News & Opportunities

Here you will find all the latest news and opportunities from around the region and nationally. Just click on the 'show tags' button on the left under the calendar to filter the information to your requirements.

Security Review 'sharing day'

Accredited museums must obtain expert and objective security advice for collections at least every five years and plan to implement any recommendations.  We are interested to find out if there are museums in west Kent who are due a review of their security arrangements and would benefit from a 'sharing day' with a consultant security advisor to help meet the Accreditation requirement. Please contact joanna.low@brighton-hove.gov.uk to register your interest.

Job/Freelance Opportunity: Fundraising Development Officer, Petersfield Museum

This is an exciting time for Petersfield Museum as it begins a major expansion programme following the purchase of Petersfield Police Station in September 2016.

This expansion will not only include larger display and exhibition areas for existing art, costume and social history collections, it will also allow for the creation of the only publicly accessible study centre dedicated to the renowned poet and writer Edward Thomas. Thomas, who lived locally to Petersfield when writing his poetry, was killed in action at the First Battle of Arras in April 1917.

The overall project has been costed at £2.75 million and we have applied to the Heritage Lottery Fund for £1.5 million – a decision is expected in October 2016.

With a further £300,000 committed and a need to raise £900,000 over the next 18 months, the trustees are looking to recruit an experienced fundraiser with knowledge of the Museums and Heritage Sector and success in both Major Donor and Trust and Foundation fundraising.

The role will be split between Individual Giving (Major Donors) and fundraising from Charitable Trusts and Foundations, working in conjunction with one of the trustees, who is a Member of the Institute of Fundraising.

The Fundraising Development Officer will be responsible for identifying, cultivating and soliciting gifts from charitable trusts and foundations with a capacity to pledge a gift of up to £100,000 in support of the Museum’s expansion project. Reporting to the Finance Trustee, the job-holder will also work closely with the Fundraising Development Group to maximise relationships with major donors,charitable trusts and foundations, for the greater value of the whole organisation.

The position is available on either an employed or self-employed basis.

For a job description and person specification please click here

For an application please click here and follow the link at the bottom right of the page.

Jeremy Mitchell
Finance Trustee
Petersfield Museum
The Old Courthouse
St Peters Road
Petersfield
GU32 3HX
Phone: 07920 193025

Petersfield Museum Fundraising Development Officer Application Form

Visit the Museum Website for more information