Work With Us: Capital Fundraising Manager

We are looking to appoint someone to play a key role with Trowbridge Town Hall at a transformational time for the organisation.

They will lead the fundraising to match the principal grant from the Future High Streets fund. This is intended as a full-time role though we will also consider proposals from consultancies.

About the capital project
Trowbridge Town Hall is in urgent need of restoration. Its exterior walls and roof are in an increasingly poor state of repair while its mechanical and electrical services are at the end of their useful life. There is limited access into and within the building for disabled people and those with access needs. The alterations made converting the building into a Magistrates’ Court in the 1970s limit its use.

In 2020, we developed plans for a full restoration of the building with consultants Plann. This contributed to the project securing £8.1 million from £16.3 million funding for Trowbridge through the Future High Streets Fund.

We are now working in partnership with Wiltshire Council to deliver this project.

Following a scoping report carried out by consultant Jacqueline Kingsley, the Trust has set a target of £2 million to be raised from lottery funders, trusts and foundations, and individuals. Conversations with key funders have already taken place.

The project will complete in 2025.

About this role
This is a new role. It has been created to give the organisation the best chance of securing additional funding to realise the transformational capital project.

The person appointed will report to the Director, and will work closely with the Communications Manager, Project Manager (both new roles), and trustees.

Initially this role will have no direct reports, though the Capital Fundraising Manager may work closely with the freelance grant fundraiser.

The intention is the grow the fundraising team as more funding is secured.

What we’re looking for
We’re looking to work with someone with proven fundraising experience, specifically in the charitable sector, and with the ability to secure funding from a wide variety of sources.

You may have worked on a capital project before and you will certainly have a key understanding of the different requirements involved her compared to funding other charitable or cultural activity.

You will be someone who sees the opportunity to play a key role in a project that is defining for Trowbridge and could be pioneering for town’s across the country.

Closing date for applications is 17th January 2022.

The full application pack can be found here, and equal opportunities form here.

If you’ve any questions in advance of an application, please e-mail [email protected].