Job description


Programmes Support Officer (0582)

  • Salary:
    £26,069 per annum
  • Poscity
  • Poscountry
    United Kingdom
  • Area:
    International & Regional Opportunities
  • Vacancy Type:
  • Full or Part Time?:
    Full Time
  • Closing Date:
    25 January 2021

The Donkey Sanctuary is a global organisation with projects in countries across Africa, Asia, Europe and South America. Our work supports working donkeys and the communities that rely on them by working in partnership with key stakeholders (National Governments, International Development community, Civil Society etc) to demonstrate progress against SDGs. These exciting roles arise out of an ambitious programme of change and growth both in our Global Programmes, and in the charity more widely.

We have two excellent opportunities for proactive and resourceful individuals to further develop their international development experience. 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 expanding global portfolio.

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 country offices, advocacy and campaigns and our communications and fundraising departments) 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 these varied, rewarding and vital roles, and would like to be part of the evolving program of change taking place within the charity, we would love to hear from you.

The team is normally based in Sidmouth, Devon which is an area of outstanding natural beauty. However due to COVID 19 the role is currently homebased and there is a level of flexibility for this to continue in the future. These are full-time contracts, working 35 hours per week, one role is permanent and one is a maternity cover until 31 December 2021.

Closing date for completed applications: Monday 25 January 2021.


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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