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Trusts and Foundations Manager - Royal Pavilion & Museums Trust

  • Location: Brighton, Homeworking, with 2-4 days in the office per month (Brighton)
  • Salary: £38,000 FTE
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 18 days ago

  • Sector: Fundraising, Foundations, Heritage, Arts and Culture
  • Contact: Katherine Anderson-Scott
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: 01962 813300
  • Duration: Part time (22.5 hours a week)
  • Expiry Date: 03 June 2022
  • Job Ref: JO3063

We are working in partnership with Brighton and Hove’s Royal Pavilion & Museums Trust (RPMT), a charitable organisation that is dedicated to preserving its historic buildings and collections. RPMT are dedicated to creating a stimulating and unforgettable experience for all visitors. The expertise of staff, which covers customer services and outreach to conservation and curating, combined with a strong fundraising track record and the knowledge and experience offered by the Trustees contributes to the success of the Trust.

They are now seeking a Trusts & Foundations Manager (p.t) to join the team, with the aim of securing funding to support exhibitions, learning and engagement, conservation and restoration work and, in particular, help raise the match-funding needed to support a major capital development/restoration project on the Royal Pavilion Estate. This will include managing and growing the Trusts and Foundations Programme and helping to secure major funding from individual donors. The post-holder will operate across all of RPMT’s sites.

The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate:

  • Experience of developing and delivering fundraising strategies for projects (ideally with experience of capital campaigns)

  • Experience of leading on and defining projects from an early development stage

  • Experience in researching potential Trust funders, submitting compelling proposals, securing funding (ideally with some experience of securing grants of £100,000+), and project managing successful bids through to completion of the grant award

  • Experience in developing fundraising relationships with individual/major donors (ideally with experience of securing gifts of £10,000+)

  • Experience of providing excellent supporter care, building mutually beneficial long-term relationships with funders.

  • A passionate interest in museums and historic buildings, with knowledge of the sector desired.

We are seeking an individual with highly developed writing skills, including copywriting and proofreading, with robust analytical skills and strong research skills and the ability to build rapport with a wide range of people and maintain strong internal and external relationships. The capability to work independently and as a team player in a fast-paced environment, handling multiple tasks and adhering to deadlines will be essential.

For more information, please contact Katherine Anderson-Scott, Charisma Charity Recruitment, or 01962 813300.

Your application should be submitted through the Charisma website and include your CV and supporting statement.

We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We do not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, colour, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, veteran status or other category protected by law.

Closing date for applications: 3rd June 2022, however applications are being reviewed and interviews are being conducted on a rolling basis, so please apply without delay to avoid disappointment.