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Community Fundraising Officer
Freshfields Animal Rescue

Job Description

Location: Merseyside with travel to Southport, Liverpool and Wales

Hours: 30 hours per week with benefits of flexible hours and location to suit the post holder and charity needs. The annual salary posted is subject to pro rata at 30 hours per week.

Contract: Permanent – subject to 12 month review

Reports to: Fundraising Manager.

Freshfields are offering an exciting opportunity for an experienced fundraiser to join their Animal Welfare Award winning team. If you have fantastic people skills, a passion for the cause and a proven fundraising ability then this is the job for you.

About Us

Freshfields Animal Rescue is a respected and well established charity that has a reputation for the highest standards of care for all animals. We implement our principles without compromise. They are at the heart of every decision we make. We never put a healthy animal down and we care for every animal until that time when we can provide a safe and secure new home. This is important to us, to those who support us, and most importantly to the animals in our care.

We proud of our non-discrimination policy about what animals to help. We have kennels, a cattery, a wildlife unit for birds and hedgehogs, a fox unit serving Merseyside and Lancashire, stables, small animal unit and a farm.

Freshfields Animal Rescue has two rescue centres, one in Ince Blundell, Sefton and one in North Wales, as well as ten shops across Liverpool Southport and Wales. We deliver outreach animal welfare and education services in the community and manage an army of passionate volunteers who help make it all possible.

Your role will be supporting this work as a member of the Fundraising team. You will have an office base in Southport and spend a great deal of your time out and about across Merseyside and sometimes Wales highlighting our cause, attracting new supporters and supporting our fundraising volunteers.

Job Purpose:

To engage with the public in person and online to raise vital funds from a broad range of activities to sustain the rescue, rehoming and rehabilitation of animals in need.

To meet fundraising targets and develop strong and lasting relationships with individuals, groups, schools and businesses, build the respect, trust and loyalty of existing, new and potential supporters and deliver fundraising activities with the Fundraising Strategy priority areas.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and maintain relationships with new and existing donors.
  • Deliver on targets for income generation.
  • Deliver on targets for community engagement.
  • Maintain and develop Freshfields online fundraising activities and communications.
  • Engage and support fundraising volunteers based in Merseyside and Wales.
  • Deliver Freshfields open days and fundraiser events.
  • Respond to fundraising related enquiries and activities in a timely manner.
  • Coordinate and deliver community engagement activities.
  • Identify and propose new high value fundraising and partnership opportunities.
  • Deliver talks and presentations on the work of Freshfields, with a view to securing new or increased financial or volunteer support.
  • Produce promotional copy and images for a broad variety of target audiences.
  • Maximise fundraising income potential through existing assets and outlets.
  • Keep accurate records of fundraiser and community contacts in line with the GDPR Data Protection Act.
  • Record and report on income and expenditure budgets and follow financial processes and procedures.
  • Undertake administrative requirements for effective communication within the fundraising team, other departments, funders and sponsors
  • Attend team meetings as and when required.
  • Be a positive and passionate advocate for the work and values of Freshfields Animal Rescue.
  • Uphold Freshfields values, ethics, policies and procedures at all times.

Person Specification:

Experience: (3 years minimum)

  • Community fundraising and engagement.
  • Online fundraising and campaigning with proven results.
  • Volunteer coordination, motivation and support
  • Event planning with a limited budget.


  • Exceptional communication and social skills in person, in writing and by phone.
  • Able to relate to and build positive relationships with a broad range of community groups, members of the public and businesses.
  • Able to identify and respond to new fundraising opportunities.
  • Ability to focus work on areas that provide the highest return on investment and maximum financial reward.
  • Excellent organisational skills, with good attention to detail.
  • Able to prioritise workload, adapt and multitask.
  • A proven ability to act as a positive role model to staff and volunteers.
  • Confidence to work on initiative twinned with the ability to take direction.
  • Resourceful with a positive approach to problem solving.
  • Conversant with Microsoft Office Word, Excel and CRM programmes

Personal attributes:

  • Hold a full valid UK driving license and have use of a car.
  • Hardworking, diligent, adaptable and a fast learner.
  • Sociable and confident.
  • Creative, energetic and resourceful.
  • Entrepreneurial and target driven.
  • Personal integrity.
  • Willing to adapt to change and embrace new challenges
  • A commitment to the charity’s animal welfare mission.
  • Commitment to the principles of Equality and Diversity in the workplace.

The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.