The Alfred Gillett Trust is embarking on an exciting capital development project to build a new museum in Somerset. We are looking for an experienced Fundraiser to help us raise our profile and raise the funds we require to deliver our short, medium and long term aspirations and deliver our charitable objectives.

About Us

The Alfred Gillett Trust was established as a charitable entity in 2002 to preserve the heritage collections of the global footwear manufacturer C & J Clark International Ltd., and the Clark Family who established the company in 1825. We are the custodian of a Grade II listed building, the Grange, in the village of Street, Somerset, which houses our purpose-built archive store along with office facilities for staff and volunteers to support those wishing to access the history and the heritage represented by the collections.

About the Role

The Fundraiser has responsibility for generating income through philanthropy for the Alfred Gillett Trust.

Candidates for this role will have substantive experience of fundraising for a capital development project, preferably within the museum and/or the heritage sector with particular experience of raising funds from institutions, corporates, trusts and foundations, major donors and legacy giving.

The trust is embarking on a major capital development project with a clear vision to open a museum at the Grange site in time for the 200th anniversary of the founding of C&J Clarks, in 2025. A further phase of development will be completed by 2030.

This is a new position, and the Trust is looking for someone with drive and energy to push forward a new fundraising strategy that will fulfil our aspirations and make them a reality.


Please write a covering letter of no more than 2 sides of A4 (minimum font 11 point) addressing how you meet the key areas identified in the job description and person specification, explaining why you would like this job, and how you would approach the challenge.

Please enclose an up to date CV, including current salary, notice period and contact details for your two most recent relevant referees (please indicate when they can be contacted).

Any application which does not fulfil these criteria will not be considered.

The closing date for applications is 9am on Monday 27 June 2022.

Applications should be submitted via email to:

For an informal discussion, please contact 01458 444060.

Interviews will be held during week commencing 4th July and it is preferred that they take place in Street, Somerset, however, virtual interviews will be made available if needed. If you already know that you cannot make any days during this week, please provide alternative dates with your application, stating when you would be available for interview as you may be given less than a weeks notice of a confirmed time and date.