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Director of Fundraising, Membership and Communications

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Salary: Negotiable from £37,000 per annum - depending on skills and experience

Closing date: Wednesday 18th July 2018

Location: Bristol

Do you have what it takes to grow the income of a successful charity? Are you an excellent relationship-builder who would like to help restore wildlife and inspire people to take action for nature?

Hours: Full time, 37 per week (however we may also consider applications for part time)

Avon Wildlife Trust has an ambitious vision to restore the abundance of wildlife throughout our area and exciting plans to invest in our future. We want to build on our successful conservation and engagement work by developing and improving more nature reserves for wildlife and visitors, upgrading and expanding our facilities for education and community engagement, and developing new headquarters for the Trust.

We are looking for a new Director of Fundraising, Membership and Communications to continue to grow our membership, increase our income and shape our communications to help us achieve this vision.
Our ideal candidate will be a highly successful fundraising and communications manager, an exceptional fundraiser with the capacity to take the step up, or a highly capable sales/business manager with excellent people skills and the ability to make the transition. 

You will be a key member of the senior leadership team at the Trust, helping to shape and deliver our strategy and direction, supported by a small team of specialist fundraisers and communications professionals. 

Avon Wildlife Trust is a charity dedicated to working with local people for local wildlife in the West of England region (Bristol, Bath, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire). It is supported by more than 18,000 members and manages over 30 local nature reserves. It is one of 46 Wildlife Trusts in the UK, who are currently campaigning for stronger legislation for the protection and restoration of wildlife. If you are interested in this position, please see the attached job pack for further information. 


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Director_of_fundraising_membership_and_comms_Job Pack.pdf1.48 MB
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Contact details:

Completed application forms should be emailed to:

Our preference (in line with our aspiration for a paper-free office), is to receive applications electronically in Word format. Alternatively, applications may be sent in paper format to:

Avon Wildlife Trust, 32 Jacobs Wells Road, Bristol BS8 1DR.

Please note that it is not always possible for us to acknowledge receipt of applications due to limited staffing resources. 

Closing date: 9am Wednesday 18th July 2018 
Shortlisted candidates will be invited for a first interview on Friday 27th July.

Applicants may be asked to attend a second interview on Thursday 2 August.