Head of Fundraising

Hours: Full-time (8 month contract with possibility to extend)

Salary: £35,000 a year (inc)

Closing date for applications: Midnight of Sunday 15th November 2020

Role Summary

The Brunel Museum in Rotherhithe is seeking to appoint a Head of Fundraising to raise funds both for the ongoing revenue costs of the Museum following the impact of the COVID19 pandemic, as well as raise partnership funding for ‘The Brunel Museum Reinvented’ project, currently mid way its  Development Phase. The post is funded jointly by the DMCS/Arts Council Culture Recovery Fund and the National Lottery Heritage Fund and is for an 8 month term.

The Head of Fundraising post will be managed by the Museum Director and he or she will also work closely with the lead Trustee for fundraising, and be supported by other staff and volunteers as appropriate.

The Museum is located in the Engine House adjacent to the historic Tunnel Shaft of the Thames Tunnel.  Completed in 1843, the Tunnel was Sir Marc Brunel’s most significant achievement. He was helped by his son, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, just embarking on a prolific and famous career.

Key Activities

Developing and implementing the Brunel Museum’s fundraising strategy and action plan to an agreed timetable.

  • Developing funding packages suitable for two ring-fenced target areas:
    • 1) Organisational running costs
    • 2) The Brunel Museum Reinvented Project
  • Preparing research briefs on trusts, trustees and corporate grant-making trusts.
  • Managing a programme of approaches and bids, including developing high quality materials and applications.
  • Establishing, developing and maintaining relationships with grant-makers.
  • Clear and comprehensive reporting to the monthly Board meeting including updates on success against agreed targets.

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