Work for us

Send a Cow is an established and innovative charity that enables poor farmers in Africa to become self-reliant by providing them with livestock, training and advice. We have been helping families lift themselves out of poverty for 25 years and plan to help thousands more in the future.

Send a Cow is an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from suitably qualified men and women regardless of their race, nationality, religion, ethnic or national origins, disability, age, sexual orientation or family circumstances.

Please read our development values and about us before applying for any jobs or volunteering opportunities. Good luck!

HR Executive

Salary: £17,500 to £19,000 pro rata depending on experience

Part time: 3 – 4 days per week.


For 25 years Send a Cow has been helping thousands of African families and orphans grow enough food to eat, sell their produce and develop small businesses that last. Providing livestock, seeds, training and ongoing support, we help families leave poverty behind for good.

We are now entering an exciting period of growth, with a desire to develop and grow our staff. This newly created position reports to the Head of HR, Janet Bolton and you will be responsible for:

• Providing a comprehensive administrative and technical support service to our UK Office,
• Providing support to managers on the recruitment and induction processes,
• Coordinating and supporting for learning and development events

Janet will support and develop your skills, knowledge and technical expertise in the area of HR; building on your existing experience in administration or moving forward your professional qualification.

You will have a passion for learning and personal development. You may be a new or recent graduate or someone who wants to pursue a career in HR.

Above all, you will enjoy working in a small team, which is committed to bringing our life-changing work to thousands of families in Africa.

If you wish to apply, please download the following:

Your application must include the following: application form, equal opportunties form and the three key achievements form. 

Please send your completed application to:

Closing date for applications is on Monday 10th November at 11am. Interviews will be held at Newton St Loe during the week commencing 24th November, 2014.

Head of Communications

£35,000 - £40,000 dependent on experience


Founded 26 years ago by Christian farmers, Send a Cow’s vision is to see a confident and thriving rural Africa. The organisation now works in 7 African countries with a mission to give families and communities the hope and the means to secure their own futures from the land.

Retaining its Christian heritage and governance Send a Cow works with all faiths and none, helping thousands of rural African families grow enough food to eat, sell their produce and develop small businesses that last. We help some of the most vulnerable groups, including families affected by HIV/Aids, children orphaned by war and disabled people to leave poverty behind for good.

Send a Cow have helped over 1 million beneficiaries in their first 25 yearsand plan to help another million in the next 5 years. As part of this journey we have a challenging and exciting opportunity for a Communications professional to develop and maintain a communications strategy to achieve these aims. Joining our vibrant team, you would be providing motivational leadership to the team, and working closely with Fundraising, Partnerships, Education, plus the Executive teamto enhance our reputation, and support income growth.

With a strong track record in public relations and media relations, you will be a highly motivated, strategic thinker,able to demonstrate an ability to adapt existing skills to a broader marketing role in order to drive forward a diverse range of campaigns. You will be comfortable operating across online and offline and passionate about proving the effectiveness and impact of all communications.

Based in Bath, this is an incredibly varied post that, in addition to project, people and budget management, offers the successful candidate the opportunity to develop expertise in areas as diverse as volunteer management, celebrity recruitment, advocacy and lobbying.

Candidates must be prepared to travel internationally and to have empathy with Send a Cow's Christian foundation and values.

If you're looking for a stimulating role and share our practical and innovative approach to work, then please download the following:

Please send your completed application form and equal opportunities form to:

The closing date for completed application forms is Monday 24th November 2014. Interviews for shortlisted candidates will be held on Thursday 4th December in Newton St Loe, Bath.

Major Donor Manager

Salary: £27,000 – £31,000 - Full time


For 26 years Send a Cow has been giving families and communities in Africa the hope and means to secure their own futures from the land, making steps towards our vision of a confident and thriving rural Africa. Our holistic development model,with women at the centre,has touchedover 1 million lives but with around 65% of people in Africa dependent on small scale farms for their livelihoods, we are ambitious to do much more.

We are looking for a Major Donor Manager to take the lead on delivery of the strategy for growth in this area.As a member of the passionate, professional and successful team who have been central to Send a Cow’s growth to date, you will enjoy hands-on and strategic support fromvolunteer ‘Ambassadors’, trustees, the CEO, the Senior Management Team, existing donors and an external advisory group. Alongside that, you will have the tools and confidence to describe the lasting impact of Send a Cow’s work.In short, everything is in place to make this a very exciting opportunity to develop your fundraising career and make big difference to the lives of some of the poorest families in Africa.

Based at our offices in a beautiful village just outside of Bath, this post involves UK travel, occasional weekend/evening working and travel to Africa to accompany key donors.

If you’re looking for a stimulating and challenging role and share our practical and innovative approach to work, then please download a copy of the job description, person specification and application form, together with an equal opportunities monitoring form.

Please also answer, in no more than one A4 page, the following question: “What are your three most significant achievements as a fundraiser?”

Please return your completed application form, together with your answer to our question and the equal opportunities monitoring form to: (CVs will not be accepted).

The closing date for applications is 9am on Monday 17th November and interviews for shortlisted candidates will be held on Thursday and Friday 27th/28th November in Newton St Loe, Bath. The ideal start date for the successful candidate is the end of December or early January 2015.

Volunteering for Send a Cow

Why not consider volunteering for Send a Cow? Whether you want to raise funds through your church, inspire children to learn more about Africa or help us at events we may have a volunteering opportunity for you. As well as helping to alleviate poverty in Africa you'll also be doing something worthwhile, and it won't look bad on your CV either! To find out more please visit our volunteering section.

Send a Cow is committed to Equal Opportunities

Registered Charity Number 299717