RSPB • Loch Garten. Abernethy

Wildlife Fundraiser x2 - RSPB Loch Garten Nature Reserve (Seasonal Contract)

Employment type:  Contract
Salary:  £21622 - £22243 per annum

3–4 days/week at home

Fully flexible hours

Dog friendly

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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?

We are looking for 2 seasonal Fundraisers to work at our RSPB Loch Garten Nature Reserve. In this role, it will be expected that over half your time will be spent recruiting members at the Loch Garten Nature Centre. For the remainder of your time, you will visit external venues in the local area to recruit members. We are therefore looking to recruit someone who can easily commute to the Nature Centre or who is looking to move to the area.

What’s the role about?

Located in the heart of Abernethy reserve, surrounded by Caledonian pine forest and in the shadow of the mighty Cairngorms, the newly refurbished Loch Garten Nature Centre is one of the RSPB’s most high-profile visitor facilities, with a legacy of delivering a top-quality visitor experience spanning over sixty years. Membership recruitment is a key part of this, and our new Membership Fundraisers will be working closely with the visitor experience team at the Loch Garten Nature Centre to make this year’s offer at the centre the most successful ever.


• 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, fuel card, and parking expenses;
• An annual volunteer day either with the RSPB or another charity of your choosing;
• Full training and comprehensive induction.
• Secondment opportunities as well as career progression.

What we need from you:

You don’t need to be an expert on birds or conservation as we run a thorough induction program and offer fantastic training and ongoing support. Essential skills, knowledge and experience that we are looking for include:

• Enthusiasm and passion for saving nature;
• Enjoy working outdoors - solo as well as part of a team;
• A good story-teller and a confident communicator;
• A resilience to rejection;
• Experience in a customer-facing role;
• Comfortable asking people for monthly donations;
• A full, manual driving licence;
• Access to the Microsoft Office suite at home; and
• Willing to work 3 out of 4 weekends and bank holidays.

Additional Information

This is a fixed-term position (7 Months) and we reserve the right to extend this contract to permanent.

The closing date for this vacancy is Sunday 12th February at midnight.

Accommodation may be provided. If this is of interest please raise this at the interview.

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 these, please feel free to contact our dedicated Resourcing Advisor -stephen.louw@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 February/March/April 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.

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

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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.

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