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Head of Income Generation Oak Tree Animals’ Charity

Oak Tree Animals’ Charity is seeking a Head of Income Generation with the creativity and entrepreneurial spirit to take the strategic lead on their diverse portfolio of income streams.

  • Location: Carlisle, Cumbria
  • Salary: £35,000 - £40,000
  • Closing date: Rolling applications

Who we are

Oak Tree Animals’ Charity is based in Carlisle, Cumbria, and serves the North East, North West and the Borders, providing non-judgemental and compassionate care to animals and their owners.

The charity is dedicated to the improvement of animal welfare in the region, proactively supporting animals and encouraging people to prioritise animal welfare through our community programmes, advocacy and rehoming services.

We provide holistic support and care for animals and their owners to reach long-term solutions that avoid the need for rehoming but when that is unavoidable, Oak Tree provides a safe home for animals, rehabilitating and preparing them for the next stage in their lives.

The charity also prepares potential owners for life with a new companion and offers the help and support necessary for both animal and owner to live a long and happy life together.

Oak Tree does more besides this by working with communities, government services, local businesses and other charities to provide whatever help is necessary to allow animals, and their owners to live happy and healthy lives.

Learn more about how Oak Tree are making a difference below.

Oak Tree Animals' Charity Impact Report 2022

About the role

With more service users than ever before, Oak Tree Animals’ Charity is on a mission to maximise income streams across our diverse portfolio.

You will lead both the retail and fundraising functions, ensuring an integrated approach that utilises data, along with networking and relationship management, to spot and seize opportunities as and when they arise.

Supporting your line reports, you will provide the necessary combination of autonomy and guidance to allow each team member to be successful and happy in their roles.

You will strategically review current fundraising programmes, assessing areas of strength and identifying potential improvements.

Relationship building with both external and internal stakeholders will be key to this role, as you seek to deepen support amongst public and private networks and increase donations.

Who we are looking for

We are seeking candidates with a demonstrable and diverse track record of income generation in the charity and commercial sectors.

You will have a passion for animals as well as people, with a natural ability to build and develop relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders.

You will care deeply for the cause and have an understanding that people are essential to animal welfare.

Furthermore, our ideal candidate will be adaptable, positive and creative with the entrepreneurial mindset and the tenacity needed to create and seize opportunities.


For further information about the role, or to arrange a confidential discussion, please contact our advising consultant at Peridot Partners:

Josh Larkin | josh@peridotpartners.co.uk | 07950 729373

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