The Donkey Sanctuary is an international animal welfare organisation, offering care and protection to donkeys and mules worldwide. We are working for a world where donkeys and mules live free from suffering, and their contribution to humanity is fully valued. We are achieving this by transforming the quality of life for donkeys, mules and people worldwide through greater understanding, collaboration and support, and by promoting lasting, mutually life-enhancing relationships.
There are currently over 50 million donkeys and mules supporting the livelihoods of some of the poorest people on our planet. When donkeys and mules are well cared for, livelihoods, food production and access to clean water improve, as well as many other things that we often take for granted. In turn, we also ensure healthier, happier and more productive working animals.
The challenge of delivering better welfare on a global scale for millions of donkeys and mules is complex and ever changing. In order to affect change on a global scale we are looking to recruit a Head of Campaigns who can face these challenges and create engaging and effective campaigns that will change the world for these magnificent animals and for the communities who rely on them.
This is a challenging yet rewarding opportunity, to help us deliver our goal, of a world where donkeys and mules live free from suffering, and their contribution to humanity is fully valued.
As Head of Campaigns, you will work closely with the Director of Policy, Advocacy and Campaigns and the Head of Advocacy to lead on the implementation and management of inspiring campaigns. You will possess significant post qualification experience in a strategic campaigns leadership role, having designed and implemented campaign strategies that influence decision-makers and help build powerful partnerships for change. You will lead The Donkey Sanctuary’s campaigns across our global regions and will posess the ability to react quickly to events that require a rapid response. You will offer campaigning advice, and translate complex messages to a wide range of stakeholders including senior management and international colleagues.
Experience of working internationally in a cross-departmental leadership position, as well as working with the media at a national and international level, is essential. You will also possess excellent communication, diplomacy, writing, editorial, and organisational skills, with the natural ability to influence our stakeholders.
This position is based in Sidmouth, Devon – an area of outstanding natural beauty – however we are willing to consider home-working arrangements for the right candidate. The post will also require international travel. This is a full-time, permanent contract starting as soon as possible.
Closing date for completed applications: Monday 4 November 2019.
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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