RSPB • RSPB Northern Ireland

Fundraising Officer

Employment type:  Full time
Salary:  £25,723 – £27,614 per annum

3–4 days/week at home

Fully flexible hours

Dog friendly

Job Description


Do you have the passion, drive, professionalism, and enthusiasm to raise funds to support nature and people in Northern Ireland for the RSPB, and play your part in helping protect our wonderful wildlife? We’re offering a fantastic opportunity to develop your skills in fundraising and project management as part of our dedicated fundraising team. If you are enthusiastic about the RSPB’s mission and can demonstrate your talents and transferable skills for fundraising we would like to hear from you.

We are looking for a well-organised, friendly, energetic and helpful fundraising officer. You will be flexible and adaptable to changing priorities and enjoy getting things done whilst working as part of a team. With a keen eye for detail, you are both confident in managing financial and other numerical information and you are a persuasive and versatile writer. You are confident in presenting your case in 121 or small group situations and you have proven ability to manage competing priorities to tight deadlines.

We offer rewarding work, a hybrid of home and office bases, friendly and motivated colleagues, training and development opportunities, and a varied portfolio of work. The role is based in our offices in Belvoir Forest, Belfast.

What's the role about?
The post holder will work with colleagues across RSPB to help ensure our funders have an excellent partnership experience with us, increasing their understanding and awareness of RSPB's work in saving nature. You will be responsible for planning and attending meetings and events to manage funder and partner relationships. This role involves preparing and submitting grant claims to external funding bodies, securing income to support our work from grant-making trusts, foundations, and other grant makers.

Essential skills

Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to interpret complex information and present it with clarity.

Persuasive negotiator with the ability to influence.

Competent user of Microsoft Office

Able to work under own initiative and prioritise work in order to get the right things done, with the confidence to ask for support and direction where needed

Able to develop and maintain excellent relationships with external and internal stakeholders, delivering a high level of customer service to a variety of audiences

Good level of numeracy; ability to analyse data, identify trends and make recommendations for change

Essential knowledge

Working knowledge and application of relevant Chartered Institute of Fundraising, Fundraising Regulator and Charities Act regulations and guidelines.

Relevant understanding of fundraising, including supporter motivations.

Essential experience

Experience in fundraising/ sales/project management and delivering to income targets

Successful relationship development in an outward facing role.

This is a Permanent role for 37.5 hours per week.

We are looking to conduct interviews for this position from the 11th April 2024. For further information please contact darren.roberts@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 on how you meet the skills, knowledge, and experience listed above.


This role will require completion of a Access NI in addition to the standard pre-employment checks.

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.

The RSPB is a licenced sponsor. This role is not eligible for UK Visa Sponsorship - the successful applicant will need to have a pre-existing Right to Work in the UK in order to be offered an employment contract.

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

The FlexScore® is the result of a rigorous 2-step verification of a company’s flexibility

First we assess the flexibility options RSPB provides and then we anonymously survey a statistically significant proportion of their employees to make sure RSPB is as flexible as they say they are. Our assessment is based on the six key elements of flexibility: location, hours, autonomy, benefits, role modelling and work-life balance.

We ask the hard questions so you don’t have to.

Working at RSPB

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Office locations

Across all 4 UK Countries

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom

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