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Please find a list of our current Vacancies below.  Please read through the specific vacancy requirements before applying.  Thank you.

Community Fundraiser – Merseyside Based

An opportunity has arisen for the position of 'Community Fundraiser' with the charity.  A job description and personal spec are outlined below.

Applications are strictly via our official application form downloadable here please email your completed forms to Emma Jensen -

Job Title: Community Fundraiser

Location: Merseyside

Salary: £17,160 (Equivalent FT salary £21,450)

Hours: 30 hours per week

Benefits: Freshfields offer flexible working hours and flexible working locations for some of the working week for this post.

Contract: Permanent

Reports to: Fundraising Manager.

Would you like to join a National Animal Welfare Award winning organisation and join the team saving the lives of domestic animals and wildlife?

Freshfields are offering an exciting opportunity to join the Fundraising team as a Community Fundraiser.  This varied and rewarding role is perfect for you if you have previous community fundraising experience, an ability to communicate with and connect with people, are creative and confident, can create opportunities and have a passion for animal welfare.

About Us

Freshfields Animal Rescue is a respected, well established and ethics driven charity that has a reputation for the highest standards of care for all animals.  We never put a healthy animal down and we care for every animal until that time when we can provide a safe and secure new home, or safely release them back to the wild.

We work across Merseyside, Sefton, Lancashire, Cheshire, the Wirral and in Wales and we are the only rescue in these areas to rescue domestic animals, farm animals and a wide variety of wildlife.

Freshfields Animal Rescue has two rescue centres, one in Ince Blundell, Sefton and one in North Wales, as well as ten shops across Liverpool Southport and Wales.

We deliver outreach animal welfare services, community education and campaigns. and we are supported by many passionate volunteers who help make it all possible.

Freshfields will be 40 years old next year.  We have achieved a great deal in that time.  We are looking forward to the next 40 years and are seeking the right Community Fundraiser to help us achieve our vision for the future.

Job Purpose:

The work of Freshfields Animal Rescue is a huge team effort.  Working as part of the fundraising team, your role will be to support the rescue work by presenting our mission to the community in person and online, attracting new supporters and facilitating fundraising activities and events.

Key Responsibilities


  • Develop and implement actions to meet fundraising targets
  • Maintain existing, and develop new, online fundraising activities and communications.
  • Coordinate Freshfields annual events
  • Meet and talk to a range of community groups.
  • Support sponsored community fundraisers
  • Maintain contact and relationships with existing and new supporters
  • Increase support from individuals, community groups and businesses
  • Recruit, coordinate and support fundraising volunteers
  • Maintain fundraising engagement through shops and rescue centres.
  • Produce promotional materials for a broad variety of target audiences.
  • Monitor, evaluate and report on engagement activities, budget and income.
  • Keep accurate records of fundraiser and community contacts in line with data protection legislation.
  • Attend team meetings as and when required.
  • Be a positive and passionate advocate for the work and values of Freshfields Animal Rescue.
  • Uphold Freshfields values, ethics, policies and procedures.

Person Specification: 

Experience: (2 years minimum) 

  • Community fundraising and engagement.
  • Social media communications in a professional capacity.
  • Coordination and support for Volunteers
  • Event planning with a limited budget. 


  • Exceptional communication and social skills in person, in writing and by phone.
  • Able to build and maintain positive relationships with a broad range of community groups, individuals and businesses.
  • Able to motivate and inspire others to support the work of the charity.
  • Able to identify and respond to new fundraising opportunities.
  • Ability to prioritise workload.
  • Excellent organisational skills, with good attention to detail.
  • Able to adapt and multitask.
  • Able to manage and motivate volunteers and act as a positive role model to others.
  • Confidence to work on initiative twinned with the ability to take direction.
  • Resourceful with a positive approach to problem solving.
  • Conversant with Microsoft Office Word, Excel and ideally CRM programmes

Personal attributes: 

  • Hold a full valid UK driving license and have use of a car (essential)
  • Sociable and confident.
  • Hardworking, diligent, adaptable and a fast learner.
  • Creative, energetic and resourceful.
  • Entrepreneurial and determined.
  • Personal integrity.
  • Willing to adapt to change and embrace new challenges
  • A commitment to the charity’s animal welfare mission.
  • Commitment to the principles of Equality and Diversity in the workplace.