Current vacancies

Please find below our curent vacancies.

If you would like to discuss volunteering for the PCF, please contact our Fundraising Officer, Rachel.

Senior Project Officer

Fixed term (9 months)
£27,000 – £30,000 (pro rata)

The Prince’s Countryside Fund wishes to appoint a Senior Project Officer to help deliver a new programme of support to 1000 family farms across England.

This is an exciting time to join the PCF as we are working to enable thriving family farms and empower rural communities, who are encouraged and recognised for their role in creating a sustainable future for the countryside and our whole nation. 

The Senior Project Officer will be responsible for the successful delivery of a new, high-profile project of support for farm businesses in England over a seven-month period. The PCF is looking for a motivated, highly capable individual to manage a flagship project for the charity. While this is initially, a fixed-term contract for 9 months, there may be an opportunity to extend the duration.

The successful candidate will be highly organised and an excellent communicator who is able to work with several stakeholders/delivery partners. You will be able to demonstrate your ability to deliver against a project plan, with particular emphasis on meeting project deadlines, ensuring the project is managed within budget, and effective monitoring is in place to achieve the desired outcomes. While specific agricultural or rural knowledge is not essential, the successful candidate will be as passionate about the British countryside as we are!

While the PCF office is based in central London there is scope for some home working, as well as travel around the UK to meet the programme delivery partners and beneficiaries.

Since its establishment by HRH The Prince of Wales in 2010, The Prince’s Countryside Fund has carved out a niche position as a national charity which aims to improve the prospects of family farm businesses and the quality of rural life. We are committed to promoting a confident, robust and sustainable agricultural and rural community which is universally appreciated for its vital contribution to the British way of life and fit to support future generations.

To apply, please submit a CV and covering letter, explaining why you think you would be a good fit for the role, to info@countrysidefund.org.uk.

Closing date: 12 August 2021. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis and we may appoint before the closing date.

Senior Trusts and Foundations Officer

Fixed term (18 months)
£27,000 – £30,000 per annum

The Prince’s Countryside Fund wishes to appoint a Senior Trust and Foundations Officer to help deliver our ambitious plans for growth. Working with the Senior Manager, External Affairs, a Development Committee, and as part of a small fundraising team, we are seeking a detail-oriented, proactive and personable person to join our team, to manage our portfolio of existing trust funders and identify and apply for new streams of funding.

The postholder will have a track record of securing gifts from trusts and foundations; experience of researching and identifying new funding opportunities; and excellent written and oral communication skills in dealing with internal and external stakeholders. They will ensure that all secured grants are well-managed and effectively reported on, and that new funding opportunities are assessed and responded to in collaboration with colleague across the charity.

Core to this role will be writing successful bids and applications to secure five and six figure sums, managing relationships with funders and evaluating and reporting on funded projects. The postholder will have excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to present complex information clearly, concisely and persuasively, tailoring their style and content to a range of audiences.

Since its establishment by HRH The Prince of Wales in 2010, The Prince’s Countryside Fund has carved out a niche position as a national charity which aims to improve the prospects of family farm businesses and the quality of rural life. We are committed to promoting a confident, robust and sustainable agricultural and rural community which is universally appreciated for its vital contribution to the British way of life and fit to support future generations.

Key elements of the role will be to:

  • Conduct research into new funders for the PCF, working with the Development Committee and using database intelligence.
  • Proactively explore new avenues for funding; managing and leading the identification of, and approaches to, trusts and foundations, and/or institutional donors.
  • Prepare and deliver targeted funding applications to trusts, foundations, and/or institutional donors working with the programme teams and, where relevant, directly with partner organisations.
  • Meet income targets as part of the PCF’s wider fundraising strategy.
  • Lead on the reporting to trusts, foundations, and/or institutional donors on the delivery of funded projects, drafting high quality reports.
  • Accurately recording new leads, applications, reporting deadlines and other communication in Salesforce.
  • Create reports for quarterly Development Committee and Board meetings as required.
  • Form relationships with PCF’s funders to ensure effective stewardship and work proactively to exceed funder expectations.
  • Contribute to the implementation of the Fund’s wider fundraising strategy, working with the Senior Manager, External Affairs and the Executive Director.

This is an exciting, fast-paced and varied role, ideal for someone with a background in trusts and foundations. The post-holder will have outstanding relationship management and commercial skills, be comfortable dealing with senior level executives and have a mature, professional and credible manner. An interest in the countryside, natural environment and rural issues is desirable.

To apply, please submit a CV and covering letter, explaining why you think you would be a good fit for the role, to info@countrysidefund.org.uk.

Closing date: 12 August 2021. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis and we may appoint before the closing date.

Senior Grants Officer

Full time, permanent
£27,000 – £30,000 per annum

The Prince’s Countryside Fund wishes to appoint a Senior Grants Officer to help deliver our growing grant programme.

This is an exciting time to join the PCF as we are working to enable thriving family farms and empower rural communities, who are encouraged and recognised for their role in creating a sustainable future for the countryside and our whole nation. We give award over £500,000 each year in grants to local rural community-led projects, and since 2010 have given out over £10million to nearly 400 organisations.

The PCF now seeks an enthusiastic new member of our team to oversee our growing grant programme. The role will include managing a £500k+ grant programme each year, growing our network of current and past grant beneficiaries, as well as overseeing the communications of the grant programme and measuring its impact.

The successful candidate must be an excellent communicator, able to work closely with our network of grant beneficiaries, as well as the wider PCF team, and be as passionate about the British countryside as we are!

While experience of grant-making is not essential, the successful candidate will be able to demonstrate project delivery, financial acumen, ability to deliver against a set process, attention to detail, meet deadlines and report accurately.

This is a key role in the PCF team, and while based in Victoria, London, there is scope for some home working, as well as travel around the UK to meet our grant beneficiaries.

Our ambition is to increase our help to those rural communities across the UK that wish to become more self-sufficient and viable, by focusing our support on local, community-led solutions. As this aspect of the PCF’s work grows, there is opportunity for the successful candidate to develop the scope and shape of our grant programmes to create a real future for rural Britain.

Since its establishment by HRH The Prince of Wales in 2010, The Prince’s Countryside Fund has carved out a niche position as a national charity which aims to improve the prospects of family farm businesses and the quality of rural life. We are committed to promoting a confident, robust and sustainable agricultural and rural community which is universally appreciated for its vital contribution to the British way of life and fit to support future generations.

To apply, please submit a CV and covering letter, explaining why you think you would be a good fit for the role, to info@countrysidefund.org.uk.

Closing date: 12 August 2021. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis and we may appoint before the closing date.

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