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Invasive lionfishes spread al around Turkish coastal rocky habitats, Sarugerme Turkey. Climate change is causing an influx of invasive lionfish from the Red Sea into the Mediterranean. © Zafer Kizilkaya

Trusts & Foundations Manager


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

In joining Fauna & Flora’s Trusts & Foundations team, you will be playing an important role in supporting international environmental conservation efforts, alongside an amazing global network of colleagues, partner organisations and donors.

The Trusts & Foundations Manager will work in the Institutional Funding department, to manage and develop an existing portfolio of donors that fund the organisation’s work.

Our success to date is far reaching with donors from all corners of the world supporting Fauna & Flora to deliver over 130 projects in more than 40 countries. To build on this, we are seeking an experienced fundraiser, with a proven track record in fundraising from trusts and foundations and/or government bodies, or in a comparable field. The role will suit someone with external facing experience to influence funder giving, and you will use your excellent relationship management skills to strengthen links with funders and cultivate opportunities for growth. Experience in securing funds from the USA and/or mainland Europe is desirable.

A key part of the role is also working with Fauna & Flora’s conservation programme teams to build the fundraising pitch and turn their visions into accurate and compelling proposals and reports – you will have excellent attention to detail when it comes to writing and reviewing documents.

Success in this role is only possible through good working relationships and a pro-active approach. Interpersonal and time-management skills are critical to enabling you to build strong internal working relationships, as you bring information together to meet deadlines.

Our ideal candidate will also have a passion for conservation and the environment, and clearly demonstrate their commitment to Fauna & Flora’s values.

Other organisations may call this role Partnership Development Manager; Business Development Manager; Donor Engagement Manager; Trust and Grants Manager.

This is a full-time position, working 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday inclusive.  Part-time hours would be considered with a minimum of 30 hours per week.

Meet your manager:

In this role you will be line managed by Amy Winterbourne, Senior Trusts & Foundations Manager. Amy has been with Fauna & Flora since 2015. She oversees the growing portfolio of Trusts & Foundations that support the organisation.

We are a welcoming and ambitious department, and have supported significant growth in the organisation’s restricted income, so this is a great opportunity to advance your fundraising career and join us in saving nature, together!

Please download the job application pack below for more information on how to apply.

The closing date for applications is Sunday, 21 July 2024. Interviews are likely to take place during the week commencing Monday, 29 July 2024

This role is not eligible for sponsorship for a Skilled Worker Visa

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