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Director of Development

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ClientEarth is Europe's leading public interest environmental law organisation with 70 qualified lawyers and more than 100 staff in total, working from our headquarters in London and offices in Brussels, Warsaw, New York City and we are shortly opening a Berlin office. Bringing together law, science and policy, we create practical and impactful solutions to some of society's most pressing environmental challenges, and have had significant successes including several landmark court victories. We have been growing at 30 percent annually supported by a strong fundraising culture across the organisation, an active Development Board and strong relationships with leading Trusts and Foundations. Our projected income this year is £9million, and our ambitious expansion and associated income generation plans will see ClientEarth continuing to expand internationally.

Director of Development


Competitive Package

The Director of Development is a key role within ClientEarth, leading our ambitious income generation work across global programmes and income sources. A member of the senior leadership team, the Director of Development will have a significant strategic role in driving our global impact and growth.

We are looking for candidates with a highly successful track record of international income generation, with in-depth experience of major gifts, trusts and foundations or institutional fundraising. You will thrive in an entrepreneurial, fast paced environment, and can initiate, build and steward high level donor relationships. A strategic operator, you are an accomplished and enabling leader who will get the most out of a talented and motivated team as well as senior leadership colleagues and trustees. You are not afraid of taking risks and have successfully worked in a global context and you share our passion for protecting the environment.

To learn more about this unique opportunity and how to apply, please download the appointment brief below.

You can also contact our retained consultants at Prospectus, Borge Andreassen and Stella Pedersen, on telephone +44 (0)207 691 1920 or e-mail borge.andreassen@prospect-us.co.uk and stella.pedersen@prospect-us.co.uk for a confidential conversation about the opportunity.

Closing date: May 22

Preliminary interviews: May 31 - June 5

ClientEarth interviews: June 13

ClientEarth final interviews: June 16


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