Bodmin, Cornwall (Hybrid)
£26,000 per year
Permanent, Part-time, 24 hours per week (0.6 FTE)
Job description

This is a great opportunity to join the small, dedicated team at Bodmin Keep and play a key role in its future by helping to deliver ‘The Journey to 2030’ – our strategy to preserve the historic, Grade II listed Keep building. 


The Keep is the only part of the former Bodmin Barracks that remains accessible to the public and is an important part of the town’s and the Duchy’s heritage. It houses an accredited museum with a collection that tells the story of Cornwall’s Militia, its own army regiment, the Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry (DCLI) and its successor the Light Infantry (LI).


The museum is a vital educational heritage resource for Cornwall and as Fundraising Manager, you’ll be playing a pivotal role in ensuring it remains accessible to people of all ages for generations to come.


Purpose of the Role


You will be responsible for managing all fundraising activities at the Museum, in particular establishing and maintaining an Individual Giving programme and supporting Trusts & Foundations fundraising for our capital programme, exhibition, learning and participation work and long-term aim to create an endowment fund for the museum.


Main Duties and Responsibilities




• Work with the Director to develop Bodmin Keep’s fundraising strategy

• Coordinate and support the Trustees and Director to generate and nurture relationships with potential donors and grant makers

• Raise donations from individuals at all levels of giving, including any supporters’ schemes

• Drive our Gifts-in-Wills programme

• Research Trusts and Foundations to create a prospects list and support the Director in drafting applications

• Maximise on-site donations from visitors

• Work with the Director and Trustees to plan and deliver donor cultivation events 




• Plan and deliver regular donor communications to help grow our supporter base

• Promote individual giving through platforms such as JustGiving

• Keep website fundraising pages updated

• Produce the Annual Review




• Maintain accurate donation records and ensure that donor data records are complete, accurate and GDPR compliant

• Regularly update prospect lists and report on fundraising results

• Undertake Gift Aid administration


Occasional evening and weekend working may be necessary (with time off in lieu provided).  The funds raised by this post will be critical to sustaining it in the longer-term. 


Person Specification


We are seeking a highly organised person with excellent communication skills, an enquiring mind and an ability to think creatively and commercially, with a track record in client-facing roles. You’ll be enthusiastic about what we want to achieve at Bodmin Keep and able to support the Director and Board to a high standard.


• Experience of relationship management gained in the charity sector or in sales, business or marketing roles

• Ability to write engaging copy

• Strong administration skills

• Good analytical skills

• Confident with figures and data

• Experience of using CRM databases

• Competent user of Microsoft Office and online marketing tools


Essential Personal Characteristics


• Interest in and enthusiasm for what we do

• Ability to build rapport with others

• Excellent attention to detail

• Ability to prioritise and multitask

• Sociable and energetic

• A self-starter


Equal Opportunities

Cornwall’s Regimental Museum CIO welcomes applications from people from all sections of the community, irrespective of race, colour, sex, gender identity, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief. 


More about Bodmin Keep

Bodmin Keep is a magnificent Grade 2 listed military building. Built in 1859, it has stood proudly in the garrison town of Bodmin for o... Read more

Posted on: 16 May 2022
Closed date: 26 May 2022 at 10:05
Tags: Fundraising

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