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Are you passionate about dogs and cats? Our people and animals make Battersea a great place to work. Your expertise will help increase our impact for dogs and cats everywhere.
We are looking for a Philanthropy Manager to meet financial targets by leading on financial asks to a pool of prospects as well as supporting senior officers, key stakeholders and supporters to do the same. Developing and maintaining a philanthropy strategy which ensures that the team grows its income to meet the needs of the home.
This role is for a 12 month fixed-term basis.
Battersea is here for every dog and cat and has been since 1860. We are a leading animal welfare charity and over the last 150 years we’ve grown from one home in London to three rescuing and rehoming centres across the South East. With c500 staff and 1000 volunteers, we have cared for over three million vulnerable animals We also campaign tirelessly to make things better for dogs and cats; sharing our expertise and educating the public and policymakers about responsible pet ownership. Join us and make a difference for every dog and cat.
Our Fundraising Team:
Our fundraising programme has grown rapidly across all areas; most notably by developing a significant individual donor base, establishing a major giving programme, launching new commercial activities and developing our events and community fundraising activity. Yet the opportunity to increase our impact for animals through growing a significant and sustainable income base remains considerable and our fundraising team are set to achieve ambitious year-on-year growth in order transform the lives of the animals in our care.
We launched a new fundraising strategy in 2017, which sees an incredible investment in high value giving over the next 10 years. With the next five-year organisational strategy currently being developed and launching at the end of 2018, and with the launch of a modern, engaging new brand identity, it is an incredibly exciting time to join Battersea.
The Trusts Team:
The Trusts team sits within the Philanthropy & Partnerships team, made up of Trusts, Philanthropy, Corporate Partnerships and Special Events. As a team, our aim is to continually find new supporters who can make a significant difference to the home by giving large financial gifts, while also looking after those who have already given. Whether that is working closely with an individual to help them see how their money is being spent, reporting back to Trusts on the impact of their donation or delivering on agreed marketing plans with a Corporate Partner. This area of fundraising has lots of opportunity for growth as we work in a charity with great brand awareness and a strong affinity to so many people.
What we can offer you
Our dedicated people mean that we can be here for every dog and cat. Whether you are sharing an office with our dogs or directly caring for our cats, our animals show their appreciation every day. There is no better reward than seeing the difference you make to the lives of our dogs and cats first-hand; although we also provide a wide range of employee benefits, including:
28 days of annual leave (plus 8 days paid public holidays) per year
Generous pension contributions – up to 10% employer contribution
Free healthcare cash plan, where you can claim for a range of treatment including dental (£120), optical (£120), physiotherapy, chiropody and acupuncture (£300) every year
Annual interest-free season ticket loans
Discounted gym memberships and cycle to work schemes
So, if you are passionate about dogs, cats and about our work, then we’d like to hear from you.
For full details, including our job applicant privacy notice, please download our recruitment pack. You can apply by visiting our online application portal. All applications must be submitted before the closing date advertised.