Trustee (Fundraising Experience)

Trustee (Fundraising Experience)

At a glance


  • Fundraising events
  • Fundraising research / Bid writing
  • Fundraising strategy
  • Governance


Bournemouth, BH1 9NE
Mainly at home
Travel limit? We do not have restrictions within the UK because much of our work is remote.


Either in or out of office hours Estimate of time needed:
1-3 hours / week or 3-7 hours / week
We hold four meetings (nearly always online) annually. We communicate by email frequently, and would ask that you do funding work regularly.


08 Mar 2024

The Charity seeks a trustee to join the board to assist with fundraising ventures.

What will you be doing?

Pet Refuge Project has decided to expand the board of trustees. We need someone to join the board who has fundraising experience and who can bring a wealth of contacts to us to assist in raising much needed funds for the charity at a time when support of animal welfare charities is tentative. The current board has identified this gap in its composition. Trustees are voted onto the board as non-remunerated members for a period of 3 years, after which time the trustee can reapply for a further period on the board of up to three years, such renewal to be ongoing every three years. We would welcome someone who sees themselves as being involved with the charity for the long term.

What are we looking for?

Our key area for expansion of the board is with funding, so we would like to recruit a new board member that has at least three years experience of funding applications and helping charities with their funding sources. You do not necessarily have to have been a trustee, as long as you have extensive fundraising and grant application experience. However, having trustee experience would be a distinct advantage.

What difference will you make?

The Pet Refuge Project facilitates the removal, reception and care of the animals of those affected by domestic abuse. Without this sort of help, those people may not ever leave their abuser, in favour of caring for their animals. We believe that everyone experiencing domestic abuse should be free to leave and find a new life, and that no one should be left behind. We include animals in that. By helping us source funding for our key projects, and to help us take the charity in new directions as a key member of the board, you will have a key impact on the charity and the lives of many survivors and their pets.

Before you apply

Please contact us and tell us why you would like to be involved with our charity particularly and why animal welfare is important to you. Please also include your CV.

  • Animals / wildlife
  • Organisation type: 

    We organise foster care for the animals of people experiencing domestic abuse. Animals are often a reason why people will remain with their abuser, as they do not want to leave them behind but can...