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Director of Public Sector Partnerships

Woking, Surrey
£64,087 - £70,000pa
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19 Jun 2022

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Director of Public Sector Partnerships

£64,087 - £70,000pa

Woking, Surrey GU21 4LL/Hybrid working

This is an incredible opportunity for a senior level fundraiser who excels at delivering high value funding agreements from large complex funders in the public sector to play a key role in securing protection for the natural world we all depend on, before it is too late.

This is a vital role in the fight for our world. As Director of Public Sector Partnerships, you will raise our profile and secure significant funds through public sector partnerships with the UK Government and other institutions. Critically, you will provide strategic direction to this area of fundraising.

As Director of Public Sector Partnerships, you will lead a coordinated organisational approach to engaging with public sector donors and accessing Government/Institutions at a senior level. As a member of our senior leadership team, you will collaborate with senior level colleagues to successfully implement our mission to save the planet. This will involve identifying significant public sector funding opportunities as well as engaging with senior Government staff and developing relationships with key public sector stakeholders. We will look to you to work in partnership with funding and consortium partners and attend events, meetings and other networking opportunities. You will also lead project teams in developing funding proposals from concept, through to submission of new funding bids, ensuring they meet strategy and relevant standards. You will act as a source of expertise to the organisation too, providing advice and guidance when needed.

For this key position, you must have a significant track record of securing high value funding agreements from large complex funders in the public sector. You will demonstrate the ability to network and develop strong working relationships with Government and significant public sector donors too. This will have given you an in-depth understanding of Government and institutional funding landscape, especially in relation to the environmental sector.  Comfortable overseeing large scale and complex applications to Government and statutory funding bodies, you will be effective at inspiring and motivating high performing teams. You will also possess excellent project management, interpersonal and communication skills.

If you have the experience we require and can rise to this challenge, we would love to hear from you. To join the fight for our planet, please click on the link and apply via our website. Complete the online registration and submit a copy of your up-to-date CV with cover letter highlighting what makes you a good fit for us.


Every role at WWF is open to applications from all sections of society. We believe in the potential of everyone regardless of; sex, race, religion or belief, ethnic origin, different physical ability, family structure, socio-economics, age, nationality or citizenship, marital, domestic or civil partnership, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other aspect that makes you, well you.  Here at WWF, we are committed to conscious inclusion that helps cultivate an ethos of belonging, connection and shared purpose.  We believe that the more diverse we are the better we become; this brings us together and empowers us to develop, engage and inspire; and critically to help build a future where people can live in harmony with nature.

Our policies and benefits reflect the importance of people being able to have a good work-life balance and being able to bring their ‘full self’ to work.

Our world needs you like never before. We are the first generation to know we are destroying the world and we could be the last that can do anything about it. We are looking for people who are passionate about making it politically, socially and economically unacceptable to destroy our planet’s natural resources. We need you to join us in the fight for our world.


Best known as the world’s leading conservation body, we’ve seen first-hand how wildlife, the environment and human activity are all interlinked.

That’s why our passion for safeguarding the natural world has to be backed up by other environmental action – tackling the global threat of climate change (through our big global campaigns like Earth Hour) and helping people to change the way they live to ease pressure on natural resources.

WWF is at the heart of global activities in all these areas. We have teams of highly skilled professionals working with governments, businesses and communities here in the UK and around the world.

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Panda House
Weyside Park, Godalming, Surrey GU7 1XR
United Kingdom
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