Job description


Programmes Support Officer (0318)

  • Salary:
    £26,069 per annum
  • Poscity
  • Poscountry
    United Kingdom
  • Area:
    International & Regional Opportunities
  • Vacancy Type:
  • Full or Part Time?:
    Full Time

The Donkey Sanctuary is a global organisation supporting projects in countries across Africa, Asia, Europe and South America, transforming lives through direct care, community training, collaborative partnerships and advocacy work to improve the way donkeys are treated. These exciting new roles arise out of an ambitious programme of change and growth both in our Global Programmes, and in the charity more widely.  

We have an excellent opportunity for a proactive and resourceful individual to gain experience in international development. You will work closely to support the Head of Programme Support to ensure internal capacities, competencies and resources are in place for the effective delivery of The Donkey Sanctuary’s global programme of donkey welfare activities.

You will be assigned as the support officer for a specific region and along with a team of other support officers you will work together to ensure that the needs of teams across the organisation (including those located in regional hubs, Communications, Content, Advocacy and Fundraising teams) are met, so powerful campaigns can be delivered to stakeholders including media contacts and influencers, supporters and other key stakeholders.

The ability to develop and maintain excellent collaborative relationships with internal and external stakeholders is essential, as are excellent communication and organisational skills, and the ability to maintain a high level of accuracy and attention to detail while dealing with a diverse number of tasks and multiple deadlines. A second language, preferably French or Spanish, is desirable. Flexibility will be required for overseas travel.

If you feel you have the qualities, skills and experience to fulfil this varied, rewarding and vital role, and would like to be part of the evolving program of change taking place within the charity, we would love to hear from you. This role is based in Sidmouth, Devon – an area of outstanding natural beauty.

Closing date for completed applications: Wednesday 30 October 2019.

Applications will be dealt with on a rolling basis up to the closing date meaning some candidates may be interviewed before the role closes. No final decision will be made on the appointment of candidates until after all shortlisted candidates are interviewed.

The Donkey Sanctuary is a Disability Confident Employer.

The Donkey Sanctuary is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable people (children and adults), and expects all staff and volunteers to undertake this commitment. Applicants will be subject to safer recruitment processes, including an application for a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check where required for the post.

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The Donkey Sanctuary, Sidmouth
The Donkey Sanctuary, Sidmouth, Sidmouth, Devon, United Kingdom, EX10 0NU
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