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!

CHAIR OF TRUSTEES

Due to the pending retirement of the current Chair, the Trustees are seeking an appropriate person to lead the Board, counsel and support the Chief Executive and participate actively in the next challenging growth phase of this practical and innovative charity. Though we work with beneficiaries and donors of all faiths and none, we are a Christian foundation so our Chair should be a practicing Christian.

You will have extensive Board-level governance experience, an interest in Africa and ideally some previous experience of the charitable sector. The time commitment to Send a Cow will be approximately 2 days per month and will involve regular visits to our offices near Bath, representation of Send a Cow to appropriate external audiences and occasional travel to Africa. Our Chair and Trustees are not remunerated but reasonable expenses will be paid.

Downloadable documents:

Recruitment pack
Application form

Please return your completed application form to:applications@sendacow.org (CVs will not be accepted).

Closing date: 9am Monday 15 June.

HEAD of COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

Full time, based in Newton St. Loe, outside Bath

Salary: up to £40,000 dependent on experience

Send a Cow have helped over 1 million people in their first 25 years and are about to launch ambitious plans to work with 1 million a year by 2020. As part of this journey we are growing our Community fundraising team. It plans, delivers and manages fundraising and awareness activity in the community; specifically for churches, schools, and groups.

It also includes our Ambassador network – a team of community based volunteers, dedicated to providing talks, raising awareness and raising funds in the community, on our behalf.

The successful candidate will provide strong and clear leadership and support to the Community team as Send a Cow moves through a period of rapid growth. You will develop and maintain community fundraising strategy in order to reach stretching income targets, raise our profile and strengthen our relationships with our community supporters.

If you're looking for a stimulating role and share our practical and innovative approach to international development then please complete the application form, please also complete an A4 document outlining your key achievements to date:

Downloadable documents:

Job description
Person specification
Application form
Equal opportunities
Guidance on completing your three key ahievements

Please return your completed application form,and the equal opportunities monitoring form to:
applications@sendacow.org (CVs will not be accepted).

Closing date: 9am Tuesday 26 May and interviews for shortlisted candidates will be held on Tuesday 9 June in Newton St Loe, Bath.

AMBASSADOR DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

Full time, based in Newton St. Loe, outside Bath

Salary: up to circa £26,000 dependent on experience

We are looking for a full-time Ambassador Development Manager to grow and motivate a national network of experienced senior volunteers for Send a Cow to maximise the potential of its community fundraising. Supporting them strategically and operationally to maximise their fundraising and awareness efforts to help grow funds for Send a Cow.

You should have experience of community, regional or public fundraising and of working with and recruiting volunteers or regional fundraisers. You will need to motivate them, engage them and support them in fundraising and awareness building activities.

The ability to write and develop a growth strategy and a previous track record of meeting financial targets and significantly growing income are essential.

You will of course be organised, great with numbers, good at networking and presenting and a creative thinker who can work on their own or with the team to develop the next great fundraising campaign.

If you're interested in this exciting role, please donwload the full job description and person specification and complete the application form below, and complete a page of A4 outlining your three key achievements:

Downloadable documents:

Job description
Person specification
Application form
Equal opportunities
Guidance on completing your three key ahievements

Please return your completed application form,and the equal opportunities monitoring form to:
applications@sendacow.org (CVs will not be accepted).

Closing date: 9am Tuesday 26 May and interviews for shortlisted candidates will be held on Monday 8 June in Newton St Loe, Bath.

CHURCH DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

Full-time, based in Newton St. Loe, outside Bath

Salary: £26,000 – £28,000 (FTE)

We are looking for a Church Development Manager to lead the main elements of the church fundraising portfolio, maximising income at key moments of the church year including Lent, Harvest and Advent/Christmas. You will also be responsible for supporting partnerships with churches, dioceses and denominations, including developing effective fundraising resources for these audiences.

You will have proven experience of managing successful church fundraising programmes, and a track record of meeting financial targets and significantly growing income. You will need to have knowledge of the UK churches in their diversity and at least a layperson’s knowledge of theology and global development issues.

You will of course be organised, great with numbers, good at networking and presenting and a creative thinker who can work on their own or with the team to develop the next great fundraising campaign.

If you're looking for a stimulating role and share our practical and innovative approach to international development then please complete the application form, please also complete an A4 document outlining your key achievements to date:

Downloadable documents:

Job description
Person specification
Application form
Equal opportunities
Guidance on completing your three key ahievements

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

Closing date: 9am on Tuesday 26 May and interviews for shortlisted candidates will be held on Thursday 4 June in Newton St Loe, Bath. The ideal start date for the successful candidate is the early June 2015.

 

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