As Fundraising Manager you will lead the high value fundraising (Grants, Trusts and Corporates, major donors) team in Wales to maximise income from external funding streams by developing funding plans, identifying opportunities, building relationships and generating funds to agreed targets. The role is home based in Wales with expectation of coming together regularly to meet in offices or travel across Wales when appropriate.

What’s the role about?

This is a strategic role looking to maximise existing income sources and identify and evaluate new sources of income to ensure sustainable funding for RSPB Cymru’s work. The successful candidate will develop and deliver fundraising plans, implement and review an annual team work programme, and manage and maintain relationships with existing and potential funders to increase financial support for nature conservation programmes across the RSPB and partners/sector.

Key to this role will be working with Head of Funding Development and colleagues to plan advocacy and solicitation strategies, ensuring standards, funding conditions and compliance is met, reporting internally and externally and setting and monitoring key performance indicators (KPIs) to optimise performance, maximise income and ensure on-going funding of RSPB’s work.


  • Proven track record in Grants, Trusts and Corporates fundraising.
  • Experience of developing fundraising projects with a range of partners and managing multiple donor relationships.
  • Working to income targets and managing income and expenditure budgets.
  • Thorough in-depth understanding of funder motivations, funding processes, the implications of funding packages and commitments and project management principles.
  • Thorough working knowledge of relevant Chartered Institute of Fundraising, Fundraising Regulator and Charities Act regulations and guidelines. Detailed understanding of GDPR, the IOF Codes or Practice and lead RSPB fundraising activities to be compliant.
  • Understand the requirement to use fundraising database such as Salesforce and how this should be applied in practice.
  • Understanding team dynamics and what it takes to lead a team successfully – recognising motivation, confidence and competence as drivers for success.
  • Experience and commitment to delivery of Return on Investment ratio set, both in terms of head count, expenditure and salaries.
  • Excellent communication skills; fluency, brevity, confidence, and creativity in all work.
  • Proven skills in leadership and management; the ability to bring focus, direction and energy to get the job done, working with and through others.
  • Welsh speaker – Desirable
  • Project Management experience – Desirable

Additional Information

This is a Permanent Full-Time role for 37.5 hours per week.

We are looking to conduct interviews for this position from w/c 3rd June. For further information please contact Michele.Hunt@rspb.org.uk

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

We are committed to developing an inclusive and diverse RSPB, in which everyone feels supported, valued, and able to be their full selves. To achieve our vision of creating a world richer in nature, we need more people, and more diverse people, on nature’s side. People of colour and disabled people are currently underrepresented across the environment, climate, sustainability, and conservation sector. 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 exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

The RSPB is a licenced sponsor. This role is not eligible for UK Visa Sponsorship – the successful applicant will need to have a pre-existing Right to Work in the UK in order to be offered an employment contract.

We reserve the right to close this advert at any time.