Community Fundraising Manager – Scotland


The Community Fundraising Manager will be responsible for community and volunteer fundraising
across Scotland and play a key role in building community support for nature. They will manage
a team of three Community Fundraisers across Scotland. This 0.6 FTE permanent role can be
organised flexibly to suit the candidate. It is a hybrid office/home based role with the office
base in our Edinburgh or Glasgow office. 

What’s the role about?

The RSPB community fundraising team raises over £1 million nationally through our network of
volunteers selling our UK wildlife pin badges. The team also works with members of the public
wishing to raise funds for the RSPB, and is currently developing a new ‘in Aid of’ fundraising
offer to enthuse more people to act for nature.

As the team manager, you will be developing the Scotland community fundraising offer to grow
this income stream to its full potential. Your community fundraiser team will manage over 250
volunteers and work with RSPB staff across many reserves in Scotland to raise funds and engage
with the local community. You will manage, support and guide them to ensure fundraising
opportunities are maximised, targets are on track, and the RSPB abides by fundraising

Responsibilities of the manager will include:

  • Supporting the team to liaise with RSPB Local Groups to grow fundraising for nature.
  • Providing an excellent service to anyone who wishes to fundraise for the RSPB.
  • Maximising Community Fundraising activities on reserves through pin badge sales and other
  • Championing volunteering and volunteer fundraising contributions across the organisation.
  • Ensuring that all activities are compliant with Fundraising Regulator requirements.

What we need from you

Essential skills:

  • Understanding of relevant Institute of Fundraising, Fundraising Regulator and Charities Act
    regulations and IOF Codes/guidelines relating to volunteer fundraising and ‘in Aid of’
  • Communicating effectively with a wide range of audiences verbally, in writing and face to
    face. Persuasive communication skills to bring supporters to our cause.
  • Provides direction, energy and capability to lead and manage Community Fundraisers and
    volunteer fundraisers from different backgrounds.
  • Numerate, in order to analyse data, identify trends and make recommendations for change.
  • Competent user of Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
  • Awareness of digital fundraising techniques and platforms and competent user and analyser
    of CRM database and digital fundraising platforms such as JustGiving.
  • Able to identify, escalate and implement directions swiftly to volunteers and staff in the
    event of breaches of compliance that could bring RSPB into disrepute (eg pin badge box theft,
    inappropriate behaviour of volunteer).
  • Recruitment, selection and management of volunteers and staff.
  • Managing an income and expenditure budget, being able to monitor successes and
    discrepancies and provide accurate forecasts.

Additional Information

This is a Permanent/Part-Time role for 22.5 hours per week which can be organised flexibly
across the week.

The role is a hybrid office based, which means that the candidate can work from home but will
need to be able to access an RSPB office when required, either in Edinburgh or Glasgow.

We are looking to conduct interviews for this position from 18 April 2023. For further
information please get in touch with [email protected]

As part of this application process, you will be asked to complete an application form
including evidence of how you meet the skills, knowledge, and experience listed above.

We are actively recruiting for this role and reserve the right to close the advert anytime.
Previous applicants should not reapply.

We are committed to developing an inclusive and diverse RSPB in which everyone feels supported,
valued, and able to be their whole selves. To achieve our vision of creating a world richer in
nature, we need more people on nature’s side and more diverse people. People of colour and
disabled people are underrepresented across the environment, climate, sustainability, and
conservation sectors. If you identify as a person of colour and/or disabled, we are
particularly interested in receiving your application. Contact us to discuss any additional
support you may need to complete your application.

The RSPB is an equal opportunities employer. This role is covered by the Rehabilitation of
Offenders Act 1974.

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