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Trusts and Grants Manager

Marine Conservation Society
Up to £32,000
Closing date
3 Jun 2022

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Environment / Conservation, Animal
Full Time
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Trusts and Grants Manager

Location: Happy to talk about flexibility
Contract: Full-time, flexible hours
Salary: up to £32,000

We act because everyone relies on the ocean to survive - from the air we breathe to the food we eat. We have ambitious plans to drive political, cultural and social change for our seas to support abundant marine wildlife, sustain livelihoods and unlock the investment in marine solutions for the climate crisis.   

We have big ambitions and to make these changes we need to nurture and grow income from our existing and new partnerships. If you’re a talented Trusts and Grants Manager with a proven track record of securing funds, then we want to hear from you. 

Working within our Trusts & Grants team, you will expertly nurture a range of new trusts and grant relationships, both UK and international, and source for emerging areas of philanthropy, as well as steward our existing relationships to a high standard. You’ll provide your contribution to development of the fundraising strategies and work with our dedicated and passionate teams to translate their goals into reality with funding. 

We want your passion for our purpose to join us in making a real difference for the future of our ocean.

Partnership building: Has a track-record in developing sustained and productive relationships with trusts and grants organisations and produces compelling proposals that get results. Is resourceful and innovative – paving the way to new sources of funding.

Delivery: Listens with curiosity to create strong narratives from our conservation teams. Confident in contributing to strategies and initiatives to raise funds and awareness. Able to use your strong negotiating and influencing skills to nurture and foster relationships internally and externally. 

Working with us: Takes an inclusive and equitable approach and values an ethical fundraising standard. Is a problem-solver and supports others and enjoys working with a team of passionate advocates for our ocean and environment. We are looking for you to demonstrate our values, but we take pride in you being able to share your unique perspectives and experiences which add to our knowledge and our culture. 

Ready to dive in?

Your CV – it would really help us if you removed all your personal information prior to submitting your CV. Provide your contact information on the online system, but not on the documents that we’ll use for shortlisting.  

A motivation statement - tell us how your experience meets the role requirements by referring closely to both the job description and the person specification. Include examples of your work or experiences which show how you will meet the job criteria and person specification and what skills you bring which would make you successful in the role. 

Your motivation statement should also let us know what inspired you to apply for this role with us – tell us what it is about our work that attracted you to the organisation and the position. 

We find that stronger applications have this statement – to give yourself the best opportunity for this role, please ensure you include it. No need to write pages, one side of A4 would be perfect, two would be more than enough so try to limit yourself. 

We understand that the application process can be difficult if you have a condition or disability that you live with. We want to make it as easy as possible for you to shine during your application process, so please let us know what we can do to accommodate you. 

Selection process 

If you’re invited to an interview, you may be requested to prepare a task in advance or take part in a group activity as part of the assessment process – we’ll let you have all the details in the invitation to interview. We will also invite you to talk to us about any reasonable adjustments which would support you in fully taking part in the interview process. 

The legal bit 

If you’re successful, all offers of employment are conditional, subject to the following:  

- we are not licensed to issue work permits so you will need to provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK and will be required to present original documents if invited for interview. Information on what you’ll need to show will be provided as part of the invitation to attend an interview but you can read more on the Home Office UK Border Agency website: UK Visas and Immigration 
- receipt of two references which are satisfactory to MCS  

Our Commitment 

Everyone can expect to be treated with consideration and respect and MCS is committed to providing an inclusive environment for all. Good working relationships release the full potential, creativity and productivity of each individual, in an atmosphere where everyone can learn and work without prejudice, discrimination, harassment or violence. 

We are committed to developing a team which is reflective of our society and which can offer insight and views that influence our work. We are particularly interested in applications from groups which are under-represented in marine, environmental and charity sectors.
Registered Charity No: 1004005 (England and Wales) SC037480 (Scotland).

Other organisations may call this role Trust Manager, Grants Fundraising Manager, Partnerships Manager, or Fundraising Manager.

So, if you’re looking to make a positive impact on our oceans as a Trusts and Grants Manager, please apply via the button shown. This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency.

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