Are you passionate about improving the lives of animals?
Would you like to work for one of the UK’s leading animal welfare charities?
The Donkey Sanctuary is one of the UK’s largest animal charities and the largest equine charity working internationally.
Our Fundraising Department is expanding and looking to recruit a full time permanent, Community Fundraiser to be based at The Donkey Sanctuary in Sidmouth, Devon to join our already established and successful Community Fundraising Team.
Within this new role, you will help to develop and implement our Community Fundraising Strategy in the South West (primarily around Devon, Dorset and Somerset) by building and developing long term relationships with groups, volunteers and local organisations fundraising for the Charity.
As the main point of contact for fundraising in the South West, you will raise money by recruiting individuals, groups and organisations and developing long term relationships with them. You will spot new opportunities and support and developing new and existing events to increase participation and revenue. With an engaging personality, you will encourage and motivate volunteers/donors through inspiring communication, in person and via social media. Developing opportunities to pitch for support for regional partnerships, with among others, businesses and the media. You will need to attract and support participants for runs and challenge events in the South West and beyond.
You will have experience of managing all stages of relationships with fundraising volunteers and groups and third party fundraisers from research and recruitment to long term stewardship. You will be able to demonstrate a good track record of achieving and exceeding financial and non-financial objectives. You will be committed to continuing professional development with a view to being able to identify and manage any fundraising opportunity that comes your way.
You must be able to work autonomously as well as being a strong team player. You will have the ability to work well under pressure to meet targets and tight deadlines. With a cheerful and outgoing personality, you will have exceptional interpersonal and communication skills and have a natural ability to build rapport with a range of internal and external audiences, with the ability to flex your communication style to suit different individuals.
If this sounds like you and you have a genuine empathy for animals and their welfare and have the natural ability to act as ambassador for the charity, look no further than this exciting opportunity.
This is a full-time, permanent role, starting as soon as possible. Working 35 hours per week, flexibility will be required to work some evenings and weekends with occasional planned travel within the UK involved.
For more information about this role please download our Application Pack.
Closing date for completed applications: 12.30pm on Monday 5 June 2017.
Interviews will be held in Sidmouth on Tuesday 20 June 2017.
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.