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Membership Fundraisers – Milton Keynes & Banbury

Employer
RSPB
Location
Milton Keynes & Banbury
Salary
£18,250.00 - £22,243.00 Per Annum
Closing date
9 Jul 2021

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Function
Fundraising, Marketing, Campaigning, Graduate & Trainee, PR & Communications, Events Fundraising, Supporter Development
Sector
Environment / Conservation, Animal
Hours
Full Time
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Job Details

Membership Fundraiser - Milton Keynes
Location:
Milton Keynes & Banbury
Salary: £18,250.00 - £22,243.00 Per Annum
Benefits: Pension, Life Assurance, 26 days annual leave

Have you ever thought about how you can make a real difference to the world we live in? Here at the RSPB, our Membership Fundraisers are at the heart of what we do, each one playing a vital role in our efforts to raise awareness and secure funds - allowing us to continue in our mission towards giving nature the home it deserves. 

Nature is in big trouble and we need your help 

The UK is among the most nature-depleted countries in the world. We now have a moral obligation to save nature and this is a view shared by the millions of supporters of conservation organisations across the UK. From now until 2030 we have some ambitious plans and targets - working together with our community of members and partners to collectively change the fate of nature.

About the RSPB 

The RSPB is the largest nature conservation charity in the UK, consistently delivering successful conservation, forging powerful new partnerships with other organisations, and inspiring others to stand up and give nature the home it deserves. Around a third of the RSPB's funding comes from memberships, which allow us to continue all of our fantastic work - protecting and restoring the wild places nature depends on. 
 
About the role: 
 
The role involves traveling around your local area, setting up a stand, and engaging with members of the public. Whilst your primary role would be to recruit new members, you are also there to inspire, educate, and enthuse the public with a real passion for nature. In return, we will offer a competitive, living wage, and working contracts to suit. This role would also benefit anyone who is looking to develop their sales and marketing skills and/or looking to develop a career in wildlife and conservation. 

Essential skills, knowledge and experience: 

  • Enthusiasm and passion for saving nature; 
  • Enjoy working outdoors - solo as well as part of a team; 
  • A good story-teller and a confident communicator; 
  • A resilience to rejection; 
  • Experience in a customer-facing role; 
  • Comfortable asking people for monthly donations; 
  • A full, manual driving licence; 
  • Access to the Microsoft Office suite at home; and 
  • Willing to work 3 out of 4 weekends, as well as bank holidays. 

Desirable skills, knowledge and experience: 

  • Fundraising/sales experience 

We are now recruiting for Membership Fundraisers across the UK, to find out more information on the locations available, please click the apply button to be taken to our main job opportunities page where all Membership Fundraising vacancies are listed.

We run a monthly induction for all new Membership Fundraisers around the UK, the next of which commences on 2nd August 2021.

Closing date: 23:59, 09 July 2021

TO APPLY AND FOR MORE INFORMATION:

If you would like to find out more about this position and to apply, please click the Apply button to be directed to our website where you can complete your application for this position.

No agencies please.

Company

The RSPB (the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds) is a large, national charity dedicated to the conservation of birds and other wildlife and the environments on which they depend. Founded in 1889, the RSPB has more than a million members, over 2,000 employees and 13,500 volunteers. RSPB’s UK headquarters are in Bedfordshire and it has an annual income of nearly £133 million.

RSPB carries out conservation work in many different areas. It runs a network of 200 nature reserves covering almost 13,000 hectares, which are home to 80% of the UK’s rarest or most threatened bird species. It works with farmers to identify wildlife friendly farming methods, researches bird populations and partners with international conservation organisations.

RSPB is also an advocacy organisation, lobbying the government on diverse topics such as planning, wind farms and economics. It has a UK headquarters, three national offices and nine offices in the English regions. Its million-plus members, 200,000 of whom are youth members, make it the largest conservation organisation in the UK. RSPB also has 150 local groups and more than 80 youth groups. It has a volunteer to staff ratio of 6:1.

The charity was founded in Manchester in 1889 as the Plumage League (initially as a campaign against the killing of birds for the fashion industry). It received a Royal Charter in 1904, becoming the ‘Royal Society for the Protection of Birds’. RSPB moved to its present headquarters in Sandy, Bedfordshire, in 1961.

One of the RSPB’s most popular activities, carried out for children since 1979 and for adults since 2001, is the Big Garden Birdwatch. The Birdwatch is an annual data collection of bird populations that takes place every January. In 2016, 519,000 people were involved, counting over 8 million birds. The Birdwatch enables RSPB to build a picture of garden wildlife across the UK. It has shown, for instance, that the sparrow population has declined by 60% since 1979.

RSPB also urges supporters to ‘make a home for nature’ in their gardens. Activities include creating feeding stations and homes for hedgehogs, providing flowers and plants for moths, creating habitats for frogs and toads and forming safe corridors from one garden to the next.

RSPB, along with sister organisations, Stop Climate Chaos Cymru and Stop Climate Chaos Scotland, is part of The Climate Coalition. It argues that the effect of climate change on wildlife and wild places can already been seen and that increased flooding and rain from climate change will spell disaster for birds and wildlife.

RSPB is also a member of BirdLife International, a global partnership of conservation organisations that share common objectives.

RSPB is a major fundraising charity and spends around 90% of its income on conservation, public education and advocacy.

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Telephone
01767 680 551
Location
The Lodge,
Potton Road,
Sandy,
Bedfordshire
SG19 2DL
United Kingdom
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