Development Coordinator

Cool Earth
Business & Management, Charities and Social Enterprise, Environment & Conservation, Marketing, PR, Media & Communications
Penryn, Cornwall
Salary Details
£26,000 per annum
Job Type
Closing Date
This is a highly rewarding and central role to Cool Earth in supporting the Business Development team in establishing new business partnerships in line with Cool Earth’s fundraising goals

Job Description


Cool Earth have become increasingly busy with projects in all three rainforest biomes – the Congo Basin, Amazonia and Oceania. This role is essential to the next phase of growth for Cool Earth as they scale up both UK and International Teams.

Working within a fast-moving, dynamic team, you will support the Business Development team in establishing new business partnerships in line with Cool Earth’s fundraising goals and to provide high level stewardship for partners across a range of activities. 

Nature of work undertaken:

Reporting to the Business Development Manager, you will have experience of working within a team. Whilst this role calls for an eye for detail and process, it has people at its heart so excellent communication skills and a strong focus on customer satisfaction is required

Objectives / Activities:

Business Development

  • Work with the Business Development Manager to identify and access income streams
  • Assist with the stewardship and development of the existing business partnership portfolio and contribute to the delivery of planned fundraising targets
  • Be proactive in developing business partnerships by researching and exploring all avenues for new business leads
  • Be the first point of contact for new business leads
  • Set up and support the delivery of regular targeted events with business partners at a national and local level
  • In conjunction with the business team, develop a script for approaching new business leads.
  • Assist in the production of fundraising communications and promotional materials and contribute to the generation of content for use in engaging with businesses
  • Write project updates and content and produce and send bespoke social media packs
  • Manage the relationship with nominated partners and attend events, presenting to teams about Cool Earth
  • Support the wider Fundraising and Communications Team to produce content for a variety of mediums (web, email, reports, social media)

Administration/ organisation

  • Supporting the Business Development Manager in setting up one to one meetings, receptions and campaign launches
  • Maintain and update accurate records of business partnership fundraising and stewardship using CiviCRM
  • Provide administration support to the Business Team
  • Any other tasks as required by the Fundraising and Communication team

Essential Skills and Abilities

Educated to degree level or equivalent experience gained in a sales, marketing or fundraising environment

  • Proven ability to plan, prioritise and organise workload to complete multiple tasks in a timely manner
  • Maintain positive attitude and focus on customer satisfaction
  • Confident and diplomatic communicator, both on the telephone and in person
  • Good writing skills
  • Highly developed IT skills using MS Office suite and social media/digital communication tools
  • Ability to absorb new concepts and information quickly, and to act with initiative and imagination
  • Passion and enthusiasm for Cool Earth’s ethos and aims

Desirable Skills and Abilities

  • Events management experience
  • Experience of presenting
  • Experience at using Adobe Creative Suite
  • Knowledge of CRM systems and website CMS, especially WordPress
  • Knowledge of Data Protection law

Company Description

Established in 2007 Cool Earth is a non-profit organisation that works alongside rainforest communities to reduce deforestation and the impact of climate change by putting local people back in control of their rainforest.

We support communities by providing them with the resources they need to strengthen their livelihoods, enabling more sustainable choices to be made regarding forest protection as communities become self-funding.

All our partnerships are community-owned and led. We believe that people, who have lived in the forest for generations, are the best custodians for sustainable forest conservation. For the past 10 years, Cool Earth have partnered with and supported communities at a grassroots level, enabling people’s economic and personal empowerment.

Working as part of a small team, you will quickly develop an understanding of Cool Earth and its mission.

Other Application Details

The application process is online via the Cool Earth website. 

If you need any further information, please email - PLEASE NOTE, CVs to this email will not be accepted. 


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