Development Officer

03 July 2024

03 July 2024

To play a key role within the Development Team to maximise the fundraising potential of the SS Great Britain Trust through a wide range of activities, with a particular focus on creating high quality fundraising applications and proposals, carrying out research, and maximising income from corporate partnerships.

Job Title: Development Officer

Hours: 21.75 – 36.25 per week (3 – 5 days, negotiable)

Job Type: Full Time, Fixed Term

Reporting to: Development Manager

Salary: £28,350 FTE per annum plus benefits

Purpose of the job: To play a key role within the Development Team to maximise the fundraising potential of the SS Great Britain Trust through a wide range of activities, with a particular focus on creating high quality fundraising applications and proposals, carrying out research, and maximising income from corporate partnerships.

This role requires a candidate who:

  • Will develop new ideas and optimise opportunities to grow income across all income streams.
  • Is able to manage a busy and varied workload.
  • Will be motivated by raising funds and demonstrate an ability to skilfully manage relationships with supporters at all levels.
  • Is keen to develop their existing fundraising skills in a small and committed team, focused on increasing income for an outstanding independent museum, educational charity, and leading visitor attraction in the centre of Bristol

 

Main Tasks

  • Manage a portfolio of prospects and donors to ensure that they have a brilliant relationship with the Trust, are kept up-to-date with events and programmes, and are engaged to continue to support.
  • With a particular focus on corporate fundraising, develop and deliver opportunities to grow income from companies through membership, sponsorship and events.
  • Review, analyse, and report on income, working to agreed targets, helping to inform the strategy and deliver growth.
  • Deliver events for the fundraising team including managing invitation lists, managing event budgets, developing event plans, briefing notes and planning post event activity.
  • Provide excellent stewardship for all supporters, with a focus on thanking in new and innovate ways.
  • In consultation with the Development Manager research potential new sources of income across all areas. Conduct research to support fundraising for projects, create briefing notes for events and meetings, and undertake other research as required, in line with GDPR and relevant charitable regulations.
  • Create high quality and engaging fundraising materials to secure support including corporate partnership proposals, trust fundraising applications, ,member appeals and sponsorship bids.
  • Produce high-quality written communications for supporters, with a particular focus on companies.
    Develop and implement processes to ensure that supporters are asked, thanked and reported to in timely way.
  • Be a champion for the CRM database, recording and using data to maximise fundraising potential.
    Undertake other duties as can be reasonably required to assist in the smooth and efficient running of the Trust. Some weekend and out of hours working may be required.

Flexible working is available, including new hybrid working models on site and
from home as required by the business.

 

How to apply

Please fill out an application form. Completed application forms to be sent to jobs@ssgreatbritain.org

 

Closing date for applications: 5pm, 28th July 2024

Interviews will be held on 6th August 2024

SS Great Britain is committed to diversifying our audiences and workforce. We actively encourage applications from candidates from groups under-represented in our organisation including Black, Asian and minority ethnic, Disabled people.

All full-time posts can be considered for job share.