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Head of Fundraising

Reference     (Please mention Stopdodo/Environment Jobs in your application)
Sectors   Support, PR, Grants and IT
Location   England (South Central)
Town/City   England (South East)
Salary   £32-35,000 pro rata, dependent on experience
Type   Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status   Full Time
Level   Senior Level
Deadline   04/12/2017
Company Name   Animal Aid
Contact Name  
Email   mary@animalaid.co.uk
Website   Further Details / Applications
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Animal Aid is the UK’s leading animal rights organisation campaigning peacefully against all forms of animal abuse.  We promote veganism and cruelty-free living.  This is a rare and exciting opportunity to lead our fundraising team. The role will involve developing, overseeing and evaluating our fundraising strategy – ensuring that our vital work for animals has the support it needs to continue.

The role will include:

-          Managing our Supporter Engagement and Fundraising & Legacy Officers

-     Overseeing and helping to implement the following programmes (the level of day-to-day involvement in these will be dependent on the successful candidate’s specialisms):

  • Major donor giving
  • Regular giving
  • Membership
  • Club draw programme
  • Digital fundraising
  • Sponsored events


-          Ensuring that fundraising targets are met and that timetables remain on-track

-          Introducing fresh ideas to contribute to further strategy development

-          Constantly evaluating the success of our various fundraising initiatives

-          Overseeing the production of appeals and other fundraising materials

-          Engaging with supporters and responding to queries

-          Writing copy for our quarterly magazine and e-newsletters


The successful candidate will preferably have the following qualities and experience:


-          A proven track record of running a successful fundraising department.

-          Experience of running successful major donor giving programmes.

-          Good knowledge of digital fundraising.

-          Experience of developing and strengthening individual giving, membership and lottery programmes.

-          Highly organised and self-motivated.

-          Strong writing skills – able to produce compelling copy within tight deadlines.

-          Excellent staff management skills. Approachable, friendly and keen to promote professional development.

-          A natural team player – happy to step in and support colleagues wherever it’s needed.

-          Creative and keen to trial new ideas.

-          Polite, helpful and enjoys engaging with supporters.

-          Passionate about supporting Animal Aid’s work and furthering the cause of animal rights.


The position can be either full time or four days per week. Salary £32-35,000 pro rata, dependent on experience. CVs and covering letters should be sent to Mary Shephard by 4th December 2017: mary@animalaid.co.uk

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