Senior Development Manager PBI

Peace Brigades International

Senior Development Manager

  • Help us build a new strategy and lead its implementation so that PBI can support and protect more environmental and human rights activists in more countries.
  • Join a small and innovative team working across both PBI’s UK Office in London and its International Headquarters in Brussels.
  • An exciting chance to take PBI’s development to the next level in a post providing unique opportunities for personal and professional growth.
  • Flexible work conditions and potential for salary increases, training, and travel.
  • PBI provides life-saving protection and catalytic support for women’s rights activists, Indigenous leaders, LGBTIQ+ groups, environmentalists and other human rights defenders in Africa, Asia, and Latin America, while advocating for lasting changes to laws and policies.

We are seeking an experienced and motivated Development Manager to lead on identifying, obtaining and maintaining income from foundations and individuals in the UK, US and elsewhere to support our global protection, training and advocacy work with human rights defenders at risk.

We are looking for someone who has successfully raised income from trusts and foundations for international programmes; ideally with experience of institutional and individual giving. The successful candidate will have the drive and vision to co-build our fundraising strategy and offer creative ideas to grow our income into new and diverse areas. A keen interest in international human rights is essential, as we begin implementation of an ambitious new strategy to support grassroots activists fighting for our planet, for gender equality, for justice and accountability.

About the Role: You will be responsible for designing and implementing PBI’s development strategy with UK and US donors, ensuring that PBI has the sustainable funds we need to maintain and expand our protective work globally, as well as our advocacy, communications and training. You will work in close collaboration with PBI’s UK Director and International Coordinator to co-build a strategy and ensure its implementation, with the goal of growing PBI’s income by a third by 2027, particularly by increasing the number of multi-year grants from trusts, foundations and individual donors. You will collaborate with PBI’s global staff to produce tools for effective fundraising.

Salary: £42,500 – £52,500 (or pro rata equivalent) dependent upon experience. 28 days leave plus public holidays (or pro rata equivalent)

Responsibilities include:

Strategic Oversight and Management – 25%

  • Lead the design, development, implementation, and evaluation of PBI’s global development strategy, with support from PBI’s UK Director and International Coordinator
  • Develop and maintain fundraising management systems and relationships with current, past and potential donors
  • Lead the production of high quality grant applications and provide inputs and oversight to external consultants so they can do likewise
  • Source and manage consultants and volunteers where needed to support fundraising activities
  • Chair monthly meetings of PBI’s regional fundraisers.

Trusts and Foundations – 50%

  • Maintain current and rebuild lapsed relationships with trust and foundation donors, as well as cultivating relationships with new donors
  • Research and identify new opportunities and plan and lead approaches together with the UK Director and International Coordinator
  • Lead project proposal and the development of creative pitches on priority themes such as climate, gender, and the rule of law, together with the UK Director and other staff
  • Write and submit high quality grant applications and reports
  • Lead coordination with PBI’s field offices and peer NGOs on joint proposals.

Individual Giving – 20%

  • Identify and approach major donors, trustees of trusts, and potential fundraising allies
  • Implement stewardship and communication plans for individual supporters
  • Help to grow our individual supporter base and reach new audiences
  • Take responsibility for donor engagement (including thanking and providing updates)
  • Design and implement PBI UK’s Spring and Christmas public/online fundraising campaigns
  • Ensure compliance with data protection regulations and update systems as necessary
  • Represent PBI at relevant events and co-organise at least one fundraising event per year.

Other – 5%

  • Write compelling cases and pitches for support
  • Carry out – or supervise others in completing – periodic prospecting and competitor analysis
  • Keep up to date with sectoral fundraising best practice, including in contact with other charities 
  • Work with the UK Director and Finance Manager to produce financial reporting and analysis
  • Other activities in line with the position’s responsibilities.

To apply, please send a copy of your CV and a cover letter (including your preferred location and working days) to [email protected] by June 11th, 2023.

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