Job: Fundraising and Partnerships Officer


Location: Tremough Innovation Centre, Penryn Campus, Cornwall

Salary: £23,500 to £26,000

Reporting to: Fundraising and Marketing Manager

Starting date: as soon as possible

Who is Borneo Nature Foundation?

We are a conservation NGO that believes everything is connected. This is why we research, protect, restore and inspire at every level. We do this to ensure the crucial, beautiful and globally significant life in Indonesian Borneo continues to thrive in face of threats. Whether it’s understanding wildlife, replanting rainforest, fighting fires or supporting community-led initiatives, we know that care counts and action matters. If you know too, please read on!

We’re on the lookout for a Fundraising and Partnership Officer to join our team, someone that can nurture relationships with our existing partners and develop new collaborations, someone who can increase our reach, and importantly, secure funding to do good.

Job Description

Whilst we imagine this job to be split roughly 50:50 between partnership management and fundraising, the truth is that we’re a small team and we all pitch in beyond our job descriptions. Everyone here has good ideas, insight and can offer support in all aspects of our work in some way or another.

Partnerships management:

  1. NURTURE RELATIONSHIPS WITH OUR PARTNERS: Manage and foster excellent relationships with our long-term partners supporting our conservation work in Indonesian Borneo, including NGOs, zoos, corporates and other organisations; extend thanks and provide resources and advice to support them with their activities.
  2. SHOUT ABOUT CLIMATE CONSERVATION: Report progress on our conservation work in Indonesian Borneo to long-term partners by drafting high-quality reports in close collaboration and support to our Grants Officer.


  1. SECURE FUNDING TO DO GOOD: Support the development and expansion of BNF International’s fundraising activities by identifying and securing new opportunities and partnerships, participating in the BNF Global Outreach Team working groups and supporting the Marketing and Fundraising Manager.
  2. FUNDRAISE FOR OUR 1 MILLION TREES CAMPAIGN: develop opportunities for the BNF 1 Million Trees Campaign and further reforestation campaigns by identifying dedicated habitat restoration and tree-planting donors globally; introducing our project and establishing partnerships, bringing directors into the conversation as necessary, and managing relationships with donors in the long term.
  3. COLLABORATE: Identify and follow-up on new fundraising opportunities which BNF can set up or take part in to widen our reach and encourage members of the public to support or fundraise for BNF, for example by way of BNF-led challenges, charity places in sponsored events, online fundraising and other means of raising funds and awareness.
  4. REPRESENT US: Occasionally attend external events to support partnership development and individual giving fundraising.


  1. Provide general support across the BNF International organisation and wider BNF family, to all staff and volunteers, to help ensure the efficient, effective and successful running of our activities; and to provide advice and insight to enhance the effectiveness and impact of BNF International.

Please have all or some of the following skills and experience:

  • Educated at degree or master’s level in a conservation or related scientific area.
  • Previous fundraising experience desirable.
  • Excellent people skills, enjoy dealing confidently with people at all levels as well as external stakeholders.
  • Ability to turn scientific information into content that can be easily understood by nonscientific audiences.
  • Ability to work autonomously, prioritise tasks, manage workload and develop the role

It would be great if you were the kind of person that is: – self-motivated, proactive and reliable – a confident communicator – Friendly and approachable and would take pride in representing an international conservation NGO with your work.

What’s in it for you?

We try our best to look after our staff well. We’re a family-friendly workplace and value work-life balance. We’re happy to discuss flexible hours and working arrangements. We offer a generous holiday allowance, starting at 25 days per year on top of bank holidays, and increasing by one day for each full year of service up to a maximum of 30 days (pro-rata for part-time employees).

We invest in staff development. Tell us what you need to do even more good, and if you’re keen to learn, we pay for Indonesian language lessons too. You’ll work in an international team, with people based in the UK, France, Catalunya, the Netherlands and Indonesia. We’re a friendly team, passionate about protecting one of the most biodiversity-rich and globally important places on earth. If you join us, you’ll get the chance to travel to Borneo to meet the field teams and visit the projects in the rainforest.

To apply, please send a CV and cover letter detailing why you would be a good fit for the role to by 29 May 2024.