Head, Fundraising

Principles for Responsible Investment

Employment Type Full time
Location Hybrid · London, UK London UK
Salary £68,000 - £76,000 (GBP)
Team Operations
Seniority Mid-level
  • Closing: 6:00pm, 27th Sep 2023 BST

Job Description

About the PRI

The PRI is the world’s leading proponent of responsible investment. It works to understand the investment implications of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors and to support its international network of investor signatories in incorporating these factors into their investment and ownership decisions.

The PRI’s three distinct capabilities relate to the core elements of the PRI’s approach to achieving a sustainable financial system.

  •  Translate RI (Responsible Investment) thought leadership into insights and practical support that is tailored to what signatories need to progress their RI practice

  •  Convene our vast network to create opportunities for collaborative action

  •  Harness our global scale to influence policymakers and regulators to effect system change

Job Description

  • Responsible for the raising and management of grant funding globally at PRI to help achieve the strategic aims.

  • The role reports into the Director of Finance but will work closely with a number of PRI teams, particularly those responsible for PRI’s investor initiatives, sustainable systems and ESG issues work. 

  • The role would suit an experienced fundraiser with the networks and ability to represent the PRI with global grant-makers.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with PRI colleagues to identify opportunities for grant funding to advance and align with PRI’s strategic aims.

  • Develop relationships with grant-makers based in the US, China, Europe and in other markets and build understanding of the PRI strategy and plans.

  • Develop compelling funding proposals, targeting funders with aligned programmes and objectives.

  • Work with PRI teams to optimise and formalise grant funding strategy and operational processes, including, governance, reporting, planning and budgeting processes.

  • Review and amend grant agreements where necessary.

  • Advise and support PRI colleagues who are responsible for delivery of grant funded programmes.

  • Support the Director of Finance in delivering against the team’s business plan and budget and work effectively with Finance colleagues to manage cashflow and performance against Budget

  • Provide regular reporting to the Director of Finance and Chief Operating Officer as required

Person Specification

  • Demonstrable success in developing and delivering grant fundraising strategies and in converting opportunities into substantial multi-year grants.

  • Strong networking skills and funder cultivation experience, with an extensive network of relationships with grant making bodies, which have programmes and objectives aligned with responsible investment and ESG issues, including climate, nature and human rights.

  • Excellent written and oral presentation skills; comfortable presenting to potential donors and senior management and writing compelling and successful funding applications

  • Management of operational and financial grant requirements

  • Knowledge of, or experience in, responsible investment and/or ESG issues 

  • Project management skills with demonstrable experience of leading successful funding projects, from inception to bidding to completion of grant funding.

  • A collaborative and consultative approach to working with others & committed to fostering an inclusive environment 

We particularly welcome candidates from under-represented groups, including Black, Asian, and other People of Colour, those with visible or non-visible disabilities, LGBTQ+ candidates and those who are neurodivergent.

N.B. We reserve the right to close a vacancy before the closing date in the event of an overwhelming response or a change in business priorities.


Removing bias from the hiring process

Applications closed Wed 27th Sep 2023


Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be anonymously reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You’ll need a CV/résumé, but it’ll only be considered if you score well on the anonymous review

Applications closed Wed 27th Sep 2023