Trusts and Major Gifts Fundraising Manager

Battersea, London
£30-33,000 p.a. pro rata (depending on experience)
13 Jun 2019
13 Jul 2019
Part Time
Contract Type

Job TitleTrusts and Major Gifts Fundraising Manager

Responsible to: Chief Executive

Hours: Part-time (min 3 days/week)

Salary£30-33,000 p.a. pro rata (depending on experience)

PensionPension contributions matched up to 5% of salary

Annual leave 23 days pa pro rata + 3 taken between Christmas & New Year

LocationOffice-based, Battersea, South London

About People’s Trust for Endangered Species

Whether bats or beetles, hedgehogs or hyenas, we stand up for animals and their habitats.  The delicately balanced ecosystem that we all depend on is under threat. Alarmingly, in the UK almost two-thirds of species have declined in the last 50 years. Globally, around a quarter of mammals face extinction in the next three decades. This rate of loss can be stopped and that’s why People’s Trust for Endangered Species exists. For 40 years we have improved the outlook of endangered species in Britain and throughout the world.

Passion drives our work but it’s grounded in science. Our approach is to invest in research and test the best ways to protect endangered species in their natural habitats. Then we put what works into action, creating vibrant wildlife havens.

Our work is varied and extensive, ranging from direct support for conservation professionals to involving the public and volunteers in practical action to help specific species and their habitats. Current priority species are hedgehogs, dormice, water voles and invertebrates and our priority habitats are orchards, woodlands, hedgerows, wood pasture and parkland.  As well as carrying out our own work, which focuses particularly on British mammals, we also support conservation work throughout the world. Recent projects funded range from monitoring Saiga antelope in Uzbekistan to conserving Persian leopards in Iran.

We have 20 staff, five trustees and thousands of volunteers helping us.

Job Purpose

  • To manage fundraising from trusts and foundations by identifying opportunities, developing robust propositions in line with strategic objectives and working closely with conservation colleagues, preparing and submitting applications and managing administration and reporting requirements for successful projects.
  • To oversee fundraising from legacies by promoting this opportunity to support PTES to existing supporters and more widely, administering legacies left to the charity and liaising with co-beneficiaries and executors ensuring that funds pledged are received.
  • To grow larger gifts from individuals and develop an occasional events programme for supporters to meet conservation project leaders and to implement a programme of support thereafter.

This post will particularly suit someone who enjoys variety and can rise to the challenge of developing larger gift programme experimenting with approaches and events that bring conservationists and appropriate potential larger gift donors together. We are also looking for experience and a track record in trusts and foundations fundraising.

The rest of the fundraising team focuses on individual giving from existing donors, acquisition of new donors, corporate partnerships and retail.

How To Apply

If you are interested in this role, please send your CV along with a covering letter outlining why you believe you are right for this role, by using the Apply section below.

Please refer to the Job Description and Personal Specification attached below, for further information on the role.

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