Fundraising Officer (Individual Giving)

Fundraising Officer (Individual Giving)

Fundraising Officer (Individual Giving)

Are you passionate about making a significant difference and driving positive change in the realm of equine welfare? The Mare and Foal Sanctuary is in search of a dedicated Fundraising Officer (Individual Giving) to become an integral part of our dynamic Fundraising and Communications Team. In this position, you play a vital role in raising essential funds to support our mission-driven initiatives. If you are driven by the opportunity to contribute to fundraising efforts that have a profound impact, we encourage you to apply and join us in our mission to make a difference in equine welfare.

About The Mare and Foal Sanctuary

The Mare and Foal Sanctuary is the largest equine welfare charity in the South West peninsula dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and rehoming of horses and ponies who have suffered neglect, abuse and trauma. We also deliver a range of Equine Assisted Services with our rescued horses and ponies. The Mare and Foal Sanctuary has five sites across Devon, a clear five-year strategy and is ambitious for the future.

About the Role

As a Fundraising Officer (Individual Giving), your responsibilities will include providing essential admin support to the Fundraising Team, supporting the planning and delivery of scheduled mailings, managing supporter stewardship, and conducting research to support our current and future projects.

This is an office based role in Newton Abbot with the opportunity to work from home on some days for the right candidate.   The core hours are 37.5 per week.

Please note that this role is subject to a DBS check, and you will be required to provide proof of your right to work in the UK.

Salary Range: Band H2.2 £22,971 to H2.7 £24,630  Responsible to: Individual Giving Manager

What you will be doing:

Supporting the planning and delivery of scheduled mailings
Collaborate with the Fundraising Manager to plan and execute scheduled mailings, ensuring effective communication with our supporters.

Managing the adoptions scheme
Take charge of the adoptions scheme, including handling monthly adoption renewals, adopter updates, and stewardship activities.

Contributing to the lottery project and Gambling Commission license application
Play a role in our lottery project and provide assistance in the application process for the Gambling Commission license.

Maintaining accurate supporter records
Ensure that supporter records in Donorfy are accurate and up-to-date, and complete Donorfy tasks as required.

Compliance framework management
Keep the compliance framework current by regularly updating it as needed to meet regulatory requirements.

Event administration and community fundraising stewardship
Assist with event administration and community fundraising stewardship to engage with our supporters and foster a sense of community.

Supporter thanking and stewardship
Offer assistance with supporter thanking and stewardship activities as needed by the team, ensuring our donors feel valued and appreciated.

What you will bring:


  • Strong organisational skills.
  • Proficiency in written English.
  • Excellent IT skills, including proficiency in the MS Office suite and databases.
  • Ability to work effectively within a team.
  • Prior experience in fundraising/marketing communications is desirable.
  • Experience in project management is also desirable.

Values and Attitude

We value Kindness, Care, and Knowledge at The Mare and Foal Sanctuary. These values guide our actions, and we are seeking a Fundraising Officer who embodies them. Your approach to work and interactions should reflect these values.

Why Join Us

  • Opportunity to support impactful fundraising efforts that contribute to meaningful projects.
  • Collaborative and supportive work environment that promotes personal growth.
  • Work with a passionate team dedicated to making a difference.
  • Competitive compensation package and benefits.
  • Contribute to the success of a dynamic organisation with a strong mission.

If you are ready to contribute to our fundraising success and embrace our core values, we encourage you to apply.

Closing date for applications is Monday 23rd October


Vacancies Application Form and Equal Opportunities Form

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