Director of Development (funding)

Newton St. Loe, Bath
13 May 2019
03 Jun 2019
Full Time
Contract Type

Send a Cow
Director of Development (funding)
Full-time, permanent
Newton St. Loe, Bath

Send a Cow was founded in 1988 by a group of UK dairy farmers who sent cows from their own herds to Uganda.

We’ve come a long way since then and today we are a growing and dynamic international development charity providing training, and ongoing support to smallholder farmers and rural communities in Africa. Our approach has been developed for, and with, the communities we work with. That’s why it works. We don’t impose solutions, we help grow them from within.  

With our support, families get back the skills and confidence they need to make the most of their land. They can grow enough food, earn a living and go after their dreams. And because the families we work with pass on what they know, success quickly multiplies from family to family, community to community, generation to generation. 

Our model of delivery is an effective one; African-designed solutions for African challenges. It is attracting the attention of potential funders and donors both nationally and globally.  

We are currently working with just under 750,000 people a year across six African countries, and our ambition is to significantly increase both the scale and impact of our work.  

We believe this step change in income is both possible and necessary. 

In order to achieve this, we are seeking a Director of Development who shares our vision and ambition and can move our funding on to the next level, being a strong advocate for our work and helping us to thrive and reach our untapped potential.

We have indeed come a long way over the past three decades, growing and developing as an organisation and adapting our approach to best support the rural communities we work with. What has guided us through this journey is our belief in people and their ability to do great things to tackle the injustices of poverty. 

This belief remains as strong today as it did when we started and our hope is that you will want to join us in our endeavour.

Closing date: 10.00 a.m. Monday 3rd June