2001 - Capital Campaigns Manager

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Posted: 10/01/2020 11:59
Start Date: Not Available
Salary: £33,419
Location: Midland Railway Building
Level: Management
Deadline: 04/08/2020 12:00
Hours: 37.00
Benefits: Company Pension Scheme, Employee Assistance Programme, Travel Loan Scheme, Employee Discount Benefits
Job Type: Fixed Term [F]

This post is fixed term for 18 months from appointment.

We may remove this advert prior to the closing date, if we have received high volume of applications. Please apply as soon as possible to avoid any disappointment.


National Museums Liverpool (NML) is a group of very different and wide-ranging museums and galleries; established more than 150 years ago as a complement and counterbalance to the museums in London, and brought together in 1986 as a nationally-funded group as a symbol of hope and regeneration and because of the global importance of our collections.

We are eight exceptional museums and galleries, sharing important stories from ancient times to today through more than four million objects and attracting more than three million visitors a year. An organisation with a strong educational purpose, we also strive to be the most inclusive museums service in the country, offering memorable experiences that are for everyone.

We have ambitious plans for the next decade and beyond. At the centre of this is the transformation of NML’s key sites on Liverpool’s historic waterfront including the transformation of the International Slavery Museum.

At the heart of the redevelopment of the International Slavery Museum is its slogan: WE REMEMBER. WE ACT. Our vision is to ignite a change in ideas and actions around slavery by transforming the International Slavery Museum’s space, content and engagement. We will use the Dr Martin Luther King Jr building to create a new entrance, and strong physical presence, for the International Slavery Museum (ISM). A community-led model of working with Black communities and survivors of modern slavery will develop the project and co-produce the content, learning and engagement programme around themes of slavery, human rights, social justice, racism and discrimination. ISM will speak with the voices of those who are most deeply affected by historic and contemporary slavery. Its impact will reach from Liverpool to have resonance and build audiences nationally and internationally.

To achieve our vision NML must raise significant funds from a wide portfolio of supporters. A fundraising campaign is in development and this position will play a significant role in shaping and delivering a capital fundraising strategy for the International Slavery Museum and wider Waterfront Masterplan.


Purpose and objectives

Reporting to the Deputy Director of Development this is a new role that will manage and deliver NML’s capital fundraising campaigns with the opportunity to feed into NML’s capital fundraising strategies.

The role will form part of NML’s established Development Team whilst also acting as a key member of a newly formed project team for the International Slavery Museum.

Main Activities

Work with the Deputy Director of Development to develop NML’s capital fundraising strategies for ISM and the wider Waterfront Masterplan.

Lead on the delivery and management of NML’s capital fundraising strategies, ensuring timely and effective approaches are made to funders.

Lead on all the creation of a development phase application to National Lottery Heritage Fund for ISM.

Manage and progress relationships with potential individual, corporate and trust funders by using effective prospect management techniques.

Write and submit funding applications to major trusts and foundations in line with their guidance.

Personally meet with potential funders and supporters and arrange engaging meetings and/or events to support cultivation.

Work with colleagues across the organisation to develop messaging and promotional collateral needed to deliver NML’s capital fundraising strategies.

Ensure all supporters to NML’s campaigns and thanked and stewarded correctly.

Ensure excellent record keeping of gifts, communication and approaches.

Ensure information on fundraising progress is effectively communicated to colleagues across NML.

Adhere to NML’s Ethical Fundraising guidance.


  • A commitment to adhere to the standards expected of all public services as defined by the HM Treasury publication “Managing Public Money”. Those standards are honesty, impartiality, accountability, openness, accuracy, reliability, transparency, objectivity, integrity and fairness. These standards should be carried out in the spirit of, as well as the letter of, the law; in the public interest; to high ethical standards and achieving value for money.
  • Develop NML’s commitment to Equality and Diversity and promote non-discriminatory practices in all aspects of work undertaken.
  • Adhere to National Museums Liverpool’s Health and Safety Policies and Procedures, National Museums Liverpool’s access and Safeguarding policy as well as other appropriate practices and guidelines.
  • Contribute to the management, discussion and communication of risk as appropriate to your role.  Ensure you follow, adhere to and implement (where appropriate) effective controls for policies, processes and systems within your department, directorate and for the organisation.  
  • Assist with the supervision of volunteers and work placement students, undertaking periodic appraisal and facilitating their training in association with IS staff and NML’s Volunteer Coordinator.
  • Undertake additional duties, as required, from time to time.
  • Take responsibility for personally participating in the Performance Development & Review process.
  • Undertake training and development courses and programmes, as required.
  • Show the highest integrity and confidentiality in the pursuance of these duties.

This job description is a guide to the nature of the work required of the prospective employee. It is neither wholly comprehensive nor restrictive and therefore does not preclude change or development that will inevitably be required in the future.


Employee Specification: Capital Campaigns Manager

Payband 6

    Essential Desirable
Qualifications 5 GCSEs grade A-C or equivalent E  
  Fundraising qualification   D
Experience Minimum of 3 years working in fundraising E  
  Proven track record of achieving targets E  
  Experience of delivering capital fundraising campaigns E  
  Experience of delivering National Lottery Heritage Fund applications E  
  Experience of fundraising from trusts and foundations E  
  Experience of fundraising from corporates   D
  Experience of fundraising from individuals   D
Knowledge, skills and abilities Confidence to act as lead for specific fundraising campaigns E  
  Excellent persuasive writing and editing skills E  
  Skilled negotiator with internal and external stakeholders E  
  Ability to meet deadlines and ensure colleagues meet deadlines E  
  Clear and effective communicator with internal and external stakeholders E  
  Excellent research skills E  
  Ability to effectively gather project information to support fundraising applications E  
  Experience of working in an arts, entertainment, culture or heritage environment   D
Other Have an interest in and appreciation of museums and art galleries E  


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