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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. 

We are currently seeking to recruit a Fundraising Assistant:


Contract:          Permanent
Salary range:   £16,440 to £20,500 (Grade 6)
Location:          Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire

Closing date:   11 January 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 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 with a particular focus on trust and grants fundraising. 

Working with the Trust & Grants Fundraiser and our wider Fundraising team you will be using your initiative to actively research new Trusts, Foundations and Corporate donors.  As you will be handling enquiries from our existing valuable grant givers and 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
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All candidates are required to use our Application Form - sorry, we don't accept CVs - and we ask that you submit the application for to us in an editable format (no pdf) for registration and shortlisting purposes. Please send your applications to

Find out more about volunteering opportunities with MCS by visiting our volunteering page.

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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