Commemorative Giving Officer
We’ve got big aspirations; we want to grow our fundraised income from £80m to £130m by 2025. To deliver this ambition we are investing in the Individual Giving Fundraising team with the creation of this brand new role.
What it's like to work here
We provide the best possible working environment for you throughout the building whilst also promoting and fostering a sociable Heelis Community. Do great things for us and we’ll do great things for you and your career.
Heelis is the Central Office for the National Trust; it was named after one of the Trust’s biggest benefactors Mrs William Heelis, There are approximately 500 staff from across the Trust’s directorates, including the Executive team and the Director General, are based here.
Heelis was designed to be highly sustainable and has won a number of nationally recognised awards.Designed by Feilden Clegg Bradley Architects in 2005, this architectural gem uses timber from our woodlands and wool from Herdwick sheep grazed on Trust farmlands, to help make Heelis a unique working environment.
What you'll be doing
You will be responsible for helping to develop and supporting the delivery of our commemorative strategy, particularly by working with our places on the ground to understand and refine this activity by offering advice, support and guidance as a subject expert. You’ll help to upskill and build confidence with our places, developing and embedding best practice with an aim to ambitiously grow income and help us to have the right systems and processes in place to record it. You’ll collaborate with our in-house marketing agency, membership and retail teams to research new and innovative approaches to product development.
Please also read the full role profile attached to this advert. Happy to consider flexible working arrangements.
Who we're looking for
To be successful in this role you will be experienced in working with and influencing internal teams and the development and delivery of new (fundraising) products. You will also need:
- Demonstrable knowledge of commemorative/in memory fundraising
- Experience creating and providing training
- Proven project management experience
- Experience of developing systems and processes to deliver activity efficiently
- Experience of stewarding and cultivating relationships with supporters
- Ability to work as part of a team sharing learning and ideas and working collaboratively