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BCT seeks Fundraising Consultant. Deadline: 17 January 2014

Posted December 17th, 2013 by Suzanne Carter with No Comments

fundraising imageWe are delighted to be in a position to be recruiting again thanks to a Heritage Lottery Grant. This time we are looking to appoint a fundraising consultant to help the Trust develop and implement a business engagement strategy.

The consultancy work forms the major element of an HLF-funded project entitled: Birmingham Conservation Trust: Building a Business Engagement Strategy.

BCT is in a period of transition.  We are moving out from under the wing of local government and in 2014 will have our own premises in an historic factory, the Coffin Works, run a heritage attraction and become a landlord.  This is a move into new territory but has the aim of broadening income streams and facilitating much better and more diverse community engagement.

In parallel the Trust has strengthened its board through adopting a systematic and strategic approach to the appointment of new trustees.  We have developed a dynamic social media strategy with a lively website, Facebook page, Twitter feeds and on-line fundraising; grown a carefully-designed volunteering programme; and very recently launched a Supporters Group.

The missing piece is serious engagement with Birmingham’s businesses.  A consultant will help us devise and implement a business engagement strategy.  The strategy will not be limited to fundraising but will cover the variety of ways that the Trust could benefit from business engagement and support.  The strategy will feed into the development of an integrated business plan for the Trust.

The successful applicant will have extensive experience of corporate giving and CSR, preferably in Birmingham, and knowledge of the heritage sector.

The position is offered at a fixed fee of £7,750, including expenses.  The project is funded by the HLF, and the consultant’s work must be completed by end June 2014, although implementation of the business engagement strategy will be on going.


BCT Brief for Fundraising Consultant


For queries or an informal chat about the commission, please contact Simon Buteux, Director, Birmingham Conservation Trust.  Tel: 0121 303 2664  Mob: 07973 498013  Please note that the Trust’s office will be closed from Monday 23rd December until Friday 3rd January.


Tenders must be submitted by email, as Word or PDF attachments not exceeding 10Mb, to not later than 12 noon on Friday 17th January 2014.

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