RSPB • Edinburgh

Wildlife Fundraiser - Edinburgh

Employment type:  Full time
Salary:  £24,890 – £26,720 per annum

4 days/week at home

Fully flexible hours

Dog friendly

Job Description

Nature is in crisis, and we need your help! Join us at Europe's largest nature conservation charity and make a real difference as a Wildlife Fundraiser!

Are you looking for an exciting opportunity that allows you to integrate your passion for nature with your exceptional communication skills? Join us at Europe's largest nature conservation charity and make a real difference as a Wildlife Fundraiser!

About the role

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, spreading awareness about our conservation efforts and generating new RSPB memberships via direct debits.

Don't worry if you're not a wildlife expert yet – we provide comprehensive training to equip you with all the knowledge you need. Plus, you'll enjoy the added perk of a company van, with fuel and parking costs paid for.

What's even better? You'll have the flexibility to choose a contract between 3 to 5 days per week, and enjoy the stability of a set salary, rather than working on commission. With 34 days of annual leave (including bank holidays) and opportunities for sabbaticals, we value your work-life balance and well-being.

What do current employees say about this role?

‘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.’

But it's not just about the benefits – it's about the impact you'll make. Join a team that's dedicated to preserving nature and inspiring others to do the same. Your role will be pivotal in driving positive change, and you'll have the support of a diverse and inclusive community every step of the way.

If you would like to learn more about this role, we will be hosting open briefing sessions on Microsoft Teams on the dates below; please click the relevant link 5 minutes before the start time to attend, amending your name beforehand should you wish to remain anonymous:

  • Wednesday 17th April at 5:30pm; and
  • Saturday 20th April at 11:00am.

We are looking for starters to join from May, and we reserve the right to close this vacancy once sufficient applications have been received.

What we need from you:

  • A passion for conservation;
  • Ability to work to targets;
  • A driver's licence valid for use in the UK;
  • Happy to work 3 out of 4 weekends;
  • Willingness to work outdoors and independently;
  • Fundraising/Sales and Customer Service experience advantageous.

Whether you're from a hospitality, customer service, sales, or volunteering background, we're more interested in your negotiating/storytelling skills and enthusiasm than your previous experience.

If you're ready to embark on an exciting journey with us and help create a world richer in nature, apply now! You will be asked to upload your CV and complete a short online application form to get started. Should you be shortlisted, you will be invited to complete a short video questionnaire.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to our dedicated Resourcing Advisor –

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.

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.

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

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


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Office locations

Across all 4 UK Countries

Hiring Countries


United Kingdom

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