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Role: Programme Officer
Reporting to : Programmes and Partner Manager
Contract Type: Full time, permanent (part-time candidates will be considered, minimum 4 days per week)
Number of days: 5 days a week (will consider flexible working hours).
Location: Hybrid, minimum 2-days per week in London office (The successful candidate must have permission to work in the UK by the start of their employment). Laptop provided for home working.
Salary : £29,000 (plus benefits) FTE (dependent on relevant skills and experience).
Annual leave : 25 days plus public holidays, with an additional 2 days for volunteer work.
Start Date: June 2024
Closing date for applications: 24th April 2024

About this role

Embark on a transformative journey with Synchronicity Earth , where your passion meets purpose, and every day is an opportunity to make a tangible impact on our planet's future. In this pivotal role within our Programmes team, you're not just filling a position; you're embarking on a mission to drive change, innovate, and contribute to global conservation efforts. Your work will directly influence the protection and rejuvenation of Earth's most precious biodiversity.

Your Impact / Specific responsibilities will include the following:

  • Manage grantee partner relationships, including building trust and openness, identifying capacity needs, administrating grants, monitoring progress and fulfilling reporting requirements.

  • Provide administrative support across the Programmes Team with grant management e.g. preparing of grant paperwork, reviewing partner reports and checklists (proposals), monitoring pipelines.

  • Undertake research in focal areas for the Programmes Team, such as identifying intervention points and opportunities to make a difference in conservation.

  • Contribute to communication products, including donor reports and applications, to support Synchronicity Earth’s fundraising and philanthropic goals.

  • Produce and contribute to board papers and discussions.

  • Update and undertake due diligence.

  • Managing and maintaining partner database, including data entry, preparing reports and basis analysis.

  • Contribute to the development of Synchronicity Earth’s processes and systems around partner management and due diligence.

  • For the right candidate, there will be opportunities to increase your experience and responsibilities and potential career development as the organisation grows. We also have a number of cross-cutting Working Groups in which we welcome engagement from new staff, these currently include Reimagining Philanthropy, Youth, and EDI (Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion).

About Us

At Synchronicity Earth , we are more than an organisation. We're a dynamic movement towards positive change for our planet. Based in the UK with a reach that spans the globe, we shine a light on the often overlooked yet vital parts of our natural world, from the tiniest amphibians to the most expansive ecosystems.

Our mission is clear: we bring together passion and action to provide safe havens for endangered species, help communities live in harmony with nature, and turn conservation into a worldwide effort. When you join us, you're not just taking part in our projects; you're weaving your own story into a future that's brighter and sustainable for all.We are dedicated to creating a workplace that values diversity and inclusion, believing that the best solutions come from a team that reflects the vast diversity of the world we aim to protect. Our efforts include supporting organisations focused on key areas like Amphibians, Asian Species, Congo Basin, Biocultural Diversity, Freshwater, and Ocean conservation. Beyond these, our "More than Carbon" initiative invites businesses to invest in climate and biodiversity projects, while our "Synchronicity Portfolio" aims to inspire widespread change, ensuring biodiversity conservation receives the attention it deserves. Joining Synchronicity Earth means becoming part of a team that is not only passionate about making a difference but also committed to fostering an inclusive environment where everyone’s contribution is valued and celebrated.

Skills and experience required


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience in a relevant field.
  • Proficiency in English, with excellent writing skills.
  • A passion for ecology, endangered species and biodiversity, social justice or community engagement.
  • Strong organisational and interpersonal abilities.
  • Ability to work independently and adapt in a dynamic environment.
  • Proven ability to produce high-quality written materials.*
  • Computer literacy*
  • Self-motivation and an aptitude for working for a small and dynamic organisation.
  • Demonstrate curiosity, humility, flexibility, and responsiveness.
  • A commitment to our core values, including equity and inclusivity in the conservation sector.


  • Experience (especially lived experience) in Asia, South America, Africa or the Pacific

  • Some understanding of community- and rights-based approaches.

  • Written and spoken Spanish and/or Portuguese.

  • Experience using databases and/or project management tools e.g. Salesforce, Asana, Tableau.

  • Willingness to undertake occasional travel both within the UK and overseas.

  • Desire to work across a range of conservation issues and to undertake a diverse role.

  • Strong research and analytical skills

  • Project management skills

Development Opportunities:

This role offers the chance to grow your skills in research, project management, and communication, among other areas. You'll gain hands-on experience that can shape your career in conservation and beyond.

Our workplace values and culture

We pride ourselves on our supportive, creative, and inclusive culture. We're committed to reflecting the diversity of the natural world we protect and actively seek to make our workplace welcoming for everyone.

Application & Recruitment Process

We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds for this role, particularly non-graduates, and are happy to discuss flexible working arrangements. Please let us know at any stage during the recruitment process if you have any accessibility requirements we can accommodate for you, and which pronouns you would like to be referred to by. If you are new to the sector, we have some helpful resources on our website to help support your application to this role and others.

Your Application Matters: Supported by Generation Success

Embarking on a new career path is a momentous step, filled with anticipation and aspirations. To ensure your journey with Synchronicity Earth starts on the best possible note, we've partnered with Generation Success, an award-winning social enterprise renowned for its commitment to fostering social mobility and empowering individuals across all background, to administer an accessible and social mobility friendly recruitment process ensuring your talent it the only thing that matters.

Closing date for applications: 24th April 2024

Guaranteed Interview Scheme:

We recognise that people from Black, Asian, and Minority-Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds and people with disabilities are under-represented in our sector, and that there are often additional barriers present for people from these groups when applying for roles in the charity sector and beyond. We aim to apply the same dedication to a flourishing diversity of people and wildlife on our planet through our programmes to our working environment and strive to make this environment open and inclusive for everyone.

Join Our Mission:

Are you ready to make a lasting impact? Bring your passion and skills to Synchronicity Earth and help us build a future where nature and humanity thrive together.

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