Fundraising Officer - Trusts and Foundations
Posted on Dec 16, 2018 by IRONBRIDGE GORGE MUSEUM
Founded in 1967, the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust Ltd is a registered charity whose twin aims are education and heritage conservation. The Trust is one of the largest independent museums in the world and operates 10 award winning Museums within the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage site. These museums receive around 475,000 visits a year, including 70,000 school visits. As well as 10 museums, the sites in the Trust's care include a research library, a tourist information centre, two youth hostels, archaeological monuments, historic woodlands, housing, two chapels, and two Quaker burial grounds.
The Trust has an immediate requirement to appoint a Fundraising Officer for Trusts and Foundations to build on its successful fundraising history and to help generate consistent levels of additional income, strengthen the Trust's capital base and realise the Trust's long-term development plans.
The post holder will work as part of the fundraising team to deliver the fundraising strategy and will assume responsibility for research work into charitable trusts, foundations and potential donors. This will include extensive and detailed research, development and submission of grant applications to deliver the Trust's heritage conservation and education work.
The role would suit someone with a proven track record of Trust and Foundation fundraising, and excellent organisational, database management, interpersonal and communication skills.