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Development Officer

Salary:  Up to £30,000 per annum

Contract: Maternity cover – fixed term for 12 months

Hours:  Full-time – 35 hours per week

Closing date: 6 June 2016

Interview date: 16 June 2016

This is an exciting time to join the Geffrye, as it embarks on a £15m capital project, Unlocking the Geffrye, to develop new spaces, explore new perspectives and welcome 60,000 more visitors each year. The Heritage Lottery Fund has awarded the museum £11m, and we have raised a further £1.7 m, leaving £2.3 m to raise from trusts and major philanthropists by spring 2017.

To support the museum’s fundraising campaign and help deliver our vision, we are looking for a Development Officer to join the Development team to cover a period of maternity leave. This post will support the Development Director and Director of the Museum primarily with the account management of high net worth individuals, managing the prospect research function and overseeing the delivery of events to support the fundraising for the capital campaign. This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced major gift fundraiser to work on a capital campaign.

The ideal candidate will have:

· Proven experience and a track record of success of fundraising from high net worth individuals.

· Knowledge and experience of prospect research.

· Experience of using events to cultivate and steward supporters

· Experience of working in a small fundraising team.

· Strong organisational and administrative skills.

Download the full job description and person specification here. To apply please submit a CV and supporting statement by email to

If you have not received a response by 13 June 2016 please assume that your application has been unsuccessful.  Please note we will not accept any unsolicited CV’s.

The Geffrye Museum trust is an equal opportunity employer. We have a firm commitment to encouraging fairness and diversity in our work force and we welcome applications from disabled people and those from BME backgrounds.

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