It's very busy here at MCS and we are currently looking for some new people to join our team and support our work in the following roles:
Head of Marketing & Communications
Supporter Recruitment Officer
Pollution Programme Manager
Corporate Fundraiser (Maternity Cover)
HEAD OF MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS
Starting salary range: £38,970 - £44,552
Based in Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire
Closing date: 9am Monday 1st July 2013
The Marine Conservation Society has been the voice for UK seas for 30 years; championing sustainable fisheries, clean seas and beaches and protection for marine wildlife.
Over the past five years, MCS has grown significantly as a result of investing in its fundraising team, and a fast growing political and public interest in marine issues. We are considered by many to punch well above our weight, with an excellent reputation for raising awareness about marine issues, and effecting meaningful change via our work with communities for marine reserves, consumers and supermarkets for sustainable seafood, and volunteers for action against litter.
To address the challenges that our seas face now and in the future, MCS aims to promote positive environmental change and gain public support on a much wider scale, through effective marketing, compelling communications, and influential campaigning.
MCS is looking for an exceptional individual to lead our marketing, communications and campaigns team, to champion the MCS brand and lead delivery of strategies that generate public support and income.
Through development and delivery of a comprehensive and integrated branding, marketing and communications strategy the Head of Marketing and Communications will:
Increase MCS supporter and membership base and income
Increase stakeholder recognition of MCS brand
Increase MCS media profile and impact
Increase public involvement in MCS conservation campaigns
The post holder will sit on the Senior Management Team reporting directly to the Chief Executive and support MCS' organisational development. The role will deliver marketing and communications strategies through a team of 3 direct reports and 9 indirect reports.
This is an ideal opportunity for an experienced marketing and communications professional with a proven track record of expanding supporter bases and increasing income from individual giving. We are looking for a strong team-oriented leader, with excellent organisational, management and communication skills, and an instinctive feel for marketing and communications that motivates action and generates income in support of marine conservation.
Working for MCS comes with a number of benefits including employer contributions to a stakeholder pension scheme, free parking, occupational sick pay and a generous annual leave entitlement. To make your application, please use the links below to download the job description and application form.
SUPPORTER RECRUITMENT OFFICER
Contract: 1 year fixed-term; full or part-time considered
Location: Bristol and South-West area
We have an exciting opportunity for someone who is outgoing, target driven and with a passion for marine conservation to work alongside our volunteer team, recruiting members at a range of events and locations across the South West of England. You will also support the development of our volunteers by sharing recruitment best-practice.
The ideal candidate will already have considerable experience of fundraising, ideally in a face-to-face capacity at team leader level. The role will involve extensive travel across the South West and occasional travel to Scotland, and applicants must have a full driving license, and use of their own car.
Demonstrable customer service skills & excellent verbal communication abilities
Relevant experience in fundraising, sales or other target-based roles
Able to effectively manage own workload and operate autonomously
Full driving licence and access to transport
POLLUTION PROGRAMME MANAGER
Contract: Permanent - 35 hours per week
Salary: £28,662 - £32,680 dependent on experience
Location: Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire
Closing: Friday 28 June 2013
MCS is looking for a Programme Manager to be responsible for the delivery of the MCS Pollution Programme. MCS raises awareness of the problems through the publication of information, involves people in active environmental projects and campaigns and influences the government and industry bodies to introduce effective measures that will reduce pollution at source.
The Good Beach Guide and Beachwatch projects are the public face of the campaigns and play a key role in promoting solutions to the problems. You will be instrumental in building relationships with our audiences and stakeholders in order to promote our objectives for clean seas and beaches, acting as key point of contact for MCSs pollution campaigns.
Supported by your committed and passionate team, you will provide them with specialist knowledge and management support, developing their skills and capabilities to ensure our Pollution Programmes continue to create an impact.
Have knowledge of the key policy frameworks and stakeholders relating to marine pollution in UK waters
Excellent project management skills to deliver on time and within budgets, maintaining a high professional standard of work
MSc (or equivalent knowledge) in an environmental field with specialist knowledge of marine pollution
Approachable management style with demonstrable experience in motivating and developing the potential of the team
Be able to show excellent communication and influencing skills to effect change at industry level
Please use the links below to make your application
CORPORATE FUNDRAISER (MATERNITY COVER)
Contract: Fixed term until 1 June 2014 (maternity cover)
Salary: £23,545 to £25,676 dependent on experience
Location: Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire
We have ambitious plans to substantially grow our income over the coming years from existing and new corporate partners and we are looking for a motivated Corporate Fundraiser to play a key part in the continuation of this work for MCS as maternity cover for one of the team.
This is an ideal role for someone with experience in business development and account management in a not for profit or commercial setting, expertly managing our important corporate relationships with a high standard of customer service. You will be a self starter, used to working in a busy office environment and confident in your ability to take a proactive approach when managing a varied and busy workload.
Proven ability to fundraise from a variety of companies
Demonstrable ability to write compelling copy to motivate support from our contacts
Experienced in confidently representing the organisation to potential and existing funders
Demonstrable negotiating and influencing skills
For any enquiries email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01989 566017.
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) SCO37480 (Scotland)