Fundraising Manager – The Story MuseumReference No.FM1019 Location:Rochester House, 42 Pembroke St, Oxford OX1 1BP Salary:£23,000- £26,000 Benefits:Be willing to enter through the door that says ‘Staff and Fictional Characters’ and join an expanding team of over 35 employees and 150 volunteers. Be part of team that is committed to sharing great stories and is driven by its values: • Being brave and resourceful • Offering a warm welcome and a satisfied goodbye • Always learning and growing • Being seriously playful • Help to make a tangible difference to improving word poverty through story both at the Museum and through outreach programmes. • Help create a wonder - the world’s first Story Museum. • Benefit from opportunities for flexible working including part-time, job share and time off in lieu • Benefit from Continuing Personal & Professional Development programmes and regular team briefings and training sessions. • Work with colleagues for whom exploring cultural differences and working to increase inclusion is integral to their working day. • Receive access to an Employee Support Programme which offers confidential advice and counselling. • Work in an organisation where everyone gets paid above the National Living Wage and gets 25 days annual leave a year (pro rata) plus bank holidays. • Join a pension scheme with a 5% company contribution. • Benefit from exclusive offers and concessions in the shop, café and for entry to the galleries and special events. The Story Museum employs people who are brave and resourceful; who are passionate about achieving the vision to enrich lives through story; who are friendly and flexible and willing to continuously learn and grow. Main duties:
Prospect and donor management• Lead on developing a portfolio of prospects with mid- to major gift potential (£10k+), with a particular focus on grant making trusts including identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship
• Work closely with colleagues in other teams, particularly Learning & Participation, to identify funding needs and write and submit compelling bids for support
• Support fellow team members and senior volunteers with their moves management and solicitations
• Continue to build the organisation’s prospect pool and capacity for fundraising
• Work with the Campaign Assistant to design and deliver high level cultivation and stewardship events and experiences
• To work within The Story Museum’s Gift Solicitations and Acceptance Policy.
Record keeping and stewardship
• Fulfil reporting requirements for grants within the Fundraising Manager’s portfolio
• Capture all relevant data on prospects, donors and stakeholders using The Story Museum’s
• Work with the Campaign Assistant to ensure that all donations are recorded accurately and
thanked in a prompt and appropriate manner
• Maintain personal knowledge by completing in-house training and workbooks.
• To proactively engage with The Story Museum’s values and organisational objectives.
• To adhere to, and actively contribute to all Museum policies, including Equalities (diversity,
access and equal opportunities), Environmental and Health & Safety; and those required
for Museum Accreditation.
• Travel within and without usual working hours may be required
• This job description is a guide to the nature of the work required and is not wholly comprehensive or restrictive.
The post of Fundraising Manager is a new permanent position, reporting to the Head of Fundraising and Communications, working closely with the Museum’s Executive Team (who are experienced fundraisers) and alongside the Campaign Assistant.
• To meet annual fundraising targets as part of the Museum’s ongoing operational fundraising and to assist in closing the Capital Campaign
• To identify, research and secure new funding prospects, with a focus on Trust and Foundations and on major gifts
• To retain and renew existing grants through prompt reporting and effective donor stewardship
• To champion The Story Museum with possible supporters and partnership prospects
Full time permanent contact (flexible working considered).
Assessment of applications: completed applications form, interview and assessment task
Please see our website for Person Specification, information pack and Application Form (required)