Appointed Senior Trusts and Statutory Funding Officer

Environmental Investigation Agency

The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) conducts in-depth investigations into illegal activities related to wildlife trafficking, deforestation, illegal logging, illegal fishing, and the illegal trade of endangered species. Through undercover work, research, and documentation, the EIA exposes criminal activities and works to bring those responsible to justice.

Its investigations have played a significant role in raising public awareness about environmental issues and advocating for stronger environmental protection and conservation measures. It works with governments, international organisations and other NGOs to influence policies and legislation that can better protect the environment.

This is an exciting new role in their Trusts and Statutory team to work along the Trusts and Statutory Manager and Head of Fundraising to ensure the continuous growth and expansion of a robust income stream (currently generating an annual income of £5 million).

The candidate must demonstrate a track record of effectively increasing funds from statutory funders, trusts and foundations.

About the role

As Senior Trusts and Statutory Funding Officer, you will: 

  • Report into the Trusts & Statutory Manager, supporting and developing funding from a variety of statutory, trust and foundation accounts, with the main focus on those giving at five and six figure level.
  • Participate in the delivery of a methodical prospect research programme to create and maintain a pipeline of sufficient value to support an annual team income target of £5m.
  • Contribute to the writing of proposals, collating the key documents required, and submitting funding applications.
  • Build and maintain excellent relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

About you

Ideal skills and experience: 

  • Demonstrable experience of securing five-figure funding from statutory, trust and foundation sources.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and ability to translate complex information to funders.
  • Experience of delivering a methodical prospect research programme to identify new funding opportunities and cultivate new relationships.
  • Commitment to the EIA values, work and support of wildlife trade and environmental issues.

Apply for this role

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