ABOUT THE ORGANISATION
The Battle of Worcester Society (BoWS) is a membership organisation with charitable status aiming to achieve the following:
The education of the public, including school children and university students, on the impact and importance of the Battle of Worcester and the English Civil War period on local and national history
Activities include supporting the erection of historical plaques and monuments. We run a full lecture and conference programme. From time to time we organise special commemorative dinners for interested parties
BoWS also publishes books, pamphlets and digital information and holds an annual drumhead service of commemoration.
We are looking for a fundraising specialist to:
• Assist in securing additional funding from a range of sources
• Support fundraising activities. In particular, our Adams and Jefferson Appeal is aiming to raise 150K towards a statue of the former US Presidents, who visited Worcester in 1786. See attached information sheet
• Act as an ambassador for BoWS
• Feedback to the trustees on fundraising activities
• Provide advice or assistance to the Board on all matters relating to the fundraising.
Other general responsibilities would include reading board papers, contributing to discussions on key issues, supporting strategic planning, helping to connect the charity with potential new partners and supporters and contributing on other issues on which you have special expertise.
This is an unpaid, voluntary position. However, reasonable expenses will be paid.
OUR IDEAL CANDIDATE WOULD SHOW:
• Understanding and acceptance of the duties and responsibilities of trusteeship. As a trustee, you will be working closely with a passionate team of people who have a range of experience and perspectives.
• Direct experience in a fundraising and/or marketing role working in the public, corporate or charity sector.
• Able to commit to the anticipated time commitment and willingness to get involved in between trustee meetings; as a small charity, we need a trustee who can do some 'hands-on' work as well as high-level strategy. The anticipated minimum time commitment would be approximately one day every month (including attendance at Board meetings) but the role would allow for an increased time contribution if possible.
• Integrity and good judgement.
• We welcome applications from all backgrounds who have the skills and experience to help strengthen and diversify our Board.
Specifically, you will play a lead role in helping to diversify our funding base, designing and implementing a corporate fundraising strategy (including donations, gifts and sponsorship) and/or increased individual and/or major donor giving.
WHAT'S IN IT FOR THE VOLUNTEER?
As well as providing an opportunity to support and shape the strategic direction of BoWS this role also provides an opportunity to work as part of a small and highly committed trustee board bringing together a range of expertise.
To apply, please send us a CV, including a short cover letter about how you think you could help us and why you’re interested in the role.
If you would like to discuss the role further or apply directly please contact the Society's Chairman, Richard Shaw.
29 Elm Green Close
T 01905 358640