RSPB • RSPB Scotland - HQ

Community Fundraising Manager - Scotland (Part-Time)

Employment type:  Part time
Salary:  £26180 - £29043 per annum

3–4 days/week at home

Fully flexible hours

Dog friendly

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Job Description

The Scotland Community Fundraising Manager manages a team of three community fundraisers based across Scotland. The role is the operational lead on all community and volunteer fundraising activities in Scotland, raising income to support RSPB's activities and plays a key role in building community support for nature. This is a 0.6 FTE permanent role with the flexibility to be based anywhere in Scotland.

What's the role about?

We are seeking a well-organised and forward-thinking individual to join our Community Fundraising team in Scotland.
The role provides leadership and management of the community fundraising team (3 staff members), a network of volunteer fundraisers (c.250) and inspires relevant staff across the country to help achieve community fundraising income targets and other engagement objectives. This includes sharing best practice, training, target setting, motivating and applying situational leadership.

Activities associated with this role are at the front line of the RSPB supporter journey from first steps and beyond. You will be developing the Scotland community fundraising offer to grow this income stream to its full potential. Excellent customer service is required so that existing and potential new supporters take an active part in helping to save nature.

Responsibilities of the manager will include:

  • Supporting the team to liaise with RSPB Local Groups to grow fundraising for nature
  • Providing an excellent service
  • Maximising Community Fundraising on reserves
  • Championing volunteering and volunteer fundraising contributions across the organisation
  • Ensuring that all activities are compliant with Fundraising Regulator requirements

Essential skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Thorough working knowledge of relevant Institute of Fundraising, Fundraising Regulator and Charities Act regulations and IOF Codes/guidelines relating to volunteer fundraising and ‘in Aid of’ fundraising.
  • Communicates effectively with a wide range of audiences verbally, in writing and face to face. Persuasive communication skills to bring supporters to our cause.
  • Provides direction, energy and capability to lead and manage Community Fundraising Officers and volunteer fundraisers from different backgrounds.
  • Ability to manage high performance as well as poor performance.
  • Numerate, in order to analyse data, identify trends and make recommendations for change.
  • Competent user of Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
  • Awareness of digital fundraising techniques and platforms and competent user and analyser of CRM database and digital fundraising platforms such as JustGiving.
  • Able to identify, escalate and implement directions swiftly to volunteers and staff in the event of breaches of compliance that could bring RSPB into disrepute (eg pin badge box theft, inappropriate behaviour of volunteer).
  • Recruitment, selection and management of volunteers and staff.
  • Managing an income and expenditure budget, being able to monitor successes and discrepancies and provide accurate forecasts.

Additional Information

This is a Permanent/Part-Time role for 22.5 hours per week.

We are looking to conduct interviews for this position from 21 March 2023. For further information please contact cecile.farber@rspb.org.uk

As part of this application process, you will be asked to provide a copy of your CV and complete an application form including evidence of how you meet the skills, knowledge, and experience listed above.

We are actively recruiting for this role and reserve the right to close the advert at any time.

We are committed to developing an inclusive and diverse RSPB, in which everyone feels supported, valued, and able to be their full selves. To achieve our vision of creating a world richer in nature, we need more people, and more diverse people, on nature’s side. People of colour and disabled people are currently underrepresented across the environment, climate, sustainability, and conservation sector. If you identify as a person of colour and/or disabled, we are particularly interested in receiving your application. Contact us to discuss any additional support you may need to complete your application.

The RSPB is an equal opportunities employer. This role is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

Before applying for this role, we recommend reading through the candidate guidance notes attached to the top of this advert.

Company benefits

Open to part-time employees
Open to compressed hours
Enhanced maternity leave
Enhanced paternity leave
Adoption leave
Shared parental leave
24 days annual leave + bank holidays
Enhanced sick pay

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