Current vacancies

Current vacancies

Please see below a list of our current vacancies. For further details, please email our Operations Manager, Ellie Jesson.


Trusts and Foundations Manager

Location: Shepherdess Walk, London

Contract type: Fixed Term Contract

Hours of work: 37.5

About the role

The Prince’s Countryside Fund is looking to appoint a creative and self-motivated Fundraising Manager. Under the guidance of the Director and a senior fundraiser, the post-holder will create a trusts and foundations network, identifying and applying for appropriate streams of income, and managing Charity of the Year discussions in order to ensure that organisational fundraising targets are achieved. Core to this will be writing successful bids, tenders and grants. The post holder will also be responsible for developing a legacy giving scheme for the Charity. Experience in grant making would also be advantageous.

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:

  • Generate new fundraising opportunities working with the Trustee Development Group, the fundraising team and Director
  • Managing and leading the identification of, and approaches to, trusts and foundations and deliver targeted funding applications
  • Manage the reporting to trusts and foundations on the delivery of funded projects
  • Contribute to the development of, and implement, the Fund’s wider fundraising strategy, working with the Senior Fundraiser and Director
  • Applying for Charity of the Year funding
  • Developing a legacy giving scheme
  • Oversee the Fund’s community and event fundraising.

About you  

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, as is knowledge of marketing and communications.

Vacancy closing date: 17/02/2020, 23:55

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Grants Manager

Location: Shepherdess Walk, London

Contract type: Permanent

Hours of work: 15

About the role  

Do you have a successful track record in grant making? This is a unique and exciting opportunity to join one of the Prince of Wales’ charities.

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.

We are looking for a proactive Grants Manager to manage and develop the charity’s well-respected grant making programme. This will be achieved by implementing our recent strategic review of grant making, proactive engagement with rural stakeholders, working with potential grant recipients and developing our community networks. The Fund would consider a consultant for this position, or the role would suit someone looking to return to work.

The successful candidate will have a strong track record in charitable grant making and an empathy with rural affairs, together with knowledge of charitable processes and governance.

Key elements of the role will be to:

  • Implement the recommendations from the recent strategic review of grant making, in order to achieve practical outcomes.
  • With the oversight of the Head of Operations and Director, determine the annual priorities of the Fund’s grant making programme.
  • Manage the grant making process, including researching and assessing grant requests and managing robust systems at the application, assessment, selection, payment, monitoring and evaluation stages
  • Facilitate the Grant Sub-committee.
  • Ensure the Fund’s reputation as a fair, rigorous and approachable funder is upheld.
  • Manage partnership beneficiary initiatives, for example those in collaboration with Corporate partners, the People’s Postcode Lottery and The Prince of Wales’s Charitable Fund.
  • Demonstrate the impact of our grant programme through the collection of monitoring data, evaluating the difference made by the grant at grant end and capturing best practice examples from beneficiary organisations which will in turn inform our advocacy, research and programmes.
  • Proactively seek grant applications especially from the “cold spots” identified in our grants review and continue to develop strategic partnership programmes (e.g. with the Plunkett Foundation and Pub is the Hub).
  • Represent the Fund at stakeholder and advocacy events.
  • Provide regular and accurate progress reports to the charity’s management, Trustees and funders.

About you  

Part of a small team and based in London, you will report into the Head of Operations. You will implement the Fund’s new grant making strategy and encourage and proactively seek grant applications, assisting applicants through the process where necessary. You will liaise with our beneficiaries and develop our strategic partnership programmes. You will manage the grant management system and provide updates for senior management and Trustees, demonstrating the impact of our grant programme through the collection and evaluation of monitoring data. You will support the Communications Manager by identifying and developing case studies for the Fund’s communications and fundraising activity. 

You will be enthusiastic, results orientated, a good team player and, of course, share our passion for the countryside. 

Vacancy closing date: 17/02/2020, 23:55

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Fundraising Officer

Location: Shepherdess Walk, London

Contract type: Permanent

Hours of work: 37.5

About the role  

The Prince’s Countryside Fund is looking to appoint a proactive and self-motivated Fundraising Officer to provide support for an exciting new philanthropy programme. Supporting the Head of Philanthropy and working with the wider fundraising team based in London, the post-holder will be responsible for day to day management of the charity’s new major giving and philanthropy programme, including the recruitment and stewardship of HNW supporters to a Patrons’ Circle and Friends programme. This will involve researching prospective major funders, managing a pipeline of prospects and donors and supporting funding approaches by organising cultivation and stewardship events and meetings. The role will also help support an established Development Group who meet quarterly and make introductions to their networks.

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 responsibilities will be to:

  • Manage the day to day relationship with all donors to the philanthropy programmes
  • To identify and research prospective high value funders from both the existing pipeline and using external resources, influencers and the Development Board.
  • To organise cultivation meetings and events and to ensure follow up takes place to cultivate existing prospects towards major donations.
  • To assist with meetings and pitches to prospective donors as required.
  • To assist with the stewardship of existing donors and ensure that stewardship plans are reviewed and kept updated
  • To prepare communications materials such as newsletters, presentations and marketing materials as required.
  • To support the Development Group by preparing papers for quarterly meetings and ensuring follow up on Philanthropy matters takes place with individual members between meetings.
  • To manage all records, pipelines and the database to ensure information is up to date and accurately recorded.
  • To prepare reports and updates on a monthly basis for the Director and Trustees

About you  

This is an exciting, fast-paced and varied role. The post-holder will have begun to develop 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, as is knowledge of marketing and communications.

Vacancy closing date: 17/02/2020, 23:55

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