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Fundraising Officer 

Job description   

We are looking for a full time fundraiser to join the Fetcher Dog at an exciting time of growth and development.   The role reports directly to the CEO and will, as such, be a key member of the team sharing the collective responsibility to deliver the organisation’s strategy and vision.   

Ideally, you will be located within driving distance of our rescue centre in Ashford, Kent as the role is both remote and centre based as and when the business dictates.   

As the the charity’s fundraiser, you will be a self-starter and have the ability to work autonomously and as part of the wider team to provide the necessary fundraising skills which will enable the charity to achieve its fundraising targets and organisational development strategy.   

You will have fundraising and management experience, a talent for building relationships and a proven track record in securing funds from statutory resources, foundations, trusts, major donors, legacy, and many other avenues.   

Most importantly you will be enthusiastic about pro-active action with compassion and empathy towards our cause.     


-Motivate and facilitate supporters to maximise the funds they raise.  

-Inspire new supporters to raise money, while maintaining and developing relationships with existing supporters. ·       

-Organise traditional activities, such as sponsored outdoor events. 

-Develop new and imaginative fundraising activities, many of which involve organising events.  

-Raise awareness of the charity and its work at local and national levels. 

-Develop and coordinate web-based fundraising including merchandise partnerships and sales. 

-Increase funds by researching and targeting charitable trusts whose criteria match the charity's aims and activities. 

-Develop and implement a strategy for individual and corporate supporter recruitment and development.   

-Oversee corporate fundraising, including employee giving and matched giving from employers. 

-Manage and update databases to record donor contact and preference information.    

-Write applications and mailshots, using direct mailing to reach a range of potential and current donors.     

-Carry out risk analysis and balance time-cost ratios to focus effort on the fundraising activities that are most appropriate and will have the highest chance of success.   

 Skills Required:  

-Communication skills      

-Knowledge of not-for-profit charities     

-An understanding of fundraising

-Confidence in exploring new ways to diversify our income        

-The ability to work alone and in a team      

-IT and social media skills       

-Administrative and project management skills         

-Creative thinking        

-Ability to build and maintain professional relationships         

-Good organisation and initiative        

-Experience of managing a team would be ideal but not essential     

About the Charity 

Thousands of dogs are born on the streets of Bosnia every year, condemned to face cruel acts by locals, starvation, disease, and brutal and inhumane deaths. The dogs are rounded up by dog catchers and often placed into kill shelters that provide no care, food, or comfort, with many starving to death or dying of exposure. Fetcher Dog aims to rescue as many of these dogs as possible. We have many local rescuers, picking up stray street dogs and removing as many as possible from kill shelters. All dogs are taken to safe and secure facilities where they no longer have to fear cruelty. They are fed and cared for and are taken to local veterinarians who help us nurse them back to health. We give them everything they need for a fresh start and the best possible chance of a happy, healthy life. Fetcher Dog then finds forever homes for these dogs in the U.K. These dogs have been through so much that they desperately deserve wonderful families, and we aim to pair all of our dogs with the best forever homes that we can find.   

Type: Full Time / Permanent 

Salary: £18,000 - £24,000 dependent on experience 

Location: At the rescue centre in Hastingleigh and remote as well as any other locations necessary to fulfil the requirements of the role. 

Hours: 40 hours a week to include evenings and weekends where necessary 

Deadline: ASAP

Please email your CV and covering letter to