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Programme Funding Manager
Peace Direct

Job Description

We are looking for a dynamic and experienced Programme Funding Manager to help increase the reach and scale of our work, by working with our International Programmes and Policy & Research teams to identify and engage with institutional donors to secure grant funding for our work. This is an ideal role for someone with solid experience in institutional fundraising in international development or peacebuilding who is keen to progress to a more senior role.

We have a big ambition to change the way the international community responds to violent conflicts around the world, as well as to inspire the general public to support the work of local people on the ground who are working tirelessly to build peace. This is a very exciting time for Peace Direct, as we have been growing at a fast pace over the past few years and will be launching a new strategy in 2020 which will see us reach more people affected by violent conflict.

The ideal candidate will have experience of managing institutional donor relationships, including experience of securing six figure grants. They will also have excellent research and communication skills, a solid background in line management and a high standard of written English. This role will work closely with our International Programmes team and our local partners to produce high quality applications and reports to new and existing institutional donors. Given the breadth of our work, you will be fundraising for a range of projects in different contexts ensuring a huge variety of work. This is an exciting role, suitable for people who can manage multiple priorities and work to tight deadlines.

Finally, we are looking for someone who genuinely believes in our mission to stop violent conflict and build sustainable peace and who is excited by the prospect of joining a dynamic and growing international charity.

Peace Direct strives to be a diverse and inclusive employer, with equality of opportunities regardless of personal identity, and we are committed to improving our systems and ways of working to support this, including creating a Diversity, Equality and Inclusion (DEI) working group, DEI strategy and recruitment guidelines. We strongly encourage individuals from disadvantaged and underrepresented backgrounds to apply, including Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME), LGBTQ+, people with disabilities and people with mental health challenges.

The deadline for applications is 8th December 2019. However, we will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis so early applications are encouraged although all applications will be given due consideration. Only completed applications will be accepted and only applicants with the right to work in the UK will be considered. Application Form and Job Description are available on Peace Direct’s website. 

Peace Direct works hard to ensure its staff have a good work life balance and feel valued. Some of the benefits we have include:

  • 25 days annual leave not including the office closing between Christmas and New Year.
  • Stakeholder Pension with Peace Direct contributing 6%
  • An interest free season ticket loan for the purchase of a commuter season ticket
  • Flexible working hours
  • Enhanced maternity and adoption leave pay (12 weeks full pay, 12 weeks half pay)
  • Training budget available for all staff (we have secured ‘Investors in People’ accreditation and are committed to the development and support of all staff).
  • A warm and friendly work environment!