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Trusts and Foundations Officer

Vacancy Details

Salary: £32,000 per annum
Location: St Pancras
Job Type: Permanent
Vacancy Group: Chief Executive Officers Portfolio
Category: Administration and Operational Support
Closing Date: 02/10/2022
Date Posted: 06/09/2022
Reference: 04235


Full Time, Permanent

The British Library is the UK’s national library and one of the leading libraries in the world. We care for over 170 million items representing every age of written civilisation, spanning books, illuminated manuscripts, maps, stamps, photographs, music and much more. Treasures include the Magna Carta, the archive of award-winning novelist Andrea Levy, sound recordings of Florence Nightingale, and the world’s earliest complete and dated book, the Diamond Sutra. The Library’s purpose is to make the UK’s intellectual heritage accessible to everyone, for research, inspiration and enjoyment and each year, over 86m collection items are accessed onsite or online and approximately 1.6m visit the Library to use our reading rooms, view our exhibitions, or participate in our events programme or learning workshops.


We make our collections and programmes available to all. We operate the world’s largest document delivery service providing millions of items a year to customers all over the world. What matters to us is that we preserve the national memory and enable knowledge to be created both now and in the future by anyone, anywhere.


We are looking for a permanent Trusts and Foundations Officer to help grow and maximise income from UK and international trusts, foundations and statutory sources as part of the Library’s transformational ambitions over the next decade. Working as part of the Trusts team, you will manage a portfolio of Trusts at the 4-5 figure level and will develop new relationships, preparing tailored applications and managing the reporting and stewardship to build a strong base of Trusts support, contributing to Development Office targets for a variety of projects - conservation, exhibitions, learning programmes and digitisation projects to name a few.


You will be a confident individual with demonstrable experience of trusts fundraising, including excellent written, verbal and presentation skills and the confidence to deal with internal and external stakeholders at all levels, including senior Foundation staff and Trustees. A collaborative, determined, open and honest approach to align with the Library’s values and purposes will be vital, as well as an interest in and appreciation of the activities of the British Library.


In return we offer the opportunity to gain further fundraising experience, skills and knowledge working as part of a friendly, dynamic and knowledgeable Development team in an organisation of international repute. We also offer a competitive salary and a number of excellent benefits. Our pension scheme is one ofthe most valuable benefits we offer, as our staff can become members of the Alpha Pension Scheme where the Library contributes 20.9%. Another significant benefit the Library provides is the provision of a flexible working hours scheme which could allow you to work your hours flexibly over the week and to take up to 5 days flexi leave in a 3 month period. This is on top of 25 days holiday from entry and public and privilege holidays.


For further information and to apply, please visit quoting vacancy ref: 04235


Closing date: 02 October 2022

Interview date: 18 – 20 October 2022

We are unable to provide sponsorship under the UK Skilled Worker visa for this role, as it does not meet the eligibility criteria required for this immigration route


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