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Battersea Dogs & Cats Home • London

Head of Public Fundraising (Interim)

Employment type:  Contract
Salary:  £68,000 per annum

3 days/week at home

9-day fortnight

Core hours 10–4

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Job Description

Battersea’s Income Generation department plays a pivotal role in making sure we can be here for every cat and dog now and in the future. Working with colleagues across the organisation, we provide members of the public and organisations with opportunities to engage with Battersea and to support our work. Our Public Fundraising Team is responsible for generating income from new and existing supporters through direct marketing and fundraising events.

We are looking for an interim Head of Public Fundraising to lead and manage the Public Fundraising function at Battersea to achieve targets, deliver exemplary supporter experience and maximise income in line with the Income Generation strategy whilst adhering to Battersea’s high standards of compliance. They will manage the delivery of sustainable income and achieve income growth in line with Battersea’s organisational strategy through the implementation of the Public Fundraising strategy, budgets and operational plans.

As a member of the Income Generation leadership team (ILT), they will also provide direction, support and guidance to the team, fostering a culture of safety and professionalism across the organisation.

This is a 6-month opportunity.

What we can offer you:

In return for your commitment to our cause and to recognise the value of our employees, Battersea offers a range of benefits to support the wellbeing of our employees. These include:

- 28 days of annual leave (plus 8 days paid public holidays) per year
- Discounted gym memberships and cycle to work schemes
- Employee Assistance Programme and access to Wellbeing Resources.
- Generous pension contributions – up to 10% employer contribution
- Free healthcare cash plan, where you can claim for a range of treatment including dental, optical, physiotherapy, chiropody and acupuncture every year.
- Annual interest-free season ticket loans

We are also committed to providing learning and development to our employees. During your time with us, we provide support for your professional and career development, including access to digital and in-person training programmes, leadership and management training, mentoring and much more.

Our hybrid working model:

We operate a 50% onsite hybrid working model, with our office-based staff splitting their time between site based and home working. This enables our office-based staff to balance the benefits of home working with onsite collaboration and maintaining a connection to our cause.

Diversity and inclusion:

At Battersea, we are committed to developing and supporting a diverse workforce and inclusive culture in all aspects of our organisation. We aim to ensure that this pledge, reinforced by our values, is embedded in our day-to-day working practices and our work together.

By hearing from and valuing different experiences, perspectives, and contributions, we know we can provide the best expert care for every dog and cat who needs us. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds, particularly those from diverse ethnic communities and people with disabilities, who we know are currently underrepresented in our workforce.

As a Disability Confident Committed Employer we will ask about any adjustments you may need at application and/or interview stage, and if you are offered a role with us, we’ll talk to you about any workplace adjustments you may need to help you perform at your best. If you would like to talk more about this, please contact jobs@battersea.org.uk or call us on 020 3887 8341.

More about us:

At Battersea, we aim to never turn away a dog or cat in need of help. We give each one lots of love, expert care and get to know their characters and quirks so we can find them a new home that’s just right for them. Join us and help us be here for every dog and cat, wherever they are, for as long as they need us.

Closing date: 23rd June 2024

Interview date(s): 4th - 5th July 2024 (1st round); 15th - 16th July 2024 (2nd round)

For full details, please download our recruitment pack.

To apply for the role, please click the button below. All applications must be submitted before the closing date advertised. We reserve the right to close the vacancy early if a high volume of applications is received.

Company benefits

Accrued annual leave – 28 days plus 8 public holidays each year
Dog friendly office
Health insurance – SimplyHealth cash plan
Buy or sell annual leave – Buy or sell up to 5 days each year
Pension match/increase
Enhanced sick pay – 20 days at full pay within 12 months
Open to job sharing
Open to compressed hours
Open to part time work for some roles
9-day fortnight
Open to part-time employees
Enhanced maternity leave – First 12 weeks at full pay
Enhanced paternity leave – 2 weeks at full pay
Shared parental leave
Adoption leave
Compassionate leave
Cycle to work scheme
Faith rooms
Annual pay rises
Life assurance
Sabbaticals
Employee assistance programme
Season ticket loan
Location
82%
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Hours
88%
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Benefits
73%
Employees are largely happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
77%
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
76%
Employees feel that most people work flexibly
Autonomy
83%
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

Additional employee ratings
(these do not contribute to the FlexScore®)

Diversity
58%
Employees feel like the diversity is ok and there are some efforts to improve
Inclusion
74%
Employees feel that the culture supports equity and inclusivity well
Culture
82%
Employees feel like it is a really great environment to work in
Mission
94%
Employees feel very excited about and aligned with the company mission
Salary
60%
Employees feel that their salary is fair and in line with the market average

Working at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home

Company employees

600+

Office locations

London

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom

Awards & Achievements

Most flexible companies

Most flexible companies

Flexa100 2024

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