Director of Marketing & Fundraising

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The Wildlife Trusts

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Southampton, United Kingdom

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30+ days ago

Permanent, Full Time – 35 hours per a week

Closing date: 22nd January 2023

Interviews will be held: Friday 03rd February 2023

Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust was formed in 1960 and is one of 46 Wildlife Trusts, all working towards a vision of a wilder future. Together we are the nation’s most active and influential nature conservation partnership, protecting and restoring wildlife in every part of the UK. We also work with other organisations and landowners to protect and connect wildlife sites across the county and inspire local communities and young people to take action for wildlife where they live.

We are seeking a Marketing & Fundraising Director to bring expertise, leadership, and a genuine passion for wildlife at this critical moment, providing tactical management and strategic guidance to lead a 12-strong team, and to work collaboratively across the organisation to help drive forward our goals. We are at an exciting point in our 60-year history, with an ambitious new strategy Wilder 2030, setting out a vision of of nature in recovery, with abundant, diverse wildlife and natural processes creating wilder landscapes where people and nature thrive.

You will have extensive relevant experience in marketing, fundraising and communications, ideally, but not necessarily, within the environmental charity sector, and be comfortable working in a fast-paced, unpredictable environment. You will also be an outstanding communicator, innovative fundraiser, inspiring team leader, and skilled relationship builder.

You will have a proven track record of success in a similar role and with strong leadership skills and you will be an excellent people manager who is able to support your team members to excel in their roles. You will also have outstanding interpersonal skills that will enable you to work collaboratively and effectively with colleagues across all levels of the organisation to ensure that marketing, fundraising, and communications objectives, priorities, and ways of working are well understood.

As we work to tip the balance in favour of nature, we are keen to ensure that our employees have a healthy work life balance too. We are always ready to talk to staff about ways we may be able to support this. We have a number of staff who work part time, from home and have flexible working patterns.

In return, we offer the opportunity to work for a dynamic and highly influential organisation at the forefront of nature conservation, with generous pension contribution, attractive annual leave allowance, life assurance, and a range of other benefits. We are also very happy to talk flexible and/or hybrid working.

The Wildlife Trusts value passion, respect, trust, integrity, pragmatic activism and strength in diversity. We want our people to be as diverse as nature, so we particularly encourage applications from people who are underrepresented within our sector, including people from black, Asian, minority Ethnic backgrounds and people with disabilities.