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Role: Development Assistant

Hours: Full time, 37.5 hours

Job type: 2 years, with the opportunity to make permanent subject to performance and funding

Closing date: 31st March 2018


The Development Assistant holds a significant role in the Mills Archive Trust, which depends on fundraising and relationship building for growth and sustainability. You will be responsible for carrying out a variety of tasks related to institutional and individual giving, in line with our vision to become the centre of excellence for learning, understanding, recording and researching the history of mills and milling and the uses of traditional power sources.

Working closely with the Director of Programmes & Development, you will build and sustain meaningful relationships with current and prospective donors. This includes developing membership of the Friends of the Mills Archive, writing grant applications and engaging in audience outreach such as through organising events, training workshops and using enewsletters and social media.

This is a varied and rewarding role that will offer you a range of experience and the opportunity to be creative and to help shape this successful and innovative charity.

You will have a good degree and you will have gained relevant fundraising experience in a paid or voluntary capacity. With excellent communication skills, you will be experienced in using a variety of social media. Previous marketing or communications experience, and experience in archives or heritage, would be a bonus.

*Initial funding for the role has been provided by the Heritage Lottery Fund, made possible by National Lottery players*


Application process:

Please apply with your CV and a covering letter demonstrating why you are ideal for the role. The deadline for applications is 31st March 2018. If your application demonstrates that you meet our requirements, we will invite you for an initial interview.

Successful applicants will be invited to a second interview, which will include making a presentation to a panel on an agreed topic.


Send your CV and covering letter by email or post to Liz Bartram, Director of Programmes & Development:



Address: The Mills Archive Trust,

Watlington House

44 Watlington Street





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