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The League Against Cruel Sports is a UK animal charity which defends animals against persecution in the name of sport. We investigate illegal and cruel practices such as fox hunting, dog fighting and bird shooting. We educate the public, journalists and politicians so that they understand the truth behind cruel sports. And we protect animals at our wildlife sanctuaries and through our campaigning work.

As a team, we share the same passion – to stop animal cruelty in the name of sport. We are a tight-knit team and we work hard within a fun, relaxed environment. We also offer something many employers don’t – an office full of friendly dogs!

We are based in the lovely Surrey town of Godalming, which hosts plenty of shops and a beautiful river walk five minutes from the office. Some of our staff spend time in our London office which is located close to Westminster where a lot of our work is carried out.

We stand by our values, which all staff have agreed on.

League staff members at the charity

Current vacancies

Supporter Care Assistant (x2)

Contract type: Permanent

Location: Godalming, Surrey

Salary: Up to £20,000 per annum

Closing date for applications: Monday 14th January 2019

The role of Supporter Care Assistant sits within the Supporter Engagement Team (SET). Our aim is to provide excellent supporter care, build relationships and nurture supporters towards their optimum level of engagement. You will help SET deliver consistent processes and procedures, putting supporters at the heart of all we do.

As Supporter Care Assistant you will be responsible for a wide range of supporter care services; responding to all supporter enquiries; providing inbound and outbound telephone services; keying in supporter details and actions onto our database; creating direct debits and taking credit card donations; opening the post; sending out thank you letters; printing, collating and distributing all supporter care communications.

This is an excellent opportunity for someone beginning their career, or for someone looking to make the switch from customer service to supporter care. You will work alongside an experienced, friendly team and will learn about all aspects of supporter care, fundraising and data compliance.

To read or download the full job description, click here.

To apply, please complete our application form and a supporting statement outlining your relevant skills and experience for this role and send it to [email protected]. The closing date for applications is Monday 14th January at 5pm.

Individual Giving & Legacy Manager

Contract Type: Permanent/Full-time

Location: Godalming, Surrey

Salary: Competitive (please state salary expectations with application)

Closing date for applications: 1st January 2019

This is an exciting time for someone with proven fundraising experience to join a fantastic team. If you would like to join the growing movement of people across the UK who want to be a voice for animals persecuted in the name of cruel sports – we want to hear from you!

You will work with the Director of Marketing & Fundraising to retain, develop and engage donors using a range of techniques including mail, online, and social channels.

As a Direct Marketing specialist with experience in generating income across multiple channels, you will manage the Individual Giving & Legacy programme to enable the organisation to deliver its strategic objectives on a solid funding base. You will deliver relevant, timely and personalised communications with our donors to promote the success of the League’s work; to ensure they feel an integral part of our movement.

You will develop a solid understanding of our supporters and project manage activities to reflect their motivations and interests. You will manage supporter journeys to ensure communications and engagement tactics effectively steward donors to drive retention and improve lifetime value.
You will project manage the development and execution of Legacy Marketing activities to drive new support and stability to the legacy pipeline.

To read or download the full job description, click here.

To apply, please send your CV and a supporting statement to [email protected]. The closing date for applications is Tuesday 1st January 2019 at 9am.

Here at the League we are

  • Compassionate: We are committed to creating a world that is caring towards animals and people.
  • Credible: We rely on evidence and have years of expertise.
  • Courageous: We have the confidence to challenge those engaged in killing animals for sport.
  • Collaborative: We unite with others to achieve a common goal.
  • Catalysts for Change: We create the opportunities that make change happen.

If you share our views, our passion and our values, then why not consider joining us?

Working for the League – a personal account


Mark McCormick spent four years working with the League Against Cruel Sports, first as a Public Affairs officer in Northern Ireland, and later as our Head of Campaigns. This is his view on working for the League:

"It is not every day that you get to work on campaigns that stop the Government in their tracks, influence companies to implement animal-friendly policy, bring about debates in Parliament or mobilise thousands and thousands of people to take action for animal protection. At the League that is pretty much your daily routine!

The League is a dedicated, active and compassionate charity that consistently and unashamedly punches well above its weight. You get to work on campaigns that affect real, tangible and positive change for animal protection. Going home each day knowing that you have worked on campaigns that for instance stopped the Government from weakening the Hunting Act (on two occasions!), helped get driven grouse shooting debated in Parliament for the first time, convinced travel companies to stop promoting bullfighting and ferry companies to stop transporting live pheasant chicks for shooting…

Being a part of all that, playing such an active role in the animal protection movement - there is nothing like it to be honest, an absolute privilege. Job satisfaction indeed!

Now I will be honest. You are also constantly up against an abusive and vociferous opposition in the form of those who support hunting and shooting, their friends in the media and supporters on social media. Some might see it as a negative to the job but for me it is actually a positive thing. Because when the proponents of animal cruelty are attacking you… well, you know you must be doing something right!

And of course the dog-friendly office policy is just wonderful and for me essential because when working for the League you will end up seeing some really awful footage and imagery of animal cruelty. Seeing those images can be tough, very tough. But knowing that there are some sweet and loving dogs in the office that just want to play and show their love unconditionally makes it all okay and can really brighten your day. And they are a consistent reminder of why we do what we do… it’s all for the animals!"