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Birmingham, West Midlands
If you have a fundraising background, this is an exceptional opportunity to support the success of an internationally renowned centre of excellence for classical ballet.
We are Elmhurst Ballet School, a world leader in ballet training and education. Associated with Birmingham Royal Ballet, our mission is to inspire, nurture and celebrate young ballet dancers who share the talent, commitment and passion to become exceptional dance professionals, regardless of their financial circumstances.
It costs more than £225,000 to train a world-class ballet dancer over eight years at Elmhurst. This is unattainable for many and more than 85% of our students require financial assistance to train with us. We provide bursaries to students in need to ensure that talent has the spotlight over privilege.
We are now looking for a Fundraising Officer to join us and develop our fundraising programme to support our bursary programme and margin of excellence.
- Salary of £25,000 per annum
- Access to our gym
- Free on-site parking
This is an exciting opportunity to use your creativity and passion for the arts to enable young ballet dancers with promise to become exceptional dance professionals.
Fundraising plays an integral part in our efforts to ensure that talent is truly classless. It provides bursaries for our students, support for our outreach programmes to bring ballet into the community and gives young people the chance to showcase their skills and flourish.
So, if you want to help young people pursue their ambitions, no matter what their background, we would love to hear from you.
As a Fundraising Officer, you will maximise philanthropic support for Elmhurst Ballet School, which will enable us to continue nurturing the classical ballet dancers of tomorrow.
You will manage the trusts and foundations bid writing programme, manage key stakeholder relationships including membership groups and existing donors, and help to cultivate new supporters.
Under the guidance of the Head of Development and Engagement, you will:
- Plan and co-ordinate all fundraising and stewardship events and initiatives
- Assist with the development of Elmhurst’s fundraising plan
- Make sure that all supporters receive swift, high-quality responses
- Plan and organise appeals
- Ensure that our fundraising collateral is relevant and up to date
- Maintain a database of donors, trusts and foundations
To join us as a Fundraising Officer, you will need:
- Previous experience within a fundraising environment
- The ability to write exciting and compelling copy for a variety of audiences
- A proactive and self-motivated approach
Experience of charitable fundraising would be beneficial to your application.
Other organisations may call this role Fundraising & Stewardship Officer, Philanthropy Officer, Stewardship Officer, Fundraiser, Trusts Fundraiser, Trusts and Foundations Officer, Partnerships Officer, or Fundraising Co-ordinator.
This is a full-time role, working 37.5 hours per week, primarily during school hours (8:30 – 18:00). However, for the right candidate, part-time hours (30 hours per week) will be considered.
Elmhurst Ballet School aims to be an equal opportunities employer and is committed to upholding the safety and welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be subject to child protection screening including reference checks with previous employers and a criminal record check via the Disclosure and Barring Service.
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