Prospect and Funding Opportunities Researcher
The Donkey Sanctuary
Sidmouth, Devon, United Kingdom
Job type: fulltime
Job industry: Community & Sport
The Donkey Sanctuary is one of the UK's largest international animal welfare charities; currently supporting projects in over 35 countries worldwide. We are working for a world where donkeys and mules live free from suffering, and their contribution to humanity is fully valued. We are achieving this by transforming the quality of life for donkeys, mules and people worldwide through greater understanding, collaboration and support, and by promoting lasting, mutually life-enhancing relationships. Within our new Fundraising Strategy, we have an ambition to significantly grow our annual income, reaching £50m per annum by 2022. This growth will come from a range of areas across the Fundraising Team, but one area where significant growth is anticipated is the Philanthropy Team. We have a strong foundation of expertise, commitment and experience within the team and we are now seeking a Prospect and Funding Opportunities Researcher to complement the team and play a critical role in delivering our growth ambition. Reporting to the Senior Philanthropy Manager and working within an ambitious, growing team, you will conduct research into existing and prospective major donors, trusts and foundations. You'll generate impactful and timely insight, enabling the Philanthropy Team to grow and diversify support. You'll work cross organisationally to identify upcoming funding opportunities, ensuring the Philanthropy Team has the key information needed in order to craft powerful funding proposals. Excellent communication skills and the ability to forge strong, mutually beneficial cross organisational relationships are essential. You will be tenacious and organised, someone who can collaborate and successfully match internal needs with funding opportunities. Experience of working in a fundraising environment, together with knowledge of current data protection legislative requirements, and research tools and methodologies is desirable. If you feel you have the skills and experience to fulfill this varied and rewarding role, and would like to be part of an ambitious and growing Fundraising Team, we would love to hear from you. Based in Sidmouth, Devon - "an area of outstanding natural beauty" - this is a full-time, permanent contract starting as soon as possible. Closing date for applications: 12.30pm Wednesday 29 August 2018. For further information about this role, including the full job description details, please download the Application Pack which can be found on our website. The Donkey Sanctuary is a Disability Confident Employer.