Established in 1860, Battersea Dogs & Cats Home aims to never turn away a dog or cat in need of our help, caring for them until their owners or loving new homes can be found, no matter how long it takes. We are champions for, and supporters of, vulnerable dogs and cats, determined to create lasting changes for animals in our society. We currently operate from three centres – in Battersea London, Old Windsor in Berkshire and Brands Hatch in Kent. Every year, we care for over 7,000 dogs and cats.
As part of a transformational growth strategy the Home has invested heavily in a new fundraising team and activities, increasing income more than tenfold since 2010 and substantially reducing an over reliance on legacy income.
Our fundraising programme has grown rapidly across all areas; most notably by developing a significant individual donor base, establishing a major giving programme, launching new commercial activities and developing our events and community fundraising activity. 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.
The Philanthropy Manager team looks after three different types of supporters to the home, Individuals, Trusts and Corporate. 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. Whether that is working closely with an individual to help them see how their money is being spent, reporting back to Trusts on the impact of their donation or delivering on agreed marketing plans with a Corporate Partner. This area of fundraising has lots of opportunity for growth, as we work in a charity with great brand awareness and a strong affinity to so many people.
Main Purpose of the Role
To meet financial targets by leading on financial asks to a pool of prospects as well as supporting Senior Managers and supporters to do the same. Developing and maintaining a Philanthropy strategy which ensures that the team grows its income to meet the needs of the home.
Battersea Dogs & Cats Home offer our employees a wide range of benefits, for example:
- 28 days of annual leave (plus 8 days paid public holidays) pro rata per year
- Free membership to our healthcare cash plan
- Season ticket loans
For more information and to apply, please apply via our website