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Funding Development Manager

Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Circa £30,000 per annum
Closing date
20 Feb 2022

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Fundraising, Community Fundraising, Major Donor/ Gifts, Supporter Development
Environment / Conservation
Full Time
Contract Type
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Our client is the largest membership organisation in Gloucestershire dedicated to local wildlife. They own and manage more than 60 Reserves across the county, all of which offer free access to visitors. 28,000 members in Gloucestershire support the charity's work, with hundreds regularly volunteering time and commitment.

The charity's mission is a simple one – to value nature. Their ambition is to restore, recreate and reconnect Gloucestershire’s wild places. The charity want everyone in Gloucestershire to value, enjoy and share the natural world.

Funding Development Manager
Location: Gloucester
Salary: Circa £30,000pa
Hours: Full-time (35 hours per week)
Contract: Permanent

The charity is looking for a highly motivated and innovative individual to develop relationships with existing and potential major grant funders in order to secure large and multi-year grants that meet their strategy and funders’ criteria.

This is an opportunity for an experienced fundraiser with experience of writing applications and securing significant grant funding from a variety of sources. You will successfully identify and cultivate potential grant funders and collaborate with departmental heads and delivery staff to secure support in the form needed by the organization.

Experience and knowledge:


• Significant experience of writing applications and securing significant funding from grant making trusts, foundations, landfill communities fund or lottery distributors and achieving financial targets

• Excellent knowledge of available sources of grant funding in the UK

• Understanding and experience of developing new funding pipelines

• Previous experience of building and maintaining relationships with funders

• Experience of using fundraising databases, preferably ThankQ


• High degree of initiative and self-reliance and the ability to work independently and prioritise effectively and manage work under pressure

• Enthusiasm, motivation, and dedication

• Personal commitment to the environment and wildlife conservation


• Fluent and accomplished writing skills with good attention to detail.

• Good numeric skills and experience of complex budget building

• Presentation skills and ability to present complex information in a compelling way.

• Excellent communication, networking and team working skills.

• Good financial skills with a proven track record of meeting financial targets.

• Passion for grammatical accuracy.

• Pragmatism, tact and diplomacy.


• Creative and innovative with ideas on how to develop new initiatives.

• Passionate about the importance of wildlife and the natural environment.

• Self-disciplined, self-motivated and self-confident.

• Enthusiastic.

• Professional and credible – able to represent GWT in large national scale meetings with funders

• Tenacity and determination to develop new ideas and approaches and see them through to successful conclusions.

• Self-starter, able to work independently, and entrepreneurial; enjoys creating and implementing new initiatives.

• Relationship builder with the flexibility to ‘manage by influence’.

• Adaptable

Closing Date: 20th February 2022

Interviews will be held in person on Monday 28th February 2022

To Apply and for More Information:

Please click the apply button. You will be taken to a simple CHM Recruit form where you can find out more information and complete your application by following the instructions.

The charity aim to be an equal opportunity employer and are determined to ensure that no applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment.

No agencies please.

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