Head of Fundraising and Marketing

The Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire

Cambourne, Cambridgeshire
£38,000 - £42,000 pa depending on skills and experience

Paid • Full or Part Time • Permanent


Reference: 151141_BCN

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, environmental policy & campaigning

Closing date: Monday, 26th March 2018   3 days left

What are now known as the various Wildlife Trusts came out of a meeting in May 1912, held by the famous banker and expert naturalist, Charles Rothschild, to discuss his radical idea about saving places for nature.

Rothschild's vision was to identify and protect the best places for wildlife and helped acquire areas of land -'nature reserves'- where wildlife could be protected. Rothschild went on to be what we would recognise as a major philanthropist when he funded the purchase of Woodwalton Fen in Cambridgeshire. This is where nature reserves started; it’s surprising isn’t it that they haven’t been around for that long – 1912 is a recent point in history comparatively, for something we almost take for granted as having always existed.

The Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire (BCN) is a custodian of this first nature reserve. We work to make our three counties a place where nature can flourish, carrying on the legacy left by such generosity and to enrich the lives of the people who live here. We care for local wildlife and more than 100 nature reserves and we inspire others to do the same.

There’s a great opportunity for an exceptional person to help us to shape a top team, building on what we have already and helping secure the funding needed to continue Rothschild’s vision.

Head of Fundraising and Marketing
Location: Cambourne, Cambridgeshire with travel expected across the counties of Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire
Salary: £38,000 - £42,000 pa depending on skills and experience
Hours: full time but with a possibility of flexible hours (full-time/part-time)

As Head of Fundraising & Marketing at BCN Wildlife Trust, you will work closely with the Director of Marketing and Fundraising and the Leadership Team. Your job will be to implement and develop the Fundraising Strategy and to provide leadership to the Fundraising Department. You’ll be an experienced fundraiser with an understanding of how to lead a team in developing strong philanthropic relationships and in achieving growth in income. Ideally you’ll have a background in major donor fundraising and you’ll certainly know how to create, develop and steward donors in line with BCN Wildlife’s culture and values.

If you are a fundraising manager with experience in creating and stewarding partnerships as well as managing a team of fundraising professionals then this may be the job for you.

On offer, to the right person who is likely to be passionate about conservation, the environment and wildlife, is a great package, a supportive and friendly working environment, a truly remarkable cause and the chance to lead a dedicated and professional Fundraising and Marketing Team committed to making a real difference.

Closing Date: Midnight, Sunday 25th March 2018


If you would like to find out more about this position and to apply, please click the 'More information about this vacancy' button to be directed to the Wildlife Trust BCN website where you can download the Job Description and Application Form. 

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