Call for new fundraiser

3 September 2015, Comments Comments Off on Call for new fundraiser

SAMSUNG CSCTurning dreams into reality is usually the work of a fairy godmother. A Rocha UK has found if you don’t have one of those, recruit a fund-raising manager instead.

So that’s exactly what the charity is doing. Since the recent departure of Head of Fundraising Lisa Ostenson (pictured), A Rocha UK has put out a call for her replacement.


Now working in a similar capacity with World Wildlife Fund, Scotland-based Lisa helped the money materialise for a number of key conservation projects. They include the urban nature reserve at Wolf Fields – among other A Rocha UK initiatives.

Lisa’s work has paved the way for even more fund-raising activities. ‘This is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic team,’ said Conservation Director Andy Lester.

A Rocha UK highlights Wolf Fields as a good example of how fund-raising can change a desperate situation. What used to be a litter-strewn eyesore is being transformed into a thriving community green space.

Another result of robust fund-raising has been the ongoing schools programme led by Education Officer David Melville. Children across West London have explored the wild world of animals right under their noses – by attending A Rocha UK’s playschemes.


Most significant of all has been the mammoth fund-raising for the purchase and preparation of A Rocha UK’s 12-acre nature reserve Foxearth. These meadows and wetlands by the River Stour make up a stunning location for dragonflies and damselflies.

‘The fund-raising manager will be responsible for building a portfolio of suitable funders for our ecological projects and activities nationwide,’ said Andy. ‘The successful candidate will need to be a dynamic self-starter – with a commitment to detail and a desire to communicate with passion and enthusiasm.’

For more information about the post, contact Andy Lester. Closing date for applications is 30th September 2015.

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