Community Fundraising Executive

Community Fundraising Executive
Employer: English Heritage
Salary: £31,500 - £34,000
Location: London

We are seeking a talented and enthusiastic community fundraising specialist to lead local fundraising activity across English Heritage's historic sites. This is a 10 month fixed term contract (with potential for extension to 13 months) commencing August 2019. The role is based in our London office, but with regular travel to our regional offices and the spectacular historic sites in our care.

English Heritage tells the stories of England through the 420 sites and 500,000 paintings and artefacts in our care. From Stonehenge to Hadrian's Wall, Dover Castle to Iron Bridge, our sites span some six millennia and are visited by more than 10 million people each year. We need you to join us and help deliver the most ambitious fundraising initiative ever undertaken by a heritage organisation in the UK.

Based in the Private Philanthropy team, but working closely with colleagues in the Corporate Partnerships, Grants & Trusts and Volunteering teams, the Community Fundraising Executive will work with staff at English Heritage sites, volunteers and local stakeholders to grow community fundraising activity through coordinated and sustainable activities.

You'll be playing a critical part in realising the full potential of community fundraising within the charity and building a sustainable income stream for the future. We have an extraordinary opportunity in that our sites sit directly at the heart of the communities with which we want to build strong and enduring relationships.

This is a front-facing community fundraising role with a difference; as well as building relationships with engaged and committed supporters, you will work hand-in-hand with talented and passionate staff at some of the UK's most iconic historic sites, including Stonehenge, Dover Castle, Tintagel and Hadrian's Wall. You will champion best practice in community fundraising and help sites manage relationships with local supporters - including friends groups and local businesses. You will also identify opportunities to further develop partnerships, connecting colleagues to the relevant Development Department team where appropriate.

To be successful in this role you will be an experienced fundraiser, with a demonstrable track record in regional or community fundraising, preferably for a national or multi-site charity. You will have outstanding relationship management and influencing skills, and will enjoy collaborating with colleagues in a complex and multi-site charity. You must be confident working with internal and external stakeholders at all levels and in managing multiple projects. It is a given that you are passionate about history and heritage!

You'll find it's a workplace like no other - taking you behind the scenes of these extraordinary sites and supporting you to share your ideas, inspire others and make a difference.

You'll be joining our charity, which through our 400+ historic monuments, buildings and sites, brings the story of England to life for over 10 million visitors each year. We offer a competitive benefits package including a generous pension, 25 days leave a year and free entry to all English Heritage properties for you, another adult and up to 6 children (under the age of 19).

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