Jobs at ORC

Working with us

There are lots of ways to get involved with the Organic Research Centre. We look for trustees, partner organisations, postgraduate researchers and also farmers and businesses to take part in our research programmes. Find out how you can work with us.

Staff vacancies

Fundraising Manager (G7) REF: ADM2101

Salary range: £28,000 – £33,000 (FTE) per annum depending on experience

We are looking to appoint a Fundraising Manager (G7) to join our team to undertake the principal duties and requirements of such a role including, implementing the fundraising strategy, raising restricted and unrestricted donations from Charitable Trusts and Foundations, working on the development of a fundraising programme for individuals, and to ensure ORC’s compliance with the appropriate bodies and regulations.

The successful candidate must ideally have previous experience in a senior fundraising role and securing high value gifts, building successful relationships with charitable trusts and foundations, creating and delivering written proposals and verbal presentations, and be comfortable working independently and with the wider team to identify potential fundraising opportunities.

Please note, this is a full-time position to be primarily based from our office in Cirencester however, flexible working patterns and/or home-working would be considered for the right applicant.

We look forward to receiving your application, which must be made using the ORC application form. Download the Appiication pack or individual components below.

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on 17th December.


Our internship programme is closed until further notice.

Postgraduate research

Opportunities may exist for MSc and PhD research projects linked to our current research areas. Contact the relevant team leader for further information.

Participatory research

Much of our research involves participatory engagement of farmers, producers and other businesses. We currently have over 50 businesses working with us and have now established a Participatory Research Network to develop this work.

If you are a producer, farmer, processor or other business interested in getting involved with research, please get in touch.

Partner organisations

ORC works collaboratively on projects and in its dissemination of results with a number of UK and European partners. If you are interested in partnering with us, please do get in touch.

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