Head of Philanthropy

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Head of Philanthropy

Salary £50,000. Home based with proximity to London and regular visits to NHCM, Nottingham-shire. 90 mins from Kings Cross.

Britain’s National Holocaust Museum is looking for a proven fundraiser for the newly created role of Head of Philanthropy. Prestigious trusts, foundations and major donors support us but a dynam-ic self-starter, working closely with our Trustees and Museum Director, will be able to drive an increase in income to match the quality of our ‘product’.

In a beautiful rural location near England’s last open-field farming village — yet only 90 minutes from Central London — we are a truly unique, tranquil place of Holocaust remembrance. Eva Schloss MBE, Auschwitz survivor and Anne Frank’s step sister, calls us “The only Holocaust muse-um in the world I leave feeling uplifted”. We began life in 1995 as a humble learning retreat, set up by the remarkable Smith family. Today we are an Arts Council and Heritage Fund supported museum of global creative excellence. The warm Smith family ethos endures. They, and our be-loved Holocaust survivors for whom we are a home from home, drive everything we do.

We now face two interconnected challenges. Firstly: in a world of rising anti-Jewish hate, new generations must not only be educated about the Holocaust, but inspired to act. Secondly: we are slowly losing our most inspiring educators — the Holocaust survivors who were first-hand wit-nesses to the greatest ever crime against humanity. To offset their inevitable passing, we have created cutting-edge digital experiences, films and highly emotive learning programmes. These can future-proof Holocaust education for the whole sector. But it requires substantial ongoing funding.

If you are a highly organised self-starter with a successful track record in philanthropy fundraising, a deep knowledge of the Jewish philanthropic community and the skills to develop rigorous pro-cesses to ensure that all our supporters are cultivated, engaged and stewarded to the highest standards, we would love to hear from you.

For full job description please visit: www.holocaust.org.uk
Apply with CV and cover letter detailing how you meet the person specification to: recruitment@holocaust.org.uk

Closing date: 1 March 2021

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