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PetSavers Fundraising Coordinator

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Join the British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA) and help promote excellence in the veterinary profession.


The role:

The British Small Animal Veterinary Association, based near Gloucester, has a fantastic opportunity for a skilled and experienced fundraising professional with a proven track record of delivering successful fundraising campaigns.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join the BSAVA’s fundraising and grant awarding arm, PetSavers, as it expands its team and develops a fundraising strategy to sustain an established grant awarding programme.  You will provide insight into the strategic development of the fundraising plan, and be responsible for its implementation and delivery. You will also work alongside the communication and marketing team to build awareness around the programme and the work that it does.

Skills and Experience:

Essential skills include:

  • Experience in developing and delivering fundraising campaigns in a range of areas including regular giving, in-memory giving, legacies, match-funding, industry sponsorship and corporate fundraising
  • Experience in monitoring fundraising income and maintaining records and reports
  • Liaising with organisations and service providers to plan and implement effective fundraising campaigns
  • Up-to-date knowledge of governance and compliance related to fundraising for not-for-profit organisations in the UK
  • Strong communication skills, including fundraising prospectus writing
  • Strong negotiation, interpersonal and organisational skills
  • Working alongside teams of volunteers 

The Person:

We are looking for a self-motivated individual with a track record of success, who can demonstrate excellent understanding of fundraising for charities or not for profits, ideally within a veterinary, medical or clinical setting. 

In addition, the successful candidate should possess a genuine commitment to research being done by the veterinary community to improve the care of small animals.

Finally, the individual must be flexible to occasionally work outside of normal office hours and occasionally travel throughout the UK, with potential travel abroad.

About the BSAVA:

The BSAVA is a professional membership association which exists to advance care for companion animals. With a membership of more than 10,000 veterinary surgeons, vet nurses and students, we work in the UK and internationally to promote excellence in small animal practice through education and science, by facilitating training, conducting research and developing policy. Each year we deliver numerous education courses, host the largest small animal Congress in Europe, and publish books, manuals, apps and magazines.

This post sits within the Membership and Marketing department and reports to the PetSavers Fundraising and Grant Awards Manager.


This is a permanent, full-time role of 40 hours per week, offering a salary between £22,000 – £25,000 per annum, depending on qualification and/or experience. Benefits include hybrid working, 25 days holiday (increasing by 1 day each calendar year up to 28 days), free on-site parking, 7% contributions towards Group Personal Pension, Company Sick Pay, 4x Life Assurance and Private Medical Insurance after 12 months’ service.


How to apply:


Please send your CV and a cover letter detailing how you meet the requirements in the person specification to Sarah Williams at

For documents relating to the advert, such as the person specification and the role description, please visit the vacancy page on our website.

If you have any questions, or would like to discuss the role, please contact Sarah Williams using the email address above.

Closing date: 12 August 2022, however we encourage early applications as we reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we find a suitable candidate.

Please note, if applicants haven’t received a response within 10 days of the closing date, then it is to be assumed that they have not been successful with their application.

By applying for this position, you are consenting to the information on your CV being held by the Association for six months.

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