Business Manager & Fundraiser

The Magdalen Environmental Trust
30000.00 GBP Annual
12 Jun 2021
18 Jun 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Job title

Business Manager & Fundraiser

Hours per week

37.5 hours per week

Internal working relationships

Line managed by the Chief Executive

Member of the Senior Management Team

Line management of the Accounts Clerk

External working relationships

Customers and charity partners, especially schools

Contracted suppliers

Marketing and advertising

Charitable Trusts and Foundations

Job roles:

As a member of the Senior Management Team:

  • Play a key role in financial analysis and decision making based on that analysis.
  • Contribute equally to strategic decisions on resources and priorities.
  • Provide short term line management cover for SMT colleagues as required.

Manage the organisation's customers

  • Take responsibility for securing customers and all the charity's not-grant-funded income. (c.60% of the charity's income)
  • Accept enquiries and issue quotations, booking forms etc
  • Set the annual pricing policy with the Chief Executive
  • Send requests for information to the customer prior to their visit, and evaluations afterwards. Assess the evaluation responses to identify any areas of concern.



  • To make applications for funding from grant making trusts, foundations and other similar funders. This includes discussing projects with partner organisations and making appropriate arrangements.
  • To manage and maintain excellent relationships with funders, including monitoring the outcomes of funded projects and reporting back to funders.
  • To carry out research, mainly on the internet, looking for potential new funders.

Marketing and sales

  • Take the lead on marketing, including appointing suppliers as required.
  • Manage the production of brochures etc.
  • Update the charity's website and bookings site, and take a lead on all website issues.
  • Manage the charity's social media presence, including uploading content


  • Line-manage the Accounts Clerk, ensuring she is well informed and supported, and that the finance processes are working properly.
  • Chase up debtors as required.
  • Liaise with key contracted suppliers, identify the best value, negotiate contracts (eg phones etc.)
  • Maintain ongoing income records and supply data to the accountant. Also use income data to make forecasts and comparisons which inform our decision making.
  • Help assemble annual budgets and quarterly reforecasts in light of knowledge of income.

We contract with a chartered accountant, so accountancy is not part of this role.

Other roles as reasonably requested by the Chief Executive befitting a member of the Senior Management Team.

Important note: Please apply on our application form, available on the Blog / news page of our website, or call

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