Senior Fundraising Officer



Job Type

Fixed Term


Charity / Voluntary, Environmental / Conservation, Fundraising, Management



RSPB Cymru is recruiting for a Senior Fundraising Officer to join their Grants, Trusts and Corporates team.

Senior Fundraising Officer - Wales - (Full-Time) Maternity Cover
Location: Flexible in Wales
Salary: £25,280.00 - £28,045.00 Per Annum
Benefits: Pension, Annual Leave, Life Assurance
Duration: March 2022 - March 2023

This role can be based at either the RSPB Cardiff or Bangor offices but is likely to include some home working. If you have enthusiasm for nature conservation and the work of the RSPB and can demonstrate your talents and transferable skills for fundraising, with an emphasis on grants, trusts and corporates, we would like to hear from you.

We are looking for a motivated individual with enthusiasm, resource and initiative, who can collaborate across teams to deliver high-quality funding bids. You will join project teams, develop excellent relationships across RSPB Cymru and UK teams and with a range of significant funders and partners, in order to directly contribute to income generation.

The role will involve you working alongside the Head of Fundraising Development and the rest of the team to develop and implement fundraising strategy. You may line manage Fundraising Officers, lead on large scale, complex funding bids and multi-stakeholder partnerships. We are looking for experience of leadership, working with and through others to achieve results, being part of project teams, extracting the best from individuals and achieving success through partnership working.

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. Bidding for funds will require an individual with persuasive writing, an eye for detail, an inquisitive nature and confidence with finances.

We are looking for demonstratable experience in:

· Grants, Trusts and Corporates Fundraising

· Budget creation and financial competency

· Working with or within the charity sector

· Collaboration across teams and with external partnerships

· Ability to plan a funding or advocacy approach and negotiate a successful outcome

· Balancing funder or partner’s desired outcomes, whilst maintaining organisational/project priorities

· Leadership

· Understanding of the geography, culture and political scene (Welsh policies) in Wales

And with skills in:

· Persuasive and succinct verbal and written communication

· Excellent organisational and time management skills, with the ability to self-start, prioritise work and meet deadlines

· Attention to detail

· Competent computer skills with emphasis on Microsoft Office (Excel, Outlook, Teams etc)

· Developing internal and external relationships

Closing date: 23:59, 25 January 2022

The RSPB is an equal opportunities employer. This role is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

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