Senior Fundraiser

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


We are looking for a highly skilled multi-disciplinary Senior Fundraiser, initially for a 12-month fixed term role.  This is a senior officer level role where you will be expected to provide vital support to the Fundraising team on key activities and projects. The primary objectives will be; supporting, through Partnership Management, key accounts such as People’s Postcode Lottery, supporting Researching & New Business Development across both Corporate and Trust/Foundation fundraising, supporting the Individual Giving and Legacy Manager on appeals/campaigns and the production of fundraising and stewardship materials.

They will also work with the Head of Fundraising to conduct in-depth analysis of the Ramblers existing and prospective donor base and lead on scoping out/researching other fundraising opportunities such as Community and Challenge Event Fundraising, Major Donor Fundraising and Event Fundraising and leading on projects to testing new activities and approaches where appropriate.

This position is part of the Memberships and Fundraising division reporting to the Head of Fundraising. The Membership and Fundraising division is responsible for attracting and retaining members and supporters and generating the vast majority of the Ramblers income – essential for the delivery of our mission and the health and sustainability of the charity. The division was formed in September 2017, to bring the membership and fundraising teams together as one united team, to more effectively grow our community of members and supporters – and associated income. 

This is an exciting time to join the Ramblers team and a great opportunity to make a lasting and tangible impact on the future success of the charity.

Essential Requirements include:

  • Competence in the use of IT tools including Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Copywriting for fundraising communications
  • Ability to research and compile prospect pipelines
  • Ability to design fundraising appeals and campaigns
  • Ability to communicate both verbally and written with a range of audiences
  • Good attention to detail
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Proven track record in delivering income targets between £100k - £1 million from partnerships, direct marketing and/or donor retention activity
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Significant knowledge of direct marketing principles
  • Understanding of key donor recruitment channels and approaches
  • Proven Project Management experience
  • Donor stewardship techniques Able to work independently, applying own initiative
  • Able to be flexible and adaptable


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 – Senior Fundraiser
Application is by CV and covering letter
The Ramblers are an equal opportunities employer; the equal opportunities form can be found here – Equal Opps Monitoring Form

Completed forms or applications should be sent by email to