Sheffield or North Yorkshire
£21,961 - £23,871 per annum
29 Mar 2018
24 Apr 2018
Full Time
Contract Type

Ruskin Mill Trust is going through an exciting period of growth. Developed out of the inspiration of Rudolf Steiner, William Morris and John Ruskin, we are a pioneering forward-thinking charity that is shaping the future of special needs education through our fantastic craft workshops, biodynamic farms, artisan bakeries, farm shops, cafes, art centres, community festivals and international exchanges. These provide a wealth of opportunities for high quality education, research and training for students, staff and our communities.


40 hours per week, 52 weeks per year, £21,961 - £23,871 per annum.  

Starting salary will be subject to experience

We are looking for a Fundraiser to support our colleges, schools and new projects in the north of England, including a new Army Family Centre.  Ideally based in either Sheffield or North Yorkshire, your remit would be to support Freeman College and Brantwood Specialist School in Sheffield/Derbyshire and Clervaux Trust in Darlington/North Yorkshire.

You will be a highly motivated and proactive fundraiser, with evidence of successful revenue and capital fundraising from Trusts and Foundations and statutory organisations. You would also support a small volunteer fundraising team at Clervaux Trust.    

You would work in collaboration with the fundraising team across the Trust to identify and develop proposals and prepare compelling cases for support; researching potential funders, matching them with projects and writing applications. You will need excellent analytic, written, verbal, communication, interpersonal and presentation skills. You must have experience of managing a diverse workload, and meeting strict deadlines. You will be adaptable and show initiative with high levels of personal, emotional and social intelligence.

We are looking for someone who is passionate about creating a difference to young people with disabilities, who has a flair for writing inspiring proposals, is great at building relationships with funders and maintains a positive attitude.

Ruskin Mill Trust is a rewarding organisation in which to work and we offer significant personal development opportunities to work within a holistic organisation that is diverse and growing.

A two-week interactive induction is provided with the opportunity to experience the craft and student experience.

Closing Date: Midday Tuesday 24th April 2018  

An application pack can be downloaded from our website at or by contacting tel: 01384 399403 Completed application forms should be returned to Human Resources, Glasshouse College, Wollaston Road, Stourbridge, DY8 4HF

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be required to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service Enhanced Level Disclosure.  The Trust is committed to becoming an equal opportunities employer.

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