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Sep 11, 2018

We're recruiting a Senior Project & Funding Officer

to develop project and funding initiatives.

Permanent Full-time Salary: £30,756-£33,136 pa
Hungerford, Berkshire

About the Role
We’re looking for an experienced Senior Project Development & Funding Officer to join our small, friendly team.  The North Wessex Downs AONB is the 3rd largest in the country covering over 1,700 sq. kms. AONBs are currently in the spotlight. In England, the 25 Year Environment Plan recognises the contribution these areas make to the nation and challenged them to do more. In addition, government has commenced a review of English AONBs and National Parks creating an exciting opportunity to develop landscape management and ensure the AONB designation is well placed to deliver for 21st century post-Brexit Britain.

You will develop and manage partnerships to deliver priority projects and initiatives in support of the aims, policies and actions of the North Wessex Downs AONB Management Plan, the work programme, the Corporate Strategy and the AONB prospectus.

You will research, identify and secure match funding, sponsorship and in-kind support from a wide range of potential funding sources, including commercial sponsorship, corporate support, charitable trusts and private giving. The income generation through fees and sales is another area for development.

There are opportunities to work with and advise community interests groups and others on identifying and developing funding applications and to promote public participation and raise awareness of the special qualities of the North Wessex Downs through specific events and consultations.

About You
The successful candidate will be a highly motivated and creative thinker with the ability to act independently seizing opportunities to develop project and funding initiatives working as part of a small team.

You will be an outstanding project manager with experience of working at a strategic level, delivering high quality outcomes to tight deadlines and forging effective partnerships to deliver them. You will have a degree or equivalent, preferably in an environment, project development and fundraising field.

As a Senior Project Development and Funding Officer, you will have a track record of fundraising from both the public and private sector sources at six-figure sums and above and be able to confidently operating at a national and strategic level both communities and businesses.

An excellent communicator, you will be able to explain complex information and ideas to a wide range of audiences. You are a consummate networker successfully engaging with elected members, business leaders, senior managers and the general public and visitors to the North Wessex Downs.

For more details and to apply go to click here

Closing date: 2nd October 2018   Interviews 23rd October

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