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About the role
The National Trust is changing – and fast. With some four million members, we already welcome over 50 million visitors every year. And we want even more people to enjoy the special places we look after – to get involved with them, be inspired by them, enjoy them and love them as much as we do. That’s why we have an ambitious fundraising vision in place, and some exciting new projects on the horizon. Projects like our White Cliff’s Appeal, which will launch in June and aims to identify, approach and cultivate major donors – something you’ll play a key part in. And there’s our fundraising target for Sandham Memorial Chapel which we aim to reach by 2014 to mark the 100th Anniversary of the start of the Great War – again, a project you’ll be instrumental in. Of course you’ll be vital to all of our regional donor work and charitable trust work, helping property teams to secure the funding they need to deliver their business plans and achieve their long-term aspirations for our places. By developing and nurturing relationships with our donors and supporters, you’ll generate support for our cause and help achieve our financial sustainability.
You’ve significant experience of fundraising and securing major sponsorship, with a track record of cultivating major donors and building long-term relationships with supporters. Thanks to considerable experience of working in a professional environment, you know exactly what it takes to deliver an outstanding consultancy service. Ideally, you’re a member of the Institute of Fundraising, with good knowledge of relevant legislation and lottery, local authority, public sector and other grant schemes and programmes. With excellent influencing and negotiating skills, you’re a strong project manager who can coach, mentor and inspire people you work with. As you’ll be travelling around London and the South East, spending around one day a week at the Hughenden Regional Office, you’ll need to have a full driving licence, and we’ll pay you a mileage allowance to cover where you go.
From amazing places to helpful colleagues to great benefits, we want work to be a pleasure. As well as giving you free admission to all our incredible places (that’s you and your family), you’ll enjoy a helpful 20% off at our shops, cafes and restaurants, 25 days’ holiday (pro rata for part-time), pension scheme and flexible working. There’s also MY Discounts, a brilliant scheme that gives you exclusive discounts with hundreds of retailers and big brands. But they’re just the benefits we can tell you about here.
Here at the National Trust, we want even more people to enjoy our extraordinary places. We want people of all ages and backgrounds to get involved with them, be inspired by them, and love them as much as we do. That’s why we’ve put some bold ambitions in place. We want everyone in England, Wales and Northern Ireland to feel like a member of the National Trust and, by 2020, we want to have grown our membership to more than five million.
The National Trust Consultancy is the home to specialists in every field of our work. A national consultancy, where resources are shared across disciplines and boundaries, it’s proving to be a great repository of skills, talent and experience. The diversity and quality of expertise within the Consultancy will enable our properties and places to benefit from an extraordinary range of creative and innovative thinking, as well as deep expertise in all matters relating to our twin purpose of caring for the nation’s heritage and landscapes, and making these accessible to all.
Treat yourself to a better job. To apply, please click the ‘Apply now’ button and search using reference IRC163. Closing date: 23 April 2012. Provisional interview date: 30 April 2012.
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