Details:

Location:

St Pancras, London

Category:

Fundraising / development

Salary:

£32,000 per annum

Contract type:

Contract Permanent

Hours:

Full time

Telephone:

01937882030

Individual Giving Officer

Individual Giving Officer
£32,000 per annum
Full time (36 hrs per week)
Permanent
St Pancras, London

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.

Our mission is to make the world’s intellectual heritage open to everyone for research, inspiration and enjoyment. We do this by opening up access to our collections both on site at our St Pancras and Boston Spa locations, as well as internationally through digitisation and online access. We are also home to a vibrant exhibitions and cultural events calendar and family and community programmes. Each year, over 11m collection items are accessed onsite or online and approximately 1.6m visit the Library to view our exhibitions, or participate in our events programme or learning workshops.

The Library’s vision, Living Knowledge, describes our ambitions for growth, innovation and development in the coming years. Alongside this vision sits a major fundraising campaign for the Library, comprised of several strands including a capital appeal, heritage acquisitions, conservation and digitisation, learning and public outreach, with an overarching drive to increase unrestricted income to the Library. The Individual Giving Officer will join the Library at an exciting time as we prepare to launch this campaign.

There is great potential for the Library’s individual giving income to grow. Working closely with the Individual Giving and Major Donor Managers and the Head of Major Donors and Individual Giving, the Individual Giving Officer will make a significant contribution to team targets, with a particular remit to raise income from appeals, legacies, donation boxes and lower level annual giving (gifts of up to £1,499), thinking both nationally and internationally. The Individual Giving Officer will also provide vital support to the individual giving team, with a particular focus on supporting portfolio management and fundraising marketing materials.

You will have experience of individual giving, in particular experience of fundraising appeals and lower level regular giving from within the charity sector. You will also have experience of managing a donor or customer database. You will be able to work on your own initiative, pro-actively identifying fundraising opportunities to meet the team’s stretching annual targets.

As one of the world’s great libraries, our duty is to preserve the nation’s intellectual memory for the future. At present we have well over 150 million items, in most known languages, with three million new items added every year. We have manuscripts, maps, newspapers, magazines, prints and drawings, music scores, and patents. We operate the world’s largest document delivery service providing millions of items a year to customers all over the world. What matters to us is that we preserve the national memory and enable knowledge to be created both now and in the future.

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 www.bl.uk/careers

Closing date: 6 January 2019

First Interview date: 16 January 2019

Second Interview Date: 23 January 2019

Disability Confident

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.






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