Acquisition Assistant

£20276 Per Annum
13 Nov 2019
26 Nov 2019
Contract Type

We have an excellent opportunity for a friendly and self-motivated individual to provide administrative and operational support to the acquisition team in delivering their programmes effectively in donor recruitment across a number of key channels, as Acquisition Assistant.

Position: Acquisition Assistant

Location: Based in Sidmouth, Devon – “an area of outstanding natural beauty”

Hours: Full-time working Monday-Friday 08.30 - 16.30 (Applications from candidates seeking to work between 3-4 days per week will be considered)

Salary: £20,276

Contract: Permanent

Benefits: Generous annual leave, pension scheme, Healthshield plan, confidential counselling service, subsidised restaurant, free parking, enhanced maternity/paternity benefits, Life Assurance Scheme, 31 day’s holiday per year, inclusive of the 8 statutory public holidays. This increases by one day each year until a maximum of 34 days is reached.

Closing Date:Tuesday 26 November 2019

The organisation is at an important stage in their fundraising strategy, having achieved considerable growth in the last 5 years. They are investing significantly in their fundraising team to help them towards their ambition of reaching £50m income by 2023.

The Role

The Acquisition Assistant will work closely with colleagues across the organisation on direct marketing campaigns, ensuring donors are serviced appropriately and will efficiently, prepare, raise and reconcile purchase orders, create and accurately maintain the financial expenditure spreadsheet.

You will:


  • Support the acquisition team in developing presentations, reports and operational plans.
  • Help gather materials for briefings and training for fundraising agencies on new campaigns.
  • Manage, monitor and respond to donor enquiries and complaints.
  • Provide administrative support to facilitate relationships with external fundraising and service agencies.


About You

A strong team worker, with excellent communication, organisational and collaborative skills, you will be a positive and professional ambassador for organisation.

You will:


  • Possess excellent customer service skills.
  • Have experience of working in an office environment and undertaking administrative support.
  • Have the ability to maintain a high level of accuracy and attention to detail while planning and managing a variety of simultaneous projects to tight deadlines.
  • Have a high level of IT literacy (including MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).


Experience of working with database and e-accounting systems is desirable.

If you feel you have the qualities, skills and experience to fulfil this varied, rewarding and vital role, we would love to hear from you.

In return…

You can be part of an evolving program of change taking place within a leading charity working in an area of outstanding natural beauty. With amazing benefits and opportunities to develop you career, you can really make a difference in a fulfilling and rewarding role.

About the Organisation

The charity is one of the UK’s largest international animal welfare charities, currently supporting projects in over 35 countries worldwide. They are working for a world where donkeys and mules live free from suffering and their contribution to humanity is fully valued.

“The Sanctuary is a positive place to work with friendly staff and a wonderful charity. With amazing work throughout the world, once you join you never want to leave!”

Our client is a Disability Confident Employer. They are 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.

You may also have experience in areas such as Individual Giving, Individual Giving Officer, Fundraising, Fundraiser, Fundraising Assistant.