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Fundraising Manager

£30,000 - £33,000 per annum depending on experience. 

Fundraising Manager
22 hours per week; Salary £30,000 - £33,000 depending on experience.

This is an exciting time to join Ushaw. Since opening as a heritage visitor attraction in 2015 we have seen huge growth with over 52,000 visitors in 2019. We are a truly unique estate combining culture and heritage with creative commerce, conferencing and community engagement. Steeped in over 450 years of history, Ushaw is equally a dynamic and innovative organisation. We are now moving into a new phase which includes a major capital project to transform the visitor experience.

We have an opportunity for a Fundraising Manager to join our small team. We have already developed strong relationships with many key stakeholders such as Arts Council England, NLHF, Durham County Council and County Durham Community Foundation. We are now seeking an experienced and successful fundraiser to develop, manage and co-ordinate a portfolio of statutory, trusts and foundations individual and corporate supporters, cultivating strong and long-lasting partnerships. 

You will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills with an experience of developing, writing and submitting large grant applications for major projects. You will also be able to demonstrate a proven track record of securing grants and achieving financial targets alongside proactively searching out new funding streams through research and networking.


To apply please download the job description and person specification here, and send a CV with covering letter outlining how you are suitable for the position to 


We are looking for a passionate/skilled chef to join our Kitchen team. Main Responsibilities will include: Preparing quality, fresh, homemade food on a daily basis for our daily café service and conferences. Planning a suitable range of seasonal food. With a mix of hearty homemade classics and daily specials. Ensuring a clean and safe working environment. Working alongside our current kitchen team and Front of House Manager to ensure a consistent service.
We have an increasing amount of private functions outside of our café operation therefore flexibility and availability is crucial.

Front of House Team 
We are looking for positive, hardworking individuals to join our Front of House Team. Main Responsibilities include: Providing a warm, welcoming atmosphere for our customers. Serving a range of food and drinks in our café. Delivering food and beverages to our conference guests. Maintaining a clean and safe working environment. Cleaning and preparing our café for daily use.
The catering we now offer at Ushaw has developed beyond a café service. We have a very busy schedule so flexibility and availability is crucial. You will be required to adapt to suit the needs of all events. Responsibilities vary from our daily serving in the café to silver service in The Parlour for special events.

For more information or to apply please email

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