Development Officer job

Are you ready for your next challenge? We're looking for a Development Officer with the passion and people skills to inspire our supporters. 

Development Officer | 12-month maternity cover | Full-time 35 hours per week | £25,552 - £28,090 

Based at our offices in Clapham, near Settle, with some home working 

Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust (YDMT) is a small charity doing big things for People, Landscape and Wildlife in the Yorkshire Dales.

Over the last 24 years we have delivered diverse and inspirational projects that help to create habitats for our wildlife, tackle climate change and empower people to stand up for nature. Our vital work has helped to plant 1.5 million trees and secure the future of more than 750 hectares of wildflower hay meadow. We’re passionate about empowering disadvantaged groups and future generations to care for this special part of the world.

About the role

YDMT has a reputation as a 'doing' organisation that makes a real difference to people’s lives. As Development Officer you'll help us to grow and develop our income and charitable work, highlighting our ability to help tackle climate change, biodiversity loss and connect more people with our natural and built environment.

The role of Development Officer is key to our fundraising team, helping to develop new funding streams and supporting the development of projects to meet the changing charitable needs of this special area. 

Over the next three years we will aim to sustain and grow our annual voluntary income above £1m. To achieve this, we need a Development Officer who can help look after our individual supporters, philanthropists, and corporate partners to a very high level, inspiring them to continue to make regular donations and multi-year commitments.

About you 

We are looking for someone who is passionate about our work and able to build strong relationships with our supporters, including corporate partners, philanthropists and Trust and Foundations. You should be able to demonstrate experience of successful business development and/or fundraising. More important is your ability to work within our culture – which means being creative, caring, honest and enabling.

We believe the role of Development Officer with YDMT will be a highly rewarding one, and a real opportunity for someone to develop their fundraising skills in a fantastic organisation whilst benefitting this wonderful area and its communities.


YDMT staff Yorkshire Dales

How to apply

A job description and more information about the role can be found below. 

To apply please send your CV and a covering letter to by Wednesday 29 June at 12noon.

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 29 June at 12noon

Interviews will take place on Tuesday 5 July 

If you have any questions about the role please contact us by email: