Donor Relationships Manager

East of England
Starting salary £27,500 p.a.
12 Oct 2017
12 Nov 2017
Full Time
Contract Type

World Land Trust (WLT) is strengthening its Communications and Development teams with two exciting new posts, offering a wonderful opportunity to make a powerful impact in an organisation committed to the long term conservation of the world’s critically threatened habitats and their endangered species. The Donor Relationships Manager will work with and inspire a small, dynamic and knowledgeable team in the UK.  The second vacancy is for a Marketing & Communications Manager (details on the WLT website).

Working with WLT

WLT is unique within the conservation world. With a track record of 28 years it started as a vision for a new model of conservation and has developed its modus operandi without losing that vision, integrity and transparency.  WLT has been instrumental in the purchase and long term protection of millions of acres working through its overseas conservation partners. You will have a sound knowledge of charity giving, ideally within the environmental arena and will need to work quickly to become fluent in the Trust’s work and its projects.

What you’ll be doing

The Donor Relationships Manager will be a very special person with the skills and experience to develop WLT’s relationship with its supporters at every level. WLT’s small development team consists of 2 staff members; you will interact with them and, in due course, take on some line management responsibilities.

You will be qualified to oversee the development and management of WLT’s CRM database (ThankQ), and will relish the challenge of mining the data to develop and maximise the WLT’s relationships with its supporters.  You will have a proven track record in managing and developing relationships with supporters within the not-for-profit sector, and a sound knowledge of charity giving.

You will be outgoing and energetic, and enjoy engaging with people from all walks of life including existing donors and potential new ones. Integrity, commitment to the cause and being quick to learn are just some of the qualities you will need to demonstrate.

Who we’re looking for

Requirements within this post are many and challenging. We are looking for exceptionally personable candidates who are keen to integrate themselves into a small dedicated team of 20+ staff while grasping responsibility with both hands. The successful applicant will demonstrate excellent team development skills and have a lively personality that mixes well and shares the ethos of WLT.  An ability to use a creative approach to inspire and speak with confidence, while listening and learning is a must.

The post is full time, based in WLT’s offices in Halesworth, Suffolk.  Some travel, including overseas, may be involved.

Salary £27,500 per annum.


For a detailed job description and person specification, and instructions on how to apply, follow the link to our website. Please ensure you fulfil the qualifications and requirements before submitting your application.

Candidates must be eligible to work in the EU

Closing date for applications: 12 November 2017. It is expected that interviews will take place in the week commencing 27 November 2017 and will be held in WLT’s offices in Halesworth, Suffolk. Please indicate in your application if you are likely to be unavailable on any of the key dates. Candidates who have been shortlisted for interview will be asked to prepare a short presentation.

Please note that the closing date given is a guide. We reserve the right to close the vacancy once we have received sufficient applications.

No agencies or advertisers please.


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