SE1, London
£27,000 - £29,000 per year based on experience
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

You will be joining PEAS at an exciting time as we move into implementing our new ambitious strategy, PEAS 2022-2026 – Growing PEAS schools. Supporting all schools. During this period we will grow our school networks to double their size, launch in a third country and expand our wider impact by strengthening education systems.

This is an ideal role for a fundraiser looking to expand their experience working with a range on funder types such as Corporates, Trusts & Foundations, High Net Worth Individuals and Institutions. You will be joining a small and dedicated team of fundraisers to support in the delivery of PEAS new income strategy which includes a number of exciting new initiatives including Capital fundraising campaigns to build new schools, the launch of a new Giving Circle, and entering into new geographies for our fundraising. We are looking for a driven individual who is looking for a dynamic role where they can work in collaboration with others and get hands on experience of leading and delivering their own projects.

Outcomes of the role

  • Relevant new funding opportunities for PEAS have been regularly identified
  • The Partnerships Team has a pipeline of relevant prospects for each target funder type
  • Income from funders within the Partnerships Officer’s portfolio has increased
  • Individual supporters and staff from our Corporate partners are participating in a range of fundraising events
  • PEAS is hosting between 4-6 fundraising and stewardship events per year
  • PEAS has a range of professional and engaging marketing materials for a range of funder types
  • PEAS has increased it social media presence

Roles and Responsibilities

Business development

  • Monitor fundraising portals (e.g. Funds4NGOs) on a fortnightly basis to identify new funding opportunities for PEAS and share recommendations with the Partnerships Team
  • Undertake desk-based research to identify prospective partners, undertake network mapping and make or facilitate approaches
  • Work with the Technical Team and global colleagues to develop compelling concept notes, proposals, presentations and pitches to generate new or repeat funding from a range of supporters and their networks in order to increase income year-on-year
  • Ensure that all new partnerships are appropriately agreed and contracted, and programme colleagues are briefed on donor reporting requirements
  • Play a key role in delivering ambitious new Capital Fundraising targets to grow our school network including managing a pipeline of small Trust & Foundations that can contribute to construction projects

Funder Stewardship

  • Lead on stewarding a portfolio of specified funders – including co-ordinating all communication from PEAS, managing and tracking projects and the pipeline of their funding, writing progress reports, keeping relevant PEAS staff informed and developing strategies for growing the partnership
  • Support the Partnerships Lead and Head of Partnerships with stewarding larger partnerships, including employee engagement, supporting with the development of proposals for ongoing funding and progress reports, collecting M&E data on projects and preparing slide decks and presentations
  • Guiding in-country teams to ensure that projects are well understood, being delivered and responding to any queries which arise.
  • Responsible for communicating with PEAS individual givers and supporting their fundraising,


  • Lead on sourcing and promoting places at sporting events to PEAS supporters and support participants in the lead up to the events
  • Co-ordinating the implementation of stewardship and business development events including sourcing venues and catering, managing guest lists etc

External Communications

  • Work with the Communications Lead to collect content and develop engaging collateral that can be shared with a broad range of partners, including overview documents, personalised videos, blogs and case studies
  • Lead on the co-ordination of an annual content gathering (case studies, photos, videos) trip
  • Support the Head of Communications to manage PEAS’ communications platforms, including the website and social media channels
  • Lead on content development and distribution of the quarterly supporter newsletter and PEAS annual report
  • Ensuring PEAS marketing materials are up to date and in stock
  • Ad hoc support for UK and country team colleagues with developing materials for external presentations


  • PEAS representative at quarterly International Trusts and Foundations Network meetings
  • Co-ordinate interns and volunteers to support with a range of fundraising and communications projects

The ideal candidate  


  • A passion for fundraising and at least 2 years experience in fundraising or communications.
  • Strong communications skills and the ability to get people excited through writing, presentations and other forms of media
  • High standards for their own work, including a keen attention to detail
  • Strong organisational skills and ability to manage a varied workload
  • The ability to lead projects in collaboration with others and take ownership of their own projects
  • Excellent MS Office skills, particularly MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Experience working with a fundraising database preferably Salesforce
  • Experience using communications platforms such as Squarespace, MailChimp, Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Instagram as well as some design and video editing skills
  • A creative flair with some design and video editing skills
  • Knowledge and experience in new business and account management, or similar roles within the not-for-profit or commercial sector
  • An understanding of current international development issue and /or experience working in Uganda, Zambia or sub-Saharan Africa

Should be

  • Collaborative not competitive - interpersonal and communication skills to build relationships with peers across multiple departments across multiple countries of operation
  • Open minded – willing to listen to others and consider new ways of approaching problems
  • Resilient and professional – works well under pressure; deals with challenges professionally and calmly and doesn’t let setbacks hold them back or discourage them
  • Egoless – prepared to get stuck in
  • Entrepreneurial – excited by the opportunity to join a fast growing, fast changing teams; adaptable and able to work flexibly


  • Salary of £27,000 - £29,000 DOE
  • 28 days’ annual leave + Bank Holidays
  •  Matched contributory based pension of up to 6%
  • Access to an Employee Assistant Programme
  • Flexible working
  • Be part of a small and friendly team who are all committed, supportive, driven and values aligned

We offer a blended style of working working remotely from your home and in our office in London (currently based in Borough) 

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Refreshed on: 27 November 2021
Closed date: 14 December 2021
Tags: Fundraising, Business Development

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