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Fundraising Coordinator

Contract: Permanent, full-time
Based: Bath
Salary: £29,000 - £34,000 dependent upon experience, plus benefits

About the Role:

The Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF) investigates, exposes and campaigns to end environmental injustice – the loss of natural habitats and biodiversity and the associated threat to basic human rights.

We are recruiting a Fundraising Coordinator to expand and diversify the range of major grant-makers who support EJF’s work protecting the environment, people and wildlife.

The role will join a dynamic and dedicated international team that has a history of ‘punching above its weight’, delivering long-term impact Protecting People and Planet. You should apply if you are a successful fundraiser looking for a new challenge, passionate about our natural world and committed to making a difference.

You will work closely with the senior management team to develop the fundraising strategy and implement this with team members based in the UK and our international offices. You will research, initiate and nurture relationships with grant-makers and other donors, write and present compelling funding applications, and provide reports and updates that show the impact of their support.

Key tasks:

  • With the Directors, develop and implement a time-bound fundraising strategy and priority targets to secure income from new and additional major trusts, foundations and statutory bodies in the UK and overseas.
  • Identify new opportunities to generate income from individual donors and like-minded, ethical business, expanding the existing portfolio.
  • Submit winning grant applications, in writing and in person, with the confidence to represent EJF to funders.
  • Create an efficient system to record applications, follow-up and reporting needs and timeframes, including materials, film or photos submitted to funders.
  • Update the senior management team and colleagues, and report on successful funding applications and reporting needs.
  • Work with the communications team to ensure we profile funding support in our published materials, films, annual report and online.

Key skills:

  • Creative and entrepreneurial, you have outstanding communications skills, able to deliver winning presentations, in writing and in person.
  • You have first class interpersonal skills and work well within a team – you’re able to get the best from your colleagues to support our funding needs.
  • You have an enthusiastic, confident and positive approach; you are tenacious and resilient, and thrive on a challenge.
  • You are proactive, efficient and have great organizational skills, able to prioritize and balance your workload and with great attention to detail, your work is produced to the highest standard, on time and on budget.

Apply by CV and cover letter explaining why you are the best person for this job to:

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Previous applicants need not reapply.

Closing date: 5pm 25th June 2018

Oceans Campaigner

BASED: London or Hamburg
SALARY RANGE: £32,000 – 36,000 per annum including London weighting (£3,500) and dependent upon experience, plus pension, health care package and generous holiday entitlement.
CONTRACT: Permanent

About the Role:

This role is for a committed and experienced campaigner who will develop and execute our campaigns aimed at combatting Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing. The role will have a focus on the European Union, its institutions and Member States.

Though focused on European decision makers, the work will be designed to have a global impact by influencing Europe’s significant role as the world’s largest market for seafood, major distant water fleet and active participant in key fora for the global governance of fisheries. Over time, it may also include wider travel to support EJF’s work in other regions to combat IUU fishing and related human rights abuses.

Joining EJF’s UK team and working closely with colleagues across the world, the successful candidate will:

  • Prepare campaign strategies for EJF’s work to combat IUU fishing.
  • Develop deep relationships with key decision makers in EU institutions and Member States relevant to EJF’s work combating IUU fishing.
  • Work with EJF offices and other NGOs around the world to document evidence of IUU fishing and human trafficking in the seafood industry that can then be presented to governments and industry in Europe.
  • Work with a coalition of NGOs working to improve EU measures to combat IUU fishing around the world.
  • Use strong research and writing skills to convey EJF’s findings and recommendations, ensuring the highest standards of factual accuracy and integrity across our studies and documentation.
  • Give articulate and forceful presentations and effective messaging, across all platforms.
  • Report regularly, in detail to Directors and Management team

About the successful candidate

  • You will have a proven track record in delivering measurable, high-impact outputs and positive outcomes for environmental or human rights campaigns.
  • You enjoy research and understand the fundamental need for attention to detail and factual accuracy.
  • You have a passion for writing and presenting to diverse audiences to secure their understanding, respect and support for your campaigns.
  • You understand the need for creative thinking to resolve issues and have experience in building effective strategies for the delivery of core messages.
  • You are happy to face challenging issues, to be a problem-solver and use tact and diplomacy to build productive partnerships and alliances, and to think creatively to generate coalitions and build audiences; you understand the need to work with integrity, tenacity and determination to secure positive change.
  • You will be able to travel frequently, often at short notice.
  • You enjoy working independently with minimal direction; you have great interpersonal skills and are happy to coordinate and share your work with the team.
  • You take pride in delivering agreed outcomes on time and on budget, at times managing multiple projects and tight deadlines and knowing how to prioritize your workload.
  • You are entirely comfortable taking direction, working in a team, with equal ability to work independently, taking initiative and responsibility.
  • You appreciate the constraints of working in a smaller non-profit, and how to leverage cost-efficient outcomes where creativity, dynamism and flexibility rather than big budgets are the key to success.
  • You speak and write English with complete fluency and you enjoy communicating with colleagues, the public and other audiences to inspire support for the environment, wildlife and human rights.
  • You know that change is not easily won, but worth winning.

Other desirable attributes:

  • Experience working on fisheries policy, including on the issue of IUU fishing.
  • Experience working with or within EU institutions.
  • Proficiency in French, German, Spanish or other language of a key EU Member State


  • Annual leave of 28 days (including 8 public holidays) increasing by 2 days each year, plus 1 personal day per year, and additional paid leave over Christmas.
  • Generous employer contributory pension increasing for each year of completed service.
  • Private health insurance.
  • Option to work from home one day per week.
  • Cycle to work scheme.

Deadline: 30 July 2018

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Volunteering at EJF

EJF has opportunities for people looking to acquire new skills or utilise their experience by volunteering. You will work alongside a dedicated, ambitious team who will guide you and support you in your tasks. In return we offer travel and lunch expenses and a fun experience!

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