Salary: €57.931 per annum
Candidate Level: Management
Contract Type: Permanent
Working Hours: Full Time
Sector: Conservation / Environment / Climate
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Country: Germany
Closing date: 15/07/2024
Fundraising Manager

The Fundraising Manager (Germany) will join ClientEarth’s thriving Philanthropy team and play a leading role in securing income from individuals, trusts, foundations and other funders in Germany. 

ClientEarth is a legal and environmental charity that uses the power of the law to fight against climate change and to protect nature and the environment. Since our founding in 2007 we have blocked over 46 coal mines across Europe, taken the UK Government to court over its air pollution, protected Europe’s most ancient forest and are now expanding our work across Asia and Americas.  

ClientEarth’s successes and growth are enabled by the Development Department, comprising Grants, Digital Fundraising and Philanthropy; and supported by a Development Operations team who manage data, finance and admin for the teams. The Development Department’s ambition is to raise £40m annually by the end of 2026.  

Meet your Manager

In this role, you will be managed by Clea Ferguson, ClientEarth’s EU Philanthropy Lead. Clea has been fundraising for over 15 years, in several countries including France, Germany and the UK. Prior to joining ClientEarth, Clea raised funds for several international development organisations in both national and international teams: Oxfam, Action against Hunger and Plan.

  • Establishing local fundraising programme: Work with London-based Associate Director of Philanthropy and Events, EU Philanthropy Lead, Business Development, Grants, Digital Fundraising as well as with the Head of Germany and Comms Officer Germany on identifying and developing an effective German fundraising strategy, setting appropriate targets and identifying suitable funding sources.  
  • Direct fundraising: Develop the German donor pipeline; create and implement cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategies 
  • Strategy: Support the EU Philanthropy Lead and the Managing Director, Germany, to develop and implement the German specific strategy e.g., key donors; type of income sources; and internal resources.  
  • Systems and processes
  • Fluent (CEFR level C2) in German
  • Fluent (CEFR level C2) in English
  • Significant experience of fundraising in the German market 
  • Experience of successfully managing the relationship with a new donor, from prospect identification through to cultivation, encompassing both personal engagement with prospects and/or coordinating the input of colleagues from across the organisation

Note to candidates: We know that long lists of criteria can be daunting and that some candidates will not apply for a role unless they feel they are 100% qualified. If you feel you meet at least some of the essential criteria, we still encourage you to apply.

Further Information
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Flexible working:  We are proud to be a Flexa accredited Employer. Visit our Flexa Employer page for more information on our approach to flexible working. Our flexible working policy allows our people the choice to decide to work from home in the country where their contract of employment is issued for 80% of their month, with the other 20% of their month being office-based  See our Benefits page for more.

ClientEarth values diversity and inclusion and the benefits this brings. We aim to appoint the most suitable candidate at all times and welcome applications from people from all different backgrounds. 

Please note that ClientEarth is only able to employ those who have the pre-existing legal right to work in Germany.

ClientEarth is not a law firm and does not provide legal advice or legal services to third parties.


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Closing date: 15/07/2024