Development Assistant

We have an exciting opportunity for a Development Assistant to work within a committed fundraising team, delivering practical and essential support to the organisation. In addition to performing administrative tasks and managing our database, you will manage our Patrons and Adopt a Watts schemes, and arrange and support fundraising activities through campaigns and events to meet income targets.

This role is essential to raising the funds we need to protect and preserve our heritage and support those most in need in our community through our outreach programme.

You will:

  • Be a self-motivated team player who is committed to a career in development and fundraising
  • Enjoy an energetic role with the opportunity to gain experience
  • Have an excellent eye for detail
  • Have previous fundraising experience
  • Have a passion for art, heritage and culture

In return, you will be rewarded with a personal development programme which includes in-role mentoring and training. This is an excellent opportunity to develop a wide range of fundraising skills in a creative, exciting and forward thinking arts organisation, and offers huge opportunities for personal and career development.

How to Apply:

If you would like to apply for this role, please download the Job Profile from the link below and send your CV (including two referees) with a supporting letter to Sarah James at

Closing Date: Monday 24 September

Interviews: Tuesday 2 October

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Volunteers give vital support to the Artists' Village, contributing in many different ways from engaging with visitors as stewards in the galleries to supporting our Curatorial Team to assisting at events and workshops. Discover all the Artists' Village has to offer while acquiring new skills and meeting likeminded people.

Watts Gallery Trust is an independent charity, and we rely on the commitment of over 300 volunteers from a diverse range of backgrounds and age groups. Join us at an upcoming volunteer open morning to meet current staff and volunteers and to learn more about joining our team.

For more information, contact our Acting Visitor Services Manager on 01483 813 580 or email