Our Fundraising and Development Office is critical to the overall intellectual, financial and reputational success of the Institute. We have a vacancy for a Business Development Officer with the responsibility for driving the Institute’s business development and new funding opportunities to achieve the financial growth required for diversification of funding. The Business Development Officer, with the support of a Grants Officer, will oversee the research and knowledge funding proposals and will be the main point of contact between funders and the Institute prior to bids being accepted. They will also raise awareness of potential funding opportunities for the development of IDS work. The ability to work flexibly, to tight deadlines, to be able to adapt to an ever-changing environment and to handle information and resolve issues in a methodical, intelligent, and accurate manner are essential.
We are looking for someone who has excellent skills in building strong internal and external relationships, together with good written and verbal communication skills. You should also have a proven track record in developing grant proposals and securing high value grants preferably in international development.
We can offer a friendly and supportive working environment, excellent benefits and flexible working including hybrid / part remote working from candidates able to work 2 to 3 days per week in the IDS building.
The Institute of Development Studies (IDS) delivers world-class research, learning and teaching that transforms the knowledge, action and leadership needed for more equitable and sustainable development globally.