RSPB • Reading

Wildlife Fundraiser - Reading

Employment type:  Full time
Salary:  £21622 - £22243 per annum

3–4 days/week at home

Fully flexible hours

Dog friendly

Job Description

Do you have great communication skills, and a passion to raise crucial funds for wildlife? Are you resilient and looking for your next challenge?

Joining our team in Reading, you will travel to a local venue each day (either by company van or public transport), set up an attractive fundraising stand, and spend the day actively engaging with members of the public, inspiring people to become lifelong members of our charity.

Testimonial

‘Rewarding but hard work. On a day-to-day basis, you engage with members of the public and inspire them to become members. You do have to work alone a lot, but you never feel alone because of the support network and community that defines the organisation. You travel to a variety of venues, come rain and shine, and have some amazing (and some not so amazing) conversations with people. 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 - Chesterfield, Derbyshire – 31 March 2020– Indeed Review)

Benefits of the role include:

  • An opportunity to join a great team that is making a real difference and inspiring people to save nature;
  • 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;
  • A company van, with fuel and parking paid for (or paid public transport);
  • 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

What we need from you:

You don’t need to know much about wildlife or conservation, as we run a thorough induction program and offer fantastic training and ongoing support. What you will have is:

  • Enthusiasm and passion for saving nature;
  • Enjoy working outdoors - solo as well as part of a team;
  • An ability to tell a good story, and communicate confidently;
  • A resilience to rejection;
  • Comfortable asking people for monthly donations; and
  • Happy to work 3 out of 4 weekends, and bank holidays.

This is a permanent position, with your choice of a 3, 4, or 5-day per week contract. The closing date for this vacancy is Sunday 4th December at midnight.

Before applying, please read through our candidate guidance notes and FAQs attached to the top of this vacancy. You will be asked 7 screening questions before the application stage. Should you have any queries about this, please feel free to contact our dedicated Resourcing Advisor: dan.somers@rspb.org.uk

We run a monthly induction for all new Membership Fundraisers around the UK, and are currently recruiting new starters for a start date of January 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.

Please note that we are actively recruiting for this role, and reserve the right to close this vacancy once sufficient applications have been received. We will be conducting interviews on an ongoing basis, so please don’t delay in submitting your application!

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
What employees are saying

I feel the RSPB is very flexible and this is reflected through the Line Management chain - I know I have the flexibility on a daily basis to start early / finish late, if something crops up at home - I am very satisfied :)

RSPB Employee

More roles at RSPB
Awards & Achievements
Most flexible Charity & Tech For Good companies – 2nd

Most flexible Charity & Tech For Good companies – 2nd

Industry awards 2022