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Logo: RSPBScience Fundraiser
Reference number: gs7mv-1
Location: Bedfordshire
Salary starting at: 22,073 to 23,912 per annum
Hours: Full time

Contract: Fixed Term


The ability of RSPB's world-class science to identify and redress the causes of decline in biodiversity is being constrained by our external income. The need to boost our external funding from hitherto largely untapped revenue streams is critical if we are to continue, and indeed expand, our vital conservation work. To this end, a new post of Science Fundraiser is being created to lead fundraising for RSPB Conservation Science.


The post will focus initially on accessing funding from specialist sources, especially Research Councils, so minimising overlap with our core fundraising activity. The post-holder will sit within and work within the Project Development & Support Unit but liaise regularly with the Principal Research Manager and other staff in the Conservation Science department and High Value Fundraising to support income generation. This will be a two-year contract post in the first instance. 


Key responsibilities include:

  • Identify potential new sources of income, which could increase and diversify science funding streams and develop strategies to tap into these sources, focusing on Research Councils.
  • Strengthen relationships between RSPB fundraisers and the Conservation Science department, to ensure a coordinated approach to fundraising that focuses effort in line with strategic priorities.
  • Identify specific potential opportunities to generate income from external funding sources and match these to agreed science priorities.


The role may require some working away from the primary base at The Lodge, Sandy, Beds. 


This role is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act. You will be asked to declare unspent convictions and cautions at offer of employment stage.


Closing date: 25 August 2019

Interview date: 11 September 2019


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