We don’t often have job opportunities but we have one at the moment, thanks to new funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund!
Individual Giving Coordinator
Part time – 2 days a week – £33,000 FTE
The Individual Giving Coordinator will be dedicated to the review and development of the SLBI’s Individual Giving arrangements, including membership subscriptions, donations and legacies. You will identify improvements and put in place methods and campaigns to encourage more individual giving in both the 18 months of the National Lottery project and beyond. A Major Donor consultant will help attract major donations above £1,000, or this work can be carried out by the IG Coordinator, depending on experience. You will have demonstrable experience & success developing and promoting individual giving programmes and will enjoy working with a small team in a busy but very enjoyable environment.
To apply – Please review the SLBI Individual Giving Coordinator JD 2.5.19 and send the following to [email protected] by Tues 28 May 2019 (5pm):
- Your CV
- A letter referring to the person specification describing why you are suitable for the post and why you would like to work with us.
- Contact details of two referees if your application is successful.
Interviews are likely to be held w/c Mon 10 June.
We currently have many opportunities for volunteers to get involved in at our events, in the office, with school visits, or with work in the library, herbarium and garden. If this is of interest to you please fill in and return our Volunteer_Application_FormGDPR. In most cases enthusiasm and commitment are more important than experience!
Volunteers are generally needed when we are open to the public (Thursdays, some weekends and for other special events), or when we have school visits or school holiday activities (Tuesdays, Wednesdays & some Saturdays).
For more information on the SLBI please see our Annual Report 2017-18 and AGM Minutes
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Open days and events
The Institute runs a busy programme of events throughout the year, all of which depend on the help of volunteers. Opportunities for involvement range from manning a stand at a show to giving horticultural advice at the annual plant sale, helping run our tea and cake stall, and handing out information leaflets about the Institute. See Events for upcoming activities where we will need help!
We also need help on Thursdays showing people around the Institute, taking them out to the garden, making tea, selling cards and seeds etc – as well as helping with any special events going on.
We run a range of programmes for our school visits, mainly primary level. These sessions take place on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. We also run family activities during most school holidays, when help is needed. See School Visits for more information. For volunteering details please see Education volunteer role description March 2019. We are also currently looking for paid Freelance Plant Education Facilitators – see Plant education facilitator (casual) job description March 2019.
Volunteers assist in maintenance tasks such as tidying up herbarium sheets and the weekly task of freezing specimens to prevent insect infestation and damage. The historic nature of the herbarium and its arrangement provides additional interest when incorporating recently donated specimens and naturalised alien species. See Herbarium for more information.
Volunteers assist in a variety of tasks, including arranging subject sections and updating our catalogue to reflect changing interests and new acquisitions. See Library for more information. Volunteers come in on Thursdays when some of them also help welcome visitors and show them around.
The garden provides opportunities for volunteers to be involved in the care of many rare and unusual plants. Tasks range from the practical – pruning, propagation and maintenance – to the more academic – creation and upkeep of garden records and information leaflets. All plants are labelled and most volunteers widen their knowledge through working with species new to them. Members and volunteers collect seeds for the annual seed exchange and also propagate plants for our annual plant sale. See Garden for more information.
It might not sound very glamorous but the help we get here is hugely appreciated! Volunteers help with publicising our events, developing materials, administering course bookings etc. Great work experience and a chance to learn about the other areas of the Institute too.