Director, Institutional Funding

Salary: £60,000-£65,000 per annum

Start Date: As soon as possible

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: Fauna & Flora International, Cambridge

The current policy offers partial remote working within the UK

This is an exciting time to join our fundraising team in a new role that brings together our Statutory Funding and Trusts & Foundations teams into a single Institutional Funding team responsible for the development and implementation of FFI’s global institutional funding plan.

The Director, Institutional Funding will lead FFI fundraising from government/statutory and professional foundation sources to secure significant restricted and semi-restricted funding in support of FFI’s global conservation programme. Experience of working with government and multilateral sources is essential for this role. You will have proven experience of securing funding from these restricted sources, and a strong understanding of how statutory donors and funding programmes support the achievement of international targets and government priorities. You will have the credibility and confidence to lead relationship building with these donors and to influence the shape of donor funding programmes for nature conservation globally.

The role, while part of the wider Communications & Fundraising directorate, will be fully integrated into the development and funding of our conservation programmes with matrix management from the Senior Conservation Director, Conservation Programmes. You will lead the Institutional Funding team to work closely with programme and operations teams to ensure maximum success in securing and delivering funding for FFI projects and partners.

Strong relationship-management, negotiation and communications skills are essential to the role, to develop positive, 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. You will be a strong team leader and enjoy working in a dynamic environment where the ability to respond swiftly to changing organisational and team needs is paramount. With a proactive and pre-emptive approach to your work, you will seek to add value and work with minimal supervision.

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.

This role closed on 29 January 2023. View other job opportunities with FFI.

The closing date for applications is Sunday, 29 January 2023.