The Egypt Exploration Society has supported and promoted Egyptian cultural heritage since 1882. Over the past century, we have explored more than 150 sites and monuments, published more than 350 volumes of scientific research, and engaged thousands across the world with Egypt’s unique past.

However, our London headquarters is currently endangered by two neighbouring trees that are causing serious structural damage. When we succeed in resolving this issue necessary repairs and rebuilding will be required. We aim to take this opportunity to redevelop our premises to be more accessible for members and the public, opening up our specialist library and archives, staging events and exhibitions, and welcoming everyone with an interest in learning more about Egyptian cultural heritage. The Development Officer will be critically important in helping achieve our future vision.

Therefore, we need an enthusiastic and resourceful person to work closely with the Director in supporting the repair and redevelopment of our three mews buildings by managing a Capital Campaign aimed at raising at least £2m between 2022 and 2025. The successful applicant will be engaging, energetic and creative about fundraising, caring about cultural heritage, and becoming a committed and flexible member of our small team.

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Terms of Employment

This is a full‐time post*, based in the Society’s London Office. The successful applicant will be responsible to the Director and will be appointed on a three-year, fixed-term contract with a six‐month probationary period.

* Though we envisage this position as being full time we are a flexible employer, so we are open to discussing working arrangements that best suit the right candidate.

Start date: April 2022 at the latest
Salary: £30,000 - £35,000 per annum, depending on experience
Notice Period: One calendar month

Application Process

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Send your completed application form to [email protected] no later than 17:00 (GMT) on Friday 3rd December 2021. Do not include a covering letter or a CV as only the form will be considered by the selection panel. If you would like to discuss the post further on an informal basis, please contact the Director, Dr Carl Graves: [email protected].

Applicants are also asked to complete and return our Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form with their application to enable us to monitor our recruitment process in relation to our equal opportunities policy.

Interviews for short‐listed candidates will be held on Zoom on Tuesday 14th December 2021. The successful candidate will commence their role no later than 1st April 2022.