Development Officer

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Development Officer



Full Time - 3 year fixed term appointment

PML has an exciting opportunity for a Development Officer to contribute to the achievement of PML’s annual fundraising targets by identifying funding sources, building relationships, both leading and supporting proposal development and new initiatives.

Key Deliverables:

  • Research and manage a pipeline of opportunities from suitable trusts, foundations and companies, with initial focus on funders of capital equipment.
  • Develop relationships with potential funders, as appropriate, and maintain good relationships with existing funders.
  • Work with scientists, and other colleagues in PML’s Corporate Affairs Group, to write and submit high quality, tailored funding proposals.
  • Prepare budgets to support fundraising proposals.
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date records of communications with relevant trusts, foundations and corporations.
  • Liaise with PML’s Contracts and Finance department to ensure that funding awards are acknowledged and received.
  • Submit relevant monitoring and evaluation reports required by funders, ensuring high standards are consistently met.
  • Suggest or contribute to new fundraising initiatives.
  • Operate within charity law and adhere to the Code of Fundraising Practice.
  • Accept legal responsibility for own safety and that of others as appropriate.

Experience & Eligibility Requirements

The successful candidate must have:

  • Demonstrable experience of fundraising and proposal writing, preferably in a scientific/academic organization and charity environment, and within the context of securing funding from trusts and/or foundations.
  • Degree or equivalent qualification.
  • Strong organisational and time-management skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal, networking and relationship building skills.
  • Good computing skills, including sound knowledge of Microsoft Office applications.
  • Preferably proven experience of budget preparation. 

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