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Fundraising & Business Development Manager

Full time Peterborough
Position #18684 Closing date 27/09/2021
£28,000 - £32,000

Background information:

PECT is an independent charity with a vision to create sustainable places. This includes a healthy natural environment, communities involved in their areasimproved health and well-being, and responsible use of resources. We champion sustainable practices to leave a lasting legacy for future generations.  

Purpose of role:

This exciting role will work across the full range of PECT activities and is responsible for the income and fundraising strategy for the Charity. From identifying new funding streams, developing new projects and activities through to managing and maintaining funder and partnership relationships, this role covers the whole spectrum of fundraising.   

Employer: PECT

Based: This position will be based at PECT’s offices: Ham Lane House, Ham Lane, Peterborough PE2 5UU. Remote working considered.

Salary (per annum, pro rata): £28,000 – £32,000

Closing Date for applications: 27th September 2021

Start Date: ASAP

Hours/Week: 37 hours a week, flexible and part time options considered

Work outside normal hours: Occasional evening and weekend work may be required

Reports to: Director of Operations


Key responsibilities:

  • To review, maintain and align PECT’s fundraising strategy, ensuring it provides strategic inputs to the strategic direction of the charity 
  • Lead and directly deliver on the fundraising strategy, which will further diversify and strengthen the range of income sources for PECT 
  • Secure funding for national and international high profile, high impact projects through leading the development of bids for grant funding and tender submissions
  • Lead on PECT’s corporate and individual giving policies  
  • Manage fundraising staff / team as required (including interns and volunteers) 
  • Maintain a record of income generating activities, reporting to SMT and Board as required 
  • Set, monitor, report and meet key performance indicators for income generation  
  • Work with theme leads and PECT SMT, as well as project staff, trustees and partners to research, develop and submit income generating bids 
  • Maintain and develop new key contacts within local, national and international funding networks and partnerships 
  • Undertake research into prospective funders and maintain and strengthen the fundraising and income generation pipeline 
  • Work with marketing team to leverage technology and social media where possible to improve fundraising activities 
  • Manage and maintain excellent relationships with funders, including monitoring the outcomes of funded projects and reporting back to funders. 

Person specification

Essential criteria:

  • Minimum of two years relevant experience in fundraising/income generation 
  • Proven track record of securing funding from a range of sources 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills 
  • Outstanding interpersonal and networking skills, ability to work with a wide range of partners across the private, public and voluntary sector at a national level. 
  • Ability to work well under pressure, able to self-motivate to exceed challenging targets, positive and can-do approach to work  
  • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to encourage collaboration. 
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills, ability to manage projects and organise work effectively to a tight schedule and to completion 
  • Proven track record of meeting challenging KPIs and targets 
  • Exceptional attention to detail 
  • Able to work independently and use own initiative, and within a small team 
  • Willingness to learn and undertake training where appropriate 
  • Minimum level 3 qualification 


  • Experience in a similar charitable setting 
  • Experience of online fundraising 
  • Experience of fundraising for the environmental sector 

Apply for this role

To apply:

Please send a covering letter and CV to [email protected] We prefer to receive applications electronically; however, we understand not everyone has access to the internet, therefore you can also post your application to the address below. 

You may be contacted for a brief telephone interview before the formal interviews. If shortlisted for interview you may be required to prepare a presentation or complete a brief task, relevant to the role, as part of the interview. 

If you have any questions about this role, please contact Stuart Dawks. [email protected] or call 01733 568408 

Postal address: Ham Lane House, Ham Lane, Peterborough, PE2 5UU 

For some activities, such as working directly with children on a regular basis, a DBS check may be required. 

Variation Clause:

This is a description of the job, as it is constituted at the date shown. It is the practice of the Trust periodically to examine job descriptions, update them and ensure that they relate to the job performed, or to incorporate any proposed changes. The appropriate Manager in consultation with the post holder will conduct this procedure. 

In these circumstances it will be the aim to reach agreement on reasonable changes, but if agreement is not possible management reserves the right to make changes to your job description following consultation. 

The Job Description was compiled by Stuart Dawks on 1st July 2021