Fundraising Assistant


Full-time salary: £20,000 pa


Like the climate and biodiversity crisis that World Land Trust is trying to tackle through protecting threatened habitats, we are at a pivotal point in our history. With an ambitious strategic plan that aims to double our conservation impact by 2025 – bringing a further 1 million hectares of land into conservation protection – we need to grow our income across a broad range of funding streams. The Development Department is made up of teams dedicated to each of our funding streams and supporting Fundraisers with their amazing endeavours to raise money for WLT through sponsored challenges is a key part of our Fundraising & Engagement strategy. This role offers a real opportunity for someone looking to make an impact, with the potential to develop in post as we continue to grow.

Working with World Land Trust

WLT is based in the UK and is unique within the conservation world. Reaching beyond its 30th year of operation the Trust has grown from small beginnings saving critically threatened forest in Belize, to become an internationally respected conservation organisation with a proven track record, working with more than 50 overseas conservation NGOs on protection of threatened habitats. WLT has developed its modus operandi without losing its vision, integrity, and transparency.

Who we’re looking for

This is an entry level role, and we are looking for applicants who ideally have experience in a similar role, but more importantly applicants who are enthusiastic with excellent communication and organisational skills, have a positive attitude to work and the ability to build positive working relationships and be able to inspire, support, and encourage our amazing fundraisers.

This post is available up to our full-time hours of 35 hours per week. Whilst our offices are located in Halesworth, Suffolk, we know that our staff have valued the opportunity to enjoy a healthy work-life balance. We build flexibility into the way we work from day one, including options for hybrid working between home and our offices with supportive technology to enable remote connection and collaboration. We believe that this supports our staff to achieve their full potential at work and to maintain a healthy work life balance to do the things that are important to them whilst also building important relationships in the workplace. As this role will involve working closely with other office-based teams, we would be looking for the successful candidate to work from our offices at least one day per week.

We recognise the benefits of a diverse workforce, bringing new perspectives and different experiences into the workplace. Our aim is to be an inclusive employer, providing a welcoming and supportive environment for all staff, where staff can be the best they can be. We recognise that we are underrepresented in some groups, so welcome and encourage applications from minority ethnicities, those with disabilities, and all gender identities. What’s important to us in this process is your skills, knowledge and experience to enable you to do the job and that is where our focus will be to find our next new team member!


Please refer to the application pack for the full job description and person specification.

You will need to log your application and upload your CV and covering letter, which should explain how you feel your skills and experience meet the job description and person specification requirements, using this link.

Please note that applications will not be accepted unless all documents are provided. If you have any difficulty uploading your documents or completing your online application, please email [email protected].

Closing date: 9am on Tuesday 03rd October 2023. Interviews are expected to be held on Thursday 12th & Friday 13th October 2023. Please note that the closing date given is a guide. We reserve the right to close the vacancy once we have received sufficient applications.