Direct Marketing Officer

We are looking for an ambitious, motivated individual, with direct marketing experience to be our new Supporter Development Officer. You will be part of the Development team, which sits within Individual Giving as part of the wider, high performing, Public Fundraising Team.

Public Fundraising is responsible for raising £15M income to support the delivery of Practical Action’s mission and vision. An effective development strategy and programme to support and retain warm supporters is critical to our ongoing success.

The role is key in supporting the delivery of inspirational communications, on time, within budget and to agreed KPIs across a variety of media to help us deliver our ambitious growth plans. This role requires a strong operational and creative approach to help maintain our strong multi-channel appeal and stewardship programme.

About you

You have a solid understanding of key direct marketing techniques, and have most likely had at least 18 months working in a busy team, trafficking campaign activity. Ideally you will have some experience of charity sector and be keen to take on a new, exciting challenge.

You are confident at building relationships and communicating with a wide range of people, in writing and verbally. Confident working with a range of people to support the timely delivery of campaign activity, you will ably make tactic recommendations for future campaigns based on analysis.

You are a highly organised and a competent problem solver. And whilst you will need to be passionate for the cause, you will must also possess the ability to remain calm when things don’t go to plan.

Why join us?

The opportunity to work for an organisation that is making a positive difference to the lives of people worldwide, a friendly and supportive culture, working with values driven and highly engaged colleagues, work life balance and flexible working – these are just some of the reasons we think Practical Action is a great place to work.

Our brand new open plan offices are located in the centre of Rugby and near to Rugby train station but we also offer free parking.

In addition, we offer the following benefits:

  • Full time roles are contracted at 35 hours per week.
  • Flexible working hours are encouraged and enabled – depending on the role, remote working is possible.
  • The opportunity to work remotely (dependent on role).
  • 26 days holiday rising with continuous service, in addition to public holidays.
  • A pension scheme that new employees can join from day one of employment - employer contributes 10.5% of salary and the employee contributes 5%.
  • Life assurance (3 x annual salary).
  • Bike to Work scheme.

About us

We are an international development organisation putting ingenious ideas to work so people living in poverty can change their world.

We help people find solutions to some of the world’s toughest problems. Challenges made worse by catastrophic climate change and persistent gender inequality. We work with communities to develop ingenious, lasting and locally owned solutions for agriculture, water and waste management, climate resilience and clean energy. And we share what works with others, so answers that start small can grow big.

We’re a global change-making group. The group consists of a UK registered charity with community projects in Africa, Asia and Latin America, an independent development publishing company and a technical consulting service. We combine these specialisms to multiply our impact and help shape a world that works better for everyone.

Additional information

We treat all applications for employment on their merits and do not take into consideration any factors that are not relevant to the job such as disability, race, age, religion, gender, gender reassignment or sexual orientation.

Practical Action are committed to safeguarding and protecting children and vulnerable adults and as such candidates will be subject to pre-employment checks.

Please note that should we recruit a suitable candidate before the closing date, we will close applications earlier than the specified date.

The successful applicant must have the pre-existing right to both live and work in the UK.

Closing date for applications: Friday 20th December 2019

Interviews to be held on Friday 10th January 2020