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Volunteer Fundraising & Development Assistant - EXPIRED

Job Title Volunteer Fundraising & Development Assistant - EXPIRED
Contract Type Volunteer
Location Greenwich
Salary Volunteer
Job Published 15 Dec 2014
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Job Description - EXPIRED

The Greenwich Foundation for the Old Royal Naval College (ORNC) has been recently awarded a Heritage Lottery Fund grant to undertake the second phase of the conservation works in the Painted Hall.  The programme of works includes conservation, capital works, and a range of public engagement activities.  The programme will enable visitors to see at first-hand how the conservation is going, and to take part in a range of different activities bringing the history and stories of the Painted Hall to life.  A new visitor route will form part of the work – with conservation and capital works designed to make this accessible to visitors and encourage more interaction with the site as a whole.

The Development Phase of the Programme will take place from  December 2014 to September 2015 and is a crucial phase of the work, enabling the organisation to refine thinking, draw up comprehensive plans and prepare for the submission of the 2nd round HLF application and if successful the subsequent delivery of the work.

The purpose of this role is to assist the project development team of the Greenwich Foundation in preparing the second-round Heritage Lottery Fund application for the project “Conservation of the Painted Hall: phase two”, and in raising partnership funding.

Approximately 2 days per week for a minimum of 8 months. Thursdays and or Fridays would be preferable.

Volunteer will have the opportunity to:

  • Gain knowledge and experience of developing a heritage lottery funding application.
  • Being part of a multi-disciplinary team with remits including conservation, learning and interpretation, fundraising, and community engagement.
  • Opportunity to learn about the history and art history of the ORNC site
  • Working closely with the ORNC’s development team and learn about raising charitable funds from different sources.
  • Learn to manage large amounts of data and information.


  • Record and document the project development phase,
  • Conduct research as asked by team members,
  • attend internal and external project meetings,
  • Carry out visitor surveys,
  • Assist with the project administration and reporting,
  • Help with preparing the second-round HLF application,
  • Write parts of funding applications and fundraising,
  • Update ThanQ database
  • Keep up to date with project developments.


  • Educated to degree level with excellent spoken and written English
  • Proficient computer user, able to learn quickly how to use new software
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and numeric skills
  • An interest in heritage/arts conservation.
  • Any prior knowledge or experience of the UK museums/cultural heritage/arts sector(desirable)

Training and support:

  • ThanQ data base training
  • In-house training and support will be provided.

Travel costs of up to £10 per day will be reimbursed based on return tickets/Oyster card receipts. £3 towards lunch for a 5 hour shift or more.  

If you are interested in volunteering with us please fill in the application form that you will find on our website, along with further information. 


Ref: EXPIRED - SH447 | Published: 15th Dec 2014