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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

Supporter Care Executive (Maternity Cover)
Newton St. Loe, nr Bath
£17,850 per annum pro rata
Full Time 37.5hrs, Monday to Friday
Maternity Cover fixed term contract to December 2018

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.

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. The Supporter Care Team has a large role to play in this. The purpose of the Supporter Care Executive is to ensure all who come into contact with us are dealt with efficiently and in a personal way that increases their motivation to support Send a Cow. The role handles all daily communications with supporters, donation processing and administration, to ensure that we bank donations and handle supporter information accurately and efficiently.

In addition to being part of the Supporter Care team, the role will also provide additional support to the work of other teams, as workload allows. The postholder will need have a flexible attitude and be a team player. To apply for this position, you must have excellent administrative and communication skills, with a background in customer service and a good knowledge of a range of computer programmes

Does this sound like you? If so we would love to hear from you. Applications close 6th October 2017 with the successful candidate hopefully starting November 2017.

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

Downloadable documents:
Application form
Equal Opportunites form
3 Key Achievements
Job Description

Please send your completed application form, equal opportunities and three key achievements to applications@sendacow.org  by Friday 6th October 2017.

Please state clearly if you are applying for the Supporter Care Executive (Maternity Cover) fixed term contract to June 2018 or the Supporter Care Executive (Maternity Cover) fixed term contract to December 2018.

Candidates must be available for interview week commencing 16th October 2017.


Supporter Care Executive (Maternity Cover)
Newton St. Loe, nr Bath
£17,850 per annum pro rata
Full Time 37.5hrs, Monday to Friday
Maternity Cover fixed term contract to June 2018

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.

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. The Supporter Care Team has a large role to play in this. The purpose of the Supporter Care Executive is to ensure all who come into contact with us are dealt with efficiently and in a personal way that increases their motivation to support Send a Cow. The role handles all daily communications with supporters, donation processing and administration, to ensure that we bank donations and handle supporter information accurately and efficiently.

In addition to being part of the Supporter Care team, the role will also provide additional support to the work of other teams, as workload allows. The postholder will need have a flexible attitude and be a team player. To apply for this position, you must have excellent administrative and communication skills, with a background in customer service and a good knowledge of a range of computer programmes.

Does this sound like you? If so we would love to hear from you. Applications close 6th October 2017 with the successful candidate hopefully starting November 2017.

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

Downloadable documents:

Application form
Equal Opportunites form
3 Key Achievements
Job Description

Please send your completed application form, equal opportunities and three key achievements to applications@sendacow.org by Friday 6th October 2017.

Please state clearly if you are applying for the Supporter Care Executive (Maternity Cover) fixed term contract to June 2018 or the Supporter Care Executive (Maternity Cover) fixed term contract to December 2018.

Candidates must be available for interview week commencing 16th October 2017.


Individual Giving Manager (Retention)
Newton St Loe, Bath
Circa £30,000 per annum
Full time Monday to Friday 
Permanent


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 believe in real relationship fundraising.

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.

The Individual Giving team is at the heart of Send a Cow, engaging and building a family of inspired and loyal Supporters who provide the essential core funding that underpins all our work across Africa.

The team is part of the UK fundraising and marketing department at Send a Cow. It plans, delivers and manages fundraising to thousands of people across the UK including appeals, regular giving, virtual gifts, digital fundraising and a mid-level supporter programme. This funding drives Send a Cow’s success in reaching 680,000 people last year across 7 African countries. 

This is an exciting opportunity to join an award winning team and to play an essential role in developing the relationships with loyal and engaged Supporters. You will be building on a strong foundation to develop and maintain individual giving fundraising strategy in order to build support for lifetime giving, tell great stories about impact, reach growing core income targets, raise our profile and strengthen our relationships with our long term supporters.

Are you an experienced individual giving fundraiser or direct marketer with a passion for international development? Does this sound like you? If so we would love to hear from you. Applications close 2nd October 2017 with the successful candidate starting by November 2017.

To apply please complete 3 forms below (CVs will not be considered).

Downloadable documents:

Job Description and Person Specification
Application Form
Equal Opportunities Form
Three Key Achievements Guidance

Please send your completed application form, equal opportunities and three key achievements to applications@sendacow.org by Monday 2nd October 2017.

Candidates must be available for interview week commencing 9th October 2017


Individual Giving Assistant
Newton St Loe, Bath
£16,480-£17,550 per annum (depending on experience)
Full time Monday to Friday 
12 month Fixed Term contract

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 believe in real relationship fundraising.

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.

The Individual Giving team is at the heart of Send a Cow, engaging and building a family of inspired and loyal Supporters who provide core funding that underpin all our work. 

The team is part of the award winning UK fundraising and marketing department at Send a Cow. It plans, delivers and manages fundraising to thousands of people and community groups across the UK including appeals, regular giving, virtual gifts and digital fundraising.

The purpose of the role is to support the Individual Giving and Community fundraising teams in delivering fundraising campaigns and appeals that raise core funding and build ongoing relationships with loyal Supporters. You will be supporting in managing production and scheduling across direct marketing activities including direct mail and digital communications. 

Are you looking to start a career in fundraising? Do you have a passion for international development? If so we would love to hear from you. Applications close 2nd October with the successful candidate starting by November 2017. 

To apply please complete 3 forms below (CVs will not be considered).

Downloadable documents:

Job Description and Person Specification
Application Form
Equal Opportunities Form
Three Key Achievements Guidance

Please send your completed application form, equal opportunities and three key achievements to applications@sendacow.org by Monday 2nd October 2017.

Candidates must be available for interview week commencing 16th October 2017


Digital Marketing Manager
Newton St Loe, Bath
Circa £36,000 per annum
Full time, 37.5 hours per week
Permanent

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.

We see a future rich in conversation and inspiring digital experiences. We want to use digital to reach more people who share our belief that poverty and inequality are not inevitable. And we want to use technology to connect people to our projects in a vibrant and inspiring way.

This role sits at the heart of Send a Cow and is vital in helping us achieve our vision. It will involve collaborating with a broad range of people in the UK and across Africa, to help raise awareness, inspire supporters and raise funds.

You will drive the digital strategy and operational plan to achieve our organisational goals. This will involve some direct delivery but increasingly working alongside other teams, building their capacity and developing digital products and campaigns with them.

It is a challenging role that has to juggle many stakeholders and requires technical, analytical and creative competency, but it also has the opportunity to directly influence the success of the charity.

Responsibilities will include:

• Developing and delivering a UK and Group wide digital strategy
• Strategic ownership of the main Send a Cow digital properties and channels
• Developing new digital campaigns, products and ideas

Does this sound like you? If so we would love to hear from you. Applications close 12.00pm, Monday 2nd October 2017 with the successful candidate hopefully starting in December.

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

Job description
 Three Key Achievements
 Application Form
 Equal Opportunities Form

Please send your completed application form, equal opportunities and three key achievements to applications@sendacow.org by 12.00pm, Monday 2nd October 2017. Applications received after this date will not be considered.

Candidates must be available for interview week commencing Monday 9th October.


Christmas Temp - Temporary Data Entry and Administration Assistant (30 hours per week)
Christmas Temp Position 2
Temporary Contract - Monday 13th November to Friday 22nd December 2017
Newton St Loe, Bath
£8.45 per hour.
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. 9am - 5pm

Send a Cow is looking for enthusiastic, hardworking temps with an eye for detail to help us process our Christmas gift orders. This role will include packing up gifts accurately and efficiently, opening post, data entry and other administrative tasks, working alongside the Supporter Care Team.

Key Skills:
· Excellent organisation skills
· Ability to work quickly and accurately, paying attention to detail
· Ability to prioritise and manage a busy workload
· Good level of computer literacy
· Strong interpersonal skills

Closing date Friday 6th October 2017 at 12.00pm

If you would like to apply for this position please send your application form and Equal Opportunities Form (below) to applications@sendacow.org stating clearly which position you are applying to.

Application Form
Equal Opportunities Form
Job Description

Candidates must be available for interview, week commencing 15th October



Trusts & Foundations Executive
Bath, UK
£23,375 -£31,625
Permanent, full-time

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.

We are looking for someone to join us in the role of Trust and Foundations Executive to help align the objectives of trust funders with those of Send a Cow to provide important funding for our work. You will be able to develop long-term relationships with key trust contacts to connect them with the impact their funding is having in rural African communities. You will be able to work successfully internally to develop clear and persuasive proposals and reports, so you will be comfortable both writing and interpreting financial data. You will also be comfortable managing the fundraising process using a relationship database.

You will be part of a successful Partnership Fundraising team of 10 working across trusts, companies and individuals and will enjoy a supportive fundraising culture and the resource of a wider fundraising and marketing team. You will also be encouraged to visit the families we support in Africa. You will be joining Send a Cow at a very exciting time as we approach our 30th anniversary and look to build on the impact achieved to date. Please note, flexible working can be considered for this role.

Does this sound like you? If so we would love to hear from you. Applications close 22nd September 2017 with the successful candidate starting as soon as possible.

To apply please complete an application form, three key achievements and EO forms below (CVs will not be considered), and send to applications@sendacow.org 

Downloadable documents:

Application Form
Equal Opportunities Form
3 Key Achievements Guidance Document
Job Description

Candidates must be available for interview week commencing 2nd October.


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 volunteerwithus@sendacow.org. 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

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