Fundraising & Community Engagement Officer (Part Time)

Closing Date: 30th August 2019

Creswell Crags is a museum and heritage site operated by Creswell Heritage Trust, a registered charity. Located in the picturesque countryside of the Welbeck Estate, in a limestone gorge with beautiful lakeside and woodland walks, we have a place in the hearts of many generations of visitors.

Our heritage is unique and internationally significant. A Scheduled Ancient Monument and Site of Special Scientific Interest, we are best known for our Ice Age history. Our caves were one of the most northerly shelters of nomadic Ice Age Hunters and our gorge was once home to mammoths, hyenas, and more. We have an extensive collection of archaeological and palaeontological finds from our caves, some of them on display in our museum. We are also home to the oldest art in Britain – also the only example of Ice Age cave art in the UK.

In 2019, we announced the discovery, in one of our caves, of the largest collection of apotropaic ‘Witch Marks’ in the UK. This discovery brought international press coverage and left us with a whole new story to tell and legacy to explore.

Creswell Crags offers visitors guided tours of our caves, a museum and café in the modern, award winning visitor centre, and a beautiful outside space teeming with wildlife. In term time we are extremely popular with school groups, and we also offer a range of special events throughout the year. Job Type: Part Time, 22.5 hrs
Contract Type: Permanent
Salary: £11,700

Job Description

Creswell Crags is seeking an experienced fundraiser, with experience of building and maintaining a range of stakeholder relationships, to maximise income, focused on Trusts and Foundations and individual giving, and to strengthen the organisation’s community connections and profile.

You will be asked to:
– Work in collaboration with the Senior Management Team to develop and implement a fundraising strategy, including identification of potential funders
– Explore and implement ways to maximise individual/visitor giving, legacy giving and corporate sponsorship
– Research and write funding applications to secure support from Trusts and Foundations, with support and supervision from Senior Management Team
– Liaise with existing community partners, such as charities, local SMES, and educational institutions and actively seek opportunities for working together
– Co-organise events in partnership with community stakeholders, where Creswell Crags is the host venue or a direct beneficiary
– Be a strong voice for local and regional community participation in Creswell Crags’ activities, including providing input into events and activity planning to ensure these groups are represented, in collaboration with the wider team
– Input into the organisation’s Communications Strategy from the point of view of community engagement, profile building, income generation, and demonstrating the impact of funding, including producing marketing content and co-designing campaigns
– Share responsibility for relationships with local placement and volunteer providers
– Ensure that Creswell Heritage Trust’s fundraising activities are fully compliant with the Fundraising Regulator’s Code of Fundraising Practice.
– Produce regular reports on fundraising activity for the Senior Management Team
– Record and monitor all fundraising activity, including evaluation
– Deliver on fundraising targets, to be discussed with Senior Management Team
– Represent Creswell Crags at external meetings where relevant to your role
– Other duties in line with working at a busy heritage site

Person Specification 

– Proven fundraising experience, including successfully obtaining funding from Trusts and Foundations, and experience of individual giving
– Demonstrable experience in building and maintaining a range of stakeholder relationships including public sector, corporate, and community
– Track record of securing funding and meeting targets
– Experience of delivering successful fundraising campaigns
– Understanding of donor stewardship/reporting to funders
– Educated to degree-level in a relevant field, or equivalent experience
– Excellent organisational and administrative skills, including time management and attention to detail
– Strong IT skills, including Microsoft Office
– Excellent written and spoken communication skills and ability to communicate effectively both internally and externally
– Responsible, self-motivated and able to work both as part of a team and alone
– A positive attitude and enthusiastic and adaptable response to professional challenges
– Experience of engaging and working with community groups
– Full driving licence and access to own car

– Experience of working in a museum, heritage or arts/cultural organisation
– Experience of working with volunteers
– Experience of events planning
– Knowledge of marketing and communications channels and strategy, including digital/social media

Please apply with your CV and a covering letter, detailing how your experience and skills match the criteria of the person specification.

Email your application to
We will acknowledge receipt of your application.

If you have any questions, or for a conversation about the role, please contact us via email.
We look forward to receiving your application.

Interviews are anticipated to take place in week commencing 16 September.

Creswell Crags
Crags Road
S80 3LH

Rebecca Morris-Buck
Communications Manager

Heritage Facilitator (Part Time)

Closing Date: 23rd August 2019

To develop, deliver engaging and inspiring informal learning sessions for Creswell Crags Museum.

Creswell Crags’ Heritage Facilitation Team contributes to the development and delivery of the Trust’s learning and engagement programmes which include Birthday Parties.

The learning service is extremely popular and the team facilitate pre-booked visits daily. On weekends the team are responsible for supporting all public tours/talks, demonstrations, collections handling events, birthday parties, and scouting association events. Team members engage with our audiences in a variety of roles, some of which may require staff to wear period related costumes and/or make up. All team members work under the Learning and Engagement Management Team. The ideal candidates will be educated to degree level; preference will be given to candidates with a background in archaeology, history, museum studies, or education.

They should also have excellent communication skills and experience of public speaking and delivering activities in a museum, gallery or heritage environment.

They will also have a strong interest in helping others engage with history and heritage through inspirational learning experiences.

The post holders will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

This is a weekend role however flexibility would be beneficial as additional week day shifts may become available.

To apply: Send a CV and covering letter to

FAO: Heritage Facilitator Job Application
Creswell Crags Museum & Visitor Centre
Crags Road
S80 3LH