Wildlife Fundraising (Central) Ltd
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I began working with WFC as their Operations Manager (but have since moved to my current role for personal reasons). Having worked for over a decade in the Non-for-profit sector, across 3 continents - fundraising and managing campaigns for over 22 charities - I can honestly say WFC are one of the best I've worked for yet! Working in senior management you truly get to see what a company is made of, and I can honestly say everyone from the board who manage the organisation to the most junior member of staff working, everyone works hard to live out the incredible values of this organisation each and every day. I love the people and the work gives me an enormous amount of satisfaction. Thank you WFC for an incredible 3+ years so far....
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No two days the same!

I joined this company 7 months ago after several years working in similar roles fundraising...pretty much one of the best decisions I ever made!No two days are the same, I spend my time working at lots of different locations, markets, garden centres, some really beautiful nature reserves and national shows. I love meeting new people and talking to them about nature, wildlife and how they can make a difference so this job is perfect for me. Yes weekend working is required but work schedules are available well in advance and I'm able to arrange my working days to suit me. Although i work mostly on my own i have always felt very supported and part of something bigger. The pay is very good and I love that I'm helping to look after wildlife by going out to work.
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It's a win-win

I have worked for the company for over 7 years as a fundraiser and I am still very much enjoying the role, earning a good living and giving back to nature at the same time so definitely a "WIN-WIN". I came from a self-employed background so this role has given me the opportunity to use my motivation and drive to be successful. It's not a hard sell and there are always good people out there who want to be part of it. Great bunch of people in the organization too, working together for the greater cause. Overall I would say the role is challenging but rewarding. Proud to be part of it.
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An enriching and flexible culture, working for a worthwhile cause with drive and compassion.

I feel lucky to be part of such a wonderful organisation working to protect local wildlife and nature reserves. I can wholeheartedly recommend Wildlife Fundraising as an employer.

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Flexible working
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Supportive and friendly

I have worked as a fundraiser for the company for 4 months now. I fully recommend the role if you are looking for a part time job and don't mind working the weekends. Like any job it has good and bad days but there is a fantastic team behind you for support. You are interacting with the public and need a thick skin to be a fundraiser. If you get really good you can earn a significant amount in commission without feeling guilty as it means more money for conservation.
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I stumbled into this job by accident 5 years ago and love it! Great culture & work life balance. The wildlife trusts do great work & do it in the right way & you're doing an important job raising funds. It's not a complex job but not easy - I like the challenge & the support I get!
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Working to support a great cause.

An interesting job, talking to members of the public about the work of the wildlife trusts, and asking for support via membership. Excellent training and on-going training support. You have your own lightweight stall with excellent Wildlife Trust photographs and promotional materials.

Pros

Raising money for the wildlife trusts, so they can carry out the vital work they do, Work at different venues in the county, Learn a lot about the work of the wildlife trusts, Meet lots of interesting people.

Cons

You have to work weekends. You have to drive and be able to carry your stall.
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Supportive company

The training and induction process is thorough, and support is ongoing after this initial stage. It's a good balance working 3 days a week for the salary, and the actual work enjoyable too. You get to talk to lots of people at events and make a difference to wildlife.
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Very rewarding

I have worked for The Wildlife Trust for just over two years now. I enjoy the flexibility of the work You do need your own transport but they pay a travelling allowance. There is a no pressure sales approach in this role and training is provided You can choose whether to work full or part time. It is a very pleasant , rewarding roll. Salary depends on hours worked and results. They are a really nice company to work for
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Lovely friendly place to work

A lovely friendly place to work with a great atmosphere. The office is in a farmhouse in a remote location. There are dogs in the office and a log fire. There is a lovely pond outside with benches around it to enjoy your lunch at. If you are after an environment where you wear designer suits and head out to swanky wine bars after work then this probably isn't the place for you! The team are a mix of full and part time colleagues, plus some field based and are all very friendly. The role is admin based but you get to find out about events and new places to visit that you might not have otherwise known about. There is flexibility in your working hours and is also the ability to work from home on occasions, which is really handy.

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Beautiful office location, friendly team, helping wildlife

Cons

Limited career progression
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3 stars

Very rewarding

An excellent part-time job, visiting many interesting and varied locations. The position of recruiting which I hold is very rewarding you really feel that you are achieving something for a worthwhile organisation. The basic pay is good, with a realistic opportunity to earn more on commission, petrol used to travel to venues is paid. The structure and organisation is excellent well supported by a very hands on team leader. I’ve been with the company just over three months and I am really happy I joined. The job does involve on occasions quite a distance to travel, but if you are new to your area, it can take you to many interesting places of interest you may never have known about.

Pros

Interesting and varied

Cons

A little Computer knowledge is required.
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I absolutely love working for The Wildlife Trust

I am a part time membership promoter I love the variety that this job brings, meeting lots of people and raising awareness of the vital work that The Wildlife Trust do throughout the UK The working hours can be very flexible You do need your own transport and then just yourself and a positive attitude. Training is provided and support is always there. A great company to work for

Pros

Flexibility
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Friendly staff, secluded location and office dogs!

Working at WFC as part of the central team is enjoyable, we are an office of roughly 10 people. The day structure for a full-time staff member is 9 am start, with a 30-minute lunch break; finishing at 5 pm. It is brilliant working for a company that aids The Wildlife Trusts in achieving their goals, by helping them gain new members. I would say this is the biggest reward of the job. My direct line manager at WFC is brilliant and extremely attentive. We have weekly catch-ups to ensure all is going to plan. The work culture is quite relaxed, however as the majority of the staff are part-time the office can be quiet if you are a full-time member of staff. Additionally due to our secluded location, there isn't much of a social aspect to work. As there are only 10 members of core staff there is little room for career progression, however the company does acknowledge hard work and you are an appreciated member of the team.

Pros

Friendly Staff, Flexible, office dogs

Cons

Secluded Location, Little career progression
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Friendly working environment

I really enjoy working at Wildlife Fundraising as I am passionate about wildlife and conservation and want to help The Wildlife Trusts gain as many members as possible to support their good work protecting nature. By using my skills and experience I am able to help them achieve their goals. There is never a 'typical day' at work as it is a varied and ever-changing environment but everyone is supportive and friendly from the CEO to the fundraisers and the Board of Directors. The most enjoyable part of the job is when we hit targets and know that the Trusts we work with will be able to plan and undertake projects in their local areas. The hardest part of the job is managing the workload as there is never a quiet moment with over 40 fundraisers in 13 geographical regions and a lot of background work to do on a daily basis.

Pros

Working in and near nature reserves

Cons

The commute
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4.8 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
4.3 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
4.2 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
4.7 out of 5 stars for Management
4.7 out of 5 stars for Culture

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