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Acting Trusts and Foundations Officer

The British Library
London (Central), London (Greater)
£32,000 per annum
Closing date
14 Mar 2021

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Fundraising, Trusts & Foundations
Arts / Culture
Full Time
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Full Time, Fixed Term for 12 months

The British Library is the UK’s national library and one of the leading libraries in the world. We care for over 150 million items representing every age of written civilisation, spanning illuminated manuscripts, maps, stamps, photographs, music and much more. Treasures include the Magna Carta, the archive of award-winning novelist Andrea Levy, sound recordings of Florence Nightingale, and the world’s earliest complete and dated book, the Diamond Sutra. The Library’s purpose is to make the UK’s intellectual heritage accessible to everyone, for research, inspiration and enjoyment and each year, over 11m collection items are accessed onsite or online and approximately 1.6m visit the Library to use our reading rooms, view our exhibitions, or participate in our events programme or learning workshops.

We are looking for a fixed-term Trusts and Foundations Officer to help grow and maximise income from UK trusts, foundations and statutory sources as part of the Library’s ambitious Living Knowledge fundraising campaign. Working as part of the Trusts team, you will manage a portfolio of Trusts at the 4-5 figure level and will develop new relationships, preparing tailored applications and managing the reporting and stewardship to build a strong base of Trusts support, contributing to Development Office targets for a variety of projects.

You will be a confident individual with demonstrable experience of trusts fundraising, including excellent written, verbal and presentation skills and the confidence to deal with internal and external stakeholders at all levels, including senior Foundation staff and Trustees. A collaborative, determined, open and honest approach to align with the Library’s values and purposes will be vital, as well as an interest in and appreciation of the activities of the British Library.

In return we offer a competitive salary and a number of excellent benefits.  Our pension scheme is one of the most valuable benefits we offer, as our staff can become members of the Alpha Pension Scheme where the Library contributes a minimum of 20.6% (this may be higher dependant on grade. Another significant benefit the Library provides is the provision of a flexible working hours scheme which could allow you to work your hours flexibly over the week and to take up to 5 days flexi leave in a 3 month period. This is on top of 25 days holiday from entry and public and privilege holidays.

For further information and to apply, please visit quoting vacancy ref: 03558

Closing date: 14 March 2021

Interview date: TBC


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