Fundraising Officer

Peak District National Park Foundation

Bakewell, Derbyshire / Hybrid
£25,000 - £27,000 pa

Paid • Full or Part Time • Permanent

Sectors: conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Tuesday, 30th July 2024   7 days left

We are seeking a Fundraising Officer to join the Foundation during an exciting period of growth. You will work as part of a small team to deliver our fundraising strategy – we aim to grow fundraised income to £1 million annually by 2027 to fund vital work across the Peak District. This is a key role within the Foundation and is a great opportunity for someone wanting to build experience across all areas of fundraising, as well as grant-making.

About Us 

The Peak District is the UK’s oldest National Park and has a special place in so many people’s hearts. But the Park is in crisis. We need to restore threatened habitats, create bigger and better homes for wildlife, protect our cultural heritage and inspire the next generation of nature champions to protect the park in the future. The reality of climate change means that repairing our natural landscapes is more important and urgent than ever.

The Peak District Foundation is an independent charity which works to create a Peak District which is thriving for nature and people and is protected for future generations. We are building a community of supporters who are working with us to protect and improve the Peak District for everyone, forever.

About the Role

This role is an opportunity to develop your fundraising skills and gain experience across a broad range of incomes streams while also providing essential administrative support across our small charity. You will support the Director and Fundraising Manager with fundraising from grant makers, individual donors and corporate partnerships. You will already have strong digital skills and will take the lead on developing our digital fundraising through expanding the effectiveness and reach of our social media. You will oversee the administration of our Peak Partners scheme for businesses and lead on signing up new bronze and silver level partners. You will also lead on community fundraising - supporting individuals and groups who want to fundraise for the Foundation. The role will also include helping to distribute much-needed grants to projects across the National Park.

This role would be ideally suited to someone with a digital communications background who wants to develop skills in fundraising, or an individual with some fundraising or sales experience who is looking to move into the environmental sector. You will be a confident communicator and willing to muck in and be a key part of our small friendly team. 

The role is advertised as full time, but we are open to part-time applicants (see job pack for further details). 

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