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Recreation and Sport Development Officer

Fundraising and Development Officer

Recreation and Sport Development Officer

Fixed term contract for 18 months, part time – 22.2 hours per week
Pro rata salary £16,440 to £19,008 per annum

The NFC has an exciting new opportunity for a highly skilled, outgoing individual to develop the recreational access and sports potential of the Forest and promote its assets to local communities and visitors, including new audiences. This will include managing, developing and promoting the NFC’s network of recreational trails, including the National Forest Way, other promoted walks and multi-user access.

It also covers a sport and recreation development role. This will involve developing the potential for a cross-Forest Sports Lottery bid with partner organisations, to increase and broaden sports participation; and developing opportunities for new recreational trails. Promotion of the Forest’s recreation and sports assets will link strongly into our tourism work, including developing new visitor itineraries.

The Appointment

This post is offered on a part-time basis (22.2 hours per week) for a fixed term of 18 months.
Salary: Full time salary range £27,400 to £31,680 per annum. Pro rata this equates to a range of £16,440 to £19,008 per annum.

Closing date for applications: Midday Monday 19 January 2015

Interviews: Friday 30 January 2015

To apply:

Fundraising and Development Officer

Full time: £27,400 to £31,680 per annum

The NFC plans to take charitable status in 2015, alongside remaining an NDPB for the foreseeable future. Its core mission will remain to provide a public good, whilst operating more entrepreneurially, actively managing its assets. This post reflects the importance of fundraising and development over the coming years, and the successful applicant will join a small, focussed fundraising team working closely with the CEO, Chair and Board of Directors.

This role will suit an ambitious fundraising and development professional, with experience of raising funds from trusts, foundations and major individual donors, with a solid understanding of the mechanics of development work including prospect research and cultivation programmes. A motivated individual with a passion for the environment and experience of ‘making the ask’, the successful candidate will be confident and personable with a genuine interest in people and their motivations for giving. Strong persuasive skills and the ability to build effective relationships with a wide range of people is critical.

Closing date for applications: Midday Friday 23 January 2015

Interviews: Wednesday 4 February 2015

To apply:

Training Opportunities

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