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Natural History Museum

Archived: Senior Trusts and Foundations Manager

The iconic Natural History Museum is looking to the future with a new transformational strategy. The strategy aims to increase the already significant impact made by the Museum’s scientists on some of the world’s most pressing environmental challenges, whilst continuing to provide its 5 million annual visitors with new awe-inspiring experiences.

A high performing Development team is central to supporting delivery of the Museum’s vision and the new Director of Development is placing fundraising at the heart of the Museum’s strategic planning and implementation. The team are poised to take development to the next stage, with the newly created Senior Trusts & Foundations Manager position significantly contributing to this ambition.

The post holder will support the Head of Major Gifts in securing gifts from UK/EU/international charitable trusts, foundations, and statutory organisations. This will include engaging new and existing supporters with the Museum’s future plans, composing sophisticated funding applications and substantially increasing the number of major donations received through building and facilitating relationships with trustees, boards and HNWI.

You are an excellent writer, experienced at structuring persuasive cases for support. Driven and self motivated, you have a proven track record of successfully securing significant funding applications. You will enjoy working autonomously and as part of a team, and will be comfortable with a diverse range of internal and external stakeholders. You have an innovative thought process and respond positively and creatively to new ideas.

Outstanding relationship building skills, the ability to communicate complex messages to a wide ranging audience, and an exceptional eye for detail are all essential. An ambitious and confident approach and the ability to quickly gain the respect of others will be critical to your success in this role. You will have an appetite to learn and develop and be keen to play a substantial role in a high performing development team in a world renowned institution.

To view the information pack, please visit www.richmond-associates.com or to arrange a confidential discussion with the consulting team please contact Emma Sheard:esheard@richmond-associates.com, +44 (0)20 3617 9240.