Fundraising Manager

Closing date: 02 September 2022
Fundraising Management General/Other
  • Salary £28,420 - £31,529 per annum
  • Location Edinburgh, Edinburgh (Hybrid)
  • Job Type Contract, Full-time
  • Sectors Environment
  • Job Reference : 161485_RB

Fundraising Manager – Peatlands
Reference: JUL20226207
Location: Edinburgh
Salary: £28,420.00 - £31,529.00 Per Annum
Benefits: Pension, Annual Leave, Life Assurance
Contract: 3 years

This is a Fixed-Term for 37.5 hours per week. The RSPB reserves the right to extend or make this role permanent without further advertising dependent on business needs at the end of the contract term.

The location for this role can be flexible within Scotland with opportunities for office/home hybrid working.

About the role:

RSPB Scotland is seeking someone who can help raise funds for the vital restoration of Scotland’s peatlands for the benefit of biodiversity, the climate and communities.

This role will focus on developing and maintaining a pipeline of prioritised Peatland Action and Peatland Code funding applications alongside other private and public funding, ensuring that all funding and contractual requirements are adhered to, develop funder reports, and developing good relationships with both internal colleagues and external partners in order to maximise financial support for our peatland ambitions

Duties include (non-exhaustive):

  • The role will involve building good relationships with RSPB staff from other departments and nature reserves to gather relevant information to inform funding applications and report.
  • You will take ownership of a peatland carbon project pipeline and ensure project delivery is in line with funding commitments.
  • You will develop key relationships with external funders and validation bodies
  • You will ensure funders are aware of the legal, tax and communication requirements of agreements
  • You will be a point of contact with staff to support learnings and questions around conservation investment into peatland restoration

What we need from you


  • We need someone with proven experience of successful fundraising and managing a regularly changing workload. 
  • We want someone who is enthusiastic, takes initiative and is flexible to accommodate opportunities that become available at short notice.
  • You will be highly organised, have good attention to detail, and can work to tight deadlines.


  • Knowledge of the challenges facing Scotland’s peatland and the support available for their restoration is desirable.
  • Knowledge and interest in current environmental funding opportunities and emerging financial markets related to nature and climate change would be beneficial.

Closing Date: 8th of September 2022
Interview date - 28th September 2022


Please click the Apply button to be directed to our website where you can complete your application for this position.

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.

The RSPB is an equal employer. This role is covered by the rehab of offender’s act 1974.

No agencies please.