Animals in Distress is run by a passionate and dedicated team of staff.

Our Rescue Centre, where we look after the pets, and our Head Office are based in Ipplepen near Newton Abbot. We also have a number of charity shops across South Devon that raise vital funds to support the work at the Rescue Centre.

If you are interested in working with us, details of our current vacancies can be found here.

Community and Events Fundraiser

Permanent position.

Salary: £22k – £25k (dependent upon experience)

About the role:

We are looking for a proactive and dynamic Community and Events Fundraiser to lead and take responsibility for the Animals in Distress community and events fundraising strategy in order to increase income and provide sustainable income streams for the Charity.  We have a proud history within our community and are well supported through our long standing volunteers and chain of charity shops.  We are looking for someone to grow this support and to spread the word about the work that we do so we can help more animals that need us.

About you:

If you are a team player looking to get involved in the busy and exciting world of community and events fundraising, we want to hear from you. We are looking for someone with at least two years’ experience working in a fundraising role with a proven track record of successfully building relationships with supporters. You will be proactive and motivated, with demonstrable experience of identifying new opportunities and maximising them.  You will be a confident public speaker and have the ability to enthuse those around you.  You will enjoy organising events and are experienced at ensuring events remain in budget and to an appropriate return on investment ratio.  You will share our passion for animals and will be motivated by our mission to find the perfect forever homes for animals that come into our care.

About us:

When a dog, cat, guinea pig or rabbit becomes homeless through no fault of their own in South Devon, Animals in Distress is there for them.  We provide first class, loving care for the animals that need us, while we find their forever home.  We currently rehome around 600 animals each year from our rescue centre near Newton Abbot.

To apply:

Please email CV and covering letter specifying your current salary and the reason you believe you are suitable for this role to:

Or by post to: Animals in Distress, Biltor, Edgelands Lane, Ipplepen, Newton Abbot TQ12 5UF

Please visit our website: for Job Description and Person Specification, should you have any queries please contact Nicola Moorhouse, Fundraising Manager on 01803 812121

Closing date for applications: Sunday 17th March 2019

Interviews: We aim to conduct first stage interviews 28th March 2019

If you have not heard from us within a fortnight of the closing date, regrettably, you have not been shortlisted for interview.

Download the Job Description & Person Specification 

See our current volunteering opportunities