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We are looking for a Head of Fundraising who can galvanise support for our work from funders and donors, develop a high-performing fundraising team, and support colleagues in developing fundable projects to restore habitats, engage people and bring wildlife back. If this is you, we look forward to hearing from you.


Avon Wildlife Trust is a charity dedicated to working with local people for local wildlife, covering the West of England region (former county of Avon). It is supported by more than 17,500 members, manages over 30 nature reserves and is one of 46 Wildlife Trusts in the UK. We want to see nature restored on a grand scale across the Avon region, with one in four people taking action for wildlife.


The Wildlife Trusts value diversity. We are committed to creating a movement that recognises and truly values individual differences and identities. We actively encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and cultures. We also have robust child safeguarding policies, and this role requires two work references.

Avon Wildlife Trust has exciting plans for nature’s recovery in the Bristol and Bath city region. We want to create and restore habitats, enable people to take action for wildlife, and secure more land for nature in our local area.


Overall Purpose of Job: To grow the Trust’s income to enable us to achieve our vision of restoring the abundance of wildlife throughout our area

Main Responsibilities:    

  • Lead and develop the Trust’s fundraising, overseeing development of prospect pipelines and growing income year on year from membership, major donors, individual giving, legacies, corporate partnerships, grants and charitable trusts, ensuring that the Trust achieves its restricted and unrestricted income targets   

  • Inspire funding support for the Trust’s work through relationship-based fundraising with major donors, corporates and grant-making bodies 

  • Enable delivery colleagues to secure funding for their work, supporting the development of fundable projects and high quality bids and securing continuation funding 

  • Stimulate growth in individual giving from members and non-members through the development and implementation of an ambitious plan incorporating supporter development, recruitment and retention. 

  • Ensure fundraising systems are working effectively and all activity is compliant with the Trust’s policies, fundraising guidelines from regulators, and all relevant legislation, including Data Protection and Health and Safety. 

  • Manage an integrated functional team across fundraising, contribute to the direction and development of the Trust as a member of the leadership team and undertake other duties in line with the role as requested

Head of Fundraising


£40,000 – £45,000 per annum, depending on experience


Full time - 37 hours per week

Contract Type:



Based at our Bristol office with flexible working at various AWT locations, and from home.

Close Date:

Wednesday, 8 May 2024

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