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

Community Fundraising Manager: Schools, Groups and Individuals
Newton St. Loe, Bath
Grade 4: Circa £28,000 per annum, dependent upon experience.
Full time, 37.5 hours per week.

Please note: The deadline for applications for this position has been extended to 2nd December 2017.

Send a Cow is a growing and dynamic international development charity providing training, and ongoing support to smallholder farmers in Africa. We give poor families and communities the hope and the means to secure their own futures from the land, in line with our vision of a confident and thriving rural Africa.

At Send a Cow we see a fundraising future rich in conversation and inspiring donor experiences. Our communications and fundraising will be people focused, and positive – connecting communities with Africa.

We want to talk to more people who share our belief that poverty and inequality are not inevitable. We want to connect people to our projects in a vibrant and inspiring way. We will listen, learn and share with supporters how their kindness has made a difference and been part of transforming a community. This will be the catalyst for lasting relationships.

As an integral member of our Community Fundraising Team this role will be responsible for the development and delivery of a schools, groups and individuals fundraising strategy. The successful candidate will be responsible for developing new partnerships across these audiences, while maximising existing fundraising activity, and creating new resources and initiatives to support the future development of the programme as required.

An enthusiastic relationship builder who understands the fundraising world and has an instinct for what motivates different audiences, over time the Community Fundraising Manager will significantly grow income and engagement from school, group and individual supporters.

Does this sound like you? If so we would love to hear from you. Applications close at 11.30pm on Saturday 2nd December with the successful candidate ideally starting in January 2018.

To apply please complete the forms below (CVs will not be considered).

Downloadable documents:

Job description (please note - job description updated 23/11/17)
Three key achievements guidance document
Application form
Equal opportunities form

Please send your completed application form, equal opportunities and three key achievements to [email protected] by 11.30pm on Saturday 2nd December.

Candidates must be available for interview early December.

Send a Cow Uganda

Several Positions
Various duty stations
Full time, 40 hours per week, Fixed Contract

Send a Cow has been working in Uganda since its inception in 1988. It currently works in the Nothern, Central and Eastern parts of Uganda. SACU is entering into an exciting period of growth with several new projects on board and expansion of some of the existing projects. We are now seeking to strengthen our technical teams and capacity by filling the positions of; Farm Systems Advisor, Coffee District Coordinator, Agricultural Extension Worker, Social Extension Worker and Monitoring & Evaluation Advisor.

Are you looking for a stimulating and challenging role in a period of exciting growth? Then download the relevant Job Description below;

To apply, download, complete the Application Form and send it together with copies of your academic documents to [email protected] indicating the job applied for as the subject. Deadline for receiving applications is Friday 24th November 2017, 5pm (EAT).

Only Shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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 [email protected]. 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