Royal Horticultural Society
London, Greater London
Westminster, Greater London
£25,500 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Fundraising and Events Administrator

£25,500 per annum

Vincent Square, Victoria, London.  Some home working may be considered.

35 Hours per week

We are looking for a Fundraising and Events Administrator to join our supportive and friendly team. The Fundraising and Events Administrator role reports into the Events Manager and supports the Events, Fellows (Patrons), Legacy and Individual Giving functions within the Department.

This role is a great introduction to the charitable sector with the opportunity to gain experience across a range of fundraising functions and with a variety of donors and stakeholders. As the initial contact for all enquiries coming into the team, you will need excellent interpersonal skills and take pride in delivering a high standard of customer service. You will be proving valuable day-to-day administrative support to the Events, Fellows, Legacy and Individual Giving functions, processing donations, updating records and ensuring that appropriate acknowledgement and thanking has been done. You will be working with the Events Manager on the planning and execution of a busy programme of donor events from small legacy information events to major donor receptions at the prestigious RHS Chelsea Flower Show. This role will involve travel across our five RHS Gardens and to many of our Shows.

To work for the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) is to join a thriving charity, whose mission is to inspire everyone to grow. Everything we do is built on the transformational power of gardening – and the benefits it brings to people, places and our planet.

Known globally for our inspirational Shows and five spectacular Gardens, our work extends to leading ground-breaking climate research, running community outreach programmes, and setting the standards in horticultural education. With the recent opening of RHS Garden Bridgewater and Hilltop, the world’s first dedicated Centre for Gardening Science, at RHS Garden Wisley, there has never been a more exciting time to be part of our journey to make the UK a greener, and more beautiful place.

And we couldn’t do this without our people. We’re proud of the knowledge, enthusiasm and ideas that each one of our team members brings. From working across our social media channels, to volunteering in the Gardens, from serving customers in our Garden Centres to running national marketing campaigns, we believe that every member of the RHS team should have the opportunity to make a difference.

The RHS provides a number of great benefits for employees including:

  • Free parking for staff working at one of the five gardens
  • Free access to all RHS Gardens and Flower Shows
  • 20% discount on all RHS Retail
  • Discounted food and drink from the catering outlets at the gardens
  • Employee discounts at high street retailer and cash back scheme
  • 25 days’ holiday (increasing to 28 and 30 with service)
  • Bike to work scheme
  • Pension with employers’ contribution, which increases with length of service
  • Employee Assistance Programme for staff and immediate family
  • Monthly Garden magazine and access to gardening advice
  • Sponsorship for external studies

The RHS is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and expects all personnel to share in this commitment.  We are an inclusive employer and welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

Apply via our website by 31 January 2022

Posted on: 14 January 2022
Closing date: 31 January 2022
Tags: Admin, Fundraising