the network

Person specification: Applicants should have significant experience working or volunteering on environmental or related issues (e.g. with environmental or social NGOs, in policy, or in research). They should have leadership experience in planning and delivering events and effective meeting organisation. A candidate with research skills would be strongly preferred.

To apply: For details on how to apply and to download the job description, please visit our website by clicking the link below.

Closing date: 5pm Monday 2 March.

Interviews will be conducted on the afternoon of Monday 9 March near Kings Cross, London.

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