Trust and Grants Officer (2 posts available)

Contract: Permanent, full-time
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.

 Key Skills

How to Apply

Download the information pack for the full job description and more about what we would like to see in your application

Job Information Pack

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 Please make sure it’s in an editable format – so no PDF or Pages formats.

For any enquiries email 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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