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Fundraising Officer, Arts Emergency

Arts Emergency is seeking a Fundraising Officer

Arts Emergency, a mentoring organisation and support network aiming to address the inequalities in the creative and cultural sectors, is looking for an experienced and motivated Fundraising Officer.

This rewarding role involves focusing on communicating with and nurturing a large network of donors. The ideal candidate will have experience working in a fundraising environment and a good grasp of general fundraising principles and best practices in fundraising from a variety of audiences.

The salary is £30.5k pro rata. It is a part-time (21 hours per week), permanent role. The role can be home or office-based (London or Manchester), or hybrid.


  • A good grasp of general fundraising principles and best practice in fundraising from a variety of audiences (e.g. Individuals, Communities, Major Donors, Corporates)
  • A good understanding of diversity and access issues within the cultural industries or state/higher education
  • Experience of working in a fundraising environment
  • Experience of donor stewardship and relationship fundraising
  • Experience of prospect research and  event coordination
  • Strong IT skills including Microsoft Office programs and CMS databases


  • Good administrative and organisational skills
  • Great interpersonal and relationship-building skills
  • Great writing skills, with the ability to communicate clearly and emotively
  • Time management skills – the ability to work to deadlines and able to balance several priorities at once
  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy, ensuring tasks fully meet the brief


  • Provide first-line support for all fundraising enquiries and ensure they are followed up appropriately and in a timely manner
  • Ensure the fundraising database and Gift Aid declarations are up to date
  • Support the Head of Fundraising in preparing income reports
  • Send thank you emails and post packs to donors at all levels, and keep the website up to date with donor recognition
  • Coordinate donor relationships and user experiences within Arts Emergency for regular and one-off donors and for community fundraisers
  • Conduct detailed, ongoing research into new funding opportunities and prospective supporters
  • Support the Finance team with income administration
  • With the wider team, design a schedule of innovative donor events and coordinate preparation
  • Contribute to donor communications on social media
  • Undertake any task that may be requested from time to time that may be consistent with the scope of this post
  • Maintain the ethos and values of Arts Emergency

To apply:

  1. visit
  2. download and read the Job Pack thoroughly
  3. follow the instructions on how to apply stated in the Job Pack
  4. Deadline to apply: 29 May, 10am