York, York
£30,956 - £37,530 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

York Museums Trust (YMT) is an independent charity created to manage and look after the City of York Council’s collections and assets including York Art Gallery, York Castle Museum, Yorkshire Museum, York Museum Gardens, and York St Mary’s


Grants and Sponsorship Fundraising Manager

Salary:       £30,956 - £37,530 (YMT Scale Points 32-39)

Contract:   Permanent, Full Time – 37 hours per week


These are exciting times to join the Trust. Following our multi award winning redevelopment of York Art Gallery and as we plan a major capital project at York Castle Museum to transform its visitor experience, we are developing a new fundraising team.


We have a new opportunity for a Grants and Sponsorship Fundraising Manager to join the team, working across all sites to develop and drive York Museums Trust Grants and Sponsorship Strategy in line with our ambitions and priorities.


Founded in 2002, the Trust has a strong record of fundraising and this post is designed to build on these foundations. We are seeking an experienced and successful Grants and Sponsorship fundraiser who will develop, manage and co-ordinate a portfolio of statutory, trusts and foundations and corporate supporters, cultivating strong and long-lasting partnerships.  Managing the Trust’s CRM system, you will ensure successful relationship management and enjoy inspiring and developing relationships with our staff, managers, trustees and our donors and supporters.


You will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills with an experience of developing, writing and submitting large grant applications for major projects. You will also be able to demonstrate a proven track record of securing grants and achieving financial targets alongside proactively searching out new funding streams through research and networking.


This role will work from home temporarily in line with other YMT staff.  In the long term this role will be based in York, but with the option to work flexibly.  Attendance at fundraising events and stakeholder meetings in York will be part of the role.


How to apply

Access the job description at  About Us, Jobs Vacancies page on our website.



  • your CV,
  • a covering letter explaining how you meet the criteria in the Knowledge, Experience, Skills and Behaviours section of the JD, and
  • the Equal Opportunities form


to the email address on our website. Applications should be submitted in a Word compatible format.


CVs can only be accepted from candidates who have permission to work in the UK.  If, after applying, you have not heard from us by two weeks after the closing date, please assume you have not been successful on this occasion.


As an organisation York Museums Trust is committed to eliminating discrimination and encouraging diversity amongst our workforce. We welcome applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.


Dates to bear in mind…

Closing date for applications is Monday 1 February 2021 at 9am

Interviews will take place online on Monday 22 February 2021

Refreshed on: 22 January 2021
Closed date: 08 February 2021
Tags: Fundraising

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