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Here are the latest vacancies from across SWWFL.

2 x Sales Team Leaders (Membership Recruiting):  both 1.0 FTE (permanent)

Salary:  £22K per annum + targeted £6K annual bonus, paid mthly; OTE £28K

Based:  From home to cover 4 designated Wildlife Trusts:

             – Somerset, Avon, Gloucestershire & Worcestershire* OR

             – Devon, Dorset, Wiltshire & Hampshire /IoW*

Are you an experienced direct sales, fundraising or F2F channel Team Leader or ready to take the next step into management with an impressive track record of personal sales and sales training / coaching & development experience? Would you like to help shape the next phase of our successful and welcoming company that helps local Wildlife Trusts recruit invaluable new members? Interested in protecting the environment and giving something back?

Due to unprecedented 195% growth over the last 3 years, South West Wildlife Fundraising Limited (‘SWWFL’) has been supported with additional strategic investment from the Board for 2019-20. Hence we’re appointing two highly-organised, self-motivated and resourceful sales Team Leaders to support our regional success in recruiting new members for their local Wildlife Trusts. Each Team Leader will join one of the two sub-regions consisting of 4 Wildlife Trusts (as above*). The Team Leader, reporting to Membership Sales Managers, will be responsible for supporting the recruitment, training and development of both new and existing recruiting staff – classroom based and in the field – for 3 days per week and for generating personal recruitment sales for 2 days each week.

SWWFL recruits, via face to face channels, across its 8 owning Wildlife Trust counties. We use good quality venues (such as retail stores, garden centres, tourist attractions, markets), corporate locations & events – booked by our specialist central Venues Team – to deliver our targeted new Trust members. The Team Leader roles represent a new, flexible resource to ensure that we can deliver the support and expertise to the areas which require it to ensure target achievement. This will require a confident, mature and flexible sales Team Leader who is used to working across different activities and geographical locations.

If you have a strong sales management and/or fundraising background, experience of direct sales, F2F channels and a strong personal sales or fundraising track record this rewarding role could be for you. We’ll reward with laptop & mobile, 22p per mile travel, 20 days annual leave + bank hols rising to 25 days, plus pension.

If you have what it takes to be part of our committed, successful and growing team, please: Download a Team Leader Job Description

To apply, please forward a full CV, together with a covering letter indicating the reasons for your interest and capability to fulfil this role to Karen Churchward:

Deadline for applications is 15th March 2019; however, we’ll have rolling consideration of candidates and interview asap locally based on strength of applicants.

Finance Assistant: 1 x 0.6 fte (permanent)

Salary:  £18,500 per annum pro rata (actual salary £11,100)

Based:  Cricklepit Mill, Commercial Road, Exeter

Are you a capable and highly numeric finance assistant ready to join a successful and worthwhile organisation to help take it to the next level? Would you like to support our teams gain new members for our 8 Wildlife Trust owners? 

The post holder will provide important services to the Finance & HR Manager, operations team and across the field-based membership recruiter teams. 

South West Wildlife Fundraising Limited (‘SWWFL’) is looking for an experienced & highly motivated Finance Assistant to support Finance and performance processes, reporting to our Finance & HR Manager, and providing services across our wider operations. The post is based in our small, busy and friendly head office. 

SWWFL is owned by 8 regional Wildlife Trusts across south and west England and provides face-to-face membership recruitment at pre-arranged venues such as retail stores, local shows & events. The Finance Assistant will work across a number of key work-streams and deliver key financial information and reports that help shape our performance and aid future innovations. This is a developmental role, as we move across from paper to electronic signup and the post holder will play a significant part in this process. The post-holder will also assist across areas of payroll and financial accounting, ensuring the smooth functioning of our teams. The successful appointee will be financially numerate and confident using data and reporting, particularly using Excel and ideally using databases/CRMs, to provide financial and performance insights to the business. If you have experience in a finance or equivalent environment, this rewarding role could be for you.

We are looking for a colleague who can fill this part-time (0.6 FTE) across 3 days per week. Due to the shape of our working week, preferred days will be Monday-Tuesday plus 1 other day.  We can consider an equivalent degree of cover and/or a flexible pattern of work which can meet the demands of receiving and processing mandates from MRs after their working week finishes on a Sunday. SWWFL offers a supportive working environment, competitive salary and the opportunity to do something that benefits local wildlife. 

If you think you have what it takes to be part of our successful and committed team, please:

Download a Job Description AND complete an Application Form.

Please return completed applications and direct any queries to Karen Churchward, Finance & HR Manager:  

Deadline for applications is Monday 25th March; Interviews will be held on 4th/5th April.

Membership Sales Recruiter – Immediate starts available

We are currently looking for Membership Recruiters

We welcome good quality applications for all of areas at all times and we will get back to you to advise of current vacancies.

Our Membership Recruiters enjoy the security of an employed position with a guaranteed base salary, working for a local wildlife trust, and the flexibility to earn uncapped commission. Our job description can be found here:

Membership Recruiter JAN18

This is a role that provides you with the opportunity to meet potential members all day, every day and is one of the few jobs where you get paid to chat and make a real difference to wildlife in your local area.

The opportunity to earn £30k and more, full time and part time positions available, with full training and support is a rare opportunity and should not be missed. The role is not always easy and involves working indoor and outdoor venues. But for those who have what it takes, this is a position that provides you with fantastic earning potential, on-going support and making a real difference.

Every day is different, you’ll be meeting different people in different locations within your local area, so, ultimately, it’s all about your personality, drive and motivation to succeed.

You’ll need to be comfortable communicating with all types of people, in all sorts of circumstances.
Some people will be too busy to talk, so a common sense approach is important. This is not a hard sales role.

If you have a natural understanding of people, love to chat and your own transport, our training and support will give you the skills you need to earn a highly competitive salary in a role that’s brought fulfilment and rewards to many people.

If you think you have what it takes to inspire people about the work of the Wildlife Trusts and want a job that is flexible and rewarding please apply now by…

  • Sending your CV and
  • A short covering note indicating reasons for interest and suitability and, also, stating where you first saw the role advertised.

To: South West Wildlife Fundraising Ltd

Please clearly state in your email which Wildlife Trust area/areas you are interested in working in.