Administrative Assistant, Fundraising - FFI

Application Deadline: 
26 Apr 2017

Administration Assistant, Fundraising

Fauna & Flora International

Salary: circa £18,000, depending on skills and experience

Start Date: As soon as possible

Duration of Contract: Open

Location: Fauna & Flora, depending on skills and experience

Founded in 1903, Fauna & Flora International (FFI) is the world’s longest established international conservation organisation. Our vision is to create a sustainable future for the planet where biodiversity is conserved by the people living closest to it. We aim to do this through the conservation of threatened species and ecosystems worldwide, choosing solutions that are sustainable, based on sound science and take account of human needs. We have become a trusted entity in the world of conservation. Today FFI is active in over 40 countries.

The FFI Fundraising team currently consists of eleven individuals, focussing on raising income from individuals and trusts and foundations, mainly in the UK but we are developing new markets particularly in the US and Australia. We work closely with FFI’s Communications team on publications and online communications, and the statutory fundraising team on grants from governments and multilateral organisations.  We are recruiting three new posts to respond to opportunities and increasing targets.  We are a hardworking team, committed to delivering our income targets to meet the organisation’s needs, but fun and friendly – there is never a dull moment!

This is a truly exciting time to be joining FFI’s Fundraising Team. Over the past couple of years we have been honing our fundraising and have created what we believe to be an industry-leading programme, built on developing and nurturing genuine long-term relationships with the people who support our conservation work.

We are seeking an individual with excellent administration skills, a real affinity with the work that we do and who can help us to build excellent relationships with our supporters. Your role will be busy and varied – from managing the day-to-day administrative tasks that are crucial to relationship fundraising, as well as working with colleagues within fundraising to develop new activities and processes that will build on the sophisticated marketing and fundraising that we pride ourselves on. You will help us to take our fundraising to the next level – the best possible charity/supporter relationship.

You will report directly to the Head of Supporter Recruitment & Development and work closely with the Direct Marketing and Supporter Care Manager and the Database & Fundraising Systems Manager on a range of activities that help us to manage and develop our relationships with supporters, including:

  • Processing of daily income, from postal income to online donations
  • Helping administer our membership programme with renewals and acknowledgements
  • Managing supporters’ individual records on our CRM database
  • Assisting with the administration of fundraising events
  • Developing new administrative processes to improve efficiencies

You will be self-driven with strong organizational skills and a meticulous attention to detail and be able to prioritise a busy workload effectively. In return, the role offers the opportunity to work within an exciting, friendly and lively team that in turn is part of a groundbreaking and entrepreneurial organisation at the forefront of global conservation.

For further details and to apply please visit: http://www.fauna-flora.org/about/jobs/

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 26 April 2017No agencies please.

FFI values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity