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Trusts and Foundations Manager

Vacancy Details

Salary: £39,000 per annum
Location: St Pancras
Job Type: Fixed Term Contract
Vacancy Group: Collections
Category: Strategy, Development, Commercial
Closing Date: 01/29/2019
Date Posted: 01/10/2019
Reference: 02516



Full Time, Fixed Term Contract for 12 months

We are looking for a Trusts and Foundations Manager to grow and maximise income from UK trusts, foundations and statutory sources as part of the Library’s ambitious LivingKnowledge fundraising campaign, working on a variety of projects from heritage acquisitions and digitisation to learning programmes and major exhibitions. You will be able to demonstrate a substantial track record of securing five and six-figure grants and sustaining relationships with these organisations. You will be proactive in seeking out new opportunities, developing new project ideas and shaping them to ensure they are attractive to external funders.


You will be a confident individual with 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 also be vital as will the ability to thrive in a creative and fast-paced environment. The British Library is one of the world’s greatest libraries, with over 200 million collection items in every subject and across all languages – from Magna Carta and Shakespeare, to Michael Palin and the Beatles. Treasures include manuscripts by Jane Austen, Charlotte Bronte and George Eliot; original scores from Beethoven, Handel and Mozart; 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 11m 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.


In return we offer a competitive salary and a number of excellent benefits.  Our pension scheme is one of the 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: 02516



Closing date: 29th January 2019



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We are a Disability Confident employer, and make a commitment to recruit and support disabled people. We guarantee an interview for disabled candidates who meet the minimum (essential) requirements for a vacancy.












In order to apply for this vacancy, you must be able to supply the required answers to the following questions:

  • Do you currently have the right to work in the United Kingdom
  • Are you currently a British Library employee or agency member of staff?


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