Leatherhead, Surrey
£24,134 per year FT
Permanent, Part-time, Full-time
Job description

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Fundraising Assistant to join a new charity and to make an immediate impact.  With the expansion of the organisation there will be opportunities for career development for the successful applicant.   

About the organisation

The Mary Roxburghe Trust is a relatively new charity which is restoring West Horsley Place, its gardens, farm buildings, stableblock and estate to create a new and vibrant centre for the visual and performing arts and the teaching of crafts.  The Trust was created in 2015 by Bamber and Christina Gascoigne after Bamber was left the whole estate on the death of his aunt, Mary Duchess of Roxburghe, in 2014.

About the role

The Fundraising Assistant will be joining the organisation at a pivotal time and will play a crucial role in setting up the fundraising function alongside the Head of Development.  This is a small organisation and the Fundraising Assistant will work closely with other members of the wider team to achieve the objectives of the charity. 

The Fundraising Assistant supports the Head of Development and the wider Trust in achieving the development objectives in the Fundraising strategy.  The role will initially be responsible for supporting with the set-up of the client relationship management database and establishing systems and processes in support of fundraising.

After initial set-up, the Fundraising Assistant role will focus mainly on individual giving and fundraising administration with opportunities for more involvement with higher-level giving once the role is established.   

This role requires a high level of flexibility as it includes some evening and weekend work to attend fundraising events.    

Salary and benefits

·         This role is full time (37.5 hours per week).  Part-time will be considered;

·         Salary £24,134 per annum;

·         Annual leave 38 days inclusive of bank holidays;

·         Contributory, matching pension of 5%.


Person specification


General skills, attributes and experience

Friendly, approachable and helpful

Organised and solutions focused

Professional in appearance and approach

Team worker, willing to pitch in and help

Ability to work with limited direction

Excellent written and face-to-face communication skills

Excellent telephone manner

Excellent IT skills including Word, Excel, Outlook and Powerpoint

Fundraising skills and experience

Minimum of 2 years in a similar role

Experience of face-to-face fundraising

Experience of donor relationship management

Experience of managing low-level individual giving programmes 

Experience of managing a CRM database such as Donorfy


Experience of working in a heritage environment

Experience of working for a small (<50 employees) charity

Experience of setting up a CRM database

Event management or event support experience

Marketing experience including digital


Posted on: 23 April 2019
Closed date: 25 May 2019
Job ref: FA May 2019
Tags: Campaigning, Fundraising

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