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!

INDIVIDUAL GIVING FUNDRAISING INTERNSHIP

Based in Newton St Loe, Bath, 22.5 hours per week, £150.75 per week.

Want to build a career in fundraising? A fast learner wanting to build on your experience and skills? Interested in International Development?

Then you could be the intern that we are looking for! This 6 month part-time paid internship is a great way to build practical experience in fundraising in a fast growing charity.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, hard-working and dynamic individual to join our individual giving team raising over £2m per year from the UK Public. Working 22.5 hours a week at our Head Office just outside Bath, you will be assisting us with running Appeals, Supporter Care and Database Management, giving you a good foundation in individual giving fundraising. What’s more, the post comes with an opportunity to undertake Professional Qualifications by studying for the Institute of Fundraising Introductory Certificate to Fundraising

Your role will be varied and flexible depending on the teams needs but core areas of work will include creating digital communications, managing production of appeals and working on the fundraising database. This will help us to build long lasting and quality relationships with Supporters and raise funds so we can help more people in need.

Applicants must demonstrate:

  • interest in building a career in fundraising
  • Computer literate, particularly Microsoft Word & Excel
  • Digital savvy
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Quick learner, able to pick up new concepts quickly
  • Ability to be a self-starter and work on own initiative
  • Analytical skills

All applicants are asked to complete the application and equal opportunities forms below (CVs will not be considered) as well as a completing the pre-interview task below.

Downloadable documents:

Applications to be sent to applications@sendacow.org referencing the role title in the subject bar. Closing date for this role will be Monday 10 August 2015, 12pm. Candidates must be available for interview on Wednesday 3 September, 2015.

TRUSTS AND FOUNDATIONS FUNDRAISING EXECUTIVE

Full time, based in Newton St Loe, Bath

Salary band: £23,500-£27,500

Since 1988 Send a Cow has helped transform the lives of 1 million people with its programme of support for rural smallholder farmers in Africa. We have now set ourselves an ambitious goal of supporting a further 1 million people to lift themselves out of poverty, by 2020.

The Partnerships team (Trusts & Foundations, individual major donors and companies) will play a crucial role in this growth and we are therefore looking for a Trust & Foundation Fundraising Executive to work alongside the Trusts Team Manager to grow income year on year. Send a Cow has a strong portfolio of committed Trust funders and we are seeking a confident, self-starter that can maximise the potential of existing partners, as well as identify new prospects and generate future funding relationships.

Part of a passionate, professional and successful team who have been central to Send a Cow’s growth to date, you will work closely with your colleagues to ensure that each donor, and potential donor, is handled by the most appropriate team member and understands how they are contributing to our vision of a confident and thriving rural Africa

This position is for you, if you are:

  • Passionate about making a difference
  • Confident in seeking out new opportunities
  • Hardworking and meticulous in your attention to detail
  • Enjoy networking and managing relationships with a variety of funders

This is a great opportunity for you to join a small and successful team and a striving international development charity at a time of ambitious growth. In short, everything is in place to make this a very exciting opportunity to develop your fundraising career and make a big difference to the lives of some of the poorest families in Africa.

All applicants are asked to complete the application and equal opportunities forms below (CVs will not be considered). Please also answer, in no more than one A4 page, the following question: “What are your three most significant achievements as a fundraiser?”.

Downloadable documents:

Applications to be sent to applications@sendacow.org referencing the role title in the subject bar. Closing date for this role will be Wednesday 12 August 2015, 12pm. Candidates must be available for interview on 17/18 August, 2015.

FUNDRAISING MANAGER (ACQUISITION)

6 Month Contract. Full time, based in Newton St Loe, Bath

Salary band: £26,350 to £31,000

The Individual Giving team have been at the heart of Send a Cow since 1988, generating essential core funding and support that has already helped a million people.  

We now have an ambitious target for growth, looking to help a million people a year by 2020 and we are seeking a talented, driven and experienced Individual Giving Fundraiser to join our small but effective team.  This full time role is for 6 months initially and is a key post, working alongside the Head of Individual Giving to acquire new Supporters and build effective relationships to maximise lifetime value.

Working closely with your colleagues you will be working across regular giving and cash acquisition, creating and delivering strategies that bring in new Supporters. You will also ensure all donors receive the very best supporter experience in their first 24 months to help build a growing community of passionate individual givers.

We are looking for someone with proven experience in managing direct response campaigns, driven to make a difference by delivering exceptional fundraising.  You need to have strong creative and communication skills and ability to analyse results and drive strategies accordingly. This is a fantastic opportunity to join an innovative and fast growing charity, working within a team with a passion to improve the lives of some of Africa’s poorest families.  

All applicants are asked to complete the application and equal opportunities forms below (CVs will not be considered). Please also answer, in no more than one A4 page, the following question: “What are your three most significant achievements as a fundraiser?”.

Downloadable documents:

Applications to be sent to applications@sendacow.org referencing the role title in the subject bar. Closing date for this role will be Monday 17 August 2015, 12pm. Candidates must be available for interview on Wednesday 26 August 2015

PROGRAMME FUNDING MANAGER

 Full time, based in Newton St Loe, Bath

Salary: Circa £30,000

Over the last 3 years SAC has experienced significant growth in funding from institutional donors.  As a result of our success in securing larger grants we have an increasing workload to manage contracts effectively. We are therefore seeking a dynamic individual to help us manage SAC’s relationship with current and potential new donors in order to help achieve our ambitious growth plan.

Building on your experience in programme fundraising you will hold responsibility for management of large donor funding contacts, ensuring financial and narrative reports are prepared to a high standard in a timely manner, whilst also contributing to the development of new funding opportunities.  

Your organizational and communication skills will ensure that you are able to meet tight deadlines while working co-operatively within a vibrant international team. You will enjoy pulling together data into logical and coherent documents and be able to prepare and report against financial budgets. 

All applicants are asked to complete the application and equal opportunities forms below (CVs will not be considered). Please also answer, in no more than one A4 page, the following question: “What are your three most significant achievements?”

Applications to be sent to applications@sendacow.org referencing the role title in the subject bar. Closing date for this role will be Monday 24th August 2015 10am Interviews for shortlisted candidates will be held on 3rd/4th September 2015 in Newton St Loe, Bath.   If you need further information about the position or how to apply please email Janet Bolton, Head of HR janet.bolton@sendacow.org or phone on 01225 871913

VOLUNTEER WITH US

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

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 project 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 want to share their knowledge and experience with us; farmers, television programme makers, school teachers and accountants have all volunteered with us and we have been richly rewarded by their support.

The first step is to let us know you are interested in volunteering so please send a CV and a covering letter to applications@sendacow.org and we will get back to you.

Registered Charity Number 299717

-