Do you enjoy talking to people? Do you have great communication skills? Are you passionate about nature?
‘Fun, challenging, requires resilience, great colleagues.’ Indeed Review, April 2020
We have an amazing opportunity for someone to join the team as a Wildlife Fundraiser. Each day you will travel to different venues, 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 interesting and rewarding role.
If you don’t have fundraising experience… don’t worry, as full training will be provided! A company van is just one of the amazing 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.’ - Membership Fundraiser - Current Employee
What’s in it for you?
Join a 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:
- 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 8 bank holidays (pro-rata))
- Full training and comprehensive induction
- Career progression opportunities within Europe's largest conservation charity, and up to 4 weeks’ sabbatical opportunities for every 5 years of service
You don’t have to have fundraising experience. You don’t even need to know much about wildlife or conservation, due to our thorough induction programme.
What you do need, is a passion for saving nature and an engaging personality, along with the ability to tell a good story and communicate confidently. This really is a rewarding and enjoyable role, where the only requirement is to engage and inspire!
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 fantastic training and ongoing support as you start your career.
Please note that in order to carry out this role, you will need a full driving licence and the right to work in the UK.
We are currently recruiting new starters for a start date of April/May 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.
Before applying, please read through our candidate guidance notes and FAQs attached to the top of this vacancy. At the beginning of your application, you will be asked some screening questions - should you have any queries about these, please feel free to contact our dedicated Resourcing Advisor - firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that we will be holding an open briefing session for anyone interested in learning more about this role. This will be via Microsoft Teams on Saturday the 1st of April (15:45-16:30) and Tuesday the 4th of April (17:15-18:00) If you would like to attend, please contact - Forest.email@example.com
We are also advertising this role in Buxton, Nottingham and we have a weekday seasonal post at Frampton Marsh.
If you are shortlisted you will receive a link to complete a video questionnaire.
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.
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