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Institutional Fundraising Manager (International Lead - statutory & bi-/multi-lateral agencies)

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Sectors Terrestrial / Aquatic Ecology & Conservation
Location England (London & Greater) - UK
Town/City London
Salary (Minimum)
Salary (Maximum)
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 08/08/2021
Company Name Zoological Society of London
Contact Name Human Resources
Telephone 02077223333
Email hr@zsl.org
Website Further Details / Applications
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Directory Entry : The Zoological Society of London, a charity founded in 1826, is a world-renowned center of excellent for conservation science and applied conservation, working in over 50 countries around the world
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We’re ZSL, an international conservation charity. Our vision is a world where wildlife thrives and we’re working every day to achieve this. From investigating the health threats facing animals, to helping people and wildlife live alongside each other, we are committed to bringing wildlife back from the brink of extinction. Through the work of our pioneering scientists, our dedicated conservationists and our unrivalled animal experts in our two zoos, our purpose is to inspire, inform and empower people to stop wild animals going extinct.

Role Profile

ZSL is looking for an Institutional Fundraising Manager who will lead on securing sustainable large-scale (6/7+ figure grants) restricted funding from international statutory, bi-lateral and multi-lateral agencies. The successful candidate will be responsible for operationalising the Institutional Fundraising team strategy, taking responsibility for driving income from international statutory, bi-lateral and multi-lateral funding programmes. The postholder will also manage a small portfolio of international trusts and foundations and undertake prospect research of all international grant-making opportunities.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Working with the Fundraising Senior Management Team to maintain and cultivate strategic donor relationships with overseas government agencies, bi-lateral and multi-lateral agencies, to identify large-scale funding opportunities
  • Produce well researched and evidenced bids, leading and directing the relevant teams across ZSL and ensuring the highest submission standards.
  • Lead the end-to-end management and ownership throughout the entirety of the technical bid lifecycle.
  • Lead the review of proposal submissions against donor requirements, for quality and accuracy.
  • Develop a creative approach to the writing and presentation of technical bids.
  • Lead project teams to ensure all reporting requirements are fulfilled to the highest standards and ensure that appropriate reporting schedules are implemented.
  • Manage the internal review of donor contracts /agreements and associated Terms and Conditions to ensure ZSL compliance.

Person Specification

  • Strong track record in fundraising for science and conservation projects commensurate with ZSL’s work.
  • Experience of the programme design process including the development of log-frames.
  • Strong track record of securing international statutory funding relevant to ZSL’s core objectives.
  • Excellent written and spoken English.
  • Strong organisational, interpersonal and presentation skills.
  • Comfortable with reading and analysing scientific research and translating complex ideas into well-presented, persuasive proposals.
  • Sound understanding of global biodiversity conservation issues.
  • Demonstrable strategic, scientific and analytical mind-set.
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills.

Please find attached the full job description here.



We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role.

Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.

To Apply

Applicants will need to upload their CV and covering letter (detailing relevant experience and skills, stating why they want the position and including details of availability) and can do this by clicking the "Apply for this job online" button. If you have any queries regarding these positions or when applying through the system please contact Human Resources.


Closing date for applications: Midnight Sunday 8th August 2021

The Zoological Society of London is a charity registered in England and Wales: no. 208728.

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