Trust and Grants Officer (2 posts available)
|Salary:||£22,000 to £25,200 dependent on experience|
|Location:||Edinburgh or London office (weighting will be applied to salary)|
|Closing:||Sunday 19 April 2020|
|Interviews:||Wednesday 29 April 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.
To bring this change to life we need to nurture and grow income from existing and new partnerships. If you’re a talented trusts and grants fundraiser with a proven ability to write persuasively, and you’re eager to apply your skills to marine conservation, then we’d love to hear from you.
This is a fitting role for someone with foundational fundraising skills, ideally gained in a not-for-profit setting. Working within our Trusts & Grants team, you will expertly nurture important relationships with charitable trusts, foundations and grant funders and coordinate our core small trust and foundation fundraising programme. In addition, you will develop high-quality and compelling applications to larger trusts and grants, packaging our marine conservation work across the UK as appropriate. You will also identify new trust and grant opportunities to support our growing pipeline, and have the opportunity to input ideas to the trusts and grants fundraising strategy. As a self-starter, you’ll be confident in your ability to take a proactive approach when managing a varied and busy workload.
- A minimum of two years of experience in successful fundraising from charitable trusts, foundations or similar in the charity sector (experience of developing and submitting Big Lottery/National Heritage Lottery Fund bids would be an advantage).
- Excellent written communication and grammar skills, with the ability to produce concise and persuasive applications.
- Proven ability to understand the giving mechanics of charitable trusts and foundations.
- Ideally we are seeking a candidate with a proven track record of success with donors and experience of developing budgets for grant-funded projects.
- Ability and confidence to represent MCS with prospects and donors, including through face-to-face presentation
How to Apply
Download the information pack for the full job description and more about what we would like to see in your application
Include a cover letter with your CV which tells us why you would like to work with us, and how you meet the role and person specification. We value this element of the application, so make sure you include it.
Send your CV and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please make sure it’s in an editable format – so no PDF or Pages formats.
For any enquiries email email@example.com or telephone 01989 561574.
MCS is an equal opportunities employer welcoming applications from all sections of the community.
Eligibility to work in the UK is required.
Registered Charity No: 1004005 (England and Wales) SC037480 (Scotland)
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