The Heritage Alliance is run on a day-to-day basis by a small, professional Secretariat. The Secretariat is overseen by a Board of Trustees, comprised of senior representatives from our membership base. 


Application Details

Start date: as soon as possible. 
Place of work: The Heritage Alliance, 5-11 Lavington Street, London, SE1 0NZ 
Reporting to: The Chief Executive 
Hours per week: 35 hours per week, Monday to Friday 
Salary: £32,000 p.a. 
Contract Length: This is a 24 month contract with a three month probationary period.

Are you passionate about the Heritage Sector? Do you want to work at the heart of heritage, shaping the future of The Heritage Alliance? The Heritage Alliance is the heritage sector’s umbrella organisation and advocacy body and we are seeking an outstanding person to take up the key role of Development and Membership Manager. The successful candidate will join the Alliance’s small, busy team based in offices in Southwark, just behind the Tate Modern.

This is an exciting new role made possible by National Lottery Heritage funding and requiring a dynamic, proactive and reliable individual with a strategic outlook and a track record of fundraising and development success. Reporting to the Chief Executive, the role will be responsible for improving the financial sustainability of the Alliance through growing our membership, resources and capabilities. You will have stretching fundraising and membership growth targets, effecting a real game change in what the Alliance is able to achieve in the future. The role will comprise a wide range of communications, fundraising and development tasks, developing new sources of income, building partnerships, levering in funding and implementing new products for members. Applicants should be able to demonstrate strong finance and fundraising, project management, stakeholder management and communication skills, and a track record in membership and fundraising areas, including bid-writing. Excellent administrative skills are essential.

Whilst a demonstrable interest in heritage policy is important, direct experience across heritage policy areas is not essential though an understanding of our partners and members is desirable; the successful candidate will possess the skills needed to quickly acquire technical knowledge. Similarly, a good understanding of the independent heritage movement is desirable but not essential.

The closing date for applications is 5th May 2019 with interviews expected a week later.

Please email your completed application form (preferred method) with a covering letter outlining your reasons for applying for the post to Lizzie Glithero-West, Chief Executive, to arrive by 5th May at the latest.

Please click here to download the full job description and here for the application form.

Closing date
Job type
£32,000 p.a
Job location
South East