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 and administration) is based in Shalford, Guildford, UK, and all job roles are located here unless stated otherwise.

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

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.

Fundraising & Partnerships Manager

Permanent, Full-time

Salary: C. £30,000 per annum

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

Job description

Reports to: Chief Operating Officer (COO)

Team: Fundraising Team

About David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation (DSWF)

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 grassroots to the world stage, for over 36 years. Over £11 million has been raised so far to fund essential wildlife protection across the world.

Purpose of the role

DSWF are looking for a Fundraising and Partnerships Manager with a proven track record of successful and new income generation from individuals and commercial partnerships.

The charity has ambitious goals for growth and is building a talented fundraising team that will increase its income and grant giving capacity over the next five years. This exciting and busy role will build and manage a fundraising income pipeline to generate essential funds for investment in DSWF’s wildlife conservation projects. 

The successful candidate will take ownership for key fundraising activities (planning, management and delivery) through exciting and innovative fundraising campaigns and events and will be responsible for pro-active and direct fundraising. The Fundraising & Partnerships Manager will also take personal responsibility for the growth in revenue from new and existing high and mid-level individual donors, as well as increasing commercial partnerships.

This role will line manage and be supported by the Fundraising & Events Executive and Supporter Care & Database Executive roles. The Fundraising & Partnerships Manager will report to and work closely with the COO and the CEO to deliver DSWF’s broad portfolio of fundraising initiatives and events. 

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

Hours: 35 hours per week. Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm, with additional hours as required as necessary.

Holiday: 20 days per annum rising to 22 days after two years’ service. An extra one day per annum will be given thereafter to a maximum of 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: Working from home and office based in Shalford, Surrey and occasionally London.

How to apply: Please email with your CV and covering letter (covering letter no more than 2 sides of A4 referencing the job description).