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Wiltshire Wildlife Trust

Grants Officer

Reports to: Head of Fundraising, Marketing & Communications

Salary: £27,944 - £30,000 per annum (depending on experience)

Contract: 6 month Fixed Term

Hours: 37.5 hours per week Monday - Friday

Based at: Elm Tree Court, Devizes with some home working

Critical to achieving Wiltshire Wildlife Trust’s aims to support nature’s recovery, help people connect with nature and live more sustainably, this exciting new post will increase the financial support we receive from grant funders to fund the charity’s ambitious growth plans. Subject to performance there is potential for the post to become permanent after 6 months. The role offers the opportunity to develop new grant funder relationships and write bids that lead to major support as well as stewarding existing grant supporter relationships, increasing their support by taking them on supporter journeys. By raising large restricted and unrestricted amounts you will play a key role in enabling growth in all that the Trust does for wildlife and people across Wiltshire and beyond.

Would you like to work for one of the country’s leading environmental charities that is at the forefront of tackling the effects of climate change and the biodiversity crisis as part of ensuring a sustainable future for wildlife and people? An innovative and pioneering organisation, Wiltshire Wildlife Trust, is at the forefront of driving nature’s recovery. This is your opportunity to join a talented, experienced and committed team to help manage and grow our estate of 43 amazing nature reserves and work closely with others towards our ambitious target of 30% of the county managed for nature by 2030. A leader in conservation engagement, the Trust improves lives by bringing the learning, health and wellbeing benefits of nature to many people and is committed to empowering 1 in 4 people to take action for nature by 2030.

We are looking for an experienced grants fundraiser with a demonstrable interest in the environment. A proven ability to devise and implement fundraising plans and steward funder journeys, including reporting, is essential. The successful candidate will be innovative, creative, confident, able to seize the initiative and work calmly under pressure to manage multiple deadlines. We are looking for a strong and diplomatic communicator who can inspire donors by creating and delivering compelling, tailored applications and cases for supporting all our work. The postholder will be a strong, collaborative team player; working closely with other members of the Fundraising, Marketing and Communications team and project teams throughout the Trust.

Wiltshire Wildlife Trust is equal opportunity employer. We are committed to developing an inclusive and diverse organisation, in which everyone feels supported, valued, and able to be their full selves. To achieve our vision of creating a world richer in nature, we need talented people, and more diverse people, on nature’s side. Wiltshire Wildlife Trust is an exemplary employer with high staff satisfaction and multiple benefits for employees. These benefits include:

  • Pension up to 7.5% non-contributory
  • Group risk insurance – death in service and income protection
  • 25 days annual leave plus public holidays
  • Staff discount at WWT cafes
  • Free tea and coffee
  • Head office in town centre with parking

A full job description and application pack is available to download from our website

If you would like to discuss this opportunity informally, please contact James Ravine (Head of Fundraising, Marketing & Communications) on 0756 823 0849, or

Closing Date: 20th March 2023

Interviews: 29th March 2023

Please submit your application to

(Please note we are only able to accept applications via our application form and when completing the form please ensure you use the ‘supporting statement’ section to evidence how you believe you meet the essential and desirable criteria detailed in the Job Description. This information will be used in our short-listing process).

Closing Date: 20/03/2023  Location: Elm Tree Court, Devizes with some home working

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