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Business Development Manager



Posted 3 weeks ago

Join JUST ONE Tree's Mission to Restore Ecosystems and Educate for a Greener Future


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£40000 - £42000

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Expires 30-5-24 - Applications reviewed after this date

Organisation summary - JUST ONE Tree is a dynamic non-profit making significant strides in addressing climate change and biodiversity loss through global reforestation. With a simple yet powerful model, where just £1 plants one tree, the organization works on land and ocean ecosystem restoration and educates future environmental stewards. As an award-winning entity aligned with the UN's Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, it's an exciting time to contribute to a cause that’s growing rapidly.

  • Role Summary
    • Work in a pivotal role to expand partnerships and manage corporate donors.
    • Generate new business and maintain relationships with sponsors and high net-worth donors.
    • Part-time, flexible schedule for 3 days a week, with exact hours to be mutually determined.
    • Engage in fundraising, build networks, and enhance brand awareness to support climate action and sustainability.
  • Role Requirements
    • Proven experience in development roles (minimum 3 years).
    • Ability to secure partnerships and manage donor relationships.
    • Excellent networking and communication skills.
    • Self-starter with creative problem-solving skills.
    • Must be UK-based with the ability to work remotely and attend events in London.
  • Application Process Details
    • Submit a CV and cover letter explaining your interest and qualifications for the role.
    • Email application documents to [email removed - click apply for more details]

JUST ONE Tree is a young, yet award-winning, non-profit organisation. We’re tackling the dual crises of climate change and biodiversity loss through global reforestation. And it’s simple for everyone to get involved because JUST £1 plants 1 Tree. 

We’re unique as we don’t just plant trees. We focus on restoring the entire ecosystem in the oceans as well as on land, and we also educate the next generation of environmental caretakers.

Sound like something you’d love to be part of? Join us in this important role.

The role:

Since it began JUST ONE Tree has grown in leaps and bounds, beyond all our expectations. This year alone we’ve smashed the 4 million trees planted Milestone, become a partner in the United Nations’ Decade on Ecosystem Restoration and our founder has been nominated for Woman of the Year 2023. 

This is an incredible opportunity to join at an exciting time and help take us into the stratosphere.

Working alongside our founder Amanda, and other team members, you'll be right at the heart of the action. We're a small, friendly and passionate team.

We're looking for someone who can seek out and build great partnerships, cultivate and manage large corporate donors whose values align with ours and help raise brand awareness. Someone who can proactively generate new and repeat business, and enjoys networking and building relationships with both corporate sponsors and high net-worth donors.

This is a permanent part-time, and yet flexible role, for 3 days a week. We’ll explore the exact hours and timing with you and together find what works.

Your work with us will raise awareness about the climate crisis and the importance of sustainability in the business world in order to create a liveable future. You’ll help us restore wildlife and marine habitats, improve livelihoods in rural communities, protect against deforestation, alleviate climate anxiety in our young and of course help tackle climate change head on.

So if you’re passionate about having a positive impact on both people and planet, want to work and interact with like-minded individuals (and have fun along the way) then we’d love to hear from you. 

What does the role involve: 

  • Grow our annual and long-term funding.
  • Research and successfully secure new long-term relationships with exciting brands and large corporate donors whose company values align with ours.
  • Take the helm in the ongoing stewardship of these accounts, keeping them enthused about being part of JUST ONE Tree, the impact they’ve had and what their involvement means we can achieve together.
  • Designing and implementing strategies to increase funding and strong partnerships that raise brand awareness and reach new audiences.
  • Research networking, speaking events and opportunities for the CEO, yourself and others to attend, to build our network and profile. 

About you:

  • A self-starter, someone who takes initiative and has boundless energy to get out there and help us grow.
  • You’re great at getting brands and high-value donors on board with causes like ours, and an instinct for how to communicate and build starter brands like us.
  • A real people-person who enjoys networking, meeting new people, and building and nurturing strong relationships with others.
  • Confident speaking with senior stakeholders and decision-makers from large and high-profile organisations.
  • Have a track record in working in a growth and development role (minimum 3 years), and have a strong record of securing key partnerships and generating large income streams/donations.
  • Agile and creative to seek out new opportunities in a rapidly evolving space.
  • A team player who’s eager to collaborate with the team to help achieve our goals. 
  • Have a good eye for brand identity.
  • Working remotely is your cup of tea but you also have the flexibility and ability to attend networking events or team meet-ups/co-working days
  • An excellent communicator who can convey the brand story and our achievements in person, in meetings and at events.
  • You’re passionate about what we do, excited to represent our brand and want to turbocharge our global impact.

What’s in it for you

  • Working remotely - Like to work from home? No worries, our team is spread out all around the world. However, for this role we are seeking someone who lives in the UK and a commutable distance to London for team meet-ups, client meetings and attending events.
  • Flexible working - work around the school pick-up, after your evening swim or you've walked the dog - you decide.
  • Flexible holiday policy - we believe in the importance of good mental health and family time. It's a marathon not a sprint.
  • Contributing to tackling the most pressing crises of our time - with a great team.
  • Part Time, 3 days per week or equivalent, to include either a Monday or Friday. Hours are flexible, as long as the majority is during the working day.
  • Basic Salary £40-£42k pro rata (based on experience), plus commission.

We're looking for someone to join us and be a great part of the JUST ONE Tree team.

JUST ONE Tree is uncomfortably aware of the lack of diversity in the environmental sector and we’re not ok with it. We know we’ll be even stronger and more effective in powering change if we are a more diverse team.

All qualified applicants will be considered regardless of race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetics, national origin, disability, age or any other grounds.

How to Apply:

Please send your CV (no more than 3 pages) and a covering letter detailing why you are interested in the role, your relevant experience and how you think you meet the requirements.

Please email your CV and covering letter.


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