Protecting the environment with intelligence

Fundraising Officer

About EIA

The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) is an independent campaigning organisation committed to bringing about change that protects the natural world from environmental crime and abuse.


Purpose of the post

The Fundraising Officer will work as part of the fundraising team to maximise income and support for EIA. They will contribute to raising EIA income from individual donors, community fundraising and legacies and will support the Senior Fundraiser in raising income from Trusts and Foundations. They will be responsible for maintaining the fundraising administrative systems.


Reports to: Head of Fundraising


Main responsibilities

Generating income from EIA’s supporter base (including appeals and raffles)

Contributing to the development of digital fundraising initiatives

Efficiently operate fundraising administrative systems to support the smooth running of the Fundraising Department

Maintaining the membership base and general supporter services

Management of legacy programme

Extract data from the membership database for fundraising initiatives

General administrative assistance to the team

As directed by the Head of Fundraising and in cooperation with the Finance Department, produce quarterly gift aid information from the database to facilitate claims

Maintain appropriate budget and finance systems

Deal with enquiries promptly and effectively, including the timely thanking of donations

Researching potential grant-making funders in UK and Europe

Assisting the trust officer in maintaining records of grant funding and occasionally assisting in drafting proposals and reports to funders

Contribute to production of effective supporter communications

As required, oversee volunteers undertaking administrative work or assisting with events


Essential Requirements

At least two years fundraising experience

Energetic self-starter able to work on own initiative with attention to detail

Well-organized, able to prioritise work and meet deadlines

Excellent English skills (including spelling and grammar)

Previous experience of dealing with supporters

Legal right to work in the UK


Desirable Skills

Knowledge and experience of using Access and Excel

Previous experience of digital fundraising techniques


Terms and Conditions

Salary £23,000 p.a.
Location: London UK


Please fill out the application form here and return it to Bill Dishington, EIA Head of Operations, at by Monday, March 23,  2012.


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