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Top job! Head of Communications & Fundraising (Scotland)

  • Full time
  • £49,342
  • Edinburgh EH8 8PJ / Hybrid working
  • Closing 5th June 2022

  • Advertised from 10th May 2022


This is an exciting opportunity to join a global environmental organisation and work on a variety of complex issues to save our planet. Join us as Head of Communications & Fundraising for WWF Scotland and work to maintain our reputation, raise funds and ensure we meet organisational objectives. You will play a vital role in ensuring our work is communicated in a manner which is clear, consistent, and credible.

A key member of senior management team, you will lead the delivery of communications and fundraising strategies in Scotland. You will collaborate with senior colleagues and provide advice and strategic decision-making affecting communications and fundraising initiatives. You will motivate a small team to develop and deliver our communications and fundraising work as well as take the lead in designing and implementing public-facing campaigns in Scotland. We will look to you to build our visibility in Scotland with key audiences, ensuring we influence and engage with journalists as well as inspire supporters, the wider public and other NGOs. You will also act as our brand champion and take responsibility for developing strong working relationships with funders, businesses, and NGOs to help deliver WWF’s objectives.

You must have a proven track record of developing and delivering communications and/or advocacy campaigns. This will have given you hands-on expertise in using online, digital, and social media tools for engaging, mobilising, influencing key audiences. You will have a sound knowledge and understanding of news media and politics, particularly in Scotland. You will also have been involved in fundraising, particularly from corporate, statutory, and other organisational sources.

An effective project manager you will be used to overseeing multiple stakeholder relationships and building high performing teams. You will also possess excellent communication, interpersonal and brand management skills. Critically you will be hands-on and capable of producing well designed content.

If you have the ideas, energy, and skills to help us tackle some of the world’s biggest challenges, we would love to hear from you. Please visit our website via the link, complete the online registration and submit a copy of your up-to-date CV with the Supporting Statement highlighting what makes you a good fit for us.

Application notes


Application closing date: 05/06/2022

Every role at WWF is open to applications from all sections of society. We believe in the potential of everyone regardless of; sex, race, religion or belief, ethnic origin, different physical ability, family structure, socio-economics, age, nationality or citizenship, marital, domestic or civil partnership, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other aspect that makes you, well you. Here at WWF, we are committed to conscious inclusion that helps cultivate an ethos of belonging, connection and shared purpose. We believe that the more diverse we are the better we become; this brings us together and empowers us to develop, engage and inspire; and critically to help build a future where people can live in harmony with nature.

Our policies and benefits reflect the importance of people being able to have a good work-life balance and being able to bring their ‘full self’ to work.

Our world needs you like never before. We are the first generation to know we are destroying the world and we could be the last that can do anything about it. We are looking for people who are passionate about making it politically, socially and economically unacceptable to destroy our planet’s natural resources. We need you to join us in the fight for our world.