Proposal Development Manager

London NW1
£41,124 – £44,530 p.a inclusive of London Weighting (Commensurate with Experience) plus benefits
19 Nov 2018
14 Dec 2018
Full Time
Contract Type

Our client is seeking a Proposal Development Manager, who will support their Fundraising department in coordinating and securing large-scale funding from international bilateral agencies, trusts and foundations and individuals enabling them to meet their strategic aims.

Position: Proposal Development Manager
Job type: Full-Time / Permanent
Salary: £41,124 – £44,530 p.a inclusive of London Weighting (Commensurate with Experience) plus benefits
Location: London NW1

Our client is an international conservation charity. Their vision is a world where wildlife thrives and they’re working every day to achieve this. From investigating the health threats facing animals, to helping people and wildlife live alongside each other, they are committed to bringing wildlife back from the brink of extinction. Through the work of their pioneering scientists, their dedicated conservationists and their unrivalled animal experts in their two zoos, they guide and enable others in the UK and all across the world. Inspiring, informing, empowering – working for wildlife.

Role Profile
Reporting to the Head of International Fundraising, the post-holder will closely collaborate with colleagues across the organisation (including overseas teams), plus key cross-society functions such as Finance, to deliver robust strategic proposals and submission of reports in a timely and effective manner. Strong organisational and communication skills, both written and verbal are essential, together with the confidence to represent the charity and the fundraising team externally and to colleagues across the organisation.

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone with a strong track record in delivering successful fundraising proposals looking to further develop their career and work on a variety of interesting projects across the society. You will have exposure to a variety of departments within an international organisation. If you share their passion for supporting a world where wildlife thrives as well as the skill and drive to enabling them to fulfil their strategic aims, then they would love to hear from you.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Co-ordinate all international donor interactions and proposals, being the first point of call for programme teams.
  • Produce well researched and evidenced proposals working with relevant teams across the organisation, ensuring the highest standard of proposal is submitted.
  • Support the design and implementation of highly effective systems and processes to ensure effective work flows to coordinate proposal development, submission and relationship management.
  • Build strong, supportive and culturally-sensitive relationships with teams across the organisation to develop deep understanding of their programme of work and support the development of proposals that match th0ier strategic priorities with donor priorities.

Person Specification
Ideally the successful candidate will have:

  • A post-graduate degree level qualification in a related field or equivalent work experience.
  • Extensive proposal writing and management experience in an international NGO or similar non-profit, overseeing large and diverse funding portfolios from a range of funding sources including bi-lateral and multi-lateral donor agencies.
  • In-depth knowledge of grant writing, grant management policies, procedures and best practice, and of the strategic objectives, approaches and compliance requirements of major donors such as international governments, UN and EU agencies, large trusts and philanthropic organisations. Specific knowledge of science and conservation donors is highly desirable.
  • Strong track record in fundraising for science and conservation projects commensurate with the charity's work
  • Demonstrable sound understanding of global biodiversity conservation issues
  • Proven ability to draft rigorous fundraising proposals.
  • Strong presentation, reporting and communication skills, able to distil complex information in support of project delivery for colleagues from across the organisation, both in the UK and internationally – including for colleagues whose first language is not English.
  • Well-developed planning, coordination, and project management skills, with the capacity to organise a workload comprised of complex, diverse tasks and responsibilities.
  • Able to operate effectively as part of multicultural, international team, building relationships through a supportive, culturally-aware approach – knowledge of another language would be an advantage.
  • A commitment to the organisation’s values and mission to promote and achieve the worldwide conservation of animals and their habitats.

Please note: This is a full-time (37.5 hours per week), permanent contract position reporting to the Head of International Fundraising. The post will be based at the organisation's London Head Office. Having a "can do attitude", solution-focused approach and the ability to make objective decisions under pressure will make you a success in this role.

Benefit Package:
This role offers a competitive salary plus a comprehensive benefits package including 25 days holiday, stakeholder pension where the employer minimum contribution is 7%, complimentary zoo tickets and more.

Closing date for applications: Midnight (23:59) Sunday 9th December 2018.

To Apply and for More Information:

Please click the apply button. You will be taken to a simple CHM Recruit form and then redirected to the employer’s website where you can complete your application.

The charity is committed to the principle of equal opportunities in employment.

No agencies please.

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