Major Giving Fundraiser

Devon Wildlife Trust

Are you an experienced fundraiser looking to bring your passion and expertise to help bring
back nature? Do you have a proven track record of relationship building resulting in financial
support? Experience of implementing successful major giving programmes? Then this could be the
role for you.

Devon Wildlife Trust (DWT) is Devon’s leading wildlife conservation charity, with over 36,000
members, 350 regular volunteers, 100 staff and 63 nature reserves. We are one of the larger
locally based organisations that collectively make up The Wildlife Trusts. DWT has pioneered
the reintroduction of beavers in England and the restoration of internationally rare habitats
like Culm Grassland.

This new post will play a pivotal role in driving forward core elements of the Trust’s Income
Framework: to build our major donor and corporate fundraising programmes and associated
donation levels, and to support large capital appeals for land purchase.

The successful candidate does not have to be from a conservation background, so long as they
have the right skills, relevant experience from any sector, and can communicate with passion,
enthusiasm and credibility about the work of Devon Wildlife Trust.

In return for your hard work and dedication you’ll enjoy a wide range of benefits including:

  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays (increasing to 28 days after 5 years’ service)
  • Agile working arrangements including home working
  • Flexitime system
  • Salary progression (subject to satisfactory performance)
  • Contributory pension scheme (conditions apply)
  • Death in Service cover
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Training and development opportunities

This is a full-time, permanent role contractually located at Cricklepit Mill, Exeter. However,
we will consider applications on a part-time basis from candidates able to work a minimum of
0.6 FTE (22.5 hours per week). If you are applying on a part-time basis, please could you
indicate this in your covering letter.

Interviews are being held on Friday 29 September, with second interviews scheduled for Thursday
12 October.

We welcome candidates of all backgrounds and abilities who meet the essential criteria for this
role. We are an inclusive organisation that is seeking to involve more diverse audiences in our

You can download an application pack from our website.

DWT is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in employment.

Registered Charity Number no 213224

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