Major Giving Officer


Salary: £23,500 – £25,000pa.
Hours: 35 hours per week with opportunities for flexible working.
Contract: Permanent.
Location: Hybrid working opportunities between home and our offices in Suffolk.


Like the climate and biodiversity crisis that World Land Trust is trying to tackle through protecting threatened habitats, we are at a pivotal point in our history. With an ambitious strategic plan that aims to double our conservation impact by 2025 – bringing a further 1 million hectares of land into conservation protection – we need to grow our income across a broad range of funding streams.

The Development Department is made up of teams dedicated to each of our funding streams and this role will be part of a small team, reporting to the Major Giving Manager. The Major Giving Officer will support our work building and maintaining our relationships with new and existing Major Donors, Trusts and Foundations, and Legacy supporters, sustaining and developing these income streams as a key part of our fundraising strategy. We are looking for applicants who ideally have experience producing funding proposals and reporting, but most important is that you can demonstrate that you have the necessary skills to build and nurture long-term relationships through effective stewardship, which is key to our success. This role offers a real opportunity for someone looking to make an impact.

Working with World Land Trust

WLT is based in the UK and is unique within the conservation world. Reaching beyond its 30th year of operation the Trust has grown from small beginnings saving critically threatened forest in Belize, to become an internationally respected conservation organisation with a proven track record, working with more than 50 overseas conservation NGOs on protection of threatened habitats. WLT has developed its modus operandi without losing its vision, integrity and transparency.

Who we’re looking for

We’re looking for enthusiasm for our work, with exceptional written and communication skills to produce impactful funding applications and reporting, attention to detail, and a passion for developing individual relationships to ensure that our donors feel supported, valued and informed on their contribution to WLT’s work.

This post is available up to our full-time hours of 35 hours per week. Whilst our offices are located in Halesworth, Suffolk, we know that our staff have valued the opportunity to enjoy a healthy work-life balance. We build flexibility into the way we work from day one, including options for compressed hours and hybrid working between home and our offices with supportive technology to enable remote connection and collaboration. We believe that this supports our staff to achieve their full potential at work and to maintain a healthy work life balance to do the things that are important to them whilst also building important relationships in the workplace.

We recognise the benefits of a diverse workforce, bringing new perspectives and different experiences into the workplace. Our aim is to be an inclusive employer, providing a welcoming and supportive environment for all staff, where staff can be the best they can be. We recognise that we are underrepresented in some groups, so welcome and encourage applications from minority ethnicities, those with disabilities, and all gender identities. What’s important to us in this process is your skills, knowledge and experience to enable you to do the job and that is where our focus will be to find our next new team member!


Please refer to the application pack for the full job description and person specification, which can be found, here. As we are working with Charity People for this vacancy, in the first instance please contact [email protected] with your CV and for an initial discussion regarding your application.

Closing date: 9am on Friday 9th February 2024 with interviews on Friday 16th February 2024.