Grants and Development Manager

Closed: 25 July 2022
Fundraising Business Development Statutory Trusts

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  • Salary £28,420 - £31,529 per year
  • Location Cardiff,Northern Ireland, United Kingdom,Brighton, Brighton and Hove,Exeter, Devon (Hybrid)
  • Job Type Contract, Full-time
  • Sectors Environment
  • Job Reference : 161205_RB

Are you a confident and experienced fundraiser with a proven track record in institutional fundraising, have an interest in conservation, and want to help save nature?

We need your expertise and energy to help build large-scale funding applications to support our work in Northern Ireland.

Grants and Development Manager
Location: Flexible in UK
Salary: £28,420.00 - £31,529.00 Per Annum
Benefits: Pension, Annual Leave, Life Assurance
Duration: 24 months - With Possibility of Extension

What's the role about?

You will be working on large, complex funding applications, including submissions to PEACE PLUS across RSPB and externally to gather project detail, oversee budgets, and to complete high-quality, accurate, and compelling funding applications.

The person we are looking for will have great people skills, and a self-starter who is able to inspire, enthuse, motivate, and influence staff, volunteers, and funders with the drive, focus and energy to achieve results. You will also be a great communicator, able to write successful funding bids.  You will also need strong financial skills, able to read, understand and put together complex budgets.

Duties include - non-exhaustive

  • Responsible for managing and maintaining relationships with major grant funders and potential funders
  • Engaging internal and external colleagues
  • Collating large, complex funding applications
  • Ensuring project budgets included within applications are accurate 
  • Identifying and engaging others to mitigate risk within application forms 
  • Ensuring staff, directly and indirectly, involved in any proposed project are fully engaged through the application process
  • Supporting any processes set up to ensure the needs of project funders are met.  Including grant claims, reports, and publicity 
  • Contribute to and assist in the development of funding proposals by working with other
  • departments on new initiatives and specific projects to anticipate how they may be fundable in future
  • Ensuring project documentation is kept according to RSPB guidelines

What we need from you 

  • Thorough in-depth understanding of grant-funding, funder motivations and longer-term implications of funding packages and commitments
  • Writing successful and high-quality bids for grant makers.
  • Proven project budgetary skills
  • Understanding of and application of project management principles
  • Logical and methodical with attention to detail and ability to understand financial systems.
  • An ability to persuade and influence a wide range of people, both internally and externally.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and ability to find creative solutions.
  • Proven time management and organisational skill
  • Ability to work independently or part of a team.
  • A strong internal advocate capable of working with senior external people.


  • Interest in nature conservation issues
  • Ability to write a proposal using pre-existing material
  • Ability to represent RSPB externally at a senior level

Closing date: 23:59, Monday 25th July 2022
We are looking to conduct interviews for this position from 4th August 2022.


If you would like to find out more, please click the apply button. You will be directed to our website to complete your application for this position. 

The RSPB is an equal opportunities employer. This role is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

No agencies please.