Programme Development Manager, Statutory Funding

Salary: Circa £33,000 per annum

Start Date: As soon as possible

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: Fauna & Flora International, Cambridge, UK. Current policy offers partial remote working within the UK. The minimum expectation for this role is 1 day a week or 1 week a month working from the office.

FFI is seeking a highly experienced professional to manage FFI’s fundraising from a portfolio of statutory (government and multilateral) donors, such as DEFRA.

You will support colleagues and partners to develop high-quality proposal packages for priority donors in your portfolio, and ensure their timely submission. You will coordinate proposals and reporting internally, and ensure all documents produced for donors meet their criteria, as well as follow FFI approval and submission procedures. There is a strong capacity development element to this work, and you will share knowledge, learning and resources across FFI to maximise FFI’s success rate and promote best practice in grant management and donor stewardship. You may also develop and deliver training packages, in Cambridge and potentially overseas. You will monitor FFI’s activities in statutory fundraising and fund management within your portfolio, and support internal decision-making and strategy development by sharing this learning.

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 need not have a background in conservation, climate, or the environment, but a proven understanding and commitment to the sector is essential. You may have worked in the non-profit sector, such as international development, or have a background in bid management, proposal development, and fundraising.

Strong relationship-management 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 player 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.

Fluency in written and spoken English is essential. Skills in languages relevant to FFI’s programme are highly desirable. Sensitivity to the different working environments and capacities of colleagues around the world is also essential.

In return, the role offers the opportunity to work within a ground-breaking and entrepreneurial organisation, at the forefront of global conservation, with opportunity to apply your skills and expertise where appropriate. In addition, FFI 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.

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The closing date for applications is Sunday, 11 December 2022.