Parks and green spaces in the UK are under threat and it is up to all of us to stem this cycle of disappearance and decline. We believe that everyone, irrespective of who they are and where they live should have the right to enjoy and benefit from local parks and green spaces.
Fields in Trust is an independent charity with over 95 years' experience protecting parks and green spaces. We work with landowners, community groups and policy makers to champion the value of our parks and green spaces to achieve better protection for their future at both local and national level.
We operate from a pleasant, accessible office in Shepherd's Bush, about 300 metres from Central Line and Overground stations (not step free - one step/pavement).
We are currently expanding our team and have an opening for someone passionate about the good that green spaces do and the need to protect them forever.
This rewarding role will deliver our policy and public affairs activity focussed on the role of green space across environment, planning, health and wellbeing policy. Representing the charity externally and increasing our engagement and influencing opportunities with policymakers and legislators across the UK. With excellent communication abilities and an appetite to develop expert knowledge, the role will be responsible for producing high quality content to ensure our thought-leadership is acted upon by key decision makers. We'll give you autonomy, variety and challenge with opportunities to work on campaigns that deliver long term impact, attend events in Parliament and meet senior stakeholders in Government.
How to apply:
This exciting and varied new role will suit someone keen to develop their fundraising skills, with a particular on corporate partnerships and activating communities in our flagship locations of Liverpool and Edinburgh. It will give you the opportunity to lead on new initiatives as we pilot on trial ideas to raise funds from a range of companies and community groups. You will need to be comfortable building networks and meeting people from all backgrounds; creating and delivering exciting activities and events; and helping to care for our supporters and donors across the UK.
We are looking for someone who is passionate about both green space and developing their fundraising skills but is flexible and agile enough to enjoy and maximise the opportunities on offer. You might already work in the charity sector, or you might be looking to transfer from the for-profit world to feel like you are making a difference - either way, we will offer opportunities, training and development to help you grow in your abilities.
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