Fundraising, Marketing and Communications Manager

  • Full time
  • £25,000 – £30,000
  • Peebles
  • Closing 12th February 2021

  • Advertised from 13th January 2021


Game Rangers International (GRI) is a non-profit organisation committed to empowering Rangers and local communities to conserve nature. We successfully achieve this mission by working alongside government agencies, local communities and other conservation partners to protect Zambia’s wildlife and wild spaces. GRI has been active since 2008 and is the trusted implementing partner for a number of leading, international conservation organisations. We empower Rangers across three core thematic areas: Resource Protection, Community Outreach and Wildlife Rescue.

Job Title: Fundraising, Marketing and Communications Manager

Job Location: GRI – Head Office, Peebles, Scotland

Department: Fundraising, Marketing & Comms (FMC) Department

Reports to: Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Start Date: 1 April 2021

Salary: £25k - £30k gross per annum (based on experience) + sales bonus

Job Outline:

The Fundraising, Marketing and Communications Manager is a full-time role responsible for developing and implementing the Fundraising, Marketing and Communications strategy for Game Rangers International (GRI). Reporting to the CEO, the Fundraising, Marketing and Communications Manager will be responsible for achieving the organisation’s fundraising goals and communicating with supporters, stakeholders and partners in the UK, USA, Europe, Zambia and further afield.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement GRI’s Fundraising, Marketing and Communications Strategy, including ongoing growth of the Department
  • Monitor, evaluate and adapt FMC activities to maximise awareness and ROI
  • Be responsible for developing and leading, with the CEO, the organisation’s public relations, communications, film and media work, working with GRI’s Comms and Media Officers to deliver this.
  • Establish, market and manage GRI’s on-line store
  • Develop, market and fulfil GRI’s sponsorship and adoption packages
  • Design and implement innovative digital fundraising and awareness campaigns
  • Design, implement and manage virtual and physical fundraising events with support from the Zambian-based Events Officer
  • Liaise with and lead the Zambian based team to maximise the awareness and fundraising potential of the GRI – Elephant Nursery and Conservation Education Centre
  • Be responsible for all Corporate Partnership Agreements
  • Strategic digital marketing of GRI’s International Volunteer’s Programme
  • Develop the GRI-UK Head Office to be conducive for walk in visitors

Essential Skills and Experience:

  • Strategic fundraising experience at a senior level with the ability to think ahead, set clear direction and formulate realistic strategic objectives
  • Be up to date with the latest digital technologies and social media trends, with a solid knowledge of SEO, keyword research and Google Analytics
  • Experience of data analysis, IT and research to support fundraising growth
  • A strong understanding of strategic communications, marketing and how to raise an organisation’s profile and impact
  • Exceptional communication and writing skills, with the ability to communicate to a range of audiences with impact
  • An eye for design and experience in developing brand assets
  • A creative and entrepreneurial approach, with willingness to innovate
  • Brings energy, enthusiasm and drive which inspires others to achieve the GRI vision, mission and strategic objectives

Advantageous Skills:

  • Good working knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite: Indesign, Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Demonstrable experience working with WIX and MailChimp.
  • Good working knowledge of CRM software

Career Progression

GRI is a growing organisation with an ambitious vision. The right candidate will demonstrate the ability to raise the international profile of GRI and meet fundraising targets in a professional and strategic manner. Opportunity will exist for the FMC Manager to support the development of a fully functioning and viable FMC Department, which would ultimately, include the role of FMC Director.

Annual Leave

In addition to Public Holidays, the position includes 24 x Annual Leave Days

Application notes

Please submit your CV, Covering Letter and contact details to HR Manager, Alice Chimbini at

Shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview

Application Deadline: 12th February 2021