Trust Fundraiser Extraordinaire – Contract
Location: Worcestershire, home based option
Job Type: Contract, initially 7-10 hours a week
Category: Fundraising , Trusts
Sector: Heritage / Tourism
Reference : SVRCT/0815 - Trust
The Severn Valley Railway
The SVR is a leading volunteer-run heritage Railway, attracting up to ¼ million visitors a year and employing 80 staff. It is supported by a 1,500 strong group of volunteers who give their time to run historic steam and diesel trains, providing visitors with a memorable experience of the Golden Age of travel.
In 2012 the Severn Valley Railway (SVR) launched the Charitable Trust to help future proof this much loved major tourist attraction, and three years on we have raised £1.5 million to help safeguard this historic West Midlands asset.
We now seek a dynamic fundraiser with grant fundraising experience to expand on the success we have received from local and national grant giving bodies.
The key skills required are: -
A minimum of 5 years proven experience in successfully securing and managing grants.
Highly effective written communication skills, including the case for support and the impacts for each project.
High level of research skills, capable of creating a pipeline of grant funders.
Creative thinker who can develop innovative ways to meet and draw in funders.
Able to utilise statistics, numbers and research in compelling and exciting arguments.
Strong numeracy and IT skills, able to understand budgets and how to cost out projects/bids accordingly.
Be a committed, self-starter with a can-do attitude.
This role is currently available as a fixed-term professional opportunity for 12 months, with a six month review in March 2016.
Please email your CV to email@example.com and outline what experience you would bring to the role, or for a confidential conversation, please call Shelagh Paterson on 01562 757941