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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!

DEVELOPMENT EDUCATION EXECUTIVE

Full time, based in Newton St Loe, Bath. Salary band: £18,000 – £22,000 depending on experience

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 Development Education team plays a crucial role in supporting this growth. Send a Cow’s Education programmes aim to engage young people with global issues in order that they develop the knowledge, values and attitudes to make informed lifestyle choices.

You will be joining the Development Education team at an exciting time as we begin our new educational strategy delivering our vision; to inspire a generation of change-makers who are globally aware, motivated by a sense of social justice and empowered to take action for a more just and sustainable world. This will be achieved through the creation and delivery of high quality experiential and online learning resources. You will be involved in the creation and delivery of resources whilst extending our profile, reach and impact within a variety of educational settings.

Would your colleagues describe you as:

• Passionate about the role of education in shaping young peoples’ futures
• Able to inspire young people
• Confident in seeking out new opportunities
• Hardworking and meticulous in your attention to detail
• Good at networking and managing relationships with a variety of educational providers

This is a great opportunity for you to join a small and successful team within an international development charity at a time of ambitious growth. 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 side of A4, the following question: “What are your three most significant achievements?”

Downloadable documents

Applications to be set to applications@sendacow.org referencing the role title in the subject bar. Closing date for this role will be Monday 14th September 2015 at 12pm. Interviews will be taking place on 24th and 25th September 2015. Candidates invited for interview will be asked to deliver a short presentation.

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

COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER - maternity cover

Based in Newton St Loe, Bath, 2.5 days per week, £23,500 (pro-rata)

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced communications professional to join this international development charity during an exciting period of growth. This post is a job share, working 2.5 days a week Monday – Wednesday and is offered as a nine month contract.

The core purpose of the Communications Manager (Campaigns) role is to help build our brand as a leading and respected international rural development charity. The post holder is specifically responsible for delivering integrated multimedia communications campaigns that bring Send a Cow’s work alive for diverse audiences. The role also has responsibility for recruiting and maintaining relationships with patrons, celebrities and VIPs and working with HR to assist in the delivery of internal communications including All Staff events.

  • At least four years experience of working in a communications role
  • Has contributed to, and implemented successful communications strategies
  • Uses multiple media outlets with confidence including digital and social networks
  • Has managed communications campaigns from briefing through to detailed evaluation and dissemination
  • Has represented an organisation in the media
  • Has experience of crisis management

All applicants are asked to complete the application and equal opportunities forms below (CVs will not be considered) as well as completing a single page of A4 outlining your 3 key achievements, guidance for which can be found 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 14 September 2015, 12pm. Candidates must be available for interview week commencing Monday 24 September, 2015.

PROGRAMME FUNDING DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

 Full time, based in Newton St Loe, Bath, UK or Kampala, Uganda

Salary: commensurate with location and experience

Over the last 3 years we have experienced significant growth in funding from institutional donors and intend to build on this to increase income and programmes yet further. We are therefore seeking a dynamic individual to help us build 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 identify and develop funding opportunities with institutional donors in the UK, Europe, USA, and Africa, and support Send a Cow in-country staff to prepare quality funding proposals to raise income for SAC’s programmes.

Your excellent organizational and communication skills will ensure that you are able to meet tight deadlines whilst working co-operatively within a vibrant international team. You will enjoy networking and pulling diverse information together into interesting and coherent funding applications, logical frameworks and 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 28 September 2015 at 10am Interviews for shortlisted candidates will be held on 13/14th October 2015 either at our offices in Newton St Loe or by Skype 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

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