The Donkey Sanctuary is an international animal welfare charity at a key moment in its development. We advocate for donkeys no matter what their situation, and work around the world to end the suffering of donkeys by utilising a range of strategies and promoting the importance of donkeys so that people recognise the value of these amazing animals.
We have big plans to help millions more suffering donkeys and we are expanding our fundraising and communications team to achieve this.
The Donkey Sanctuary’s track record in successfully generating long-term legacy income is well known and is vital in supporting the work that we do, both now and in the future. To ensure we are able to continue in our success, we now want to recruit our first Legacy Fundraising Manager to this wide-ranging role.
Legacies are too important to our work to be just one person’s job, so a principle focus of this role is to work with and through others to create an organisation-wide approach. You will work with decision makers at all levels and locations and train staff and volunteers to enthusiastically embrace legacy promotion. Working through the fundraising team, you will plan and deliver a legacy acquisition strategy. Working through fundraising and communications colleagues, you will plan and deliver a stewardship strategy for potential legators.
You will keep us all focused on the importance of legacies by horizon scanning and making sure we are aware of best practice in the development of legacies, in memoriam giving and tribute funds and adapting this, where appropriate, to The Donkey Sanctuary way.
You will have a successful track record in legacy fundraising and, ideally, you will have broad fundraising experience embracing direct marketing, community and events management. Your influencing and diplomacy skills will be of the highest calibre and your outlook will include the ability to be strategic and questioning.
This is a full-time, permanent contract, working 35 hours per week. Flexible working arrangements may be available in terms of location and/or hours worked for the right candidates.
For more information about this role please download our Application Pack.
Closing date for completed applications: 12.30pm on Tuesday 22 November 2016.
Interviews will be held in Sidmouth on Wednesday 7 and Thursday 8 December 2016.
Please download the Word document to complete your application on the computer (preferred option) or, print the PDF form to complete your application by hand.