Development Manager, UK

Permanent employee, Full-time · United Kingdom Remote

Role Summary

You’ll be raising funds primarily for School Plates, the flagship UK programme, to help school menus to become healthier and more planet-friendly by increasing the quality, quantity, and uptake of plant-based food. 

The programme is growing rapidly. Now working with 70 major school caterers feeding over 1 million children daily, we’ve roughly doubled our reach in each of the last two years. With a new educational programme to teach children about their food choices launching this year, and our School Plates Awards and Global Plant-based School Food Network both expanding considerably, there is a need to significantly grow our income.  

The role is primarily a combination of major donor and corporate fundraising to complement our existing trusts and foundations fundraising. You’ll be an experienced relationship builder, a driven and enthusiastic self-starter, and an excellent project manager. Are you also passionate about improving school food and changing the food system? Can you match our ambition?

Job Details
Reports to: Director, UK
Location: Remote (home-based), UK
Key relationships: UK Director, UK Head of Programme, International Fundraising Manager, International Grant Writing Manager, other relevant internal departments and external stakeholders
Hours: 32-40 h per week
Salary range: Depending on experience, between £40-42,000 (based on 1FTE)
  • Lead on UK fundraising, focusing on major donors and corporates.

  • Develop a creative 3-year fundraising strategy, and draft annual and quarterly objectives.

  • Research, identify, and secure new major donors, and develop individual cultivation strategies for prospective donors, moving them along a prospect pipeline.

  • Support the stewardship of existing major donor relationships, keeping them informed and involved in our work to secure their continued support. 

  • Draft theories of change, cases for support, and other relevant written materials.

  • Build on our vision for a successful ‘donor circle’.

  • Devise creative ideas for corporate partnerships, and develop relationships with a range of organisations sympathetic to our aims, developing cultivation plans for each.

  • Contribute to drafting applications to trusts and foundations, if required.

  • Contribute to the fulfillment of our reporting requirements.

  • 5+ years of experience of fundraising at an NGO.

  • A track record of identifying and securing significant or multi-year, five-figure funds from donors and/or corporates.

  • Evidence of writing successful proposals and reports.

  • Excellent project management and organisational skills with the ability to lead and work collaboratively.

  • Significant experience in researching and developing strong stakeholder relationships.

  • Strategic and impact-driven.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including effective listening, objection handling, and negotiation skills.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including confident demeanour and experience in engaging with a diverse range of high-net-worth individuals. 

  • Experience with organising or contributing to inspiring events for major donors.

  • Willingness to travel nationally

  • Passion for and commitment to ProVeg's mission.


  • Knowledge and understanding of the plant-based food sector.

  • Membership of a professional fundraising body.

Benefits of working with us
  • A strong organisational focus on personal development, with a designated training budget.

  • Provision of a work laptop.

  • Flexible, trust-based working arrangements and home-office arrangements.

  • Career development support.

  • Mindfulness programme - free Headspace account.

  • We are a workplace that encourages everyone to bring their whole selves to work. We are an inclusive workplace for our diverse employees around the world.

  • And, last but not least, become part of a great team and work with us towards a world where everyone chooses delicious and healthy food that is good for all humans, animals, and our planet!


Application deadline: Open until filled
Start date: As soon as possible

Further information

Please submit your application using our online form including your CV and cover letter. By submitting your application you agree that your personal data will be processed by and shared with our UK entity (ProVeg C.I.C.) and German entity (ProVeg e.V.). We will be interviewing on an ongoing basis until the position is filled.

The recruitment process consists of: 
1.    Online Cognitive Aptitude test + Personality test
2.    Online trial task
3.    Interview with Senior Management

About us

ProVeg International is a food awareness organisation working to transform the global food system by replacing 50% of animal products globally with plant-based and cultivated foods by 2040.

ProVeg engages with all relevant stakeholders to create a food system where everyone chooses delicious and healthy food that is good for all humans, animals, and our planet.

ProVeg has received the United Nations’ Momentum for Change Award and works closely with key UN food and environment agencies. 

ProVeg creates global impact, with offices in 12 countries across four continents and more than 200 employees. 

Data Protection Information for Applicants
More information about the processing of your personal data during your application at ProVeg e.V. can be found here in German and English. If you are applying at ProVeg INT, more Information can be found here, available in German and English.
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