Trust Fundraising Manager - Board Advisor

Trust Fundraising Manager - Board Advisor

Ongoing role
At a glance


  • Campaigning
  • Event management
  • Marketing strategy
  • Public relations
  • Social media marketing
  • Fundraising events
  • Fundraising strategy


Darlington, DL3 0PY
Mainly at home


Either in or out of office hours Estimate of time needed:
3-7 hours / week
Work with our staff Mon - Fri - Fundraising events and open days are normally weekends.


29 Feb 2024

This voluntary role will involve planning, organising and overseeing campaigns and activities to secure funds for the A1 Steam Locomotive Trust. 

Working closely with the internal team as well as volunteers and supporters.

What will you be doing?

We are looking for a dynamic and skilful fundraiser to create new and inspiring ways for our supporters to support our work, fresh fundraising campaigns thus increasing the Trusts financial sustainability.

The Primary objective of this role

To raise financial support by cultivating relationships with supporters, donors both individuals and corporate. Growing our covenantor numbers (individual supporters who give us regular monthly donations). 

Some of the key responsibilities of the fundraising manager include:

Coming up with ingenious way to raise awareness of the Trust. Implement a variety of fundraising campaigns. Ensure that the fundraising messages are aligned and consistent with our wider supporter engagement strategy. 

Organising and attending non- profit events and networking with relevant stakeholders. 

Establishing good relationships with our Board and Council, staff members, volunteers and members of the public.

We are looking for an experienced networker with leadership skills, who is proactive. 


What are we looking for?

About You

You will be an engaging communicator with the ability to communicate to a range of audiences.

Driven and motivated with relationship building and networking skills able to act as an ambassador for the Trust. 

Able to tackle challenges constructively and find creative solutions. 

A proven track record in fundraising, a knowledge of individual giving, digital giving, corporate and major donors fundraising and community fundraising. 

Data analysis skills.

Please send your CV with a supporting statement explaining why you are interested. 

What difference will you make?

This is an exciting opportunity to join the A1 Steam Locomotive Trust. The person taking on this role will be playing a crucial part in supporting the building of a new steam locomotive and the creation of our education programme to ignite young minds with immersive learning experiences, ensuring that generations to come can experience steam locomotives. If you are someone who likes a challenge and likes to embrace collaborative working with other locomotive organisations, preserved railways and heritage lines. 

The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust is an independent Trust based within the Railway Heritage Quarter in Darlington  as partners in the £35m redevelopment project by the Darlington and Stockton Railway - Hopetown. Our workshop will be viewed by the 300,000 estimated visitors each year as our engineers build a new locomotive PRINCE OF WALES No. 2007 

  • Museums / heritage
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    Building and operating LNER designed locomotives to ensure the future of steam on the main line. Established in 1990, The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust was formed to build a Peppercorn class A1...