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

We are currently recruiting the following positions:  

Fundraising Assistant

  • Contract:           Maternity Cover – upto 12 month
  • Salary range:     £17,400 to £21,000 per annum pro-rated for contract term and dependent on experience
  • Location:           Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire
  • Closing date:     30 October 2016
  • Interviews:        10 November 2016

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 Fundraising Assistant to play an active role in our fundraising initiatives and provide support for our high-achieving team.

This is an ideal role for someone interested in fundraising, and whilst providing administrative support to our Fundraising team is core to the role, you will take responsibility for specific donor communications and initiatives both on community, events and corporate fundraising activities and our trust and grants programme.

Working with the Fundraising team you will be using your initiative to support our volunteer fundraisers in the community and actively research new corporate contacts. As you will be handling enquiries from our existing and potentially new community and corporate donors you will need to be able to demonstrate your excellent customer service skills and attention to detail in managing our contacts database.

You will be a self starter, used to supporting a motivated team in a busy office environment, and confident in your ability to take a proactive approach when managing a varied and busy workload.

Key Skills

  • Proven organisational and administrative skills preferably supporting a team – able to plan and deliver within tight deadlines
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills in order to represent the organisation with potential and existing donors, individual supporters and our colleagues
  • Demonstrate an approachable and supportive style, with a positive, ‘can-do’ attitude
  • Able to manage the occasional setting up/packing down of event equipment (e.g. gazebos, boxes of leaflets)

Download the job description here

Download the application form here (sorry, no CVs)


Volunteer & Community Engagement Manager (South/South East Region)

  • Contract:          Ongoing
  • Salary range:    £23,300 to £27,700 dependent on experience
  • Closing date:    Sunday 13 November 2016
  • Interviews:        Central London 24 November

Home-based in the South East of England (to involve regular travel to large urban areas, including Southampton, Portsmouth, Brighton and London)

Our network of volunteer Sea Champions are our local ambassadors in communities across the UK, providing vital support for us to promote our campaigns, conservation work, membership and fundraising initiatives, encouraging active participation in protecting – and enjoying – our seas, shores and wildlife.

We are seeking a self-motivated individual who will manage and develop the South East’s network of volunteer “Sea Champions”, promoting wider public awareness of MCS and proactively supporting our conservation goals, as well as increasing our membership base and fundraising activities.

You will have ample opportunity to demonstrate your strong organisational skills when delivering events and will be comfortable delivering information/training sessions to a variety of audiences.  You will be able to develop resources that inspire audiences to engage with our messages both online and face-to-face at events.  A committed interest in communicating marine conservation will enthuse and motivate people to support our aims.

Key Skills:

  • Demonstrable experience of recruiting and working with volunteers
  • Comfortable talking about membership recruitment
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills that inspire and engage
  • Track record of organising successful events/activities on time and to budget
  • Comfortable explaining marine issues and concepts to a variety of audiences in innovative ways
  • The role is home-based so you will be independently motivated, and have easy access to the region – your own transport would be advantageous
  • Able to manage the setting up/packing down of event equipment (e.g. gazebos, boxes of leaflets)

Download the job description here

Download the application form here (sorry, no CVs)


For any enquiries email or telephone 01989 561574.

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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