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Grants Officer
Global Witness

Job Description

About us

Our vision is simple: we want a better world - where corruption is challenged and accountability prevails, where all can thrive within the planet’s boundaries, and governments act in the public interest.

At Global Witness we investigate and campaign to stop human rights and environmental abuses caused by corruption and the exploitation of natural resources. 

In 2016 we raised £10m from our established and successful institutional fundraising programme, making it our most successful year to date and we’re now looking for a Grants Officer to play a key part in delivering our ambitious fundraising strategy and targets for growth

About the role

As our Grants Officer you‘ll research and identify new trust, foundation and statutory fundraising prospects.  With excellent stewardship of current funders, you’ll support in maintaining long-term and valued relationships. 

You’ll input into the production of high quality grant applications, in partnership with the campaign and finance teams and support our UK based major donor fundraising team with reports.

About you

You’ll have excellent writing and organisational skills, as well as experience of working in a quick and target-driven environment. You’ll also be innovative and persuasive, keen to build on the fundraising successes to date.

We’ll be looking to you to identify new fundraising opportunities so a creative and entrepreneurial outlook is essential.  

Finally, collaborative by nature you’ll work sensitively on maintaining relationships and supporting on new fundraising opportunities with a broad range of colleagues from our campaigners through to our communications team.

What you can expect from us

We’ll reward you through a combination of exciting and creative work together with a sector competitive salary and benefits package, high levels of engagement and involvement, and a commitment to your development.

Benefits include a generous leave allowance, pension scheme and health insurance as well as opportunities to work flexibly in an engaging and friendly environment.

We aim to be a diverse and inclusive place to work.  We value new perspectives, original ideas and different ways of working. We believe that diverse views and experiences improve the way we do our work. We do our best to make our jobs accessible to all regardless of race, colour, religious belief, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, age, or other groups as protected by law.

We particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates as they are under represented within Global Witness at this level.