Trust and Grants Fundraising Team Lead

Contract: Fixed term for maternity cover, full-time
Salary: up to £35,500 dependent on experience
Location: Role can be home-based. Access to Edinburgh, London or Ross-on-Wye useful post Covid-19 restrictions
Closing: Sunday 22 November 2020
Interviews: Monday 7 December 2020

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 healthy seas and coasts that support abundant marine wildlife, sustain livelihoods and provide enjoyment for all.

Our ocean is in poor health and we need urgent action to change this. We want this to be top of the public and political agenda and need an exceptional Team Lead for our Trust and Grants team to help us make this happen.

This is an ideal role for someone with the aptitude for business development and account management in a not-for-profit or commercial setting, expertly nurturing our important relationships with charitable trusts, foundations and grant funders. Alongside the Director of Fundraising, you will have the opportunity to input your ideas for creatively developing and implementing our Trusts and Grants fundraising strategy.

Demonstrating great leadership and management skills, you’ll be supporting a talented team in writing compelling funding applications for existing and new grant donors. As a self-starter, you’ll be confident in your ability to take a proactive approach when managing a varied and busy workload, often with demanding deadlines.

Key Skills

We are looking for people who demonstrate our values, but who can also contribute their own perspectives and experiences which add to our knowledge and our culture.

Download the information pack for the full job description and more about what works well for applications.

Information Pack

We really value your cover letter that tells us why you would like to work with us, and how you meet the role and person specification. Send your CV and cover letter to

Please make sure it’s in an editable format – so no PDF or Pages formats - and it would be helpful if leave out any personal information in either document as we need to remove it for shortlisting.

Got any questions? Email or telephone 01989 561574.


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.

MCS is an equal opportunities employer, welcoming applications from all sections of the community, particularly those that are under-represented in environmental and charity sectors.

Eligibility to work in the UK is required.

Registered Charity No: 1004005 (England & Wales) SC037480 (Scotland)

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