Development Officer

Witney, Oxfordshire
£26,000 + benefits
27 Aug 2018
24 Sep 2018
Full Time
Contract Type

Development Officer

Location    Witney, Oxfordshire

Salary        £26k + benefits

Hours         Full time

Contract    Permanent

Closing date     24 September 2018

Bridewell Gardens vision is to provide a range of high quality horticultural therapeutic support services for people recovering from mental  ill health. Effectiveness is indicated by increased wellbeing and social inclusion through employment, training and volunteering.

Bridewell Gardens Development Officer will work closely with the Director, and Trust Fundraiser to secure financial support (and support in kind) to further Bridewell’s mission and aims.

This will require an effective fundraiser with the ability  to support the charity in ensuring its financial resilience  for the future.

What are we looking for from our  Development Officer?

  • the ability to oversee, develop and deliver Bridewell's fundraising strategy
  • proven creative researching and prospecting skills
  • experience of Customer Relationship Management with a range of donors and supporting organisations
  • excellent communication and IT skills, spoken, written and in the areas of social media and website management
  • a capable administrator in regard to data management

This is a varied and challenging role requiring a versatile, multi-skilled individual with a range of relevant experience.  The full Job Description and Person Specification is attached.

This role will be based in Witney, Oxfordshire in conjunction with the 6 acre garden site at Wilcote, nearby.

In return, Bridewell Gardens can offer the opportunity to play a critical role in  a small but well regarded charity and to help ensure it's future

For further information, please send a copy of your CV and the attached application form in the first instance to our Chairman, John Adams at

Deadline for completed applications is Monday 24th September although we are hoping to hold exploratory conversations with interested candidates in advance, so please do get in touch by email  ASAP  

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