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Corporate Development Manager

Wildfowl & Wetland Trust
Flexi (regular attendance at HQ Slimbridge required but could be home based or at another WWT Site)
Circa £30,000 (negotiable depending on location)
Closing date
17 Jan 2021
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Corporate Development Manager
Ref: CDM(2020)/CN
Location: Flexible (regular attendance at WWT Slimbridge Wetlands Centre (HQ) required but post could be home based or located at another WWT site)
Working Pattern: 37.5 Hours per week
Salary: Circa £30,000
(negotiable depending on location)

The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) is the UK’s leading wetlands conservation charity.  We are pioneers in saving threatened wetland wildlife, a centre for excellence in conservation science and experts in wetland management and creation.  Around a million visitors a year engage with wetland nature at our ten centres around the UK, and we work nationally and internationally in key wetland areas to balance conservation with sustainable livelihoods.

We have recently completed a review of our strategic priorities which includes ambitious targets for developing bigger and better wetlands, encouraging more people to take direct action for these unique places, and ensuring decision makers around the world realise the essential role wetlands play in restoring nature, capturing carbon and enhancing health and wellbeing.

This is an exciting opportunity to build WWT’s corporate partnerships portfolio and secure new partners that will help us to deliver our critical conservation work to conserve, protect and restore wetlands and wetland species. In this new role, you will work closely with corporate partnership and prospect research colleagues to help develop our corporate fundraising strategy and create innovative and transformative corporate partnerships.  You will identify potential partners, build relationships and deliver compelling proposals that inspire new support for our work.

We are looking for a strategic, commercial and creative individual with a track record of generating substantial partnerships with corporate organisations, within the charity or private sector. You will be a confident networker with excellent communication skills, the ability to seize opportunities quickly and comfortable with ambitious income targets. A collaborative and proactive approach will be critical for success, as will the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and to build effective working relationships across the organisation.

This post will play a vital role in helping us to achieve these aims and will join an ambitious and energetic team.

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

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

Closing date: 17th January 2021
Interview dates: 26th or 27th January 2021


If you wish to find out more about our inspiring work, please click the apply button to be taken to our website where you can complete your application for this position.

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

Registered Charity Number England & Wales, no 1030884 and Scotland, no SC039410.

No agencies please.

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