Fundraising Manager

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The Wildlife Trusts

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Stafford, United Kingdom

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30+ days ago

Contract Type: Permanent contract

Closing Date: 9am, 11th August 2022

Interviews: Friday 19th August 2022

In this newly created role we are seeking an ambitious, ‘hands-on’ fundraising leader who is happy managing a team and also ‘making the ask’ themselves. You will join us at an exciting time of growth and ambition and bring confidence, aptitude and advocacy alongside professional skills and expertise.

The Fundraising Manager is an influential role, with high public visibility. Help us on our journey to reach 30% of land managed for wildlife by 2030 and 1 in 4 people taking action for wildlife in Staffordshire.

About You.

  • You will be a confident manager and leader, with expertise in developing teams

  • You will be a successful fundraiser, confident developing bids and building partnerships.

  • You will have great interpersonal skills and you are a passionate communicator.

  • You are a strategic thinker and can demonstrate tact and patience to achieve your goals

About the Role.

You will be able to operate in a fast-paced and often complex environment and demonstrate team working skills. You will work closely with project managers and department heads to identify suitable funding opportunities. You will develop and deliver through your team a Major donors strategy and corporate partnerships programme.

You will develop the team, as well as the Major Donors and Corporate programmes, ensuring we have a robust and diverse range of income streams to support our work.

This role will be crucial in attracting funding into the team, all in support of delivering our 8-year strategy. You will be responsible for the Fundraising team, supporting and ensuring the achievement of the team’s strategic objectives.


  • Flexible working

  • 25 days Annual leave plus Bank Holidays and additional Christmas days

  • 10% non-contributory pension

  • Employee assistance programme

  • Life Assurance scheme

  • Electric Car and Bike to work salary sacrifice schemes

About Us.

“Staffordshire Wildlife Trust protects and enhances the wildlife and wild places of Staffordshire and promotes understanding, enjoyment and involvement in the natural world.”

A registered charity established in 1969 we are one of 46 county Wildlife Trusts throughout the UK and are supported by over 18,500 members.

The Trust owns or manages 32 nature reserves covering an area of over 1804 hectares. Our 160 staff are based in six locations around the county including our Headquarters at Wolseley Bridge, Stafford, with our work divided up into five departments: Resources, Engagement, Activism & Marketing, Conservation Delivery, & Commercial. The Trust has a diverse workforce of including site wardens, wildlife surveyors, community and education officers, catering, retail and administration.

In addition, we have the trading company which looks after the trading side of our business. This includes cafés at The Wolseley Centre and Westport Lake Visitor Centre, charity shops in Leek, Penkridge and Codsall and a retail shop in The Wolseley Centre.

We are welcoming. One of the core values of Staffordshire Wildlife Trust is that we nurture a culture of equality, inclusivity and diversity. We are welcoming to those underrepresented in our communities and we strive to listen learn and share from each other.