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Development and Partnerships Officer Opportunity

Tuesday, 23 April 2019 15:10

We have an exciting opportunity to join our team here at Mudchute! Could you be our Development and Partnerships Officer?

Development & Partnerships Officer

£25-30,000 per annum

(Some flexible working arrangements may be possible, although the post is either full time or substantially full time)

The Mudchute is quite unique: 32 acres of countryside in the heart of East London. Open to the public every day, free of charge, the Mudchute is run by the Mudchute Association, a community charity which has grown consistently and carefully since the 1970s.

With a staff of over 50, the Mudchute today is a vibrant centre of education, youth and community activity, with a working farm, stables, a children’s nursery and a wide range of education activities as well as the rich biodiverse countryside.

Financially the Mudchute is in a strong position, with a self-sustaining business model. However, with great opportunities to develop further our charitable work, and strong relationships across different types of funder, we are now recruiting for a proven Development & Partnerships Officer as we establish a dedicated partnerships function.

You will be responsible for working with the Mudchute team of staff and dedicated trustees in developing and implementing our fundraising strategy as well as ensuring effective administration of our relationships with funders, individual members and institutional partners.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Working with the Mudchute’s Director, staff and trustees to maintain and develop our fundraising plans
  • Developing excellent working relationships with existing partners as well as identifying new partners for the Mudchute
  • Effectively building the membership of the Mudchute
  • The maintenance of relevant databases
  • The preparation of fundraising and partnership proposals

You will have:

  • A strong empathy with the mission and ethos of the Mudchute
  • Proven experience in a fundraising and/or partnership role gained within the charity sector and/or comparable experience from an events/marketing background
  • An ability to forge strong relationships with partners and members both new and old and with a variety of stakeholders
  • Excellent numerate and written skills with a strong attention to detail
  • Experience of using CRM databases and managing data

If you think this could be an exciting opportunity for you please read the job description get in touch at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for an application pack. The closing date is Friday, 24th May.

Path Closure - Wednesday,1st May

Monday, 22 April 2019 22:19

Please note a portion of the dirt track heading to the upper field from the llama enclosure will be closed for a film shoot on the 1st May between 7am-2pm.

Easter Holiday Activities 2019

Thursday, 04 April 2019 16:44

MUDCHUTE-EASTER-POSTER-2019-WebSpring is in full bloom on the farm and there are lots of events and activities for the whole family this April! there will be Easter Egg hunting, spinning and weaving demonstrations, storytelling, go-karting and much much more!

Rare Breeds and Rural Crafts Project Launch Day - Tuesday, 16 April 2019

Thursday, 04 April 2019 11:27

MudchuteRareBreedLaunchPosterJoin us on Tuesday April 16th for the Launch of our Rare Breeds and Rural Crafts Project supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund! A day of activities including a Launch Ceremony in the courtyard at 12:30pm, spinning demonstrations by London Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers and sheep she…

Part-Time Project Coordinator Opportunity

Tuesday, 12 March 2019 14:07

We have recently secured funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund to develop our Rare Breeds Programme at Mudchute; to combine the conservation of Rare Breed Livestock alongside the introduction of traditional rural crafts and we are now recruiting for a Part-Time Coordinator to take the project forward.

The successful candidate will work closely with Department Managers assisting with the development and delivery of the Project, with the aim of raising the public’s awareness to the plight of our Rare and Native Breeds and historical farming practices.

If you feel like you are the ideal candidate, please download and complete the application form available on this page or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Download application form here

Closing date for applications: 21st March 2019