|Expiry date:||23:59, Sun, 9th Apr 2023|
|Location:||RSPB Scotland – HQ|
|Salary:||£25,723.00 – £27,614.00 Per Annum|
|Benefits:||Pension, Life Assurance, 26 days Annual Leave|
The RSPB is the largest nature conservation charity in Europe, with over one million members. We work to achieve a better world for both nature and people, where biodiversity loss has halted, and human actions ensure the sustainable management of the planet’s natural resources. RSPB Scotland manages 80 nature reserves from Shetland in the north to the Mull of Galloway in the south. We collaborate with other organisations to deliver a wide range of projects and activities both on and off our nature reserves.
RSPB Scotland is looking for a Fundraising Officer to join our Fundraising Team and help generate income from external funding sources (charitable trusts and grants). This will enable us to deliver priority projects and goals to aid nature’s recovery.
This role can be flexible/hybrid between office and home working, but the successful candidate will be expected to be able to travel to our office in Edinburgh, and occasionally nature reserves across Scotland, when required.
What’s the role about?
Reporting to a Fundraising Manager, the Fundraising Officer will play a key role in ensuring that the RSPB Scotland fundraising team meets or exceeds agreed income targets, with support from a Senior Fundraising Officer.
The focus of this role will be to generate income from funders including charitable trusts, the Scottish Landfill Communities Fund, and other statutory sources. This involves:
Excellent writing skills and attention to detail are crucial to the success of this role, as is the ability to manage multiple tasks, work flexibly and prioritise to meet tight deadlines. You would be part of a five person grants team and a wider fifteen-person Funding Development team. A friendly, positive attitude and willingness to collaborate within the team and adapt to changing priorities is required. Experience of grant fundraising would be advantageous.
Essential skills, knowledge and experience:
This is a Permanent role for 37.5 hours per week. We are looking to conduct interviews for this position from 1st May 2023. For further information please contact email@example.com
As part of this application process you will be asked to provide a copy of your CV and complete an application form including evidence on how you meet the skills, knowledge, and experience listed above.
This role will require completion of a PVG in addition to the standard pre-employment checks.
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.
The RSPB is an equal opportunities employer. This role is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.
The RSPB is a licenced sponsor. 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.
Before applying for this role, we recommend reading through the candidate guidance notes attached to the top of this advert.