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May Half Term 2019 Activities

Wednesday, 22 May 2019 15:02

May half term 2019Our May Half Term is bursting with life, the flowers are out and our big family of sheep, cows, pigs, horses, chickens, ducks and more are looking forward to meeting you! Activities are as follows: On Sale in the Pet's Corner On Wednesday, Thursday and Friday between 10am and 3pm, hanging baskets…

Next Car Boot Sale - Sunday, 26 May 2019

Friday, 17 May 2019 00:00

Car Boot Sale - PosterOur monthly car boot sales are back, with this month's sale taking place on Sunday, May 26th. The sale will be open to sellers from 9am to 1:30pm. Sellers are welcome to set up from 8am, with fees of £10 payable on arrival (no booking required). All proceeds from seller fees go towards the Mudchute …

Fun Dog Show 2019

Friday, 10 May 2019 12:36

MDS POSTER 2019 - OrangeJoin us for our Fun Dog Show 2019! Organised by the Friends of Mudchute in the Lower Paddock at 12pm-3pm on Sunday 2nd of June.

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.