Senior Direct Marketing Officer-Acquisition

  • Reference:BDCH1053c
  • Location:
  • Department:Fundraising
  • Posts available:1
  • Salary:£36,000 per annum
  • Full/Part time:Full Time
  • Contract type:
  • Closing date:Sunday, January 20, 2019

We are looking for a Senior Direct Marketing Officer – Acquisition to manage and deliver our Regular Giving Acquisition programme, with responsibility for managing the team working on the recruitment of regular giving donors and for the business-critical agency relationships within this specialist area of our Direct Marketing.

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

As part of a transformational growth strategy the charity 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.

Our talented and award-winning 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.

Direct Marketing sits within Individual Giving 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 supporter base to around 200k active donors. Whilst this is a huge achievement already, there is still so much more we believe we can do and the DM team will continue to grow our income at pace over the next 5-10 years in order to 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.