Charity registered in Scotland SC045685
Rewilding Britain wants to see rewilding flourishing across Britain - reconnecting us with the natural world, sustaining communities and tackling the climate emergency and extinction crisis. As the only national rewilding charity in Britain, we champion rewilding, acting as a catalyst for debate and action and demonstrating the power of nature to address the enormous threats we face.
This is an exciting and rare opportunity to join a young charity at this pivotal stage of growth and to make an impact on Rewilding Britain’s ability to catalyse rewilding.
We are looking for an experienced Major Donor Manager who will build and strengthen relationships with existing and potential high value donors with the ability to make transformational gifts. You’ll skilfully and articulately engage donors, bringing to life our most pressing priorities and match these with their wishes, building mutually beneficial long-term relationships.
You will have a background of working with high net-worth clients or donors, along with excellent relationship management skills, and you will be looking to work with an ambitious and growing environmental organisation like Rewilding Britain.
We hope you will share our passion for rewilding and nature-based solutions to the climate and biodiversity crisis. You will be comfortable working autonomously and remotely. You will be part of a small fundraising team, with a strong focus on working closely with the wider staff team to support existing donor relationships and pipeline development.
Imagine a Scotland where nature is reawakened. Where a rich tapestry of native woodlands, wetlands, wildflower meadows and grasslands is stitched back together. Where land and seas teem with life. Where people feel connected to the natural world, wherever they live. And where nature-based enterprises support thriving communities far and wide.
This is a joint vision for rewilding of the Scottish Rewilding Alliance and Rewilding Britain. Rewilding Britain wants to see rewilding flourishing across Britain - reconnecting us with the natural world, sustaining communities and tackling the climate emergency and extinction crisis. As the only national rewilding charity in Britain, we champion rewilding, acting as a catalyst for debate and action and demonstrating the power of nature to address the enormous threats we face.
The Scottish Rewilding Alliance is a collaboration between 25+ like-minded organisations who share a mission to enable rewilding at a scale new to Scotland. Its approach is to embrace working in partnership with landowners, communities, interest groups and government to achieve a shared agenda that shapes the land and sea.
We are seeking an experienced advocacy coordinator to support a vision of Scotland becoming the world’s first Rewilding Nation. This exciting role will support the Scottish Rewilding Alliance, coordinating and implementing its advocacy strategy, while integrating the Scottish perspective into Rewilding Britain’s wider policy and influencing work across Britain.
This post is hosted and line-managed by Rewilding Britain as part of a partnership with the Scottish Rewilding Alliance.
If you think you have the skills, drive and determination to help make that happen, we’d like to hear from you.
Key Role Purpose
To lead on the delivery of a rewilding advocacy strategy for Scotland in partnership with the Scottish Rewilding Alliance as well as bring the Scottish perspective into Rewilding Britain’s wider work to mainstream rewilding into policy and practice across Britain.
To find out more about the role, please download the Job Description.
We want to see rewilding flourishing across Britain, reconnecting us with the natural world, sustaining communities and tackling the species extinction crisis and climate emergency. We want to live in a world where we face up to the scale of destruction we’re heaping on this Earth, put an end to further degradation and start to recover what we’ve lost.
Rewilding is the large-scale restoration of ecosystems to the point where nature can take care of itself. It has a vital role to play in the challenges we face. In the world we want to see, we all recognise and take responsibility for this. We all understand that we’re part of nature and not separate from it, that we can only thrive if nature thrives.
The world we want to see is one of hope.
Rewilding Britain is at an exciting stage of its development. We're a small but growing charity, with just over eight full-time equivalent staff and a strong, committed and experienced group of eight trustees.
We aim to influence policy, inspire public action and catalyse joined-up practical action which contribute to the establishment of rewilding and nature-enhancing land and marine uses across at least 30% of Britain by 2030
We are looking for a trustee who will strengthen the board’s understanding of the Scottish context and how this affects rewilding both in policy and practice. The ideal candidate will also strengthen the board through their governance experience, their diverse skills and perspectives and their enthusiasm for rewilding.
What can you bring?
We are looking for someone who shares our passion for rewilding and the natural world and in
● Some experience of governance in any sector. Familiarity with non-profit organisations
is desirable but not essential.
● An in-depth understanding of the Scottish context as it affects rewilding and living in
● A collaborative approach to working with trustees, staff and partner organisations.
● Ability to contribute a minimum of five days in meetings, including four one-day trustee meetings a year plus a two day review meeting/field trip plus ad hoc input as required.
● We are committed to equal opportunities and are especially keen to encourage applications from people currently under-represented on the board and the wider environment movement.
What you can expect
● Participation in a stimulating, rapidly changing and vital field that aims to have a major impact on the UK’s biodiversity and rural economy and contribute towards efforts to combat climate change.
● The opportunity to make a real difference for people and nature by helping the overall
governance of the organisation.
● The opportunity to work with other trustees and senior managers to shape the strategy
and development of a young organisation.
In addition to the formal meeting requirements, we hope that trustees become actively involved with wider endeavours as committed supporters of our aims and ambitions.
Length of appointment
The term of appointment will be three years, with the possibility to extend for a further term.
While the role is honorary and unpaid, reasonable, necessary expenses will be reimbursed.