Development Assistant – Watts Gallery

Location:Guildford, Surrey Salary:£17,000 - £22,000 per annum, dependent upon experience Main duties:

You will:

  • want to work in the development sector
  • work well and communicate clearly, both verbally and in writing, with a wide range of people
  • be well organised and methodical with a high level of attention to detail
  • have good IT and time management skills
  • be willing to learn and work as part of a team to achieve the team’s goals

In return, you will be rewarded with a personal development programme which includes a high level of support and training opportunities. This is an ideal opportunity for someone looking to begin a career in fundraising.

Interview date:28/11/2019 Closing date:22/11/2019 Job Description:

About Watts Gallery Trust

Watts Gallery Trust was established by the designer Mary Watts in 1905 to celebrate the work of the artist George Frederic Watts OM RA. Initially consisting of a gallery, it has grown into Watts Gallery – Artists’ Village. It sits in the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and now includes a unique public gallery, artists’ house and studio, chapel, pottery and landscape devoted to the life and legacy of G F and Mary Watts.

In 2018 Watts Gallery Trust was invited to join Arts Council England’s National Portfolio; a prestigious endorsement of our work at Watts Gallery – Artists’ Village which provides the south-east region with living history, a wonderful sense of place, hands-on learning and making, and social engagement with diverse communities.

As a charity, Watts Gallery Trust relies upon donations to continue to our work. The development team is responsible for securing income from a variety of sources including philanthropic donations, grants and memberships.

About the Role

Watts Gallery Trust is seeking to appoint a Development Assistant who is passionate about a career in fundraising. The Development Assistant will have a key role within the fundraising team and will contribute to Watts Gallery Trust meeting its fundraising targets. Working with the Head of Development, you will achieve this by co-ordinating the Adopt a Watts Scheme and donor events, and providing excellent customer service to prospective and existing donors.

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