Director of Fundraising and Communications

Director of Fundraising and Communications

  • Location

    Newton Abbot

  • Sector:

    Directors & CEOs

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  • Salary:

    £55k - 60k per year + plus contributory pension, healthcare cash back scheme and mileage allowance

  • Contact :

    Ben Pountney

  • Contact email:


  • Contact phone:

    07444 475489

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  • Published:

    almost 3 years ago

  • Closing date:


Director of Fundraising and Communications - Mare & Foal Sanctuary

Salary: £55,000 - £60,000 per annum plus contributory pension, healthcare cash back scheme and mileage allowance.

Location: Based in Newton Abbot, Devon, the role is 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday. Flexible working is encouraged and some support for relocation is available.

The Mare and Foal Sanctuary is the largest equine charity in the South West peninsula, dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and rehoming of horses and ponies in need. We have 6 sites spread across South Devon, Dartmoor and North Devon, including a visitor centre with an active programme of events.

You would be joining us as Director of Fundraising and Communications at an exciting time. An ambitious and visionary 5 year strategy to expand our work is in the final approval stage. We have a new Chief Executive, a collaborative Board of Trustees and a dedicated, passionate workforce. Bringing specialist fundraising expertise and experience to the Sanctuary, you would develop the fundraising strategy and your newly expanded, talented team to maximise and diversify income generation using the full range of fundraising approaches, developing new supporter groups and new engagement opportunities.

You would also have a rare opportunity to lead the reprofiling and repositioning of the charity through refreshing and developing the charity’s marketing and communications. You will be a natural leader and an excellent relationship builder, able to take the charity to the next level as a member of the Executive Team. You will have ambitious but realistic targets and the opportunity to fully contribute and further develop the range of your expertise and experience.

If you would like to receive an Information Pack with full details for this role, and details on how to apply, please send your CV to executive@harrishill.co.uk. Alternatively, please contact Ben Pountney at Director of Executive Search at Harris Hill on 01225 904651 or 07444475489.

Closing date: 9.30 am 19th November

First interviews: 6th or 7th December

Second interviews: 13th or 14th December