Director of Membership and Fundraising

Join Britain’s biggest walking charity to help more people enjoy the benefits of walking. 

The Ramblers is looking to recruit a skilled and experienced individual to lead our membership and fundraising activities, to deliver sustainable growth and to recruit and retain an active and engaged supporter base, now and for the future.

This is an exciting new role. The successful applicant will become a member of the Senior Management Team, reporting to the Chief Executive. The Senior Management Team works together to implement the strategic direction set by the Board of Trustees.

This is a great opportunity for an energetic and ambitious professional, seeking to make a difference, and to create a lasting and tangible impact on the future success of a charity which aims to help everyone to enjoy the outdoors on foot.

Essential Requirements include:

  • Expert knowledge and proven track record in membership and fundraising at a senior level.
  • Experience of driving effective change in comparable organisations.
  • Significant line management experience.
  • Ability to develop strong, collaborative, effective relationships.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Proactive self-starter, able to work independently and with minimal supervision.
  • Proven track record in preparing and managing budgets and in generating income.
  • Experience in developing performance indicators and in monitoring & reporting.
  • Ability to analyse complex data and present strategic recommendations and reports.
  • Project management experience: resulting in high impact and enduring value creation.
  • Experience of development of customer relationship management databases.
  • Ability to travel and to spend some evenings and weekends away from home.

The Ramblers are an equal opportunities employer.  We warmly welcome applications from appropriately qualified people from all sections of the community and aim to promote diversity. 

The role profile (job description and person specification) can be found here: Job Pack – Director of Membership & Fundraising.
Application is by completed CV and covering letter, addressing essential criteria in the job pack.
The Ramblers are an equal opportunities employer. The equal opportunities form can be found here – Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form.
Completed forms should be sent by email to