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Community Fundraising Area Co-ordinator

SHQ, Public Affairs & Marketing

Why we want you

Are you a natural leader who knows how to motivate a team to succeed and has a few hours to spare each month? Will you bring your love for the natural world to life to engage your team to inspire donations and give our supporters the best customer service?
You will manage and oversee a team of volunteers who will promote our fundraising pin badges and collections, raising vital funds for our conservation work in Scotland. Of the 6,000 UK species surveyed recently, more than 1 in 10 are under threat of disappearing from our shores altogether. Do you have the commitment, drive and passion to galvanise your team and community into action? We need people like you who are not afraid of getting stuck into any challenge, setting direction and motivating your team to make the most of every available opportunity to raise funds. Your role will include:
- Actively recruiting and managing a network of up to ten local volunteer Community Fundraising Collectors
- Strategically planning venues to target for our pin badge and bucket collecting schemes
- Working closely with volunteers to secure and maintain pin badge box sites
- Organising street and bucket collections in local stores and venues
- Ensuring that volunteers bank and report funds in a timely and compliant way
- Monitoring our ROBINS computer system reports and dealing with any discrepancies
- Thanking our supporters and issuing certificates
The Community Fundraising Team is ambitious. Our amazing volunteers grow financial support for RSPB in our communities and ensure that every person they meet gets a special experience of nature, wherever they are. Lead something different. Help us give nature a home today.

What’s in it for you?

- Experience of managing a team to deliver our fundraising activities
- RSPB Community Fundraising Area Coordinator training, for a valuable insight into our organisation and practical management skills
- Support and direction from the Community Fundraising staff
- Chance to lead and work with a friendly, enthusiastic and diverse team
- Ongoing support and volunteering opportunities available

The skills you need

We're looking for people who have the skill and will to lead by example and drive their teams to succeed, learn and grow support. If you share our values and care about what you do and how you do it, then we want to hear from you!
Essential
- Excellent communication and leadership skills
- Fully computer literate and confident with reports
- Enthusiasm for smashing targets, fundraising and inspiring people about nature!
- Strong work ethic, confidence to use your initiative and set direction for your team
- Ability to stay calm under pressure and support your team
- Excellent timekeeping and organisational skills
- Attention to detail with the ability to ensure that our collections run according to strict guidelines
- Willingness to motivate your team to ensure all donors have an amazing experience
- Not afraid to have difficult conversations

Desirable
- Some experience of managing a team and achieving fundraising targets
- Customer service and cash-handling experience
- Full, clean driving license

Your time

Minimum commitment: 8-10 hours per month
Duration: Ongoing
Period: All year round

Who to contact

Freyja O'Toole
Tel: 0131 317 4194
E-mail: Freyja.O'Toole@rspb.org.uk

Notes

No knowledge of birds required!
Appropriate training will be provided and expenses will be reimbursed where necessary.

The RSPB is the country's largest nature conservation charity, inspiring everyone to give nature a home. Together with our partners, we protect threatened birds and wildlife so our towns, coast and countryside will teem with life once again. We also play a leading role in a worldwide partnership of nature conservation organisations.

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