Director of Marketing and Fundraising

  • Job Reference: A2008
  • Date posted: 27 August 2020
  • Recruiter: League Against Cruel Sports
  • Location: Based in Godalming, Surrey with flexibility to work from home up to 3 days per week
  • Salary: £54,000 to £60,000
  • Sector: Animals & Wildlife, Education/Training
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Work hours: Full Time

Job description

The League Against Cruel Sports is growing and we now have an exciting opportunity for an experienced leader to take over the momentum. You will lead in the development and delivery of an innovative and ambitious Marketing & Fundraising strategy to maximise income growth and to win the hearts and minds of a broader audience.

As part of the Senior Management team you will work closely with the Chief Executive Officer and other departmental Directors to shape organisational strategies and develop programmes and projects to support League objectives.


An inspirational leader, you will oversee the development and implementation of strategy and business plans across Individual Giving, Legacies, Partnerships, Supporter Retention, Digital & Data and Marketing. Your remit will include:

  • leading on the collection, interpretation and use of available audience data to better understand, target and grow audiences
  • overseeing our digital communications channels and website to generate audience interest, promote fundraising and maximise income generation opportunities
  • brand awareness both internally and externally


With a ‘hands on’ and ‘can do’ approach, you will be a strong advocate for animal welfare and an accomplished communicator capable of representing the organisation at all levels.

You will have demonstrable experience of creative and effective direction and development of marketing and fundraising, and ideally 5 years’ experience in a senior management role in the charity sector, for instance a deputy or director role.

The League offers a generous holiday entitlement of 28 days per year in addition to public holidays, an excellent non-contributory pension scheme and discounts on shopping and cinema. We offer flexible working and our office is dog friendly.

The League has recently been accredited by the Good Business Charter demonstrating our commitment to be a fair and ethical employer ensuring priority is given to employee wellbeing, diversity and environmental responsibility. We embrace a growth mindset and assist people to create their path to developing their full potential.

Most importantly you will be joining a passionate, collaborative and committed team who were recently independently assessed by Third Sector magazine and ranked as 12th Best Charity to Work For 2020.

To download the job description and information on how to apply, click the 'Apply for this job now' button. You will be redirected to the League's vacancies page.

The closing date for applications is Sunday 20th September 2020.

The League Against Cruel Sports is Britain’s leading charity working towards a kinder society where persecuting animals for ‘sport’ is in the past.

Redefining what is acceptable and inspiring change, we were instrumental in helping bring about the landmark Hunting Act (2004). Driven by compassion and empowered by knowledge, we manage sanctuaries to protect wildlife, carry out investigations to expose law-breaking and cruelty to animals, and campaign for stronger animal protection laws and penalties.

United, we will end animal cruelty in the name of ‘sport’.