Fundraising Development Officer vacancy at the Gardens Trust

The Gardens Trust is looking for a self-starting team player who is excited about helping a small heritage charity to have greater impact from more secure financial foundations.  We are a friendly group highly-motivated to deliver change and growth and are looking for someone eager to get involved.

  • £30 – £35K pro rata
  • 17.5 hours per week (0.5fte)
  • Home-based with some travel
  • Contract until December 2025
  • Annual leave 28 days pro rata, plus standard Bank Holidays in addition and not pro rata’d

The Gardens Trust is the only UK national charity dedicated to protecting and conserving our heritage of designed landscapes. We campaign for them, undertake research and conservation work, and encourage public appreciation and involvement. Following two years of Lottery-funded resilience development work, the Gardens Trust is now in the exciting position to be able to appoint its first Fundraising Development Officer to help deliver its first fundraising strategy, in alignment with its Business Plan 2023-25.

The Fundraising Development Officer (part-time) will play a crucial role in helping to drive forward fundraising activity and help the Gardens Trust diversify its income streams and begin to build other sources of sustainable fundraising income.

The Fundraising Development Officer will be working to: develop of a high value benefactors scheme; implement an annual members appeal; strengthen the GT’s legacy offer and legacy marketing; develop the offer for corporate support including sponsorship; explore the potential for additional funding  applications to Trusts and Foundations.

Download the job description here.

To apply please send a covering letter and your cv to The covering letter should be no more than 2 sides of A4, showing how your experience meets the requirements of the role.

The closing date for applications is midnight 26th February, interviews will be held by Zoom in week commencing 13th March.

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Painswick Roccoco Gardens, the Red House, Photo © Joab Smith