Grants Assistant

HQ, Slimbridge Wetland Centre - Commutable from Stroud, Bristol & Gloucester
£18,858 - £19,850 per annum
17 May 2018
04 Jun 2018
Full Time
Contract Type

This new role of Grants Assistant provides an exciting opportunity to learn all about raising funds from a wide range of grant funders including charitable trusts, corporate trusts, statutory, landfill community and lottery funders.

Grants Assistant
Ref: Grants/HQ

Based: HQ, Slimbridge Wetland Centre - Commutable from Stroud, Bristol & Gloucester
37.5 Hours per week
Salary: £18,858 - £19,850 per annum

The Grants Team makes a major contribution to raising the funds we need for wildlife and community-focused conservation programmes in the UK and internationally, environmental education projects and the work that ensures that our wetland centres and reserves offer all that they can for wildlife and people.

This post offers rapid career progression potential. We are looking for someone to manage their own portfolio of grant funder relationships, including making applications, compiling reports and developing relationships as well as supporting Grants Team colleagues in all aspects of their work.

The ideal candidate will be motivated to develop a career in this field and will have some previous fundraising experience. We are looking for an organised, self-motivated and creative person with strong written and oral communication skills and numerical aptitude, who is confident dealing with stakeholders at all levels and managing their own workload.

The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) is a conservation charity that protects wetlands for wildlife and people. We conserve, restore and create wetlands. We are pioneers in saving wetland wildlife, both in the UK and around the world. At our 10 UK sites around a million visitors a year engage with wetland nature. We work internationally in key global wetland areas, balancing conservation with sustainable livelihoods and influencing national and international conservation policies.

In return for your hard work and dedication you’ll enjoy a wide range of benefits including:

  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays plus bank holidays (increasing to 30 days after 5 years’ service)
  • Contributory pension scheme (conditions apply)
  • Life assurance
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Free parking
  • Free entry to all our centres

Closing date: 4th June
Interview date: 13th June


If you would like to find out more about this position and to apply, please click the button to be directed to our website where you can download the job description and complete the application process.

WWT is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in employment.

No agencies please. 

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