Fundraising Officer


Blue Marine Foundation (BLUE) is seeking a Fundraising Officer to work as part of a small but highly driven team responsible for finding donations to support all of BLUE’s operations and projects, with a particular focus on securing grants.

They should have a passion for the ocean and an awareness of the opportunities to create change.

This is an incredible chance to join a highly impactful charity at the cutting edge of marine conservation.

Salary:  £23,000 – £32,000 per annum (dependent on experience)

Hours:  40 per week, Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm

Contract: Six-month Fixed Term renewal contract

Location: Somerset House, London

Holidays: Five weeks leave per annum plus bank/public holidays

Reporting to: Senior Development Manager

The application deadline: Friday 11 June 2021

Interviews: w/c 21 June 2021

Please send your CV and a letter explaining your skills and suitability for the role along with information on your salary expectations to Becki Clarkson:  

If you would like to know more or have any questions, then we’d be happy to help.


All BLUE’s London office-based employees are currently working remotely. We would expect the successful applicant to work a minimum of three days per week in the office once restrictions are lifted.

BLUE is committed to an inclusive workplace, where there is equality of opportunity. We value diversity and welcome applications from all sections of the community.


Role & responsibilities

  • Supporting the fundraising team to open doors and generate meetings, write fundraising applications, present and secure donations;
  • Developing and maintaining relationships with trusts and foundations;
  • Generating new corporate donor relationships;
  • Building and maintaining strong working relationships with BLUE corporate partners;
  • Maintaining donor spreadsheets;
  • Writing reports and maintaining relationships with existing donors;
  • Representing BLUE at external meetings to secure funding;
  • Exploring opportunities for a membership programme to support BLUE’s core funding requirements.

This list is not exhaustive, and the selected candidate will be required to undertake other relevant tasks.


Essential Skills & Experience

  • A track record of securing funding by generating leads, ideally with UK, European and US trusts and foundations;
  • Educated to degree level;
  • Excellent written communication, including experience writing proposals and reports;
  • Excellent presentation skills;
  • Highly self-motivated and able to work using own initiative;
  • Excellent team working and interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to work under pressure, prioritise tasks and meet key deadlines;
  • Excellent organisational skills;
  • Strong attention to detail.


Desirable Experience

  • Experience working with UK, European and US trusts and foundations;
  • Experience applying for UK government and EU grants;
  • Experience working in conservation or in another NGO;
  • An existing donor network;
  • A track record of donor servicing.