The Ocean Conservation Trust is a global Ocean conservation charity that exists to restore and protect the Ocean. We are the Ocean Optimists. Our vision is a world where the Ocean is thriving, healthy, and sustainably managed for generations to come. We invest our time, skills and passion into projects that increase biodiversity, combat climate change, and protect our Ocean. Centered around people and action, we work tirelessly to inspire positive change amongst individuals, communities, businesses, and policymakers alike. Everyone has a part to play, and together we’ll give the Ocean a better future.  

Our Fundraising Officer is a new role for the organisation. With recent investment in Fundraising at OCT, we’re at a unique and exciting point in the team development. We’re looking for flexible, focused individual to join our team to help deliver sustainable income for our well documented programmes. This role will be important in developing the OCT as the leading Ocean conservation charity in the UK, generating significant new revenue streams to drive the Charity’s ambition.  

The post holder will play a key role in delivering positive data driven, donor led relationships to build sustainable charitable income with a focus on core programmes – Habitats, Advocacy and Experiences as well as unrestricted funding. They will support and report directly to the Head of Fundraising to deliver the Fundraising Strategy across all income streams including community fundraising, individual giving, memberships, corporate partnerships, grants and legacies. You will have experience in fundraising and CRMs. Experience in relationship management and the CRM Raisers Edge is an advantage.  

You will need to be self-motivated and enthusiastic to generate long-term working relationships with all stakeholders. You will need to be a self-starter, as much of the time you will be working autonomously and managing your own time. You will be provided with the necessary resources and support from the team based in Plymouth.  

This is a permanent position of 37.5 hours per week. The salary will range from £25,000 – £27,500 per annum, depending on experience. Hybrid and remote working will be considered, but regular travel to Plymouth will be expected for team meetings and other face to face activity.   

If you have any questions or wish to have an informal chat about the role, please call Jasmine Watterson on 01752 749852 

To apply: Please email the following documents to Jasmine Watterson – 

1. your CV 

2. A cover letter detailing your skills and experience.

The closing date for applications is 9am (UTC),  Monday 27th November 2023.  

Interviews will take place week commencing 4th December 2023

Only successful candidates will be contacted.  

We reserve the right to close applications early should we find the right person sooner than expected.  

In line with current legislation all applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK. As part of the recruitment process, you will be asked to provide documented evidence of eligibility.  

The OCT operates an Equality and Diversity Policy and is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community – a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit. All applications will be judged solely on merit; however, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce.