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!


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 practising 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 (CVs will not be accepted).

Closing date: 9am Monday 15 June.


Based in Kakamega, Western Kenya; salary dependent on experience

Send a Cow Kenya (SAC-K) is seeking to appoint a temporary finance manager for a period of 4 months starting end of August 2015 to cover for the absence of the Finance manager. The Finance & Administration Manager will have responsibility to provide leadership and strategic direction in the financial and resource management of Send a Cow Kenya (SACK). He/she will be a member of the SAC-K team and report to the Country Programme Director and will be based in Kakamega.

Applicants must demonstrate:

  • A minimum of three years’ in a relevant financial accounting position
  • Experience of maintaining effective financial and accounting systems, and budget development and control
  • The ability to establish credibility quickly and maintain supportive relationships with SAC staff, partners and other stakeholders
  • The ability to generate financial information and provide situation analysis and timely dissemination.

All applicants are asked to complete the applications form below (CVs will not be considered) as well as a completing a single page of A4 outlining their three key achievents (guidance for completing your three achievements can be found below).

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Applications to be sent to using the reference: Finance and Administration Manager. Closing date for this role will be 17 July 2015, 12pm


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 and we will get back to you.

Registered Charity Number 299717

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