Woking, Surrey
£73,000 - £78,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Director of Events & Community Fundraising


£73-78,000 per annum

Living Planet Centre Woking, Surrey, GU21 4LL with some flexibility

At WWF UK, we are implementing a bold new strategy to help to save the planet and provide a future where people and nature thrive.  We are now looking for a senior level fundraiser who is passionate about making it politically, socially and economically unacceptable to destroy our planet’s natural resources to join us in the fight for our world.

As our new Director of Events & Community Fundraising, you will drive a substantial step change in income and supporter growth through Mass Participation, Challenge Events and grassroots community fundraising in its broadest sense. This is currently a hugely under developed area of fundraising for WWF and there is a significant opportunity to develop new products to rapidly expand support and engagement. We want you to create new mass participation and challenge event fundraising opportunities to attract new audiences as well as optimise and enhance the performance of our existing programme. This will involve designing a coherent and integrated strategy, developing a high performing team, maximising the use of cutting-edge digital technologies and stepping up to become an integral part of the WWF-UK leadership team. Whether managing budgets and partner relationships or creating programme materials and communications, you will be key to delivering our mission.

Of graduate calibre you will have a track record of growing income and supporter numbers as well as extensive expertise in events and community fundraising. Used to developing, launching and growing new event products for a target audience, you will be experienced in designing event fundraising strategies and translating strategic imperatives into clear deliverables.

Comfortable overseeing performance metrics, you will be familiar with developing insight and using data gained to improve overall performance against KPI’s with a deep understanding of digital media, direct marketing techniques and fundraising and data protection regulations. Effective at managing suppliers, you will favour a collaborative working style and possess outstanding interpersonal, influencing and communication skills.  As someone who cares about nature, you will be able to demonstrate a commitment to the natural world and WWF’s core mission.

How to Apply

This brand-new role is key to our success in implementing our bold new strategy and demonstrates our commitment to embracing new audiences. If you think you have what it takes to carve out a strategic events and community fundraising strategy to deliver our mission please click on the link and apply via our website. Complete the online registration and submit a copy of your up to date CV with cover letter highlighting what makes you a good fit for us.

At WWF-UK we are committed to creating an inclusive working environment, where diversity is valued and there is equality of opportunity. We therefore welcome applications from all sections of the community and we offer a range of benefits to encourage a work life balance.

Our world needs you like never before. We are the first generation to know we are destroying the world and we could be the last that can do anything about it. We’re looking for people who are passionate about making it politically, socially and economically unacceptable to destroy our planet’s natural resources. We need you to join us in the fight for our world.

Closing date: 22nd September 2019

Refreshed on: 12 September 2019
Closed date: 22 September 2019
Tags: Fundraising, Senior Management