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Title Head of Fundraising
Categories Fundraising Jobs
Salary c£47,000
Location Sidmouth
Job Information


We are excited to be working in partnership with Polly Symondson Recruitment on this role with the The Donkey Sanctuary who are looking to recruit a Head of Fundraising in order to deliver ambitious plans to expand their international reach and grow fundraised income from £29 million (2016) to more than £50 million by 2022. The Head of Fundraising will be responsible for managing the strategy to achieve this critical target.  It is a genuinely exciting time to be joining an organisation that is much loved by its supporters and the people who volunteer and work for The Donkey Sanctuary.

The Head of Fundraising will need to have an understanding of a broad range of fundraising channels, a willingness to continually test and experiment and a firm grasp of fundraising fundamentals. It will be essential that the Head of Fundraising has an excellent, practical understanding of direct marketing fundraising utilising a range of channels including mail, email, DRTV and online.

The ideal candidate for this role will be energetic, analytical and empathetic. You will also need to have high levels of emotional intelligence and empathy which to build constructive relationships with colleagues, supporters and volunteers.

Primary Responsibilities

In partnership with the Deputy Director of Marketing Communications develop a fundraising strategy for incorporation into the charity’s strategy and business plan focusing on individual giving (including regular giving, lotteries and raffle), legacies, major donors, trusts & foundations, community and adoptions.

Manage and develop existing income streams, which includes direct marketing, online marketing, telephone fundraising, television advertising, memorial schemes, membership campaigns, companies, major donors, charitable trusts and  foundations, onsite recruitment and regional/community fundraising, in line with the Charity’s strategic aims and objectives.

Manage, motivate, train, develop and support the Fundraising team, setting objectives in line with the charity’s strategic aims and objectives, ensuring the team understand their contribution to the organisation’s strategic objectives, coaching and developing the team to fulfil their potential.

Donkey Sanctuary Head of Fundraising Job description and person specification

Please apply by emailing your CV and supporting statement to by 16th October 2017

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