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Trusts and Foundations Manager

The Royal Armouries is the United Kingdom’s national museum of arms and arm

up to £30,500 per annum depending on experience

Application deadline: September 2nd 2019

The Royal Armouries is the United Kingdom’s national museum of arms and armour, and one of the most important museums of its type in the world.  The collection is housed in three museums in the UK: its original home, the Tower of London, Fort Nelson, a restored Victorian fort and our purpose-built museum in Leeds.


We are looking for an experienced Trusts & Foundations Manager to lead on applications to trusts, foundations and public sector funding sources for key project across all our sites.  This is an important role with the opportunity to make a critical contribution to Royal Armouries' corporate plan over the next 5 years, our cultural programme and ambitious and exciting plans for the future re-development of the museum.


The successful applicant will report into the Head of Development and be responsible for sourcing, and securing funding from trusts, foundations and public funding sources to achieve project targets.  The post-holder will be expected to contribute to the development of projects with specific regard to fundraising potential, working closely with colleagues in the Development team and across the organisation.


A demonstrable track record of fundraising from trusts and foundations is essential, along with excellent interpersonal and communication skills - both written and verbal.  Experience of submitting applications to the National Lottery Heritage Fund, knowledge of the heritage sector and proficiency in the use of relational databases are all desirable.


In return, we offer a good benefits package including generous annual leave allowance and the opportunity to work in a fantastic heritage attraction with the chance to travel to the Tower of London and Fort Nelson in Hampshire.


This post is full time working 37.5 hours per week, 5 days out of 7 based at Royal Armouries Museum, Leeds.  Evening, weekend and Bank Holiday working may be required.


A Police check will be requested in the event of a successful application. Please refer to the job description for the level of check required. A criminal record would not necessarily be a bar to employment.


To apply please visit  Please note you will need to download an application form as directed and upload it via our recruitment system in the space provided.  We cannot accept CVs in place of an application form.


Closing date: 2nd September 2019 at 12 noon.

Interviews: 12th & 13th September 2019

Royal Armouries

Leeds LS10 1LT

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