Challenge Events Officer

Battersea Dogs & Cats Home
United Kingdom
12 Mar 2018
15 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

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 gifts programme and launching new corporate partnerships, 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.

Our talented and award-winning fundraising team is vibrant, ambitious and well respected. 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 one of the fastest growing fundraising teams. Mass participation events and the Muddy Dog challenge are a vital part of a new fundraising strategy, and as part of this fast paced, dynamic team, you will play an important part in rising to the exciting challenge of maximising the many untapped opportunities for challenge and public events fundraising at the Home.

Main purpose of the role

Independently manage and deliver a programme of mass participation events to achieve income targets and growth for Battersea Dogs & Cats Home.

For the full job description and person specification please see our recruitment pack.

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 visit our website.

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