Remote
£28,000 - £32,000 per year
Permanent, Part-time, 4 days a week (28 hours)
Job description

Rewilding Britain wants to see rewilding flourishing across Britain – reconnecting us with the natural world, sustaining communities and tackling the climate emergency and extinction crisis.  Established in 2014 as the only national rewilding charity in Britain, we champion rewilding, acting as a catalyst for debate and action and demonstrating the power of nature to address the enormous threats we face. 

Rewilding Britain is at an exciting stage in its development. Rewilding is increasingly accepted as a critical means of tackling the biodiversity and climate emergency. Rewilding Britain is here to make this happen - at the scale and pace of transformational change required to protect our climate and allow people, communities and wildlife to thrive. 

The interest in rewilding has exploded over the last couple of years in particular, and with this has come an increase in financial support and a growth in funding opportunities. We are in a development phase, and to support this we are looking to increase capacity in our small development team to meet growing income targets and deliver great supporter relationships. As Fundraiser you will play a pivotal role in building relationships, identifying opportunities and securing income to agreed levels within a diverse portfolio of charitable trusts, grants and corporate partners.

This role would suit someone highly organised with lots of initiative, varied fundraising experience, great communication skills and a passion for the recovery of nature. If you think you can help us, can work from home and are looking for a new challenge in an agile working environment, please send your CV, a short statement telling us why you’re the right person for the job plus a one page only response to the following: how would you approach the job in the first six months? You can also send examples of/links to fundraising materials that you have worked on directly with your application.

Please send your application by midnight on Sunday 10 October. We aim to hold interviews via Zoom during the week beginning 25 October. We’re a small team, so please note we cannot respond to all applications - you will hear from us in the week beginning 18 October if you’ve been shortlisted.

Salary £28-32k pro rata, depending on experience.

Job purpose
To maximise the funding potential for Rewilding Britain’s core work, working within our small fundraising team, with a focus on all stages of the funding cycle with mid and lower level corporates and grant-giving trusts and foundations. 

Key responsibilities

Fundraising 

  • Support the team to develop and maintain a strong pipeline of donors, using stewardship, research, analysis and planning skills.

  • Develop and support relationships with a portfolio of small and medium level trusts, foundations and corporate supporters, including writing funding proposals, attending meetings, tracking and reporting, and producing required resources.

  • Track, cultivate and manage relationships with corporate funders, including developing clear systems and processes, due diligence, developing proposals, reporting, promoting corporate fundraising opportunities and referrals.

  • Support the development of legacy fundraising. 

Administration, data & reporting

  • Share responsibility for key fundraising administration and support tasks, including maintaining reporting timetables, preparing reports, receipts and invoices etc.

  • Contribute to the development and maintenance of effective systems for recording funder, partner and prospect details, including managing and monitoring relevant sections of the CRM database. 

  • Fulfill information and resource requests, gift acknowledgement, and liaise with finance over payments.

  • Work closely with the Rewilding Network Lead and Head of Fundraising to manage the Incubator fund, including promotion, communications with applicants and grantees, gathering reports and stories, tracking distribution of funds.  

Skills and experience

Essential

  • Proven fundraising experience (min. 2 years), including with trusts and corporates and at all stages of the funding cycle

  • Excellent and persuasive written and verbal presentation and interpersonal skills 

  • Demonstrable track record in research, analysis, planning and processes in a fundraising environment

  • Experience of working with databases and multiple online platforms for fundraising

  • Experience of communicating with and building relationships with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders

  • An understanding of GDPR and other regulatory compliance issues that affect data management and utilisation

  • A passion for and understanding of conservation, ecology and related subjects

Desirable

  • Legacy fundraising experience

  • Remote working experience

  • Knowledge of fundraising and grant-giving  trends 

  • Understanding of the conservation sector 

  • Marketing 

  • Budgeting & numeracy skills

  • Knowledge of Gift Aid and other tax-effective giving mechanisms

Behaviours 

Essential

  • Positive collaborative attitude

  • Ability to work effectively from home

  • Ability to work autonomously and within a team

  • Proactive, flexible and open to change

  • Highly organised with the ability to prioritise and manage a demanding workload

  • Empathy and a high level of personal integrity

  • Willingness to learn new skills

Desirable

  • Creative approach to problem solving

  • Thrive in a rapidly changing environment

Terms and conditions 

Contract:         Working hours will be 4 days a week (28 hours). 

There will be some freedom for the person to determine their own working arrangements each week, within limitations, providing the work is delivered.            

Reporting to:         Head of Fundraising & Partnerships

Start date:         as soon as possible

Location:     Working from home, which will require a suitable home office working environment and equipment. Occasional meetings may be held in other parts of the UK and some travel will be necessary. 

 

Application Instructions

Please send your CV, a short statement telling us why you’re the right person for the job plus a one page only response to the following: how would you approach the job in the first six months? You can also send examples of/links to fundraising materials that you have worked on directly with your application.

Posted on: 22 September 2021
Closed date: 10 October 2021
Tags: Fundraising

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