Volunteer Fundraising Team Leader - Midlands

What we're looking for

Around the UK and across the world, nature is in steady, desperate decline. Wildlife and wild places are disappearing at an alarming rate. 10% of all UK species are now under threat. We're determined to stop this happening, but we urgently need your help. Our community fundraising volunteers are the local face of the RSPB. Last year, in the Midlands, the team raised an incredible £99,000 in donations from our pin badge and collection boxes, and over £1.1 million nationally. Could you help us raise even more? We are looking for team leaders to manage teams of approximately ten pin badge volunteers. Your role will include ensuring your volunteers are banking and reporting donations correctly, and that they are servicing their pin badge boxes on a regular basis. You will also be responsible for identifying prospective new outlets for boxes and placing boxes in your local area, helping to grow the pin badge initiative even further. Not only that, but you will also be involved in the recruitment of volunteers, interviewing potential volunteers and inducting them into their new role, as well as motivating and encouraging your team to manage their boxes, helping to raise vital funds for conservation in your local area. Currently, we are looking for team leaders in the following areas: Birmingham & the West Midlands Herefordshire Northamptonshire North Shropshire Worcestershire

The skills you need

We are looking for a highly motivated and confident individual with the following skills: - Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and customer service skills - Experience of working with volunteers, or as a volunteer - Fully computer literate and confident with reports, with good knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word, email and the internet - Excellent time-keeping and organisational skills - A friendly and personable approach, with a high level of motivation to work both on your own and with a team - Ability to motivate others - Strong local knowledge You may be required to travel to different locations within your team's local area.

Your time

Minimum:
Between 6-8 hours a month
Duration:
Ongoing
Period:
All year round

What's in it for you?

This is a great chance to get out and about in your local area and meet like-minded people, whilst assisting the RSPB in achieving its conservation goals by raising large sums of unrestricted funds in the Midlands. With your local knowledge, you will be well placed to provide input into how the RSPB increases this expanding community fundraising scheme in your area. You will gain valuable work experience in community fundraising, develop existing skills as well as gaining new skills, and learn about the diverse work that the RSPB does. You will be supported by your regional contact who will help to advise, support and help you in growing your local scheme, and receive appropriate training. You will also get the chance to meet RSPB staff and volunteers in your local area. Helping to expand community fundraising is an exciting and rewarding way of volunteering for the RSPB. By organising and managing volunteers in placing and looking after boxes in busy locations in your local area, your team could raise thousands of pounds for conservation every year.

How to apply

Contact

Mark Barrett, Midlands Regional Office
Tel: 0121 262 6800
Email: mark.barrett@rspb.org.uk

Notes

No knowledge of birds or wildlife is required - just a passion and enthusiasm to help us give nature a home. Appropriate training and friendly support will be provided, and your expenses will be reimbursed where necessary. We ask for a suggested donation of £1 per badge and, on average, each box raises £150 per year for the RSPB. Our current range has over 100 high quality and attractive badge designs, depicting UK wildlife. We love nature - we're passionate about wildlife and wild places. We believe the environment should be at the top of the agenda whether the subject is building houses, setting up wind farms, fishing our seas, transporting goods or educating our children. We never give up; we get things done; making changes for the better, for wildlife and for people.

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