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We are looking for a Fundraising Manager to raise funds for Leicester Arts, Museums, Festivals and Events by developing, managing and implementing a Fundraising Strategy to meet agreed targets and to achieve service objectives.
The successful candidate will develop and manage relationships with key stakeholders, donors and funders, moving individual givers up the gift ladder, building relationships and creating a community of supportive ambassadors for Leicester Arts, Museums, Festivals & Events.
Develop income from donations in relation to bequests, trusts, wills and legacies
Work with the Senior Management team to help secure capital funding for investment in Leicester Museums
Secure sponsorship for major exhibitions, festivals and events. Manage the sponsorship consultant contracts
Develop a sponsorship scheme using the museum’s assets and collections to generate income
Support the charitable trust(s) associated with the museums and liaise with the trustees when relevant
Create ambassadors by maintaining and develop relationships with existing and new funders
Research prospective donors and funders, maintain a database of donors and funders and to create a strategy for using this information to move donors up the gift ladder
Substantial experience in fundraising, with demonstrable experience of raising income through the development and delivery of a Fundraising Strategy.
Experience in a variety of fundraising activities, including statutory, individual giving, digital giving, trusts and foundations, donations, bequests, legacies and capital funding.
Experience of working collaboratively across teams and of developing and maintaining effective relationships with stakeholders.
Experience of managing a budget, including achievement of income targets.
Able to keep up-to-date with legislation, guidelines, new and best practices as they change and to obtain/train for additional skills and qualifications needed as the role develops.
Able to work regularly outside normal office hours/ holiday periods, weekends, e.g. for meetings, festivals and events.
Be educated to degree level or equivalent
- Experience of working with a charity, trustees and external funding organisations is desirable but not essential.
1 Part Time, Permanent Post - 18.5 hours per week
Salary: £34,788 - £37,849 per annum, pro rata
For an informal discussion about this post, please contact Philip Hackett on 0116 454 3111
As well as the satisfaction of helping to improve thousands of lives across Leicester, you can look forward to a work environment that encourages a healthy balance between you work life and your personal life. You’ll enjoy generous annual leave entitlement, membership of the excellent Local Government Pension Scheme and the option of flexible working. We’ll also give you the chance to develop your skills and expertise with a variety of training and development opportunities and career pathways. In addition, you can choose from a number of flexible benefits, including our fantastic salary sacrifice car scheme, big discounts at high-street outlets, childcare vouchers, discounts on city buses and trains, we may also be able help with relocation expenses if you are moving to the City, or need help with commuting costs.
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