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This is a great opportunity to join an exciting, dynamic museums organisation, representing collections of local, national and international repute.
Our client, a Birmingham Museum group is seeking an experienced Development Officer to assist in the raising of funding from a variety of funding sources, to manage the fundraising team’s database, provide administrative support to fundraising activity within the organisation and contribute to the Fundraising strategy as directed.
Title: Development Officer
Salary: c. £22,000 gross per annum
Terms: Full time, fixed term until 31 March 2015
Hours: 37.5 hours per week – generally Monday to Friday, but some evenings, weekends and and bank holidays may be required
The successful candidate will be reporting to the Development Director, working closely with the Development Manager, other Development Team members and other museum personnel, e.g. Exhibitions, Learning, Marketing, Finance Teams etc, to help maximise fundraising/income generation for the museum.
Support the Development Director and Development Team in all aspects of fundraising, providing efficient and effective support in contributing to the Fundraising strategy and communication with the Board of Trustees
Responsible for maintaining efficient records of fundraising, sponsor and donor contacts and financial information, utilising The Raiser’s Edge database, other data and information on behalf of the Development Team
Research potential funders for our client, including public sources, trusts, foundations, companies and individual donors (national, regional, local) as part of the Fundraising & Development Strategy
Research background information for funding applications and proposals and provide fundraising information for marketing and communication purposes
Make arrangements for and provide hospitality for visits, meetings and special fundraising events etc
Liaise and communicate as appropriate with funders and sponsors ensuring excellent relationships and donor care at all times
Prepare as directed specific funding applications and proposals
Co-ordinate and monitor progress of applications and proposals
Assist in the preparation and management of funding contracts, obtaining funding in the agreed timescales and assist with the management of income received
Assist in the preparation of evaluation and feedback for sponsors and funders as required
Liaise with Marketing and Finance and other teams as necessary to ensure the effective integration of the fundraising function within the organisation
Undertake other appropriate duties as required by the Development Director
Ensure that all fundraising activity complies with the Institute of Fundraising’s Code of Conduct
Solid experience of fundraising in cultural, science education or charity fields
Can clearly demonstrate a good and effective working knowledge of Raiser’s Edge database in a charitable organisation
Experience and understanding of revenue funding for charitable purposes
Can clearly demonstrate fundraising experience and record of success in one or more of the areas below, for charitable purposes (within the museum and heritage, science education, arts/cultural or charity sectors)
* Trusts and foundations
* Commercial sponsorship
* Corporate membership
Has knowledge or experience of Birmingham and West Midlands funding sources or national funding sources
Has experience of working with sponsors/donors
Educated to degree level
Excellent computer/ IT skills: email, Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Access etc and can maintain and manage a Raiser’s Edge database
Excellent administrator with an efficient and effective telephone manner
Consistently accurate and pays close attention to detail
Excellent written communication skills with high standard of accurate written English, capable of copy editing
Articulate/excellent verbal communication skills
Confident in dealing with wide range of people, including company directors, trustees and senior professionals and at ease supporting fundraising hospitality
Able to work to tight deadlines and determination to succeed
Flexible in approach to work
Empathy and enthusiasm for Birmingham Museums
Closing date: Friday 8th June 2012 at 10.00am
Proposed date for interviews: W/c 18th June 2012
To apply for this role please click to apply now, you will then be taken to our client's website to download an application pack.
Please note CV's will not be accepted.
No agencies please.