Trust and Foundations Fundraising Manager

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Charity People
02 Feb 2017
02 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

We are working with Epping Forest District Council to recruit an exciting new position to join the team on a fixed term contract until 31st March 2018. We are looking to speak to experienced Fundraising Managers who have a track record in raising income from trusts and foundations.

A heritage partnership initiative led by Epping Forest District Council's Museum, Heritage and Culture Service along with the in Lowewood Museum Broxbourne and Chelmsford City Council's Museum Service has been awarded £272,100 by Arts Council England, following a competitive bid to Arts Council England's Museums Resilience Fund, part of their strategic funding programme, which has been designed to support museums to become more sustainable and resilient to the pressures many are currently facing.

The three popular museum services which are all free to enter, are all undertaking exciting developments at the moment which this project will support into the future.

The No Borders project is a ground breaking partnership of three local authority museums: Epping Forest District, Chelmsford and Broxbourne. Its aim is to develop sustainable, inspiring services drawing upon the recommendations produced for Epping Forest District Museum as part of an earlier piece of work funded by Arts Council England.

The funding will enable the partnership museums to develop new approaches to support funding for projects, development projects and day to day activities, by bringing in expertise on fundraising, commercial activities in retail, catering, services and venue hire and to undertake a number of funded transformational improvements across all these areas of work.

The partner museums will also establish new charitable development foundations to fundraise in support of the work of the museums, with the aim of bringing in funding not normally available to local authority museums and will be established and guided by an experienced fundraiser.

A third strand of the project will be to undertake projects with groups and individuals who don't currently access the museums, to build their audiences and encourage people of all ages and abilities to get involved with the museum, as visitors, supporters, volunteers and future curators.

Epping Forest District Museum has recently reopened following a major Heritage Lottery Funded expansion and refurbishment, which has made the museum fully accessible.

The Fundraising Manager will lead on the development of fundraising strategies covering the next five years for the Museums, based on previous work by the Management Centre. The post holder will be key in establishing the Development Trusts, including communicating, coordinating and supporting their development across the Museum services. The successful candidate will also clearly set out and communicate the progression of the Trust in future years, including the case for the continuation of the post into the future.

If you would like to apply please get in touch with Annika at Charity People ASAP - . The application process is via a tailored supporting statement and updated CV which will need to be submitted to Charity People. Interviews are to be held in February with the successful candidate to start (ideally) in March.