Raspberry Pi Foundation is hiring a

Partnerships & Fundraising Manager (Cambridge)

Partnerships & Fundraising Manager (Cambridge)

Based: Cambridge with travel to other sites and event venues
Rate: £35,500 – £45,500
Basis: permanent; full-time, part-time or flexible
Eligibility: you must be eligible to work in UK or Ireland

About us

The Raspberry Pi Foundation is a UK-based educational charity that works to put the power of computing and digital making into the hands of people all over the world. We want more people to be able to harness digital technologies for work, to solve problems that matter to them, and to express themselves creatively.

Established in 2008 and first known for our product — the wildly successful Raspberry Pi computer — the Foundation has developed educational content and programmes that are helping millions of people learn new skills.

In October 2015 we merged with Code Club, followed in May 2017 by a second merger with the CoderDojo Foundation. Together we now represent one of the largest sustained global efforts to help young people learn about computing and digital making. You can read more about our mission, values, and goals in our 2018–2020 strategy.

The role

The ideal candidate will have experience of developing a fundraising pipeline and maintaining partnerships in a relevant context, with specific expertise in grant management, relationship management, or event sponsorship. You will need to be highly organised and have the ability to work in a fast-paced environment and to manage relationships with multiple partners.

While we expect you to come with an impressive track record, you will be joining a fast-growing non-profit organisation that offers unparalleled opportunities for development and growth.

Main responsibilities

  • Work with the Head of Partnerships and Fundraising to deliver the Foundation’s partnerships and fundraising strategy.
  • Proactively develop a pipeline of new opportunities for partnerships, working with the CEO and team members to identify prospective partners and develop relationships that will lead to new collaborations.
  • Work with the events team to secure sponsorship for flagship events.
  • Support the leadership team as they develop new donor relationships to secure grants and donations.
  • Engage with the Foundation’s existing and prospective partners to build effective long-term relationships.
  • Work with Code Club, CoderDojo, and other teams within the Foundation to develop and implement volunteering and engagement strategies for key partners.
  • Prepare funding applications, proposals, presentations, and pitches as required.
  • Monitor and evaluate all fundraising activities to ensure that goals are being achieved, and report regularly on performance.

Experience and personal attributes

You must have:

  • A passion for the mission of the Raspberry Pi Foundation
  • At least two years’ relevant experience of developing and managing partnerships
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills
  • Evidence of being highly adaptable, with the ability to interact with a wide range of people, and with strong skills in advocacy and networking
  • Experience of preparing and presenting a compelling case for support in a variety of forms, in person and through written communications
  • Practical knowledge of monitoring, reporting, and forecasting against plans and budgets
  • Good organisational and administrative skills

Ideally you would also have:

  • Experience of working in an educational charity or in corporate partnership management
  • Good numerical skills


In addition to competitive salaries, we offer a range of additional benefits for all of our colleagues, including:

  • 25 days’ annual leave
  • Generous company pension scheme with 8% employer and 4% employee contributions
  • Life assurance and long-term illness insurance policy
  • Professional development fund for all employees
  • Flexible work hours as needed, to fit around family
  • Generous parental leave policy
  • Bike-to-work scheme and season ticket loan policy
  • Bi-monthly company maker days to improve your digital making skills
  • Monthly all-staff meetings and socials
  • Fresh fruit, tea, coffee, drinks in all our offices

Timetable for applications

Closing date: 17:00 GMT on Monday 22nd February 2019
Initial Interviews: 28th February 2018



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