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JOIN OUR TEAM: We're looking for 2 new team members!

Our small, dedicated team is growing. Can you help us raise funds to transform British journalism, or ensure we're working within our pioneering charitable goals?

The Public Interest News Foundation (PINF) is the first charity in the UK that exists to support high-quality journalism. We want everyone in the UK to benefit from great journalism that speaks to them, for them and with them.

We are looking for a Development Manager and a Business Manager to join our small but mighty team as we expand our programming in research, capacity-building and advocacy.

Read on for more information about the roles!

About the Public Interest News Foundation

At a time when dramatic changes in the media have led to audience distrust and disengagement, we provide funding, leadership development and networking opportunities for high-quality independent news providers across the UK.

Communities depend on independent news media for reliable information that builds a sense of belonging and empowerment. But this kind of journalism costs money. So, we are working to attract new sources of funding into this sector.

We work remotely from home or in co-working spaces with monthly away days in London or Bristol – and potentially other locations. We all contribute to PINF’s strategy, and we support and stretch each other to do our best work.

We are committed to building a diverse team who can bring their life experience into this role. Therefore, we actively encourage applications from Black, Asian or minoritised groups, LGBTQI+ people and people with disabilities.

Development Manager

Part-time or freelance contract, with scope to expand to full-time (subject to funding).
£24,000pa (£40,000 pro rata, working three days per week); OR
£240 per day, working eight or nine days per month.
Flexible working from home and/or a co-working space anywhere in the United Kingdom.

To achieve our vision, we need to generate funds both to cover PINF’s costs and to support the work of public interest news providers across the UK. In the four years since we were established in 2019, we have raised a total of more than £1m from a range of UK-based and international trusts, foundations, corporate and individual donors.

We’re delighted by this early success, but we have so much more to do.

Until now, the Executive Director and other members of staff have taken direct responsibility for fundraising. We are now ready to appoint a development professional to lead on fundraising, creating more capacity for the rest of the team to focus on what they do best.

The Development Manager will be at the heart of our small team, creating a development plan, identifying and cultivating potential donors, working with colleagues to craft and deliver funding pitches, managing the donor journey and ensuring compliance with fundraising laws and regulations.

Business Manager

Rolling consultancy contract
Flexible working, 24-30 days per year, at £240 per day
Working from home with travel paid to attend meetings when necessary

As the first charity of its kind in the UK, PINF exists at the cutting edge of charity law, and we need an experienced charity professional to make sure we do things properly.

The Business Manager will be responsible for ensuring that PINF operates within its legal and regulatory framework, including in relation to charity, corporate, tax, employment and data protection regulations.

The role involves liaising with the Chair, Board of Trustees, Executive Director, legal advisors and regulators to support best practice in governance, risk management and compliance, and providing support to the Executive Director with related aspects of administration.

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