Fundraising and Communications Officer

Organisation: Scottish Fisheries Museum Trust

Salary: c. £25,000

Location: Scottish Fisheries Museum, St Ayles, Harbourhead, Anstruther, Fife, KY10 3AB

To help us achieve our goals a new role of Fundraising and Communications Officer has been created to work alongside the Director of Development to manage the fundraising campaign. This post is key to the future development plans for the Museum. This is an exciting opportunity for someone to develop a positive track record and reputation in fundraising and assist the Museum in moving forward to achieve full National status and a five-star visitor attraction.

The Scottish Fisheries Museum was founded in the old fishing port of Anstruther, at a property known as St Ayles, as a trust and charity in 1969, to collect, record and interpret the history of the fishing industry in Scotland. The Museum has expanded to occupy several adjacent properties and holds collections of over 65,000 artefacts, including full size fishing vessels. We are now seeking to develop our overall reach and visibility to a wider audience by developing our facilities to the standards expected of a contemporary museum of our stature and expanding the narrative about the fishing industry in relation to political changes and the climate emergency, while maintaining our core services.

Responsibilities Scope and Purpose

There are three key responsibilities in the post:
• Provide support to the Managing Director, Director of Development, Board members, staff and senior volunteers in developing relationships with potential donors to the Museum. Be directly involved in the fundraising, preparing proposals and meeting donors.
• Manage a high-quality events, activity, and communication programme to engage donors and potential supporters.
• Manage the fundraising communication and records ensuring effective systems and processes are in place for research, engagement, and stewardship to deliver a professional fundraising programme.

The post reports to the Director of Development. The postholder will work closely with staff across all areas of the Museum.

Please apply to Simon Hayhow, Director of Development, including a CV and covering letter, as outlined in the full job description.

Application Deadline: Friday 01/07/2022