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The Marine Conservation Society (MCS) has been the voice for our seas for nearly 30 years; championing sustainable fisheries, clean seas and beaches and protection for marine wildlife. 

All candidates are required to use our Application Form - regretfully we don't accept CVs - and we ask that you submit the application to us in an editable format (no pdf) for registration and shortlisting purposes. Please send your applications to

We are currently seeking a Chairman of the Board of Trustees, and a Major Donor Fundraiser:



Contract:                     Permanent
Salary range:              £26,000 to £32,800 DOE (Grade 3)
Location:                     Flexible –Office based in Ross-on-Wye HQ, or home-based with occasional attendance at HQ
                                    Role requires regular travel
Closing date:              Sunday 21 June 2015
Interviews:                  6-8 July 2015


We have ambitious plans to substantially grow our income over the coming years from existing and new partnerships and we are looking for a motivated Major Donor Fundraiser to play a key part in the continuation of this work for MCS.

This is an ideal role for someone with experience in building successful relationships with major donors, expertly identifying, cultivating and managing these important relationships.  Alongside the Fundraising Manager, you will be actively involved in the development of our strategy and initiatives for fundraising from major donors and be fundamental to its implementation.  Demonstrating the highest levels of customer service, you will create and deliver an innovative supporter stewardship programme.

 You will be a self starter and confident in your ability to take a proactive approach when managing a varied and busy workload.

 Key Skills

  • Proven track record in developing new major donor relationships as well as successfully managing existing accounts to meet challenging income targets

  • Detailed and practical understanding of fundraising from high net worth individuals - you might also demonstrate knowledge of tax efficient donation methods

  • Ability to provide exemplary stewardship methods including reward and recognition to new and existing donor relationships

  • Strong networking skills, and experienced in confidently representing the organisation to potential and existing funders

  • Able to produce motivating and inspiring cases for support

  • Demonstrable negotiating and influencing skills

Download the full job description

Make your application using our Application Form and send to



We are looking for an experienced independent Chairman to support the Chief Executive and Board in driving MCS’s development over the next period of development. You will act as an ambassador for our work at the highest levels, support the charity’s fundraising activities and help lead the organisation through a period of sustained development. Total time commitment is likely to be c. 2 days a month, including at least four Board meetings annually (usually held in Herefordshire) plus other promotional and campaign events as required.

 A strategic, visionary leader with a high profile in your field, you must also have a strong understanding of the charity sector and a passion for our seas and marine life. If you are ready to lead us through to the next stage, we want to hear from you.


Download the Trustee Application Pack here.



The Marine Conservation Society (MCS) has been the voice for our seas for nearly 30 years; championing sustainable fisheries, clean seas and beaches and protection for marine

MCS is an equal opportunities employer welcoming applications from all sections of the community. Eligibility to work in the UK is required.

Registered Charity No: 1004005 (England & Wales) SC037480 (Scotland)

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