Website Animal Equality UK

An international organisation working with society, governments and companies to end cruelty to farmed animals.

Animal Equality UK is looking for a Philanthropy Specialist to join their team on a part-time basis to contribute to achieving the organisation’s ambitious fundraising goals.


  • Part-time role: 28 hours per week (4 days weekly)
  • Language: English
  • Fully remote but must be UK-based (with mandatory travels to London once a month)
  • Salary: £37,000 – £40,000 (depending on experience)

Job Description

The Philanthropy Specialist plays a major role in achieving ambitious fundraising goals for Animal Equality.

With a proven track record the successful candidate will network with key stakeholders, present compelling communications and generate significant funds. In turn, these funds will enable Animal Equality to achieve its ambitious financial targets and carry out its crucial campaigns to meaningfully transform and save the lives of farmed animals.

General responsibilities:

  • Oversee a dedicated portfolio of donors and prospects: with a track-record of soliciting significant financial gifts (six-figure levels) and generating new prospects that convert to major gifts, handle the introduction, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship plans / activities for new and existing major donors, trusts and foundations.
  • Proactively build our supporter base: persuade existing donors, trusts and foundations to leverage their networks in support of Animal Equality’s work, employing innovative relationship management techniques and creating creative propositions to maximise giving, engagement and onward referral.
  • Increase demand for farmed animal philanthropic giving: showcasing Animal Equality’s life-saving role in delivering meaningful change for farmed animals, employ proven approaches to map out networks for potential supporters.
  • Inspire loyalty to the cause: design and deliver high-quality, bespoke supporter experiences, supplying current and potential donors with timely, authentic and persuasive communications to inspire ongoing giving.
  • Meet and exceed annual income targets in support of our vision: successfully secure financial gifts through funding proposals to individuals and grant-giving bodies, monitoring annual targets and planned budgets.
  • Oversee the organisation of supporter events: support in the strategic vision for in-person events to celebrate and appreciate our supporters.
  • Implement a strategic fundraising strategy: contribute to the development and implementation of Animal Equality’s annual strategic initiatives.
  • Cooperate with others: collaborative by nature, work with a broad range of colleagues to maximise fundraising opportunities.
  • Manage records and reporting: produce high-quality monthly and ad hoc reports for the UK Executive Director, ensuring donor and prospect records are comprehensive, accurate and well maintained in our CRM system.

More detailed information about the responsibilities here.

Role Requirements

Our ideal candidate has:

  • A minimum of five years of related work experience in major gifts fundraising or in the field of marketing and communications, preferably at a non-profit advocacy organisation.
  • A proven track record of bringing in major donations of six-figure sums.
  • Experience with Salesforce CRM preferred.
  • A practical understanding of fundraising, GDPR and charity regulation.
  • Knowledge of and proven ability to develop and implement fundraising strategies.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Excellent organisational skills and attention to detail.
  • Is comfortable presenting professionally.
  • A positive attitude, excellent interpersonal skills, effective communication and the ability to work cooperatively with others in a team-oriented work environment.
  • Ability to work additional hours, as needed, to meet deadlines, travel occasionally and manage workflow.
  • Professional appearance and adherence to a vegan lifestyle.
  • Commitment to the objectives of Animal Equality.

Desired traits:

  • Outstanding interpersonal skills: with strong relationship management, negotiation and influencing skills, communicate with senior individuals with passion and energy.
  • Target-driven: with a keen eye for detail and a results-focused mindset, measure and closely monitor financial outcomes. IConduct robust research so as to anticipate and mitigate potential challenges.
  • Resilience: work under pressure, managing competing priorities and adapting accordingly. Problem-solve and think innovatively to deliver against targets.
  • Gravitas: entrepreneurial and highly motivated, tailor communications to your audience.
  • Professionalism: proficiently adept at cultivating and nurturing trusting relationships with diverse supporters, institutions, and team members.

We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons, regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or age.

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