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Programme Development Manager, Statutory Funding


  • Location: Fauna & Flora, Cambridge
  • Salary: £38,410 per annum
  • Contract period: Permanent
  • Start date: As soon as possible

Fauna & Flora is seeking a highly experienced Programme Development Manager to coordinate and develop high quality and winning concept notes and proposals for government and multilateral donors, and build excellent donor relationships, with funders such as Defra, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service etc

About Fauna & Flora:

Our shared purpose is to protect the diversity of life on Earth, for the survival of the planet and its people. We work closely with local conservation partners around the world to save nature, together. We harness this collective expertise to inspire positive change globally.

About the Team

The Institutional Funding Team works with the wider organisation to cultivate donor partnerships to generate restricted and lightly restricted funding to support the delivery of Fauna & Flora’s strategy.

About the Role

This role will support colleagues and partners to engage with and develop high-quality proposal packages for priority donors. The role will coordinate the development and submission of high quality and donor aligned proposals and reporting. There is a strong capacity development and learning element to this work, and the role will share knowledge, learning and resources across Fauna & Flora to maximise success rate and promote best practice in grant management and donor stewardship.

About You

Experience of working with government funding sources, be they bilateral and/or multilateral, is essential for this role. You will have proven experience of securing restricted funding from government sources, and a good understanding of how statutory donors and funding programmes support the achievement of international targets and government priorities.

You will also have excellent relationship-management and communications skills and be able to develop collaborative relationships with internal and external stakeholders, including regional teams, non-governmental partners, and government agencies. You will be diplomatic and persuasive, and your excellent interpersonal skills will enable you to coordinate people and processes to meet timelines. As an excellent team player, you’ll enjoy working in a dynamic and friendly environment.

What We Offer

In return, the role offers the opportunity to work within a ground-breaking and entrepreneurial organisation, at the forefront of global conservation delivering over 130 projects in more than 40 countries. In addition, Fauna & Flora offers a generous pension contribution, attractive annual leave allowance and life insurance. Our offices are located in The David Attenborough Building in central Cambridge, just a few minutes’ walk from glorious historic buildings and museums, the picturesque River Cam, the central market and shopping centre, and a host of cafés and restaurants.  Our current hybrid working policy offers partial remote working within the UK, the current expectation for this role is one day per week or one week per month in the office.

Other organisations may call this role Programme Funding Manager; Institutional Funding Manager or Business Development Manager.

Please download the job application pack below for further details on how to apply

The closing date for applications is 23:59 Sunday, 14th July 2024. Interviews are likely to take place on 22 and 23 July 2024.

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