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Senior Fundraising Officer

Reference number: A2661019

Location: Flexible

Do you have the passion, drive, professionalism and enthusiasm to raise funds for the RSPB?

The England team is recruiting for a Senior Fundraising Officer to join our team. This is a fantastic opportunity to hone your skills in fundraising and project management. If you have enthusiasm for the work of the RSPB and can demonstrate your talents and transferable skills for fundraising, line management and leadership we would like to hear from you.

We are looking for a dynamic and motivated individual with charisma, resource and initiative, a collaborator who can embody our one team approach to fundraising and communications. You will oversee and directly contribute to income generation, be flexible and adaptable to changing priorities and enjoy getting things done. As a bold ambassador for the RSPB you will develop excellent relationships across RSPB teams and with a range of significant funders and partners.

The role will involve you working alongside the Fundraising Manager to develop and implement fundraising strategy. We will create the opportunity for you to develop specialist knowledge and lead on strategy for one or more of the income streams eg grants, trusts, corporates and individuals.

As well developing your expertise, you will line manage Fundraising Officers, lead on large scale, complex funding bids and multi-stakeholder partnerships. By providing coaching and support to team members you will play a vital role in fostering team culture and developing fundraising expertise. Using recognised performance management and leadership tools, you will harness the collective brilliance of our team, and provide ongoing evaluation of the fundraising programme.

You will make a significant contribution to developing projects and be responsible for compiling high quality funding applications to secure income for our fantastic portfolio of work including nature reserves, visitor facilities, people engagement and nature recovery projects. You will have experience of line management, working with and through others to achieve results, being part of project teams, extracting the best from individuals and achieving success through partnership working.

A working knowledge of due diligence and legal compliance in the charity sector will enable you to ensure contractual obligations are communicated to project executives and budget holders, ensuring the RSPB upholds its reputation as an NGO that can deliver.

Salary starting at

£22,073 to £23,912 per annum. Applicants should expect under normal circumstances to receive an offer at the bottom of the advertised range.

Hours & contract information

Hours: Full time
Contract: 12 month Fixed Term Contract

Closing date: 15 November 2019
Interview date: 25 November 2019

How to apply

Our role profile describes the key result areas and skills and experience needed for the role. Please make sure you include reference number A2661019 on your application.

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This role is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act. You will be asked to declare both spent and unspent convictions and cautions at offer of employment stage.

Who to contact

For questions about this post
Fiona Taylor
01603 697 594

Send application details to
Janice Marsden
RSPB England - Norwich, Stalham House, 65 Thorpe Road, Norwich, NR1 1UD
01484 868417