Development Assistant

Development Assistant
Employer: Watts Gallery Trust
Salary: £17,000 - £22,000
Location: Guildford, Surrey

Watts Gallery Trust is seeking to appoint a Development Assistant who is passionate about a career in fundraising.

About Watts Gallery Trust:

Watts Gallery Trust was established by the designer Mary Watts in 1905 to celebrate the work of the artist George Frederic Watts OM RA. Initially consisting of a gallery, it has grown into Watts Gallery – Artists’ Village. It sits in the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and now includes a unique public gallery, artists’ house and studio, chapel, pottery and landscape devoted to the life and legacy of G F and Mary Watts. As a charity, Watts Gallery Trust relies upon donations to continue to our work. The development team is responsible for securing income from a variety of sources including philanthropic donations, grants and memberships.

About the Role:
The Development Assistant will have a key role within the fundraising team and will contribute to Watts Gallery Trust meeting its fundraising targets. Working with the Head of Development, you will achieve this by co-ordinating the Adopt a Watts Scheme and donor events, and providing excellent customer service to prospective and existing donors.
You will:
• want to work in the development sector
• work well and communicate clearly, both verbally and in writing, with a wide range of people
• be well organised and methodical with a high level of attention to detail
• have good IT and time management skills
• be willing to learn and work as part of a team to achieve the team’s goals
In return, you will be rewarded with a personal development programme which includes a high level of support and training opportunities. This is an ideal opportunity for someone looking to begin a career in fundraising.

Full job description and person specification is downloadable from our website:

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