About Excellent

Excellent Development supports some of the world’s poorest people by helping them to transform their own lives through water and soil conservation in drylands. We work with local partners to support rural communities to build sand dams, which provide clean water for life and the opportunity to develop their livelihoods. Sand dams free communities, putting their future firmly in their own hands. We believe that they will enable millions of the world’s poorest people to transform their own lives.

About the role

This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious high-achieving fundraiser to deliver our Individual Giving strategy – in particular, to grow regular giving, Corporate and Major Donor income streams. You will be part of an award-winning international development charity with a unique, compelling proposition: that millions of the poorest people will transform their lives with sand dams – the world’s cheapest method of bringing clean water close to people’s homes. Watch the YouTube video below to learn how this ancient, sustainable technology works.

Your ambition will be matched by the exciting income growth potential our strategy provides. Our programmes are expanding from supporting dryland farmers in Kenya to also supporting pastoralists and wildlife, and communities in Mozambique and Zimbabwe.

What we're looking for

You are a first class, results-driven communicator who is both confident with data analysis and at home in the digital world. You are a brilliant copywriter who produces concise and compelling campaigns through a variety of media. Experienced in database management and direct marketing, you will lead our expansion into digital fundraising. Customer focus comes naturally to you and the prospect of managing major donors fills you with glee not dread.

You will be working alongside a passionate and dynamic team based in the award-winning building, The Foundry, in Vauxhall, which is full of social enterprises such as ours.

Salary: £25,000 - £27,000

To apply

Please read the job description here, and send a cover letter and this completed cover sheet to [email protected]

Note: We will be reviewing applications on an ongoing basis. If we find the right person for the job, we reserve the right to remove the job advert.