Senior Philanthropy & Grants Officer

Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust

The Trust has a fantastic opportunity for a talented fundraiser to make a major impact in
creating a wilder Hampshire and Isle of Wight in this exciting new role. 

We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic person to join our friendly and
supportive Marketing and Fundraising Department to lead on growing both restricted and
unrestricted funds through applications to charitable grant-making trusts. 

The successful candidate will be responsible for identifying new opportunities and engaging
with new and existing funders through high-quality written proposals and reports. 

Nature needs more people on its side – and our work has never been more important. This is a
fantastic chance to become an integral part of our exciting and ambitious strategy Wilder 2030,
setting out a vision of nature in recovery, with abundant, diverse wildlife and natural
processes creating wilder landscapes where people and nature thrive. 

The successful candidate will have a strong track record of generating income from charitable
trusts and grant-making organisations. They will have experience of translating complex
information into inspiring written narratives and compelling cases for support through written
proposals for fundraising, or the equivalent copywriting skills developed in another setting.
Excellent stewardship and relationship management skills, face-to-face, on the phone and in
writing will be essential.

If you’re keen to use your skills to make your mark with an ambitious charity and want hands-on
experience as well as training and mentoring within a brilliant team, this is the opportunity
for you! 

We are happy to talk hybrid and flexible working 

This role will be based at our office in Curdridge, however, we are happy to accommodate a
hybrid working routine, and discuss a pattern of work which suits the candidate. This role is
full time, 35 hours per week. Traditionally, office hours are Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm with an
hour lunch break. However, many of our staff work flexibly and we are happy to consider
flexible working hours for the right candidate. 

We offer a wide range of benefits including a competitive salary, generous annual leave
allowance, a contributory pension scheme, life assurance, learning and development support,
24-hour access to our employee assistance programme and more. 

So what do we offer to our employees? 

Well most importantly you get to work in one of the most magnificent parts of the UK! Here in
Hampshire we have globally important wetlands around the coastline of the Solent and
medieval heathland landscapes in the New Forest. Our thriving cities and suburbs are surrounded
by exceptional places for wildlife including gin-clear chalk rivers, flower-rich grasslands and
ancient woodlands. And our jewel in the crown is the Isle of Wight where you can walk all day
across downland turf and along spectacular cliffs. That’s our working environment and you could
share it with us! 

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