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Job opportunities

Thank you for your interest in working with Fauna & Flora International (FFI). Our current vacancies are advertised below.

We do not keep speculative CVs or applications on file. So please revisit this page to see the latest vacancies if you are interested in working with us.

Regrettably, due to limited resources and the high number of applications we receive, we are only able to contact short-listed candidates.

We currently have five job vacancies.

Fauna & Flora International values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.


Programme Officer, Conservation Science and Design
Fauna & Flora International

Salary: Circa £20,000, dependent on skills and experience
Start Date: As soon as possible
Duration of Contract: Six-month fixed-term contract
Location: Cambridge, UK

FFI is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Programme Officer to ensure effective support to the Conservation Science and Design Programme.  The successful candidate will assist the Programme Director and Conservation Science staff in delivering the programme’s targets, through programme administration and coordination, technical support, project reviews, fundraising, and communications.  This position is based in FFI’s headquarters in Cambridge, UK.

You will ideally have a higher degree in a relevant discipline or equivalent experience in conservation or a related field, and experience of working with NGOs would be advantageous. You will have strong administration, organisational and time management skills and a structured and methodical approach to work, and technical skills in a relevant field would also be advantageous. With excellent communication skills you will be a self-motivated team player, but equally able to work independently.  You will have a proven ability to write concise, well-structured reports. Fluency in English is essential.

Please view the following document for further details of the position and how to apply:

Download Application Pack

The closing date for applications is 18 August 2014.  No agencies please.


Philanthropy Adviser
Fauna & Flora International

Salary: £25,000 – £30,000 dependent on experience
Start Date: As soon as possible
Duration of Contract: Temporary contract ending on 15 August 2015, on the return of the Development Officer to their role
Location: Cambridge, UK

This is an exciting time for FFI.  Our new five-year business plan seeks steady growth, supported by the development of our fundraising activities both in the UK and across our other fundraising hubs in the US, Australia and Singapore.

Our UK Development and Communications Team (of 12) provides the focus and co-ordination for fundraising and communications across FFI, including supporter recruitment and development, major donor and corporate philanthropy, membership, trust and foundation grants, production of publications, PR and media. In addition, our statutory funding applications are co-ordinated through our Conservation Capacity team, who also provide fundraising support and advice to our partners.

In this key role, you will work with colleagues across the Development Team and FFI to increase our unrestricted income from mid-level and major donors (2014 target of £500,000). You will help to deliver the activities involved in achieving this aim, including:

•    taking a lead role in managing supporter events;
•    helping to develop our donor travel programme and arranging individual trips;
•    liaising with new and existing supporters, both verbally and through well-crafted written communications;
•    conducting donor research and developing proposals; and
•    developing and maintaining data and information systems.

You will be an enthusiastic self-starter, with experience in event and relationship management.  With strong interpersonal and communication skills, you will be confident and experienced at liaising with people from diverse backgrounds, including high profile individuals. You will have excellent donor research skills and a track record of developing successful funding proposals, and in approach strategies. In addition, you will have experience developing and maintaining administrative systems. A methodical and organised approach to work is essential, as is the ability to adapt to ever-changing priorities.

We are looking for an individual who is committed to conservation and the environment, and who will be inspired by our vision to safeguard the natural world. In return, the role offers the opportunity to work within a groundbreaking and entrepreneurial organisation, at the forefront of global conservation.

Please view the following document for further details of the position and how to apply:

Download Application Pack

The closing date for applications is 8 August 2014.  No agencies please.


Direct Marketing Executive
Fauna & Flora International

Salary: £25,000- £30000
Start Date: As soon as possible
Duration of Contract: Open
Location: Fauna & Flora International, Cambridge, UK

It is an exciting time for FFI. We have a new five-year business plan with organisational support for developing our supporter recruitment and development and integrating digital channels and innovation to drive growth.

Reporting directly to the Head of Supporter Recruitment & Development, you will manage a range of activities to recruit individual donors to FFI, developing them into regular, valuable supporters. This will include:

• developing strategic plans for cultivating donors into ever more valuable supporters;

• implementing elements of the above strategic plans;

• working closely with Development and Communications to develop, plan, manage and evaluate new and existing programmes;

• working closely with Communications to develop initiatives – digital and offline – to support our recruitment and development plans;

• working with conservation programme staff to develop appeals and donor communications that engage and inspire existing and potential supporters; and

• working with external agencies to develop and deliver campaigns.

We are looking for an experienced direct marketing executive, with a proven track record of achieving results. You will have a minimum of two years’ direct or online marketing experience, exceptional analytical skills, the ability to make data-led recommendations for effective fundraising campaigns and a demonstrable interest in conservation. Digital marketing skills are particularly important, as this represents an area of growth for FFI.

You will be an independent and creative thinker, able to deliver integrated campaigns across multiple channels. You will be working to strict deadlines, able to disseminate and communicate complex information, as well as make sound judgements and decisions. You will be working with a number of external suppliers, and will therefore be experienced and confident in writing informative and thorough briefs, as well as in managing day-to-day contact with agencies.

In return, the role offers the opportunity to work within a groundbreaking and entrepreneurial organisation, at the forefront of global conservation.

Please view the following document for further details of the position and how to apply:

Download Application Pack

The closing date for applications is 1 August 2014. No agencies please.


Grants Assistant
FFI, Inc.

Location: Washington D.C.

Fauna & Flora International, Inc. (FFI, Inc.), headquartered in Washington, DC, was formed in the United States in 1981 as a non-profit organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, for “charitable, scientific and educational purposes, including the conservation and sustainable management of biodiversity throughout the world and in particular as it supports the international program of work of Fauna & Flora International, a registered non-profit charitable organization founded in 1903 in the United Kingdom sharing the same conservation mission.”

The Grants Assistant will provide administrative and financial management support to FFI’s grant management function in the US. This full-time position will be based in the Washington, DC office and will work closely with FFI program and finance teams.

The successful candidate will have a minimum of three years’ work experience in a non-profit organization, while working with grants management systems and processes, and display strong communication and writing skills, advanced computer skills, along with knowledge of relevant information technology i.e. databases. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Please view the following document for further details of the position and how to apply:

Download Application Pack

The closing date for applications is 1 August 2014.


Executive Assistant
FFI, Inc.

Location: Washington D.C.

Fauna & Flora International, Inc. (FFI, Inc.), headquartered in Washington, DC, was formed in the United States in 1981 as a non-profit organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, for “charitable, scientific and educational purposes, including the conservation and sustainable management of biodiversity throughout the world and in particular as it supports the international program of work of Fauna & Flora International, a registered non-profit charitable organization founded in 1903 in the United Kingdom sharing the same conservation mission.”

The Executive Assistant will provide administrative support to FFI’s Executive Director (ED) in the US and manage the day-to-day functioning of the DC office. This full-time position will be based in the Washington, DC office and will work closely with the Executive Director.

The ideal candidate will be a seasoned executive assistant with demonstrated experience in a professional office supporting senior level executives, Board members and VIPs and a demonstrated ability to exercise good judgment and discretion. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Please view the following document for further details of the position and how to apply:

Download Application Pack

The closing date for applications is 1 August 2014.


Fauna & Flora International (FFI) is a company limited by guarantee, incorporated in England and Wales, Registered Company Number 2677068. Registered Charity Number 101110
Fauna & Flora International Australia (Ltd) is a company limited by guarantee, and recognised as a Charitable Institution (ABN 75 132 715 783, ACN 132715783)
Fauna & Flora International Inc. is a Not for Profit Organisation in the State of Massachusetts. It is tax exempt (EIN #04-2730954) and has 501(c) (3) status
Fauna & Flora International Singapore is a public company limited by guarantee, Registration Number 201133836K. Registered charity under the Singapore Charities Act