Fundraiser and Marketer

  • Job Reference: 00000101-1
  • Date Posted: 13 February 2020
  • Recruiter: Wilderness Foundation UK
  • Location: Chatham Green, Chelmsford
  • Salary: £24,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: Discretionary bonus
  • Sector: Events fundraising, Legacy fundraising, Community fundraising, Corporate fundraising, Fundraising data, General fundraising, Fundraising management, Trusts & grant fundraising, Marketing & communications, Alumni fundraising, Major donor fundraising
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Duration: 1 year

Job Description

Closing date: Sunday 23rd February 2020 (midnight) 

First interview: Thursday 5th March 2020

Second interview: Wednesday 11th March 2020


About Wilderness Foundation UK

Established in South Africa in 1956, the Wilderness Foundation has taken 40,000 people into the wild. Based at Chatham Green in Essex, the Wilderness Foundation reaches in the region of over 5000 children, young people and adults per year.

The purpose of the Foundation is to prepare and educate for the future. We believe that nature and wild spaces are of incalculable value not just to maintain biodiversity and wildlife but for human wellbeing. All our projects and programmes have the same basis – to connect people to nature for wellbeing benefits, mental, spiritual and physical – and to teach people in turn to care for nature into the future by teaching Leave no Trace Ethics, respect and understanding of our impact on a web of life.

Registered Charity No: 1118493 (England and Wales) SC041697 (Scotland)

Role Profile:

  • Fundraising – Grant and bid application, report and follow up; corporate networking; donor/public management and engagement; organise fundraising events etc.
  • Marketing – Promote the Charity and its projects via different marketing tools; update social media and website; create newsletter and design promotional materials; SEO report and analysis; organise marketing events, etc.

The successful candidate will be:

  • Believe in the same ethos as the Charity’s
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in fundraising bid writing, research and donor management
  • Creative and with minimum 2 years of experience in marketing
  • Self-motivated, target driven and can work under tight schedule to meet deadlines
  • Able to demonstrate strong communication, organisational and interpersonal skills

You will be required to work some weekends and evenings and we will have a flexible approach together towards working hours. 

A full driving licence and access to a vehicle is essential for this role.

This post is subject to an enhanced disclosure check and reference check.