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Community Fundraising Project Officer

Surfers Against Sewage


Posted over 30 days ago...

Join the Wave of Change as a Community Fundraising Project Officer at Surfers Against Sewage and make a splash with your project management skills


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£26000 - £30000

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St Agnes, Cornwall, UK - Hybrid

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In-person- St Agnes United Kingdom

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Expires at anytime

Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) is an influential marine conservation charity with a 30-year legacy of activism and success. Rooted in ocean advocacy, SAS has expanded its impact across the UK, rallying communities and shaping policies for a cleaner, safer marine environment.

Role Summary

  • Drive the 'Dip A Day in October' campaign, aiming to amplify supporter participation and double the fundraising income.
  • Collaborate with the Project Manager on all aspects of project delivery such as stakeholder engagement, project documentation, data handling for campaign management, and reporting.
  • Be the primary contact for all supporter inquiries related to the campaign, ensuring an exceptional supporter experience.

Role Requirements

  • At least 1 year of project delivery experience in public fundraising, marketing, or virtual events.
  • Strong communication and teamwork abilities to effectively engage with team members and stakeholders.
  • Proficiency in project and time management tools like Asana, Toggl, and Airtable.
  • A proactive, adaptable approach to manage evolving project demands.


  • Flexible working hours between 7:30 am and 6:30 pm, with Time Off In Lieu for occasional extra work.
  • 25 days annual leave (pro-rata), increasing annually up to 28 days, plus Bank Holidays and additional Christmas leave.

Application Process Details

  • Submit your CV and a cover letter answering: Why SAS appeals to you, your interest in this role, and how your skills align with the role requirements.

Welcome to Surfers Against Sewage Recruitment Pack. We are a marine conservation and campaigning charity that has grown into one of the UK’s most successful over the last 30 years. Our heritage is anchored in the ocean, yet our reach and influence now permeates communities and institutions nationwide. We are looking for a Community Fundraising Project Officer to join our team.

The Role: As a Community Fundraising Project Officer, you will be responsible for supporting our fundraising campaign, Dip A Day in October. This campaign has seen fantastic supporter engagement and feedback, and we are planning on doubling the income and the number of people taking part in Dip a Day. You will be working with the Project Manager to support all main project delivery aspects, including stakeholder liaison, updating roadmap and project management documentation, data manipulation for campaign management and reporting, and being the first point of call for all supporter enquiries for this campaign.

Job Requirements: You will need 1+ years’ experience of delivering projects in a public fundraising, marketing or virtual events context. You should have excellent communication, and collaboration skills to work effectively in a team and with various stakeholders. You should also have great people skills, to provide high-quality supporter experiences. Experience of working with a range of project management and time management tools, for example Asana, Toggl, Airtable is required. You should also have a proactive and can-do attitude to work well within a continually developing project landscape.

Benefits: We offer a flexible approach to working hours between 7:30am and 6:30pm, and we provide Time Off In Lieu when staff are required to work occasional evenings or weekends. We also offer 25 days of annual leave (pro rata), increasing each January up to 28 days, plus Bank Holidays. For the last 3 years we have also been providing 3 additional days at Christmas, and we will continue this in 2024.

Application Details: Please submit your CV and cover letter, addressing the following questions in the letter: 1. Why do you want to work for SAS? 2. Why does this particular role appeal to you? 3. How do your skills and experience match the requirements of the role?


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