Are you passionate about animal welfare?  Do you have experience of developing and delivering fundraising strategies?  We have an exciting opportunity for a Fundraising Manager to join our friendly head office team based in Watford, building on reaching and attracting supporters and donors, raising awareness of animal welfare, in this hybrid, flexible working role. 

You will be working for a charity that never stops caring for its animals and people.  As a rescue and rehoming charity, operating five rehoming centres and five shops across the south of England, we are committed to improving the lives of the UK’s pets, helping around 1,500 animals each year.

About the role:

As Fundraising Manager, you will be responsible for developing sustainable income streams; at an organisational and local level, to help ensure the financial security of the Trust in the short, medium, and long term.

You will develop, implement, and continuously improve the organisation’s fundraising strategy and plans that result in supporter retention and increased giving.

Some of your key responsibilities will include:

  • Strategy and oversight
  • Fundraising
  • Supporter Relationships
  • People Management

About you:

The ideal candidate will be an excellent communicator, able to distil the charity’s unique story and organisation and their goals, into creative, concrete, and actionable plans for income generation.

The successful candidate will be a creative thinker who is always looking for innovative ideas and will have excellent interpersonal skills. A great fundraising manager should have sharp public speaking skills and be able to deliver presentations to a range of audiences - they will be able to create strong relationships with all types of people.

Essential skills and experience include:

  • Experience in a fundraising role
  • Proven experience in developing and delivering fundraising strategies
  • Sound knowledge of the Charity sector
  • Proven experience of CRM database practices and application, including ability to interrogate and analyse donor data
  • Experience in digital marketing and appeals
  • Experience in leading and developing a team
  • Excellent written, verbal, and telephonic communication skills
  • Strong ability to build relationships with cross-functional teams
  • A full UK driving License

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 (pro-rated for part time staff).
  • - Contributory pension.
  • - Group Life Assurance.
  • - 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 Manager, please apply via NFP People Ltd: your CV and cover letter. The full Job Description can be viewed below.

Other roles you may have experience in could include: Fundraising Manager, National Fundraising Manager, Fundraising, Fundraising Officer, Charity, Sales, Business Development, Community Engagement, Community Engagement Officer, Community Fundraising, Community Fundraising Manager, Community Fundraiser, Senior Community Fundraising, Charity, Individual Giving, Individual Giving Manager, Individual Giving Fundraising, Individual Giving Fundraiser, etc.

Closing Date: 22nd February 2024, however we reserve the right to close the role early should the right candidate apply, do not delay in submitting your application!