Full Description

For over 50 years, the Scottish Wildlife Trust has worked with its members, partners and supporters in pursuit of its vision of healthy, resilient ecosystems across Scotland’s land and seas. They are proud to be have the support of over 43,000 members, 1,000 volunteers and 23 local (volunteer led) groups.

The Trust successfully champions the cause of wildlife through policy and campaigning work, demonstrates best practice through practical conservation and innovative partnerships, and inspires people to take positive action through its education and engagement activities. The Trust manages a network of 120 wildlife reserves across Scotland and is a member of the UK-wide Wildlife Trusts movement.

For further information about the Trust’s wonderful work click here.

Overarching Objective of the Fundraising Officer

This is an important role in the team. The Fundraising Officer will be responsible for developing new and existing ways of attracting and engaging with supporters, with a particular focus on maximising fundraising income through relationship fundraising, individual giving and wider supporter stewardship.

There is also a particular focus on securing legacy pledges.

This is a busy and varied role within the Scottish Wildlife Trust, and they are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced development professional with a passion for the work of the Trust to help grow its fundraising activities and income.

Working alongside a small but committed team, the Fundraising Officer will support in delivering the Trust’s key development aims. In terms of fit with the team we are looking for someone who is motivated, keen to get involved, works on own initiative but also part of the team and is interested in the work of the charity. Ideally someone who can review current processes and suggest new approaches that may make it more efficient.

You will therefore have a solid grounding in the following skills and aptitudes:

• A minimum of two years’ recent experience in professional fundraising, or equivalent, including raising funds from individual donors.

• A good level of education to Higher/ A Level (or equivalent), including maths and English.

• Knowledge of Codes of Good Fundraising Practice.

• Strong IT skills with proven competency in Microsoft Office.

• Significant experience of using a CRM database including customer segmentation and customer journey development.

• Successful credit check,

• Strong IT skills with proven competency in Microsoft Office.

• Ability to develop and apply a structured approach to workload.

• Strong organisational skills.

• Ability to manage a busy workload around scheduled and specific time frames.

• Excellent communication skills (both written and oral), including good letter writing, reporting and telephone skills.

• An understanding of what motivates people to donate.

• Excellent team working skills with the ability to maintain positive and collaborative relationships, both internally and externally.

• An empathy and interest in the conservation of our natural environment.

• Willingness to undertake training and continuing professional development.

• Flexibility on working unsocial hours including very occasional evenings and weekends.

What would provide you an advantage:

• Experience with Raisers Edge NXT CRM database.

• Experience in building rapport and securing direct income from donors and supporters

• Clean driving licence

• A fundraising qualification In return Scottish Wildlife Trust provides a range of benefits including:

Pay and benefits

The Trust offers a range of benefits which includes pension, salary exchange, company sick pay and parental leave. As an employee you are entitled to all the benefits enjoyed by our members, with the exception of voting rights at formal meetings. This means you can visit any of our visitor centres or reserves free of charge and you will receive a copy of ‘Scottish Wildlife’ (our magazine) in the spring, summer and winter. For its most recent magazine click here

Annual Leave & Public Holidays

25 days paid annual leave per year, increasing to 30 days after five years’ service. Three of these days must be used between Christmas and New Year. The annual leave year runs from April to March. The Trust recognises nine public holidays per year.

How To Apply

If this sounds like a perfect role for you then please contact [email protected] as soon as possible for further information prior to making your application.

Closing date: Noon, Tuesday 7th January 2020

Interview date: Thursday 16th January 2020

This search is being conducted exclusively on behalf of Scottish Wildlife Trust by BTA. Our leadership team have all worked in the voluntary sector and we use this experience to match organisations and individuals to create great appointments.