Institutional Funding Manager – 1 x Permanent and 1 x 12 month Maternity Cover

  • Haywards Heath, UK

Salary: £42,000 per annum

Sightsavers has an exciting opportunity for two Institutional Funding Managers to join a dynamic and high performing global institutional funding team.  The permanent and 12 month contract positions will be based in our UK Head Office in Haywards Heath.

The post-holders will have the responsibility for the implementation of the institutional fundraising strategy for our prioritised countries with particular focus on raising and growing income from institutional donors.  They will support regional and country capacity in grant management including donor reporting, proposal development, development and management of grant information systems.

The ideal candidates will have a proven track record of raising and managing significant funding from a range of institutional donors such as DFID, USAID and EC. Experience of support and capacity building of non-programme funding specialists in grant applications and grant management is essential.

The successful candidates will have a minimum of 5 years working experience in a similar role with a proven track record of acquiring additional donor support.  Strong research skills with excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential along with flexibility to travel up to 8 weeks a year

As an equal opportunities employer we actively encourage applications from all sections of the community.  Qualified people living with a disability are particularly encouraged to apply.

Closing Date: February 21, 2018

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How to apply

To apply for this post by email, please download our application form and equal opportunities form and return as two separate documents to

We’re an equal opportunities employer, and we particularly encourage qualified people living with a disability to apply. Find out about our commitment to inclusion.

We will be contacting shortlisted candidates for interview shortly after the closing dates. We regret that in view of the large number of applications we receive, we are unable to respond if you are unsuccessful. We hope you understand the need to concentrate resources towards our work.

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