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Head of Fundraising, London Museum

Hours: Full-time (8 month contract with possibility to extend)
Salary: £35,000 a year (inc)

Artisan People is assisting a London Museum who wish to appoint a Head of Fundraising to raise funds both for the ongoing revenue costs of the Museum following the impact of the COVID19 pandemic, as well as raise partnership funding for a new project, currently mid way its Development Phase. The post is funded jointly by the DMCS/Arts Council Culture Recovery Fund and the National Lottery Heritage Fund and is for an 8 month term.

The Head of Fundraising post will be managed by the Museum Director and he or she will also work closely with the lead Trustee for fundraising, and be supported by other staff and volunteers as appropriate.

Key Activities

Developing and implementing the Museum’s fundraising strategy and action plan to an agreed timetable.

  • Developing funding packages suitable for projects funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and other related projects
  • Preparing research briefs on trusts, trustees and corporate grant-making trusts.
  • Managing a programme of approaches and bids, including developing high quality materials and applications.
  • Establishing, developing and maintaining relationships with grant-makers.
  • Clear and comprehensive reporting to the monthly Board meeting including updates on success against agreed targets.

Main Duties

  • Develop, manage and implement a programme of research for identifying and developing information on grant-making trusts, individuals, corporations and statutory opportunities
  • Establish and manage the Museum’s research resources and membership database. Use these, together with the Museum’s administrative and IT systems, to ensure that records and reports are accurate and up- to-date.
  • Produce bids and applications to grant-making trusts and statutory funders including presentations as required.
  • Develop existing relationships with grant-makers as well as identifying opportunities to approach potential new funders.
  • Develop a broad range of bespoke cases for support and funding packages in line with large scale and multi term funding opportunities
  • Creating and regularly reviewing tailored development plans for each allocated trust, identifying and analysing key information to inform actions aimed at maintaining or increasing these trusts’ support.
  • Monitor any successful funding applications to ensure that the Museum meets its obligations to funders regarding progress and outcomes of projects.
  • Research and collate the Museum’s information to support successful fundraising bids and produce reports on activity.
  • Ensure that all fundraising activities comply with current and relevant legislation and follow the best practice principles set out in the Institute of Fundraising Codes of Practice.

If you are interested to know more about this position please get in touch with with your CV to learn more, we are working on a tight deadline so please get in touch as soon as possible if interested.


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