Grants Manager

Grants Manager
Employer: The British Museum
Salary: £34,894
Location: London

The British Museum is seeking a Grants Manager. In this varied role, you will be responsible for developing strategies to increase and maintain the Museum’s income from UK and international trusts, foundations and statutory bodies. You will have strategic input into forecasting and target setting to inform the future planning of Museum grants management.

Key areas of responsibility:

• To research and prepare applications for funding from a wide range of UK and international trusts and statutory bodies, increasing the Museum's income from these sources and meeting agreed targets.
• To keep abreast of developments in the sector and use this knowledge to develop strategic priorities for new and renewed funding requests.
• To manage an active programme of research to identify appropriate prospects and funders for Museum projects, increasing the prospect base and using Museum events effectively as a cultivation tool.
• To maintain accurate records of support and ensure a complete donor history is recorded on Raiser’s Edge for each donor and to maintain relationships with donors and prospects by ensuring key contacts are invited to appropriate events in the Museum and by maintaining regular contact with donors.
• To develop, draft and submit funding proposals and reports, and produce regular updates on trust income forecasts, assessing timing and probability of success as well as level of interest and support.

Person Specification:

You will also have experience in a trust fundraising role as part of a development team along with experience of statutory fundraising form organisations such as HLF or ACE. The successful candidate will have experience of working with a fundraising database and technical knowledge of trust and statutory fundraising requirements and practice.

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