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Posted: Friday, October 25th 2019
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Job Title:     Development Assistant
Organisation:     Watts Gallery Trust
Salary:     £17,000 - 22,000 p.a.
Type:     Full-Time Position
Location:     Guildford, Surrey, England
Closing Date:     Friday, November 22nd, 2019
Job Ref No:    
 
Job Description:
Watts Gallery Trust is seeking to appoint a Development Assistant who is passionate about a career in fundraising. The Development Assistant will have a key role within the fundraising team and will contribute to Watts Gallery Trust meeting its fundraising targets. Working with the Head of Development, you will achieve this by co-ordinating the Adopt a Watts Scheme and donor events, and providing excellent customer service to prospective and existing donors. You will:
• want to work in the development sector
• work well and communicate clearly, both verbally and in writing, with a wide range of people
• be well organised and methodical with a high level of attention to detail
• have good IT and time management skills
• be willing to learn and work as part of a team to achieve the team’s goals
In return, you will be rewarded with a personal development programme which includes a high level of support and training opportunities. This is an ideal opportunity for someone looking to begin a career in fundraising.
Required Skills:
Skills and Experience:
• Excellent customer service skills
• Strong administrative and organisational skills
• Methodical with a high level of attention to detail
• Competent IT user
• Good time management skills with the ability to prioritise
• Ability to work collaboratively as part of a small team
• Some experience of fundraising

Knowledge & Qualifications:
• Institute of Fundraising Certificate in Fundraising or similar relevant fundraising qualification desirable
• Knowledge of fundraising in the arts and/or charity sector.

Personal Attributes:
• Strong desire to pursue a career in fundraising
• Ability to communicate Watts Gallery Trust’s case for support to prospective and current supporters via the telephone, and in face-to-face and written communication
• Friendly and approachable with excellent interpersonal skills in dealing with people at all levels
• Self-motivated, with an interest in continued personal and professional development
• Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
• Work flexibly and can adjust plans to meet changing and conflicting demands
• Ability to maintain confidentiality
 
Application Instructions:
To apply, please send your CV and a supporting letter outlining your suitability for the role to Sarah James, Head of Development, at sarah.james@wattsgallery.org.uk by Friday 22 November.

Interviews will take place on Thursday 28 November

Watts Gallery is fully committed to Equality and Diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.
 
Contact Name:     Sarah James
Contact Tel:     01483813597
Contact Fax:    
Contact Email:     sarah.james@wattsgallery.org.uk
Website:     https://www.wattsgallery.org.uk/about-us/careers
Address:     Watts Gallery, Down Lane, Compton, Guildford, Surrey.
 
 
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