We’re on the search for a Fundraising Officer

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We’re on the search for a Fundraising Officer

Thee Spielman Centre in Autumn

This is an exciting time to join a developing team to shape fundraising at Arnos Vale. The role will play a key part in meeting the organisation’s fundraising targets.

Arnos Vale is a 45-acre green space saved by the Bristol community

We are special place that people love to visit, some say it casts a spell. We are an uplifting site of culture, history, nature, wellbeing, events and memories. More than 300,000 people are buried or remembered here, from much-loved members of ordinary Bristol families to those who changed our world or sacrificed their lives in war. Community is at our heart. This is an exciting new role and you will work with the whole team to enrich our future. We’d love to find someone who is as excited as we are by the potential of this place.

Could you be the right person to help develop our fundraising activity?

For you, it’s the chance to help us build something amazing. We’re looking for someone who is not afraid to roll up their sleeves and lead by example. You’ll lead on the development of a new fundraising strategy and identify opportunities and new ways of working. You’ll have the passion and skills to help us raise valuable funds.

We’re looking for someone who is motivated to take ownership, creating a dialogue with our supporters. People are central to Arnos Vale, our visitors, volunteers and neighbours are what makes us special.

As a charity we have a range of visitors on site

No two days will be the same. With 2 indoor venues, one outdoor and 45 acres of grounds, there are a range of challenges and opportunities. We’re a small team, so we all help each other out. You’ll enjoy being a member of our team and be eager to help us protect and enhance this cultural place. If you’re the kind of person who enjoys a challenge and thinks strategically, whilst knowing that your work helps to raise a smile every day – this is the job for you!

The Opportunity

This wide-ranging fundraising role will be perfect for someone looking to further develop their career in fundraising, giving the successful applicant an opportunity to work across a wide range of fundraising disciplines, with particular interest in Trust and Foundations, individual giving and legacy development. The first priority will be to help develop a relevant and realistic fundraising plan for the site. As a multi-faceted charity distilling down our case for support will be essential.

You’ll be highly organised, proactive and enthusiastic with excellent communications skills. You’ll enjoy building relationships and delivering exceptional customer service. In this varied and busy role, you’ll be the first point of contact for all funder inquiries and a key player in the development and delivery of our fundraising strategy. You will help develop and implement all fundraising strands ensuring the organisation’s resilience in the future.

Job title:                     Fundraising Officer (Heritage Fund Funded)1 year contract with potential to extend subject to funding

Reporting to:             CEO

Salary:                        £26,000 pro rata- 22.5 hours/ week (actual £14,560) Heritage Funded. Consultancy role considered if preferable to direct employment

Based:                        Bristol, UK

For more information, listing experience and skills required please see the Fundraising Officer Job Description

How to apply

To apply for this role, send a covering letter, CV (2 pages max) and a completed Arnos Vale Equality and diversity monitoring form by Monday 20th January 2020 to ellie.collier@arnosvale.org.uk

Interviews likely to be held week commencing 27th January 2020

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