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Prospect Research Manager

Salary: £33,000 - £36,000 p.a. 

The Old Royal Naval College (ORNC) is seeking to appoint an exceptional Prospect Research Manager who will help us to develop, implement and maintain a long term prospect research strategy, which will support the fundraising team achieving the £1m Catalyst and the £7m Painted Hall campaigns.

The ORNC is an iconic landmark at the heart of the Maritime Greenwich World Heritage Site and is recognised both locally and throughout the world. Safeguarded by the Greenwich Foundation, the ORNC is open to the public free of charge throughout the year. We welcome over 1.8 million visitors each year and our award-winning education programme attracts some 9,000 learners annually. 

In 2013 the ORNC completed a major conservation project, which saw the Upper Hall of the Painted Hall restored to its original beauty. Over the next three years the ORNC is seeking funding to conserve the remaining areas of the Painted Hall.

This major £7 million campaign is well under way with several grants already secured. The Heritage Lottery Fund has recently awarded us a first-round pass with a view to giving a £2.77m grant towards the project. We are also in discussion with a range of charitable trusts and a number of individuals with a commitment to conservation and architecture.

Furthermore, in June 2012 the ORNC was awarded a £1 million Catalyst Endowment grant by the DCMS/HLF as part of a matched funding scheme, which ends in June 2016. Over the next two years we have a challenge to raise remaining £630,000 matched funds in order to release the Catalyst Endowment grant for the future maintenance costs of the Painted Hall and the Chapel. 

To help the ORNC reach the two main targets, we are currently seeking an experienced Prospect Research Manager with significant knowledge and experience, preferably within arts, charity or higher education sectors, to work with the fundraising team at the ORNC.
This role involves working with the fundraisers and other senior staff on a range of research projects related to the two fundraising campaigns. 

This is a full time post offered on a fixed term contract for 3 years, available immediately. 

Interested candidates are requested to send CV with a brief (max 2 pages A4) covering letter outlining their suitability based on the person’s specification as outlined in the job description (PDF 163kb)

Please send via e-mail to: Sarah Whitnall on swhitnall@ornc.org


Closing date: 1 March 2015

Interview date: w/b 9 March 2015

Development Officer Events & Membership

The Old Royal Naval College (ORNC) is looking to appoint an exceptional Development Officer who will take the responsible for the day-to-day operations of our super busy Development Office, providing crucial support in all areas of development - in particular our membership scheme and cultivation events - which will support the fundraising team achieving the £1m Catalyst and the £7m Painted Hall campaigns.

This post is essential both internally and externally to ensure the smooth and effective operation of the office. Internally, the Officer will oversee all aspects of the day-to-day running of the department. Externally, they will play a leading role in building and strengthening relationships with the ORNC’s key constituencies (primarily members, donors, supporters, staff and volunteers) through organising and managing events, instigating communications and running lower level fundraising programmes. It is essential that the Officer is a team player able to initiate projects and ideas, as well as take direction. 

The role is a great opportunity for an exceptional Administrator who wants to kick-start their career in fundraising and development. You will need to be super organised, a ‘grammar geek’, with exceptional written English skills and confident to make decisions without any hand-holding. As with any small team, don’t expect to stick rigidly to your job description. If the office needs “all hands on deck,” you’ll be expected to roll up your sleeves and get stuck in!

This is a full time post offered on a fixed term basis for 3 years, available immediately. The hours of work will be from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. However, post holder will be required to work outside the usual work week during events, dinners and special campaigns, etc. as necessary (time off in lieu will be available).

Interested candidates are requested to send CV with a brief (max 2 pages A4) covering letter outlining their suitability based on the person’s specification as outlined in the job description. Please send via e-mail to: Sarah Whitnall on swhitnall@ornc.org 

Salary £23,000 - £26,000 per annum (depending on experience)

Closing date:1 March 2015 

Interview date: w/b 9 March 2015

About Us
The ORNC is an iconic landmark at the heart of the Maritime Greenwich World Heritage Site and is recognised both locally and throughout the world. Safeguarded by the Greenwich Foundation, the ORNC is open to de public free of charge throughout the year. We welcome over 1.8 million visitors each year and our award-winning education programme attracts some 9,000 learners annually. 

In 2013 the ORNC completed a major conservation project, which saw the Upper Hall of the Painted Hall restored to its original beauty. Over the next three years the ORNC is seeking funding to conserve the remaining areas of the Painted Hall. This major £7 million campaign is well under way with several grants already secured, including recent £2.8m grant award from the Heritage Lottery Fund. 

Interpretation and Visitor Journey Designer

The Old Royal Naval College seeks an Interpretation and Visitor Journey Designer to work closely with the appointed project team on the Painted Hall Conservation Project, a project supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.  As a first stage the appointed designer will build on existing research, developing detailed interpretation proposals, working them up as part of the stage II application to the Heritage Lottery Fund.  Subject to a successful stage II HLF grant offer and satisfactory performance, the Interpretation Designer would be retained to implement the proposals.

For more information please download this document. (pdf 180KB)

Visitor Experience Volunteers

We are looking for volunteers to assist our Visitor Experience team in the day-to-day delivery of front of house services. Volunteers will be based in Discover Greenwich, the Painted Hall and Chapel and will ensure all visitors have a warm welcome and the best possible experience at the ORNC.

Main contact: Visitor Experience department
Commitment: Minimum of three months required, minimum of half a day per week – hours and times negotiable

If you are interested in this opportunity with us, please read the full Visitor Experience Volunteer role description (pdf, 118KB). Download our Visitor Experience Volunteer application form (doc, 71KB) and return it to volunteer@ornc.org or post it to 2 Cutty Sark Gardens, Greenwich, SE10 9LW.

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