Community Fundraiser & Engagement Officer (2 year FTC)
Standing at 53.34m/ 175ft, Wellington Monument is the tallest 3-sided obelisk in the world. One of the more ambitious public and private monuments commissioned as a tribute to the victor of Waterloo, the monument was conceived within the local community and funded originally through a wide-reaching public appeal. It remains a very important place to many for recreation, for the memories it holds, and as a landmark to travellers.
There is a viewing platform at the top of the Monument which is reached via an internal stone spiral staircase and provides extensive views in all directions. However, although the Monument was open to visitors for many years, due to its deteriorating condition with risks from falling masonry, public access had to be suspended, and the area around the Monument has been fenced off since 2008. That's where you come in???
As part of a project team, we are looking for a Community Fundraiser & Engagement Officer to help us achieve our community fundraising target. Through listening and working in partnership with the local communities within the surrounding area, you will design, refine, and roll-out a range of local fundraising products and events to contribute to the GBP2m n the team needs to restore this magnificent monument of national significance and safeguard its future.
PLEASE NOTE: This is a 2 year Fixed Term opportunity until July 2020 and the nearest property to Wellington Monument is Fyne Court where you could use as a base.
What it's like to work here
Wellington Monument forms a very prominent landmark high on Wellington Hill on the north-facing escarpment edge of the Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Somerset. It is 2 ?? miles/ 4km south of the town of Wellington.
Although your day to day role will be embedded in the local community, you will be a part of the National Trust Consultancy, home to specialists in every field of our work, where resources and experience is shared across disciplines and boundaries. The diversity and quality of expertise within the Consultancy will enable you to benefit from an extraordinary range of creative and innovative thinking, and deep expertise in all matters relating to our twin purpose of caring for the nation's heritage and landscapes, and making these accessible to all. You will be welcomed by all, and supported to achieve your goals.
What you'll be doing
As the Community Fundraiser & Engagement Officer, you'll be responsible for driving forward and delivering on the community fundraising and engagement plans for the Wellington Monument project. Embedded in the local community of Wellington, your insight and activity will fuel the development of an events programme and communications plan which will engage and inspire the community to be involved with, and support the project, and help us hit our GBP2million fundraising target.
You will have an eye on long term, as well as short term opportunities to build community engagement and involvement with the Monument, and you'll work with Fundraising Consultant(s) to support the stewardship of Donors, as well as the project team to work in collaboration with both internal and external stakeholders to ensure the delivery of long term success.
Please also read the full role profile attached to this advert.
Who we're looking for
You need to have done something like this before, so we'd love to hear from you if you have:
- Professional community fundraising experience, developing and fostering relationships with community groups with knowledge and understanding of multiple fundraising channels
- Experience of working autonomously and delivering ambitious community fundraising targets
- A solid understanding of the regulation and code of conduct surrounding fundraising
- Genuine enthusiasm for working with people of all ages and backgrounds, with demonstrable experience managing volunteers working with a mixture of groups, companies, schools and individuals inspiring them to engage with and fundraise for a specific project or cause
- Proven experience of running and organising events and meetings
- Excellent Interpersonal skills - passionate about building relationships with all types of people, establishing rapport and building trust
- Proficient IT skills across a range of applications
- A positive, can do attitude