RSPB • Belfast

Wildlife Fundraiser - Belfast

Employment type:  Full time
Salary:  £23,500 – £24,871 per annum

4 days/week at home

Fully flexible hours

Dog friendly

Job Description

Do you enjoy talking to people? Do you have excellent communication skills? Are you passionate about nature?

We have a fantastic opportunity for someone to join the team as a Wildlife Fundraiser in Belfast.

Each day you will travel to different venues across Northern Ireland, set up an attractive fundraising stand, and spend the day actively engaging with members of the public. The aim is to inspire people to become lifelong members in this exciting and rewarding role.

If you don’t have fundraising experience, don’t worry; full training will be provided! A company van is just one of the fantastic benefits you will receive as part of your role, so apply today!

What do current employees say about this fantastic position?

‘Securing a membership is always a great feeling that stays with you. Being able to talk about things you are passionate about and learn a lot about wildlife is a real plus.’

‘Fun, challenging, requires resilience, great colleagues.’

What’s in it for you?

Join the expanding Northern Irish team making a real difference and inspiring people to save nature! You will be working in a rewarding role where you can draw on your passions and interests.

You will receive the following:

  • A contract that suits you – choose between 3, 4, and 5 days per week (7.5 hours on-site per day)
  • A set salary, rather than working to commission
  • No travel costs… as you have access to a company van, with fuel and parking paid for
  • An annual volunteer day to spend with whichever charity you choose
  • 34 days’ annual leave (including eight bank holidays (pro-rata))
  • Full training and comprehensive induction
  • Sabbatical and Secondment opportunities

About You

You don’t have to have fundraising experience. Due to our thorough induction programme, you don’t need to know much about wildlife or conservation either.

What you will need is a passion for saving nature, resilience to rejection, an engaging personality, and the ability to tell a good story and communicate confidently. This is both a challenging and rewarding role, with the only requirement to engage and inspire them to want to support through regular giving.

You may have worked in other areas where you have had to build face-to-face relationships, such as hospitality, customer service, sales, sustainability, conservation, campaigning, income generation, business development, retail, or in a volunteering capacity. However, it is your skills we are interested in rather than your work experience, as you will receive excellent training and ongoing support in this role.

Please note that this role will involve working weekends and bank holidays, and in order to carry out this role you will need a full driving licence.

Additional information

We are currently recruiting new starters for a start date of October/November 2023. Please note that in order to be considered for this post you will be required to upload your CV and complete a short online application form. To stand out - why not submit a cover letter which you can include on the same document as your CV.

If you want to learn more about this role, we will host open briefing sessions on Tuesday 3rd October, from 5.15-6.00 p.m and Saturday 14th October, from 4.00-4.45 p.m. If you would like to attend one of these, or have any queries about this vacancy, please feel free to contact our dedicated Resourcing Advisor: dan.somers@rspb.org.uk

You will receive a link to complete our video questionnaire if you are shortlisted. This may end up in your junk folder.

We are committed to developing an inclusive and diverse RSPB in which everyone feels supported, valued, and able to be their whole selves. To achieve our vision of creating a world richer in nature, we need more people on nature's side and more diverse people. People of colour and disabled people are underrepresented across the environment, climate, sustainability, and conservation sectors. 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.

Please note that we are actively recruiting for this position and reserve the right to close this vacancy once sufficient applications have been received, so don’t hesitate to apply!

Company benefits

Open to part-time employees
Open to compressed hours
Sabbaticals
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

Company employees

2400

Gender diversity (male:female)

41:59

Office locations

Across all 4 UK Countries

Hiring Countries

Liberia

United Kingdom

Awards & Achievements

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Flexa100 2024
Charity & Tech For Good

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Industry awards 2023
Most flexible companies

Most flexible companies

Flexa100 2023
2nd – Charity & Tech For Good

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Industry awards 2022