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Fundraising Director

Location. Heelis, Swindon

Salary. Excellent Salary & Benefits

Closing Date. Tuesday 3rd September

The National Trust look after everything from historic houses and gardens, to coastline and castles, nature reserves and villages, across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Our purpose is to care for nature, beauty and history for everyone, ensuring as many people as possible can enjoy and benefit from our places and spaces, not just now, but for generations to come.

We've got passionate people in all our teams, and there’s so much more that we want to achieve. We’re guardians of these places on behalf of the nation and we want everyone to feel welcome, so we’ve got ambitious plans for growth, we want to reach new supporters in ways that are meaningful and relevant to them without losing the hearts and minds of those that are already with us.

But how do we connect people of all ages and backgrounds with places they love, so that they want to help protect them? How do we grow our family of supporters while building a culture of creativity and innovation within fundraising?  How will we engage with our outdoor audiences in a meaningful way that will generate support? As the Fundraising Director, you will work with the senior management team in delivering an ambitious and innovative strategy to provide the answers to these questions. 

You’ll be in one of our most critical and visible roles, engaging with high profile donors, organising mass campaigns, and working intelligently to find new ways to generate fundraising income.  Your proven track record in fundraising and leadership of high performing teams will underpin your success in this senior role, in a large team with many areas of accountability and responsibility. You will bring significant experience of cultivating and stewarding senior-level relationships with existing and prospective supporters and delivering complex projects and programmes through influence and persuasion. You will need to swiftly demonstrate your track record of delivering results, alongside your sophisticated communication and interpersonal skills, which will help you to gain the trust and confidence of those around you. 

We have a reputation for investing in our people and in return for your commitment and enthusiasm, we will give you the experience and professional development you need to further your career.  We appreciate that work/life balance is important and will consider flexibility in working arrangements.

If you are interested in inspiring and leading our staff and volunteers in best practice in fundraising, and being the voice of change, cause and charity at the Trust, we’d like to hear from you. 




The National Trust for Places of Historic Interest or Natural Beauty, commonly known simply as the National Trust, is an independent charity and membership organisation for environmental and heritage conservation in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.




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