Work for the Peter Jones Foundation

The Peter Jones Foundation advertises specific roles as and when they are available. However, we are always open to enquiries and applications from enthusiastic and motivated individuals. We believe that having a great team and working culture is the most important ingredient in the charity’s success, and we are always looking to add to that with great people.

As an innovative and growing charity, we often have new roles and opportunities in the pipeline, from the most junior to very senior. We would love to hear from people who are passionate about improving educational opportunities for children.

Please drop us an email if you think you would be a good fit:

Head of External Relations and Development


The Head of External Relations and Development will take a lead on securing a balanced and sustainable funding mix to support the delivery of PJF’s strategy, leading on grant applications and securing funding and sponsorship from corporate foundations and individual donors. The role will also take responsibility for managing existing relationships with key stakeholders including businesses, individual investors and entrepreneurs who support the charity as part of PJF’s Enterprise Ambassador scheme.

There will be a focus on driving the growth of our network by identifying and developing new partnership opportunities that align to the charity’s mission, with a focus on partners who will generate income, support in-kind and enable delivery of PJF’s priority activities and programmes. The Head of External Relations and Development will line manage a Marketing a Communications Manager and a Programme Events Manager with a view to building this team and the external relations function over the next two years.

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PJEA Alumni Programme Officer


The PJEA Alumni Programme Officer will take responsibility for developing and delivering the Empower programme to the PJEA Alumni. Our alumni programme helps our students to utilise the meaningful enterprise experiences from their time at school/college, as well as develop new skills and networks that are essential to driving both their own career and the UK economy forward, whilst at the same time helping improve social mobility through our focus on less advantaged students.

The role will involve a variety of elements, including planning and running events for the alumni, working to re-engage alumni with the PJF, and liaising with partners to produce a unique offer that supports all alumni pathways; university, employment, apprenticeship or start-up. The role will also involve engaging with our current PJEA students, to ensure there is a clear transition for them moving from school/college into the wider world.


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Finance Manager

This is a great opportunity for an experienced Finance Manager seeking a 3 day per week role.

The Peter Jones Foundation was founded in 2005 by successful entrepreneur and star of Dragons’ Den, Peter Jones CBE. We believe that with the right mix of support and opportunity, every young person has the potential to achieve great things and the right to a brighter future. We run a range of successful programmes that support young people across the UK and, increasingly, overseas.

Initially on a 12 month fixed-term contract, the Finance Manager will have broad-ranging oversight of the organisational finances, leading: year-end close, ensuring the newly implemented finance system (sage) is used effectively, financial processing, developing the management accounts and producing commentary and working closely with stakeholders.

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