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Fundraising Officer (Philanthropy & Grants)

Salary £26,500 - £29,500 depending on skills and experience
Location Curdridge, Hampshire / Hybrid
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This is a {Advertised Permanent / Temporary}, {Advertised Full Time / Part Time} vacancy that will close in {x} days at {xx:xx} BST.

Permanent, Full Time 

Hours: 35 hours per week 


Closing date: 24th September 2023 

Interview dates: We will be reviewing applications as and when they come in, and will be interviewing on a rolling basis. 


We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic person to join our Fundraising team to lead on growing funds through applications to charitable and grant-making Trusts. They will work with our Philanthropy Manager, to identify projects/activities that require funding; compose high – quality and timely written funding proposals/applications and match proposals/applications to new and existing funders. They will continue to engage funders through impact reports.  

The successful candidate will have a track record of bringing in successful income growth; from charitable trusts and grant making organisations would be a big advantage. 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 copy writing skills developed in another setting. Excellent stewardship and relationship management skills, face-to-face, on the phone and in writing will be essential. 

We welcome applications from all candidates who meet the person specification, at whatever stage in their career journey they may be. We are also keen to receive applications from candidates who believe they have transferable skills.  

Our fundraising team is small in number but high in performing and ambition, with a strong track record of success and plans for growth. This role is new to the team and the post-holder will be able to make a real impact on the delivery of the Trust’s fundraising and the overall Wilder strategy.  

If you’re keen to establish a career in fundraising, have an interest in nature, and want to develop your skills through hands-on experience as well as training and mentoring with a friendly 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, with a proportion of the week spent working from home.  We are a local charity and so applicants should be able to routinely access our office and other locations around the county as necessary. This role is full time, 35 hours per week. Traditionally office hours are Monday – 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.  

To apply for the role, please complete the online application form via the apply link. In the ‘supporting information’ section, you’ll need to demonstrate, with detailed examples, how you meet the job requirements using the attached Recruitment Pack.   



Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust is one of 46 Wildlife Trusts working across the UK. With the invaluable support of volunteers and members we manage over 50 nature reserves. We also work with other organisations and landowners to protect and connect wildlife sites across the county and inspire local communities and young people to care for wildlife where they live.

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