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 over 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!

Send a Cow UK

Head of Programmes

Newton St Loe, Bath

£34,000 - £40,000. Fixed term (2 years)

We are now scaling up programmes and trying to increase income so that we can reach more families. We are looking to strengthen our International Programmes Team so that they can provide valuable support to those leading our country programmes, helping them to develop sustainable and impactful operations.

Building on your experience of development within international NGOs, you will be working with high quality teams in Africa and working shoulder to shoulder with the African Country Directors to help develop, plan and implement their programmes. You will be a bridge between the African country programmes and UK-based staff, championing the country programme and opening up appropriate communication channels.

You will demonstrate wisdom, sensitivity and maturity as you balance the needs of multiple stakeholders and as you help influence positive change.

Does this sound like you? If so we would love to hear from you.

To apply please click the links below to download the job description and required application forms (CVs will not be considered).

Downloadable documents:

Please send your completed application form, equal opportunities and three key achievements to by 5.00pm on 5th June.  Applications received after this date will not be considered. 

Candidates must be available for interview week commencing 15th / 22nd June.

Volunteer with us

UK ONLY - please note, we are unable to offer volunteering opportunities in Africa

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Send a Cow. Volunteers are an integral part of our work in the UK and we welcome help from all age groups and experiences

However, we can only accept volunteers who are already living in the UK and we are unable to offer volunteering opportunities with our African projects.

Volunteering at Send a Cow can take many forms from assisting with admin in offices like supporter care and finance, and deploying specialist skills for a specific projects like an event, to representing the charity as an Ambassador - giving inspiring talks and fundraising within your local community.

Experience with Send a Cow is often a useful addition to a CV for those embarking on a career in the charity sector and international development. But sometimes people simply want to share their knowledge and experience with us for the benefit of the people we work with in Africa. Farmers, television programme makers, school teachers and accountants are among those who regularly volunteer with us and we are richly rewarded by their support.

The first step to working with Send a Cow as a volunteer is to let us know of your interest and confirm your eligibility, so please answer the following question:

Are you eligible to volunteer in the UK? If you are unsure as to your eligibility then please contact the UK Borders and Immigration department for further information.

  • If the answer to the above question is YES then please complete an application form and send to Please note that CVs will not be accepted
  • If the answer to the above question is NO, then thank you for your interest; however, we are unable to consider you for a volunteering opportunity

Thank you for your interest in Send a Cow.

Registered Charity Number 299717