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The Charterhouse is an almshouse and museum based near the Barbican, providing residential care to a community of elderly people since 1611.

Situated on 7 acres in central London, the majority of our buildings date back to the Tudor period, with elements of medieval, Victorian and more modern architecture. With links to some of the most famous people and periods throughout English history, this is an incredible and unique place to work.

The Charterhouse is an accredited Living Wage Employer. This means that every member of staff working for us will earn a real Living Wage as a minimum.

Over 7000 organisations, including us, voluntarily choose to pay the real Living Wage because we believe that a hard day’s work deserves a fair day’s pay. You can find other organisations who pay the Living Wage here.

Job Vacancies

Development Campaign Manager

The Charterhouse (Sutton’s Hospital) continues to fulfil the charitable wishes of its founder, Thomas Sutton, as it has done through the centuries since 1611. Demands on the Charterhouse for the provision of care are as great now as at any time in its history. The Governors are also deeply conscious of their duty to maintain the fabric of this beautiful complex of buildings, not only for our generation, but also for all those who will benefit in the future. The Charterhouse is a private foundation, with little support from outside funding. The Charity relies on the investment income from the legacy of its founder. It also raises funds by conducting tours, and donations from other visitors and supporters help it to meet the significant financial requirement to fulfil its obligations to the Brothers of the Charterhouse, to conserve its buildings and to comply with health and safety regulations.

The Development Campaign Manager is a newly created part-time role reporting to the Deputy Chief Executive Officer and working closely with the senior leadership team. The focus will be to steward and expand the portfolio of donors primarily for Project650, a campaign to raise £650,000 to preserve our historic buildings, working as part of the fundraising team to develop effective donor cultivation strategies. The ideal candidate will bring a proven track record of success in securing philanthropic gifts, with experience of working collaboratively across a complex organisation. You will have expertise in relationship management, outstanding interpersonal and communication skills, a confident approach, a passion for heritage and an interest in elderly care. This is an excellent opportunity to further your career, developing high-level relationships with major donors.

We are looking for a confident speaker with demonstrable experience of fundraising, knowledge of working with major Trusts, Foundations and Grand Funders, such as the National Lottery Heritage Fund, and a track record of working with high-net-worth individuals. More specifically, we would love to find someone who has:

§  Worked previously with a Development Office

§  Demonstrable experience and a strong track record of fundraising, and an understanding of the skills and abilities required to be a successful fundraiser

§  Proven track record of working with high-net-worth individuals

§  A confident speaker, writer, and relationship-builder, with the ability to establish and maintain relationships with donors and potential donors

§  Ability to input and manage data accurately showing attention to detail, and to produce executive reports and summaries for governor scrutiny, and to produce reports to comply with grant giving requirements by funders such as the National Lottery Heritage Fund

§  Ideally experience of applying for funds to Trusts and Foundations, working knowledge of Membership and Friends schemes and experience of Raiser’s Edge database.

If you are interested, please read the full Job Description here, and apply with your CV only in the first instance. Shortlisted candidates will be required to submit a cover letter. Please send your CV to Deadline 12th November 2021.


Volunteering opportunities

We often have lots of exciting opportunities to volunteer at the Charterhouse for anyone aged 18 and over. If you’re looking to gain experience for your CV and develop new skills we may have an opportunity for you in our museum, learning, infirmary and gardening programmes.

Under 18s
Unfortunately at this time we cannot take any volunteers who are under 18 years of age. As an alternative, we do offer two student work experience placements per year, organised through our partners Inspire! We are unable to take any direct requests outside of this.

We have filled our volunteering places for the moment

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