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Head of Fundraising

Bristol, Bristol City (Hybrid)
£40,000 - £45,000 per year
Job description

Are you an experienced fundraising manager with a passion for wildlife, who can inspire support for a cause from a wide range of people and support colleagues in securing the funding they need?

Avon Wildlife Trust has exciting plans for nature’s recovery in the Bristol and Bath city region. We want to create and restore habitats, enable people to take action for wildlife, and secure more land for nature in our local area.

We are looking for a Head of Fundraising who can galvanise support for our work from funders and donors, develop a high-performing fundraising team, and support colleagues in developing fundable projects to restore habitats, engage people and bring wildlife back. If this is you, we look forward to hearing from you.


Overall Purpose of Job

To grow the Trust’s income to enable us to achieve our vision of restoring the abundance of wildlife throughout our area

Main Responsibilities 
•     Lead and develop the Trust’s fundraising, overseeing development of prospect pipelines and growing income year on year from membership, major donors, individual giving, legacies, corporate partnerships, grants and charitable trusts, ensuring that the Trust achieves its restricted and unrestricted income targets 

•     Inspire funding support for the Trust’s work through relationship-based fundraising with major donors, corporates and grant-making bodies 

•     Enable delivery colleagues to secure funding for their work, supporting the development of fundable projects and high quality bids and securing continuation funding 

•     Stimulate growth in individual giving from members and non-members through the development and implementation of an ambitious plan incorporating supporter development, recruitment and retention. 

•     Ensure fundraising systems are working effectively and all activity is compliant with the Trust’s policies, fundraising guidelines from regulators, and all relevant legislation, including Data Protection and Health and Safety. 

•     Manage an integrated functional team across fundraising, contribute to the direction and development of the Trust as a member of the leadership team and undertake other duties in line with the role as requested 

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Avon Wildlife Trust View profile Company size Size: 51 - 100

We want to see nature restored on a grand scale across the Avon region. We have big plans between now and 2030 to see this happen.

Posted on: 22 April 2024
Closed date: 08 May 2024 at 23:59
Job ref: Head of Fundraising
Tags: Campaigning, Communications, PR, Finance, Fundraising, Senior Management, Marketing, Business Development

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