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Current Vacancies

See below for our current list of vacancies, more information can be found by scrolling down to the relevant position detail.

Fundraising Manager

Catering Manager / Chef

 

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Fundraising Manager

Hours / contract:  Full-Time or Part-Time

Salary:  £28K per annum

Location:  Hexham (homeworking is possible)

At Hexham Abbey we have ambitious plans to drive fundraising income over the coming years and as a result, we have created an exciting new role of Fundraising Manager. The Fundraising Manager will develop and implement a strategy of fundraising programmes and events which over 18 months will deliver significant income for the organisation. 

This role will be pivotal to continued growth and will give the successful candidate an opportunity to make the role their own, developing and leading on fundraising strategies particularly in relation to major projects and major donors. The Fundraising Manager will take sole responsibility for developing a major donor pipeline as well as taking oversight of all day to day fundraising and regular donation activities.

Duties and responsibilities include: 

  • Meet ambitious 6 figure income targets and achieve significant growth
  • Create a new fundraising strategy for major donors
  • Build and maintain relationships with major donors
  • Develop current fundraising and communications strategies
  • Develop fundraising events and liaise with the events team
  • Take responsibility for the budget and maintain a pipeline

The successful candidate will have a minimum of 2 years' experience in a charity fundraising environment. In addition to;

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience in writing and delivering persuasive copy for supporters
  • An understanding of fundraising guidelines including GDPR and Gift Aid compliance
  • Experience within the church/heritage sector would be beneficial.
  • The ability to build internal and external relationships with key stakeholders and the ability to work under pressure.

To apply please download an application form here and return it to us by 5pm on the 24th May.

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Catering Manager / Chef

Hours / contract:  Full-Time or Part-Time considered (it is not expected that the role can be done with less than 3.5 days per week)

Salary:  Up to FTE £25K per annum depending on experience - with an additional bonus potential of 3-4k per annum

Hexham Abbey requires a Catering Manager to run its growing F&B operations.  The role will focus on event catering for functions (including weddings, parties and visiting groups) and developing our Refectory Cafe with the launch of a fixed evening offer, plus general oversight of the Cafe to synchronise operations with the wider catering activity of the site.

The role is very hands on, the successful candidate will be a qualified chef, fully able to cook high quality produce on their own when required, and to work in the Refectory Cafe to cover other back of house staff as required.  This is not a desk job!

To be considered for this role you MUST;

- Be an experienced/qualified chef, able to work on your own and in a lead chef role supervising other staff as required.

- Be able to plan, cost and source for new menu development, reacting to customer needs and requests

- Have staff management experience both on defined and regular operations (cafe) and event catering (bespoke)

- Have high standards of cleanliness, and experience of managing set up and take down for both daily cafe/restaurant operations, and event catering

- Be highly organised in order to run an efficient business operation

To apply for this exciting new role click here to download the application form - if you would like to have an informal discussion, please contact Owen Mills, General Manager on 01434 611 908.

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We are always looking for Volunteers who would like to help out here at Hexham Abbey.  This could be guiding and stewarding visiting groups, for those with an interest in history who enjoy helping and interacting with people.  Our Gift Shop and Cafe are also partially staffed with volunteers who simply enjoy keeping busy and giving people a warm welcome as they visit our site.

If you would like to speak to someone further about volunteering opportunities please contact Kirsty Wills on 01434 602031 or via kirsty.wills@hexhamabbey.org.uk.

 

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