Wildlife Fundraiser – North Essex

Closed: Sunday, June 9, 2024
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  • Salary £24,890 - £26,720 per annum, pro rata for part time
  • Location Colchester, Essex,Halstead, Essex,Manningtree, Essex,Harwich, Essex (On-site)
  • Job Type Permanent, Part-time, Full-time
  • Sectors Environment
  • Job Reference : 165525_RB

Wildlife Fundraiser – North Essex
Location: Colchester
Salary: £24,890.00 - £26,720.00 Per Annum
Benefits: Pension, Life Assurance, 26 days annual leave

Nature is in crisis, and we need your help! Join us at Europe's largest nature conservation charity and make a real difference as a Wildlife Fundraiser!

Are you looking for an exciting opportunity that allows you to integrate your passion for nature with your exceptional communication skills? Join us at Europe's largest nature conservation charity and make a real difference as a Wildlife Fundraiser!

About the role 
Each day you will travel to different venues in North Essex, set up an attractive fundraising stand, and spend the day actively engaging with members of the public, spreading awareness about our conservation efforts and generating new RSPB memberships via direct debits. Please note that we are specifically looking for individuals who are based in North Essex - unfortunately our Suffolk team is currently at capacity.

Don't worry if you're not a wildlife expert yet – we provide comprehensive training to equip you with all the knowledge you need. Plus, you'll enjoy the added perk of a company van, with fuel and parking costs paid for.

What's even better? You'll have the flexibility to choose a contract between 3 to 5 days per week, and enjoy the stability of a set salary, rather than working on commission. With 34 days of annual leave (including bank holidays) and opportunities for sabbaticals, we value your work-life balance and well-being.

What do current employees say about this role? 
‘Securing a membership is always a great feeling that stays with you. Being able to talk about things you are passionate about and learn a lot about wildlife is a real plus.’
‘Fun, challenging, requires resilience, great colleagues.’

But it's not just about the benefits – it's about the impact you'll make. Join a team that's dedicated to preserving nature and inspiring others to do the same. Your role will be pivotal in driving positive change, and you'll have the support of a diverse and inclusive community every step of the way.

If you would like to learn more about this role, we will be hosting an open briefing session on Microsoft Teams on Saturday 1st June @ 11:00am. More information is available on our website.

What we need from you:

  • A passion for conservation;
  • Ability to work to targets;
  • A driver's licence valid for use in the UK;
  • Happy to work 3 out of 4 weekends;
  • Willingness to work outdoors and independently;
  • Fundraising/Sales and Customer Service experience advantageous.

Whether you're from a hospitality, customer service, sales, or volunteering background, we're more interested in your negotiating/storytelling skills and enthusiasm than your previous experience.

If you're ready to embark on an exciting journey with us and help create a world richer in nature, apply now! You will be asked to upload your CV and complete a short online application form to get started. Should you be shortlisted, you will be invited to complete a short video questionnaire.

Closing date: 23:59, Sunday 9th Jun 2024
We are looking for starters to join from June 2024, and we reserve the right to close this vacancy once sufficient applications have been received.


If you would like to find out more, please click the apply button. You will be directed to our website to complete your application for this position.

We are committed to developing an inclusive and diverse RSPB, in which everyone feels supported, valued, and able to be their full selves. To achieve our vision of creating a world richer in nature, we need more people, and more diverse people, on nature’s side. People of colour and disabled people are currently underrepresented across the environment, climate, sustainability, and conservation sector. If you identify as a person of colour and/or disabled, we are particularly interested in receiving your application.

Contact us to discuss any additional support you may need to complete your application.

This role is not eligible for UK Visa Sponsorship - the successful applicant will need to have a pre-existing Right to Work in the UK in order to be offered an employment contract.

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

No agencies please.