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Fundraising and Supporter Relations Officer

Closing Date: 
8th February, 2021
Hertfordshire Centre
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About the role:

As a Fundraising and Supporters Relations Officer, you’ll play a vital role at NAWT’s Watford Centre. Your role will be to work with the centre manager and NAWT’s central fundraising department, taking responsibility for developing, implementing and managing income generation activities, building local individual and corporate relationships to retain existing supporters and attract new ones, developing and growing a supporter database whilst promoting the centre and its work within the local community.

It will be the charity’s 50th Birthday in 2021 and you will play a big part in creating and planning initiatives for the Centre. You will be part of a small friendly team who are all committed to improving the lives of pets in the area.

Your main responsibilities will involve:

-              Developing, implementing and promoting fundraising activities.

-              Building a network of volunteer fundraising supporters.

-              Identifying sources of external funding such as grants and writing appropriate applications.

-              Building relationships with donors and local businesses.

-              Legacy marketing.

-              Managing the sponsorship programme.

-              Promoting the centre through local media contacts and social media.

About you:

The successful candidate will be an outstanding communicator with a high level of interpersonal skills. You will be able to work cooperatively with a range of colleagues and be able to offer a proactive and creative approach to fundraising and supporter opportunities.

You will have an organised approach to your work, with good attention to detail with excellent verbal and written communication skills.  You will be able to use your own initiative and work unsupervised and have an empathy for the aims of NAWT.

You will have experience of the following:

-              Experience of running events and giving presentations and talks.

-              Relationship building with lots of different groups of people.

-              Developing and prioritising your own workload and able to work to deadlines

-              The ability to be flexible and work as part of a team.

-             Managing and maintain supporter databases

Although not essential, experience or knowledge of fundraising, the local area and media/public relations would be beneficial for this role.

Ideally the role is full time, but a flexible working pattern would be considered for the candidate with relevant experience.

As part of our commitment to making NAWT a great place to work, we offer access to the following employee benefits:

  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays.
  • Access to a free 24/7 support service providing support including legal, financial, emotional and medical advice.

If you feel you have the right skills to be a successful Fundraising and Supporter Relations Officer, please send your CV with your cover letter to Jackie De Friez, Centre Manager at

Please note, we will only consider applications from candidates that have provided a cover letter.