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Fundraising and Partnership Manager (Scotland)

  • Full time
  • £42,573
  • Edinburgh (Hybrid)
  • Closing 14th April 2024

  • Advertised from 28th March 2024
  • 35 hours per week.


This is a Fixed Term Contract for 12 months.

This is a UK based contract and as such, you are required to have the Right to Work in the UK. Evidence of your Right to Work will be checked prior to interview.

The fate of our planet is not a done deal. At WWF we are determined to save it by finding solutions to the greatest environmental problems facing our planet. We know that protecting what’s left is not enough. We are now in a race to restore the natural world and prevent catastrophic climate change before it’s too late. And it’s a race we can still win. Our work in Scotland currently focusses on climate change, agriculture, land use, the wider food system, and ocean recovery, but may also touch on other subjects, often working with colleagues elsewhere in the UK and our international network.

As the result of an internal secondment, we’re looking for a fundraising professional to join our team during an exciting time as we develop our new strategy, bringing new opportunities for our important work in Scotland.

As Fundraising & Partnerships Manager you will be responsible for all fundraising from trusts, foundations, statutory sources, as well as major donors, and supporting UK legacy strategy in Scotland.

We will look to you to increase income support for our work from Scottish sources. You’ll develop and deliver our fundraising strategy across multiple sources, including coordinating the development and management of key relationships and opportunities with major donors, charitable trusts, and partnerships. Collaborating with colleagues, you’ll plan and implement funding-related public, corporate and internal communications strategies. In addition to maintaining relationships with existing partners, you will proactively research and pursue new funding opportunities. You will also network in the fundraising, environmental and wider third sectors to maximise opportunities for growing support. It will also be important to keep up to date on good practice, legal and ethical compliance, sector debates and monitor effectiveness.

To help build back nature, we’re looking for someone with a background in charity fundraising, including partnership management. You will have a track record of writing successful funding applications and meeting financial targets. Good at building relationships, you will be used to developing and delivering complex projects with multiple internal and external stakeholders. You will also possess experience of leading on the development and delivery of fundraising-related communications, including compelling proposal and impact report writing. Naturally, you will have a strong understanding of the fundraising landscape in Scotland. In addition, you will be highly organised and possess strong communication, negotiation and interpersonal skills.

If you are excited by the prospect of developing your fundraising skills in an organisation at the forefront of driving global change, we would love to hear from you. Please click on the link and apply via our website by submitting a copy of your up-to-date CV and Supporting Statement to highlight what makes you a good fit for us.

WWF-UK are committed to an inclusive and accessible recruitment process. As a Disability Confident Employer, we acknowledge that some candidates may require additional support to overcome barriers experienced during the application process. If you require any reasonable adjustments to support your application or interview, please reach out to the Talent Acquisition team via our website.

Our policies and benefits reflect the importance of people being able to have a good work-life balance and being able to bring their ‘full self’ to work.

WWF-UK believes anyone who is involved in our work or connected to it, especially children, should be safe from harm. Our first priority will always be to safeguard anyone at risk of harm or abuse. WWF-UK operates robust recruitment practices to ensure candidates for all roles are suitable. Our process includes values-based questions during interviews and annual performance reviews, reference checks that we verify orally, criminal records checks (at the appropriate level) and pre-employment declarations. We do not tolerate any form of abuse or exploitation and act robustly to any allegations or concerns.

Our world needs you like never before. We are the first generation to know we are destroying the world and we could be the last that can do anything about it. We are looking for people who are passionate about making it politically, socially and economically unacceptable to destroy our planet’s natural resources. We need you to join us in the fight for our world.

Application notes

To find out more and apply please visit our website

Application closing date: 14/04/2024