Battersea, Greater London
£30,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

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.

We are looking for two Direct Marketing Officers to deliver our donor acquisition programme, keeping pace with or ahead of our competitors in the marketplace and ensure the delivery of high volumes of regular givers, and maintaining strong relationships with agencies and teams across Battersea to ensure the success of the campaigns.

About us

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

Battersea Dogs & Cats Home has seen a transformational growth in their Fundraising strategy, since 2010. Not only has our income grown - tenfold since 2010 - but our talented and award-winning team has as well. It’s therefore an exciting time to work at one of the country’s most loved and best known animal charities – and work as part of a is vibrant, ambitious and well respected team.

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.

Direct Marketing sits within Public Fundraising and is responsible for raising millions of pounds of income through a mixture of regular giving, cash, raffle, legacy and in memory giving. We have developed our programme from scratch and dramatically grown our regular giving supporter base to around 115k active donors. Whilst this is a huge achievement already, there is still so much more we believe we can do and the DM team are determined to continue to grow our income over the next 5-10 years, to deliver more for and expand our impact for animals.

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 – up to 10% employer contribution
  • 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

So, if you are passionate about dogs, cats and about our work, then we’d like to hear from you.

For full details, including our job applicant privacy notice, please download our recruitment pack. You can apply by visiting our online application portal. All applications must be submitted before the closing date advertised.

Posted on: 26 February 2020
Closed date: 11 March 2020
Job ref: BDCH1301
Tags: Fundraising, Marketing