Are you passionate about dogs and cats? Our people and animals make Battersea a great place to work. Your expertise will help increase our impact for dogs and cats everywhere.
Battersea is now looking for a Senior Trusts Officer to join their award-winning fundraising team. This new role is being offered on an interim basis until 31st December 2018 whilst a new structure within the team is developed. There is the potential for this role to become permanent in the future.
Battersea is here for every dog and cat and has been since 1860. We are a leading animal welfare charity and over the last 150 years we’ve grown from one home in London to three rescuing and rehoming centres across the South East. With c500 staff and 1000 volunteers, we have cared for over three million vulnerable animals We also campaign tirelessly to make things better for dogs and cats; sharing our expertise and educating the public and policymakers about responsible pet ownership. Join us and make a difference for every dog and cat.
Our Fundraising Team
Our fundraising programme has grown rapidly across all areas, increasing income more than tenfold since 2010 when Battersea invested heavily in a new fundraising team and activities as part of a transformational growth strategy. Yet the opportunity to increase our impact for animals through growing a significant and sustainable income base remains considerable and our fundraising team are set to achieve ambitious year-on-year growth in order transform the lives of the animals in our care.
We launched a new fundraising strategy in 2017, which sees an incredible investment in high value giving over the next 10 years. With the next five-year organisational strategy currently being developed and launching at the end of 2018, and with the launch of a modern, engaging new brand identity, it is an incredibly exciting time to join Battersea.
The Trusts team sits within the Philanthropy & Partnerships team, made up of Trusts, Philanthropy, Corporate Partnerships and Special Events. As a team, our aim is to continually find new supporters who can make a significant difference to the home by giving large financial gifts, while also looking after those who have already given.
The Trusts Team is on track to meet their ambitious target of £1.1m in 2018, and the Senior Trusts Officer will play a key role in achieving this.
Main Purpose of the Role
To support the work of the Home by meeting agreed income targets through securing grants and managing relationships with a portfolio of high level charitable trusts and foundations, including account managing the Home’s largest funding partner.
What we can offer you
Our dedicated people mean that we can be here for every dog and cat. Whether you are sharing an office with our dogs or directly caring for our cats, our animals show their appreciation every day. There is no better reward than seeing the difference you make to the lives of our dogs and cats first-hand; although we also provide a wide range of employee benefits, including:
• 28 days of annual leave (plus 8 days paid public holidays) per year
• Generous pension contributions - we double what you put in (up to 10%)
• Free healthcare cash plan, where you can claim for a range of treatment including dental (£120), optical (£120), physiotherapy, chiropody and acupuncture (£300) every year
• Annual interest-free season ticket loans
• Discounted gym memberships and cycle to work schemes
• Life insurance
If you are passionate about dogs and cats and about our work, then we’d like to hear from you.
For full details please download our recruitment pack. You can apply by visiting our website. All applications must be submitted before the closing date advertised.