Job Description – Fundraising Officer
Reporting to: General Manager
Salary: Circa £23,000 pro rata
Based: Musical Museum, Kew Bridge, London
Contract: 12-month fixed term contract, 2-3 days per week-flexible working available
To play a key role in the development and implementation of the Museum’s fundraising activities, primarily through the securement of grants, in order to secure funding for projects of varying scales and long-term major developments.
Trusts and Grant-Making Bodies
• Build on relationships with existing trust and grant making bodies, writing reports to meet deadlines and submitting further applications for funding.
• Manage and lead the identification of, and approaches to, new funding sources that have not previously supported the work of the Museum, building on an annual calendar of key prospects.
• Develop core generic funding proposals for each project/programme that requires funding.
• Write tailored applications, addressing grant-making priorities or requirements as specified by individual funding bodies
• Develop and maintain reporting and application systems and coordinate information with General Manager and Director responsible for fundraising
• Develop with General Manager and Director responsible for fundraising, strategies and supporting action plans.
• Contribute new ideas for fundraising and identify suitable funding initiatives, calls for proposals etc.
• Produced detailed annual action plans on specific areas of responsibility outlined above, identifying areas for growth and development and outlining measurable objectives.
• Maintain organised hard and soft files of all fundraising information.
• Develop a fund-raising database, ensuring that it is kept up to date and that all new contacts and correspondence have been entered.
• Manage and maximise Gift Aid
• Contribute to the production of fund raising information for the Museum’s newsletter
• Ensure the fundraising and communications information on the Museum’s website and social media presence is accurate and up to date.
• Collate case studies, photographs and information from successful initiatives
• Work with volunteers to raise their awareness of fundraising and fund-raising opportunities when interacting with the public generally.
• At least two years’ experience in fundraising, preferably in the heritage sector.
• Proven record of successful applications for significant funding from Trusts and other grant-making bodies
• Demonstrable ability to develop relationships with partner organisations and grant making bodies
• Experience of researching funding opportunities.
• Working within a charitable environment, preferably within the heritage sector
• Previous experience in preparing multiple funding application forms and writing detailed and compelling proposals.
• Some experience of social media and digital marketing.
Skills and Competencies
• Excellent written skills with the ability to produce concise and creative bids.
• High standard of computer literacy (Excel, Word, Power Point and Outlook and the Internet).
• Meticulous attention to detail.
• Demonstrable ability to plan and prioritise own workload with minimum supervision.
• Excellent communication and presentation skills, both written and oral, required to build relationships with potential donors.
• Demonstrable knowledge of UK Trusts, Foundations, grant giving bodies and
• Knowledge of Gift Aid
• Ability to demonstrate initiative and work well under pressure.
• Ability to understand and generate budgets.
• Ability to plan ahead and work within agreed timeframes
• Ability and willingness to travel to attend fund raising events
• Excellent organisational and project management skills with the ability to prioritise and deal with a variety of tasks.
• Tactful and diplomatic
Applicants should send a CV together with a brief covering letter to