We are recruiting

Cambridgeshire Community Foundation (CCF) is a registered charity dedicated to improving the quality of life for the people of Cambridgeshire. We work with many partners to:

  • Actively inspire philanthropy & increase permanent resources for Cambridgeshire
  • Invest in important community programmes through grants
  • Provide leadership on critical community issues

Over the past 18 months we have taken a leading role in response to the Coronavirus pandemic. CCF created the Cambridgeshire Coronavirus Community Fund, which raised and dispersed over £1.3m to projects tackling the impacts of the pandemic.

And that's on top of our normal work. We are an accredited member of the UK Community Foundation Network and have been supporting Cambridgeshire and Peterborough since 2004.Our unique approach is based upon empowering communities to identify how to enact positive change from the ground up. Last year we awarded almost £3.8 million to support our local communities and address need across our county. 

Now, more than ever, we need to strengthen and build resilience in our communities and we need new team members to help us do that!

Grants Officer

We aim to deliver a successful grant-making programmes that encourage strong applications from voluntary groups and charities, critically assesses them and makes recommendations to Donors to distribute funds.

As Grants Officer you will play a pivotal role in the programme team – assisting with marketing, planning, delivering and reporting on our grant-making programme to ensure our funding reaches those most in need.

To apply download the full job description below and send your CV and cover letter to viv@cambscf.org.uk. Candidates will be screened for interview as applications are received.


Marketing and Communications Officer

We need a Marketing and Communications officer to promote our work and build our profile.

This new role will inspire greater support for CCF and its work through a targeted programme of supporter engagement, stakeholder communications and brand building.

If this sounds like you, download the full job description below and send your CV and cover letter to viv@cambscf.org.uk. Candidates will be screened for interview as applications are received.


Head of Philanthropy

We are excited to be working with Prospectus to search for a new Head of Philanthropy. In this new role, you will be responsible for the implementation of CCF's donor development strategy and maintaining and growing supporter relationships to secure funding for the foundation's incredible work. 

CCF is dedicated to improving the quality of life for people in Cambridgeshire. We do this through working with partners to actively inspire philanthropy and invest in important community programmes through grants - last year 900 grants worth almost £4m were awarded! We also provide leadership, research and a forum for dialogue on critical community issues. CCF aims to reduce inequality and social problems by continuing to empower communities to help themselves. 

As the Head of Philanthropy, you will develop successful, long-term relationships with new donors and will continue to nurture and grow relations with current donors, creating sustainable income streams. Areas of focus will be corporate partners, High Net worth Individuals and legacies. There is a healthy pipeline in place providing a good base to start. The post holder will report to the CEO, and will join the senior leadership team. 

To be successful, your expertise will be in building, self-initiated high level relationships and growing fundraising income from a diverse range of donors. You will have a proven track record of securing income and will understand the importance of the donor journey through stewardship. You may not have worked for a Community Foundation before but you will be excited by the challenge and committed to CCF's mission and values. 

Prospectus are managing the recruitment process and they are committed to supporting you with your application. We welcome candidates from a diverse range of backgrounds. Please let Prospectus know if we can help you with the application process in any way. We are more than happy to make any reasonable adjustments to enable all interested candidates to apply. 

In order to apply, please submit your CV through the Prospectus website in the first instance and begin to prepare your supporting statement. Should your experience be suitable, we will send you the full job description and will arrange for a call and/or meeting to brief you on the role. You'll then have all the information you need to formally apply. The closing date for applications is Wednesday 6th October. We are grateful for your interest in CCF and look forward to connecting with you soon.


Volunteer Visitors

Our dedicated team of volunteer visitors travel to the projects we fund to meet the groups and see the projects in action. This is a flexible role as volunteers can sign up for the visits that are a good for for them and then correspond with the group to arrange a mutually convenient date and time.

If you have any questions or would like to speak to someone about becoming a volunteer visitor, please email info@cambscf.org.uk or call 01223 410535.