Peak District National Park Foundation

Fundraising Manager

We are seeking a Fundraising Manager to deliver our fundraising strategy, with a particular focus on corporate fundraising.

Role: Fundraising Manager

Responsible for: N/A

Responsible to: Director

Salary: £35,000 (pro rata 4 days (30 hours) per week)

Location: Aldern House, Bakewell & home working

About the Peak District National Park Foundation

We are a small charity with big ambitions. The Peak District National Park Foundation was established to raise funds to care for the Peak District National Park and make it more inclusive. Our vision is for a National Park that is enjoyed and conserved by everyone, forever.

Our Mission is to grow income and support to care for the Peak District National Park for everyone to enjoy forever.

Our aim is to raise funds and create a culture of philanthropy supporting the Peak District National Park.

We support activities which keep the Peak District special and make it a National Park for all. We connect people who care about the National Park and have the means to support it with the partners striving to care for this special place for everyone.

We want to see more land managed for wildlife, more rare habitats protected and more people able to enjoy the Peak District National Park

Our priorities are:

●      Preparing for a future climate

●      Conservation and habitat restoration

●      A National Park for everyone

We work in partnership with the Peak District National Park Authority who cover our core operating costs so more of what we raise goes on delivering much needed projects in your National Park.

Find out more on our website

Read our latest annual report

About the role

We are seeking a Fundraising Manager to deliver our fundraising strategy, with a particular focus on corporate fundraising.

Leading on the development and delivery of our corporate fundraising programme including the Peak Partner scheme, managing a portfolio of corporate donors, maintaining relationships and providing exceptional stewardship to build longevity and value and develop a sustainable strategy for corporate income growth that aligns closely to our corporate strategy and Management Plan outcomes.

The role will also include elements of grant fundraising, individual giving, major donor giving and helping distribute grants to projects across the park.

This is a varied role that will work as part of a small, cross functional team to ensure we raise the funds needed to support the Peak District to be enjoyed by everyone, forever.

What you will be doing / key responsibilities

Strategic Support

●      Work with the Director to deliver the Foundation’s fundraising strategy, with a strong focus on corporate support

●      To monitor and report on progress of our fundraising targets and expenditure lines and work collaboratively with the Director to fulfil our team objectives.

●      Agree a budget and work to achieve or exceed our fundraising targets


●      Coordinate and manage fundraising, comprising community, trust, corporate, major donor and digital fundraising across the organisations

●      To manage our corporate partner relationships, including stewardship of Peak Partners, Charity of the Year Partners and developing new relationships

●      To manage and motivate our fundraising volunteers

●      To undertake research into corporate prospects and building relationships from those prospects that are mutually beneficial.

●      To nurture existing relationships with corporate partners through exemplary stewardship in person, at presentations, in writing and by phone.

●      Ensure that robust agreements which meet charity commission and fundraising regulators best practice are in place with corporate supporters, major donors and individual giving

●      To oversee corporate fundraising income to ensure invoices are issued in line with agreements and to monitor projects and report to supporters on impact

●      To work collaboratively with the Director on grant applications as and when applicable and build relationships with charitable trusts, foundations and other institutional funders

●      Build relationships with high profile and high net worth individuals as potential donors to the organisation

●      To meet regularly with the Grants Officer and relevant staff from the authority and Moors for the Future to develop fundraising priorities and agree projects we fund

●      Prepare reports for funders and for the trustee board as required to show our impact and update on how we are meeting our fundraising targets


●      To build our network, audience and brand awareness via digital communications, including our social media, newsletter and website

●      To support with key fundraising campaigns such as The Big Give and other opportunities that arise

●      Attend events and meetings to build relationships and support for the Foundation

●      To perform such other duties as may reasonably be required including flex across income streams to support the wider team and attending out-of-hours activities and functions such as fundraising events, external networking events and presentations.

Key skills and experience

Experience and skills

Significant experience of securing income from a range of sources including corporates, trusts and foundations, individual giving and high net worth individuals

Excellent written and oral presentation skills, particularly with experience presenting to potential funders and donors

Experience in representing an organisation to high profile and high net worth individuals and persuading them that our cause is one they should contribute to

Ability to adapt to using new technologies, particularly in relation to our online fundraising platform and digital communications

Strong ideas and innovation skills to hit fundraising targets in this competitive climate

The ability to prioritise and meet deadlines

Experience in working to strict budgets and meeting fundraising targets

Experience in developing and stewarding corporate and high net worth relationships

Awareness of the charitable sector and needs of running a fundraising charity

Experience in giving out and managing grant application, including follow up on impact measurement

Experience of managing donor and trust and foundation relationships

Knowledge of fundraising best practices including the Code of Fundraising practice and data protection relating to fundraising and communications


●      25 days annual leave (pro rata) + your birthday off + bank holidays

●      2 days volunteer leave per year

●      Flexible working - we are flexible to the hours worked and want to focus on outcomes.

●      Getting to work in and around our beautiful Peak District National Park

It may be necessary for the post-holder to undertake occasional duties outside of the normal working week (e.g. evenings and weekends).

Post-holder must have the ability to travel to meetings and events as required by the duties of the post.