Cowes, Isle of Wight. Remote UK location considered.
As a charity, all our income is used to further our mission to accelerate the transition to a circular economyA systems solution framework that tackles global challenges like climate change, biodiversity loss, waste, and pollution. It is based on three principles, driven by design: eliminate waste and pollution, circulate products and materials (at their highest value), and regenerate nature.. Our funding comes from philanthropic organisations such as charitable foundations, and businesses which access our circular economy events, knowledge exchange, tools and resources through our Network.
As part of the Philanthropy team, you will be contributing to our relationship fundraising approach; developing and managing both prospective and existing philanthropic donor relationships and funding portfolios; identifying, accessing and helping to secure non-corporate restricted and unrestricted funds essential to the Foundation’s activities; and contributing to influencing and shaping the thinking and (ultimately) actions of global philanthropic organisations.
Role & Responsibilities
Identifying potential funding sources; utilising prospect research, networking and the EMF network.
Developing a compelling narrative and budget for new and existing activities with both project and EMF teams.
Managing funding proposals from start to finish – preparing and submitting on time funding proposals with project and EMF teams, and tracking application progress.
Managing high quality internal and external relationships with a view to securing long-term funding. Includes preparing and submitting on time funder requirements, liaising with project and EMF teams: regular reporting for multiple funders, impact reporting, communications reporting, and financial reporting.
Contributing to the development of the overall philanthropic strategy of the Foundation.
Degree level or equivalent in a related field is highly desirable.
Evidence of collaborative working and senior stakeholder engagement, both internal and external.
Proven ability to manage complex projects and approaches and synthesise into simple and compelling narratives.
Evidence of constructively managing funding needs and expectations, and ability to give clear guidance on the management of funding relationships, is desirable.
Knowledge and understanding of the circular economy and the wider economic and policy landscape would be beneficial.
Excellent written and spoken English.
Knowledge and understanding of basic financial literacy with the ability to develop competency.
The ability to work autonomously.
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Desired starting date: ASAP
Closing date: 9th September
Salary package: Circa 36k dependent on experience levelplus generous holiday allowance (25 days plus discretionary extra days leave) generous parental leave; enhanced pension options/private health scheme after 6 months; wellbeing programme.
Location: Cowes, Isle of Wight. Remote UK location considered.
What we do
The Ellen MacArthur Foundation develops and promotes the idea of a circular economy. We work with, and inspire, business, academia, policymakers, and institutions to mobilise systems solutions at scale, globally. Our mission is to accelerate the transition to a circular economy.
Our vision is a new economic system that delivers better outcomes for people and the environment. Business models, products, and materials are designed to increase use and reuseThe repeated use of a product or component for its intended purpose without significant modification., replicating the balance of the natural world, where nothing becomes waste and everything has value. A circular economy, increasingly built on renewable energyEnergy derived from resources that are not depleted on timescales relevant to the economy, i.e. not geological timescales. and materials, is distributed, diverse, and inclusive.
Our commitment to you
The Ellen MacArthur Foundation is committed to promoting equal opportunities in employment and providing a working environment free from discrimination. Job applicants will receive equal treatment regardless of age, disability, gender, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate.