VACANCY Trusts and Grants Fundraiser

Closing date for applications: Friday 29th September 2017

Pay/conditions: £24,000 starting salary, based at the National Lobster Hatchery, Padstow 1 day a week and a co-working office space in Wadebridge for 4 days a week. This arrangement should change to 5 days based in Padstow (within a year of the post).  Some work away from site will be required, as will some anti-social hours. This is a permanent contract.  Annual leave for this position is 22 days per year excluding public holidays.

Aim: To lead and take responsibility for the trust and grant fundraising at The National Lobster Hatchery, to increase income and develop projects to raise revenue for the charity’s on-going work.

Skills and experience:   The successful applicant will have the following skills and experience:

  • A degree or equivalent further education qualification.
  • A minimum of 2 years trust fundraising experience.
  • A good understanding of developing projects for funding.
  • Experience reporting to trusts and building relationships with key staff at trusts and foundations.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Understanding and experience of database management.
  • Full clean driving license.
  • A robust knowledge of all areas of fundraising and preferably experience in at least one other area of fundraising
  • An understanding of fisheries and marine conservation issues.

Summary of role:

The overarching aim of the position is to develop new and existing revenue streams for the charity’s work from trusts and foundations

  • To develop projects for funding, both restricted and unrestricted for grant applications to trusts, foundations and statutory funders when appropriate.
  • To work closely with the science team to understand the work, create funding opportunities, monitor and report projects for funders in a timely fashion
  • To write funding applications, following funder’s specific guidelines.
  • To develop and maintain relationships with key funders.
  • To develop case studies for funders and to promote the funding.
  • To set up, manage and maintain the fundraising database on behalf of the charity.
  • Other fundraising responsibilities as identified within the positions job description.

Interview date:   11th October 2017

Start date:           ASAP

For further information and to apply: Please email your CV and formal covering letter; outlining why you feel you are suitable for the role and what skills and experience you think you can bring to the charity: The General Manager, National Lobster Hatchery, South Quay, Padstow, Cornwall, PL28 8BL or email

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