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Senior Development Manager, Major Gifts and Corporate

Salary: £38,000 per annum with attractive (defined benefit) pension and generous holiday

Hours: We can offer flexible working arrangements and will consider paying the full amount for someone wishing to work 4 days

Contract: Permanent

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 24 April 2019

Interviews: Thursday 2 and Friday 3 May 2019


About us

Ever wondered what our idea of home says about us?

Our mission at the Geffrye Museum of the Home is to reveal and rethink the ways in which we live, in order to live better lives together.

Join us as we create exhibitions, events, collaborations, research and debate – all from our home in the Geffrye Almshouse in Hoxton, East London

It is a time for ambitious growth and development at the Geffrye, with a £18.1 million capital development project, Unlocking the Geffrye, to open up the Grade 1 listed building and period gardens to 50% more visitors each year and launch new spaces for innovative learning, leisure and creativity. We are currently in delivery stage with completion due in 2020.

About the role

We have an exciting new opportunity for an exceptional fundraiser to join our high performing team. This is a career-shaping role for an innovative individual who enjoys working to financial targets and developing new business.

You will be responsible for developing corporate partnerships and securing major gifts from individuals. This is both a new business development and account-handling role. It’s not just desk based, we expect you to be meeting potential supporters face to face and recruiting new donors.

About you

You will have a proven history of building effective, long-term, high-value philanthropic relationships resulting in major gifts. Agile, you will also be comfortable developing corporate partnerships.

You will have gained your fundraising experience within the arts and heritage sector and will have a demonstrable interest in social, heritage, current affairs, architecture and design.

Brimming with creative ideas that will inspire our existing supporters, you will enjoy planning new avenues of income generation and associated events. Risk taking, we want someone who is unafraid to try new approaches to fundraising.

A first class communicator, you will be responsible for engaging effectively with our supporters. A natural networker, you will relish opportunities to grow your network further.

Highly collaborative, you will enjoy working as part of a close-knit fundraising team.

You will possess strong commercial acumen, be persuasive and an excellent negotiator. 

What we offer

· We offer a choice of two generous pension schemes that cater to all staff based on staff affordability

· 25 days’ holiday, rising to 30 days with 5 years’ service and 8 days bank holiday each year

· Affordable yoga classes on site. 

· Staff discounts in our shop and café upon reopening.

· Beautiful working environment

· We have a reciprocal agreement with many leading museums and art galleries in London, that allow you to enter for free with your staff pass

How to apply

For a job description, person specification and to apply please visit here. You can also download the job description here.

If you have not received a response from us by 31 May, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

The Geffrye Museum trust is an equal opportunity employer. We particularly welcome applications from people from a BAME background, men or those who are Deaf or disabled as they are currently under-represented in our workforce.

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