Fundraising Director, Marble Hill Community Project – apply by 19 December 2019

Salary: £40-45,000 per annum pro rata (dependent on experience / 15 hours per week (minimum – flexible working)

A fantastic part-time opportunity for an experienced fundraiser to fill a wide-ranging and vital role in the development of a new community hub at Marble Hill Playcentres in Richmond.

Marble Hill Community Project is raising money for the development of an inclusive and sustainable community hub, to benefit three charities – Marble Hill Playcentres, Skylarks and Otakar Kraus Music Trust – as well as for the use by Mandarin Ducklings Nursery and the wider community. The development is working in conjunction with the landowner, English Heritage, and it will include renovation of the buildings and landscaping of the outdoor space.

The new space will allow the community organisations involved in the project to generate the revenue required to maintain this important community asset and also to support the charities’ missions:

  • enabling children from all families to enjoy adventurous play
  • working with children with additional needs & their families
  • providing music therapy to children and adults.

It will also enable more children and young people, including those with SEND and from low income families, to attend fully accessible play and activities on a green public space, and it will build relationships in and across communities for families and the wider community.

The Fundraising Director will need to raise approximately £3 million from various funds, including the National Lottery Community Fund, Hampton Fund, Richmond Parish Lands, as well as other capital and revenue funding sources.

The post holder will need to have a proven track record in securing funding from a wide range of sources, including trusts, foundations and industry supporters.  They should have experience in developing large scale, high value partnerships and have proficient financial forecasting and reporting skills.

As an individual, they must also be passionate about building strong local communities and understand the importance of having inclusive and sustainable resources available to all.

This is a crucial role for the charity, which will work closely with the Project Director and the charity’s Steering Committee and other community organisations.   You must be a team player, be willing to work with a number of different stakeholders, and be able to attend events on behalf of the charity from time to time.

The appointment will be made on an initial 6 month engagement with the potential to extend, subject to review.

To find out more about the project please visit www.mhcp.org.uk or email projectdirector@marblehillplaycentres.com.

The closing date for applications is 19 December 2019.

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