Current Opportunities

We are currently recruiting for the following opportunities:

employment opportunities

  • Fundraising Officer
    Full time, 35 hours per week, 5 days out of 7

    £24,000 per annum

Located in Staffordshire, at the heart of the nation and part of The National Forest, the Arboretum is independently registered and part of the Royal British Legion family of Charities. The Arboretum will undergo a major transformation from summer 2015 through to autumn 2016 when a much needed new visitor centre and facilities will be constructed. A major capital campaign has been underway and over £10 million of the £15.7m target has been raised.

Against this exciting backdrop, the Arboretum is looking for a successful and dynamic Fundraising Officer who shares our values and can drive annual giving across a range of appeals and platforms.  Reporting to the Head of Fundraising key responsibilities include:

  • The Arboretum’s annual fundraising appeals
  • Investigating new ways of giving and manage new opportunities for giving
  • Working with the Head of Fundraising, senior Arboretum staff and fundraising volunteers to develop and build relationships with annual funders
  • Developing the quality of donor data held and maximise giving from existing supporters.
  • Assisting the Head of Fundraising with preparation of high level bids to individual, trust, corporate and statutory funding sources
  • Leading on development of legacy giving
  • Working closely with Arboretum events team to deliver memorable supporter events

The successful candidate must have proven fundraising experience to include direct-mail, membership based and person to person fundraising. Good interpersonal and communication skills are essential. Attendance and delivery of events outside normal working hours will be required and the ability to work under pressure and prioritise workload will be essential.

Closing date: Friday 13th March 2015.
First interviews will be held on Wednesday 25th March
Second interviews will be held on Wednesday 1st April

Please apply online for this position.



Conceived as a living tribute to war-time generations of the twentieth century, and as a gift to their memory for future generations, planting began at the National Memorial Arboretum in 1997.

The project began with no money, no land and no staff. The original volunteers made the growth and development of the Arboretum possible and regular volunteers now number over 150. Getting involved in all areas, the volunteers keep the Visitor Centre running, lead guided walks, help out with grounds maintenance and much more besides!

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