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.