Development Officer

Closing date: 13 May 2024, 09:00 BST

Location: Oxford, with flexible home working

Salary: £30,000 per annum

Vacancy type: Permanent

Global Canopy is a data-driven not for profit that targets the market forces destroying nature. We do this by improving transparency and accountability. We provide innovative open-access data, clear metrics, and actionable insights to leading companies, financial institutions, governments and campaigning organisations worldwide.

About the role

We have an exciting opportunity for a motivated, talented and ambitious individual to join our growing Development team. This role is an opportunity for someone with a keen interest in the environment looking for a next step in their fundraising career. The role will be responsible for supporting other team members with large grants as well as managing and growing their own portfolio of trust and foundations capable of giving at five and six-figures.

The role will support donor management including donor reporting and stewardship and will help coordinate fundraising events. This is a truly varied role with an opportunity to get involved in all aspects of fundraising.

The successful candidate will report to the Development & Partnerships Lead, and will also work with and support the other members of the Development team to deliver our fundraising and development priorities across all funding streams, including our Trusts & Foundations, Major Donors and Institutional/Government funding.


To be successful in this role, these are the things that will matter the most:

  • Strong communications skills (written & verbal) with the ability to understand and synthesise complex information for public facing communication 
  • Ability to work well under pressure and manage multiple priorities and demands
  • Team player 

Essential behavioural competencies:

  • Proactive and adaptable – seeks new opportunities
  • Collaborative approach to work & focus on getting the job done
  • Highly organised with excellent attention to detail

At Global Canopy, we value diversity and inclusion. You can read our diversity statement on our website. We encourage applications from all backgrounds and are committed to having a team with a diverse set of skills, experiences and abilities. We are committed to reducing systemic barriers in our recruitment processes. 

Global Canopy works on issues of tropical deforestation. We are particularly interested in strengthening our team to include those with a background from forest regions such as Latin America and South East Asia. We welcome applications from people from these regions.

Global Canopy is an inclusive employer and accommodations will be made to allow anyone who requires additional support to apply for this role. Please get in touch with us if you require any additional support.