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About the role
Fundraising is not just central to ensuring our sustainability, it’s the lifeblood of our organisation and is crucial to the special places and properties that rely on us to look after them. Joining us as a grants fundraising expert for Devon and Cornwall, you’ll be the first point of contact for colleagues looking for advice, guidance and support with grants fundraising, making funding approaches to Statutory Bodies, Lottery Distributors, Landfill Communities Fund and European Funding programmes.
Working tirelessly to generate further income and raise awareness of the varied work we’re responsible for, you’ll work closely with colleagues to share knowledge and best practice. It will be these partnerships and willingness to share knowledge that will build strong relationships and help us achieve our ambitious aims. Just as importantly, you’ll be keen to coach and mentor colleagues in other areas so that they too can build their expertise and knowledge and properties can become more self-reliant.
In this role you’ll work 18.75 hours per week over 2.5 days (these days can be flexible and don’t have to be consecutive). This role will be known internally as ‘Grants Consultant’.
A grants fundraising professional with substantial experience, you’ve a sound knowledge of Lottery, Statutory, Landfill Communities Fund, and EU grant schemes and have a successful track record of securing significant funds via a variety of means and sources. Strategic in your approach and creative in your outlook, your knowledge of legislation is up-to-date and you’re eager to stay abreast of innovations that you can adapt to our advantage. You’ll also understand the importance of building strong relationships, nurturing partnerships and sharing knowledge in helping to achieve our aims. Just as important are good influencing and negotiating skills, essential to challenging behaviours and delivering positive, productive outcomes.
We expect a lot, but we’ll offer a great deal in return, starting with stimulating and challenging work and the opportunity to help us achieve our bold ambitions. We value your contribution, recognise the importance of a work-life balance, and are committed to your continued development. You can also look forward to free admission to all our incredible places, plus a helpful 20% off at our shops, cafes and restaurants. But they’re just the benefits we can tell you about here. There are lots more at www.nationaltrustrewardsandbenefits.org.uk
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.
To apply, please visit our website by clicking on the 'Apply now' button.
Closing date: 19 August 2012.
Provisional interview date: 29 August 2012.
Committed to equal opportunities. Registered charity number 205846.