Development Assistant

Development Assistant
Employer: Watts Gallery - Artists' Village
Salary: £17,000 - £21,000 depending on experience
Location: Guildford, Surrey, England

Watts Gallery Trust, a registered charity, is seeking to appoint a passionate and dedicated Development Assistant to work within its ambitious fundraising team.

About Watts Gallery – Artists’ Village:
The Artists’ Village is an extraordinary place. Nestled in the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, it is a stone’s throw from Guildford and close to London. Over recent years, the Artists’ Village has grown from a quiet rural gallery to a cultural powerhouse.

Each year 65,000 people visit the site: gallery, chapel, house, studio, pottery and woodlands. They come to see our critically acclaimed exhibitions and to take part in our innovative events programme and award winning learning programme.

About the Role:
We have an exciting opportunity for a Development Assistant to work within a committed fundraising team, delivering practical and essential support to the organisation. In addition to performing administrative tasks and managing our database, you will manage our Patrons and Adopt a Watts schemes, and arrange and support fundraising activities through campaigns and events to meet income targets.

This role is essential to raising the funds we need to protect and preserve our heritage and support those most in need in our community through our outreach programme.
You will:
- Be a self-motivated team player who is committed to a career in development and fundraising
- Enjoy an energetic role with the opportunity to gain experience
- Have an excellent eye for detail
- Have previous fundraising experience
- Have a passion for art, heritage and culture

In return, you will be rewarded with a personal development programme which includes inrole mentoring and training. This is an excellent opportunity to develop a wide range of fundraising skills in a creative, exciting and forward thinking arts organisation, and offers huge opportunities for personal and career development.

How to Apply:
If you would like to apply for this role, please download the Job Profile from our website at and send your CV (including two referees) with a supporting letter to Sarah James at
Closing Date: Monday 24 September
Interviews: Tuesday 2 October

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