Born Free Foundation - Keep Wildlife in the Wild

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Working for Born Free

The Born Free Foundation employs a wide variety of staff with a range of expertise.  Our dynamic campaigns and conservation staff are hard at work taking action for animals in need, but they are supported by colleagues with extensive experience in administration, finance, marketing and PR. 

Our administration and finance departments provide membership support and process donations.  Our marketing team provide supporters with donor development support, and works with business friends and sponsors.  Our PR team ensures our work to help animals receives extensive coverage in local, national and international press.

The Foundation is an equal opportunities employer.


Corporate Development Manager Born Free

Born Free, the internationally renowned animal welfare and wildlife conservation organisation, is seeking to recruit a Corporate Development Manager, based at our Head Office in Horsham, West Sussex.

Working as part of a busy and dynamic team, this is an exciting opportunity to work in one of the fastest growing international wildlife charities, with a recognised and high profile media presence. Born Free is dedicated to stop animal suffering and to conserve animals in the wild; it has a wide portfolio of projects dealing with some of the worlds most endangered species.

We are looking for a successful and motivated individual who has relevant experience in delivering new corporate opportunities, developing product areas and targeting emerging markets to ensure that profitable business growth is accelerated and that commercial success is achieved

The successful candidate will be a good and enthusiastic team player with well-developed people skills, and the ability to direct the delivery of a coordinated approach to all aspects of Born Free’s commercial and income-generating activities.

Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • To manage the delivery of the Corporate and Affiliate Partnership Strategy, designed to increase income to Born Free and to maximise reciprocated value to both the charity and the partner;
  • To achieve an agreed target through the development of new corporate and commercial partners and the management of existing corporate partners, sponsors, CSR departments, gift-in-kind packages and products; 
  • To clearly and effectively communicate Born Free’s animal welfare and wildlife conservation priorities and positions to major corporate donors and decision-makers;
  • Promote Born Free’s mission, objectives, and Compassionate Conservation philosophy.

Experience:

  • Proven ability in a middle-management role within a high achieving commercial team attaining targets £1m+;
  • Excellent interpersonal and presentational skills and the ability to build strong external relationships to enhance and strengthen the Born Free’s profile;
  • Ability to undertake market research and analysis and produce business cases (including all associated costs and forecasted revenue for the business), to ensure that all business development opportunities (new products, services and markets) are optimised;
  • An understanding of the travel and tourism sector in the context of corporate partnerships;
  • Excellent negotiating and influencing skills;
  • Ability to influence at a senior level, both internally and externally;
  • Ability to prioritise, demonstrating excellent organisational skills and time management skills;
  • Proficiency with Microsoft computer packages, and an ability to work with and interrogate databases and spreadsheets;
  • Ability to prioritise work and manage time and projects effectively;

The minimum remuneration for this position is £35,000.00 plus 20 days holiday.  Applicants must be UK residents or be legally permitted to work in the UK; Born Free is an equal opportunities employer.

Curriculum Vitae with a covering letter should be forwarded to:

The Operations Manager
Born Free
Broadlands Business Campus
Langhurstwood Road
Horsham
West Sussex
RH12 4QP

or to recruitment@bornfree.org.uk

The closing date for applications is 19th July 2017.


Head of Enterprise & Partnerships Born Free

Born Free, the internationally renowned animal welfare and wildlife conservation organisation, is seeking to recruit an individual to lead our Enterprise & Partnerships division, based at our Head Office in Horsham, West Sussex.

Working as part of a busy and dynamic team, this is an exciting opportunity to work in one of the fastest growing international wildlife charities, with a recognised and high profile media presence. Born Free is dedicated to stop animal suffering and to conserve animals in the wild; it has a wide portfolio of projects dealing with some of the worlds most endangered species.

We are looking for a successful and motivated individual who has relevant experience.  Proven leadership in delivering commercial partnership proposals are essential as are excellent communication skills, the ability to multi-task and a passion for wildlife and belief in the Born Free ethos.  

The successful candidate will be a good and enthusiastic team player with well-developed people skills, and the ability to direct the delivery of a coordinated approach to all aspects of Born Free’s commercial and income-generating activities.

Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Provide leadership to Born Free’s Enterprise and Partnerships Team in delivering commercial partnership proposals to relevant decision-makers which reach agreed targets while promoting Born Free’s overall mission and objectives;
  • Promote and develop collaborative relationships within formal and informal networks;
  • Direct the creation of written content used to emphasise Born Free’s position and core message including written, film and image-based, and all communication and sales channels;
  • Clearly and effectively communicate Born Free’s animal welfare and wildlife conservation priorities and positions to major donors and decision-makers, providing leadership for the teams, events, grants and other donor business;
  • Promote Born Free’s mission, objectives, and Compassionate Conservation philosophy.

Experience:

  • Proven ability to work in a leadership role within a high achieving commercial team attaining targets £3m+;
  • First class presentation skills and gravitas and the ability to build strong external relationships to enhance and strengthen the company’s profile;
  • Ability to undertake market research and analysis and produce business plans/recommendations (including all associated costs and forecasted revenue for the business), to ensure that all business development opportunities (new products, services and markets) are optimised;
  • Ensure that all commercial activities meet or improve on budget, cost, volume and efficiency targets (Key Performance Indicators) in line with business objectives.
  • Expert negotiating and influencing skills;
  • Innovative with entrepreneurial flair and proven strategic aptitude;
  • Ability to influence at a senior level, both internally and externally;
  • Tenacious and results driven with sound business judgement and passionate about achieving high levels of excellence;
  • Ability to prioritise, demonstrating first class organisational skills and time management skills;
  • Proficiency with Microsoft computer packages, and an ability to work with and interrogate databases and spreadsheets;
  • Excellent interpersonal, presentational and communication skills;
  • Ability to prioritise work and manage time and projects effectively;

The minimum remuneration for this position is £38,000.00 plus 20 days holiday.  Applicants must be UK residents or be legally permitted to work in the UK; Born Free is an equal opportunities employer.

Curriculum Vitae with a covering letter should be forwarded to:

The Operations Manager
Born Free
Broadlands Business Campus
Langhurstwood Road
Horsham
West Sussex
RH12 4QP

or to recruitment@bornfree.org.uk

The closing date for applications is 19th July 2017.


Trusts and Foundations Officer Born Free

Born Free, the internationally renowned animal welfare and wildlife conservation organisation, is seeking to recruit a Trusts and Foundations Officer, based at our Head Office in Horsham, West Sussex.

Working as part of a busy and dynamic team, this is an exciting opportunity to work in one of the fastest growing international wildlife charities, with a recognised and high profile media presence. Born Free is dedicated to stop animal suffering and to conserve animals in the wild; it has a wide portfolio of projects dealing with some of the worlds most endangered species.

We are looking for a successful and motivated individual who has relevant experience in developing a funding portfolio and grow income from charitable trusts, foundations and statutory donors for the delivery of Born Free projects and programmes while coordinating funding applications.

The successful candidate will be a good and enthusiastic team player with well-developed people skills, and the ability to cultivate partnerships with other NGOs, charities and stakeholders with a view to developing joint funding proposals. 

Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Research prospect lists of potential trusts, foundations, institutional and statutory grantors and funding partners, track funding opportunities, and maintain a funders’ database;
  • Assist the Trusts, Major Gifts and Legacies Manager in developing a trust funding programme which fits with Born Free’s project portfolio;
  • Establish and maintain relationships with funders including the co-ordination of initial approaches, thank you letters, updates and invitations to events;
  • Cultivate partnerships with other NGOs, charities and stakeholders, and co-ordinate joint grant applications as appropriate;
  • Co-ordinate grant funding applications and write creative and compelling, high-quality funding proposals, which meet grantors’ requirements;
  • Work closely with Associate Directors to compile project information for funding applications, and develop proposal budgets;
  • Co-ordinate project reports, as required by funders, in conjunction with Associate Directors;
  • Support the Enterprise and Partnerships team in developing new income-generating initiatives and funding opportunities;
  • Represent BFF in key external funding relationships and with third party organisations as required.

Experience:

  • Excellent written communication skills: ability to write clear and articulate prose, strong attention to detail and editing skills, with the ability to transform project information into compelling and persuasive proposals
  • A proven track record of developing proposals and securing funding from trusts, foundations, and statutory sources
  • Knowledge of fundraising information sources, and familiarity with research techniques for fundraising prospect research
  • Comfortable with networking and collaborating with project partners, stakeholders and other NGOs to develop joint funding proposals
  • Knowledge of conservation and animal welfare issues, passion for wildlife, and commitment to Born Free’s ethos
  • Strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills, confident, with the ability to work independently, and as part of a team
  • Understanding of budget development and management
  • Organised, dedicated, highly motivated and reliable
  • Proficiency in Microsoft computer packages, and an ability to work with and interrogate databases and spreadsheets
  • Ability to prioritise work, manage time effectively and meet deadlines

The minimum remuneration for this position is £20,000.00 plus 20 days holiday.  Applicants must be UK residents or be legally permitted to work in the UK; Born Free is an equal opportunities employer.

Curriculum Vitae with a covering letter should be forwarded to:

The Operations Manager
Born Free
Broadlands Business Campus
Langhurstwood Road
Horsham
West Sussex
RH12 4QP

or to recruitment@bornfree.org.uk

The closing date for applications is 19th July 2017.


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Born Free Foundation
Broadlands Business Campus, Langhurstwood Road
, Horsham, RH12 4QP, UK - Charity Reg. No. 1070906


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