Fundraiser Apprentice ROYAL SOCIETY FOR THE PROTECTION OF BIRDS

The Level 3 Fundraiser Apprenticeship is a new and exciting route into the world of fundraising and the RSPB are delighted to be on the lookout for an apprentice to join our dynamic fundraising team.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 26 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £23,401.00

    A competitive salary of between £24,890.00 and £26,720.00 once training is completed.

  • Working week

    We can offer 4 and 5 working day contracts. The role will involve working 3 out of 4 weekends. You will have 4 weeks’ notice in advance of what your timetable will be so you can plan around your working hours and training time.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    13 Months

  • Possible start date

    24 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    09 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000249973

  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Did you know that one-third of the RSPB's income comes from memberships? Our members are the backbone of our work, providing essential support through their generous donations which helps us in our efforts to give nature the home it deserves.
Through your studies/coaching and mentorship you will learn to engage in meaningful conversations to highlight the benefits of becoming an RSPB member and showcase how their contributions make a significant impact on our conservation efforts. 

•    Each day you will travel to different venues in your RSPB van, set up an attractive fundraising stand, and spend the day actively engaging with members of the public, spreading awareness about our conservation efforts and generating new RSPB memberships via direct debits.

•    You will attend regular meetings with your Area Manager and regional Teams and either virtually or on occasions in person. You will undertake your course virtually.

•    You will have 6 hours per week dedicated to study, which would be in addition to your development day where you will undertake training and development to further support you in your role.

Benefits:

•    Comprehensive training provided both by the RSPB and the training providers - The course is designed to fit around your professional commitments, while providing you with a supportive one-to-one coaching relationship normally reserved for senior executives. - Your Professional Development Expert will work with you over 13 months to support you to complete the Diploma. They are your own personal coach!

You will also have opportunity to meet other apprentices, learn about ethical fundraising, learn what motivates people to donate, understand how storytelling works in fundraising, gain understanding on how to build rapport and trust. Your apprenticeship course and working with our existing fundraisers will help you develop the necessary skills in how to fundraise successfully.

The training you will be getting

  • Fundraiser level 3
  • Through your studies/coaching and mentorship you will learn to engage in meaningful conversations to highlight the benefits of becoming an RSPB member and showcase how their contributions make a significant impact on our conservation efforts. 
  • You will work in and around Oxford and will be provided with a Van to do so.
  • You will have 6 hours a week dedicated towards your training and development
  • Functional skills if required

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Once you have achieved your diploma you have the opporunity to continue as a fundraiser in a permanent role. This could in the future lead to roles such as Fundraising Area Manager or other areas of income generation.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Customer care skills, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Ability to work outdoors, Ability to work independently

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 2) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Math (Grade 2) Desired

Things to consider

Benefits: • Company van with fuel and parking costs covered. • 34 days of annual leave (including bank holidays) • Employee Assistance Program. We believe that fostering employee wellbeing is good for our employees and for the RSPB.

About the employer

The RSPB is the country's largest nature conservation charity, inspiring everyone to give nature a home. Together with our partners, we protect threatened birds and wildlife so that our towns, coast and countryside will once again teem with life.

Employer

ROYAL SOCIETY FOR THE PROTECTION OF BIRDS

Address

Oxford

OX1 1AA

Contact

stephen.louw@rspb.org.uk

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Training

Training provider

CORNDEL LIMITED

Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience

Apprenticeship standard

Fundraiser

Level 3 (A level)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications


Employer's Application Instructions

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 26 May 2024