David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation is a highly effective wildlife conservation charity which supports ground-based conservation projects across Africa and Asia.

Our team (policy, fundraising, education and administration) is based in Shalford near Guildford, UK, and all job roles are located here unless stated otherwise, though the organisation is currently operating a hybrid working policy.

We will update this page when vacancies become available, and please also keep an eye on social media for the latest job opportunities.

Trusts & Foundations Manager

Full Time, 35 hours per week

Salary: £30,000 – £32,000 per annum depending on experience

We are scheduling interviews as the applications come in. So, apply now!

Job description

David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation (DSWF) is a highly effective wildlife conservation charity operating across Africa and Asia to end wildlife crime. DSWF adopts a holistic approach to conservation that takes into consideration the vital importance of people in the fight to protect the world’s most endangered wildlife.

Through dedication and hard work, DSWF has influenced policy, shifted attitudes and provided an unwavering voice for wildlife conservation, from grass roots to the world stage, for over 36 years. Over £11.5 million has been raised so far to fund essential wildlife protection across the world.

Purpose of the role

The role will manage DSWF’s portfolio of Trusts and Foundations as well as larger Corporate Partnerships, securing support for David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation’s conservation projects, UK educational programmes and other activities across the organisation. This will happen through the identification of new funding opportunities and tailoring applications accordingly, as well as managing existing relationships. 

Working with the Senior Management Team this position is part of a team of fundraisers who have the responsibility of raising more than £1.5m+ per annum. 

Please see the job description here for full details of this role.

Holiday: 25 days per annum. Bank Holidays also provided, and an additional holiday entitlement will be given at DSWF’s discretion around Christmas and New Year.

Location: Hybrid working between the DSWF Shalford Office, Home and occasionally London.

How to apply: Please email with your CV and a Covering Letter (Covering Letter to be no more than 2x A4 pages explaining why you wish to work for DSWF and why you are appropriate for the role). You will receive an email confirmation that your application has been received

We will begin interviewing immediately, so this position may be filled before the deadline closes. Please don’t wait before applying!

Interested in volunteering for DSWF?

If you are interested in volunteering for us, please email us with your CV and an outline of how you might be able to support us in terms of expertise and time commitment