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Head of Development

Salary: £40-45k, full-time

Funding from external partners has been critical to the success of The Historic Dockyard Chatham since its closure as a Royal Navy Fleet Base in 1984.  Since then, Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust has been fortunate to secure over £60m of funding to create the outstanding mixed-use estate that all our users enjoy today.

We are looking to recruit a Head of Development to help Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust secure critical external funding to support a wide range of projects that directly impact against our joint charitable purposes of Preservation and Learning.  As a key member of the Trust’s Extended Management Team, this post will work closely with the Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust Senior Management Team, lead all fundraising and development opportunities and the post will have responsibility for developing and building corporate sponsorship, capital fundraising programmes, individual and legacy giving.

This is a new role for Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust and we are looking to recruit an experienced fundraiser with a proven track record of success.  Experience within the cultural and heritage sector is highly desirable but not essential.

If you have experience in fundraising and development, we want to hear from you.

Deadline for applications:  17th January 2022 (17:00).

How to apply

If you are interested in joining our team and wish to apply for this vacancy, please complete our application form and send it back to us along with a copy of your CV and a covering letter (no more than 2 sides A4) outlining your motivations for applying to this role.

Completed application forms can be emailed to or posted to:

Kerry Childs
Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust
The Fitted Rigging House
The Historic Dockyard

If you require assistance in completing the form or need to make your application in an alternative format, please contact Kerry Childs on 01634 823800 or email:

We are an equal opportunities employer and committed to providing our employees with a work environment free from discrimination in which all can develop and thrive. We acknowledge and value the benefits of a diverse workforce and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds and are committed to ensuring that our recruitment process is transparent, fair and as inclusive as possible for all applicants.

Please note, due to the volume of applications we received, we are not able to contact all unsuccessful candidates.