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Fundraising Assistant

We are seeking an energetic, well-organised Fundraising Assistant to help DLWP’s Fundraiser with our strategy and develop philanthropic income through our Members and Patrons Scheme. Strong writing, communication, IT and time management skills are essential and previous experience in a fundraising environment desirable.

  • Salary: £18,000 p.a. 40 hours per week (including evenings and weekends when required), fixed term for one year
    Supported by the Arts Council England Catalyst Evolve Award
  • Closing date: 3 April 2017
Job description

To support the Fundraiser to deliver DLWP’s Strategy (2016-2020), and in doing so will help to strategically and significantly develop DLWP’s philanthropic income. A key element of the role is to increase unrestricted income through the development of DLWP’s Members and Patrons scheme.

The Fundraising Assistant will support the Fundraiser with:

  • Delivery of the Fundraising Strategy, and to achieve and report on the fundraising targets outlined within.
  • The research, development, and creation of a new strategy to develop income from DLWP’s Members and Patrons scheme.
  • Delivery of the Members and Patrons scheme, including the administration of the scheme, delivering events (including evenings / weekends), and developing marketing materials.
  • Small-scale applications to small and medium grant giving Trusts & Foundations.
  • The creation of reports to funders.
  • Grant administration (e.g. letter writing).
  • Research on and communication with potential new funders, including Trusts & Foundations.
  • On-site fundraising, including signage and marketing materials within the building, digital giving, and management of DLWP’s donation boxes.
  • Building relationships with funders and major donors, especially regarding a future building/ capital project.

Download full job description: Fundraising Assistant 2017

Person Specification


  • Strong written and editorial skills.
  • Excellent communication skills, including face to face.
  • Ability to work on own initiative and prioritise workload.
  • Efficient time and work management and meticulous attention to detail.
  • Ability to work creatively as part of a team.
  • Excellent organisational skills.
  • Experience of administrating budgets.
  • Strong IT skills, including Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Flexibility to work evenings and weekends.


  • Previous experience of fundraising within a similar organisation.
  • Previous experience within a marketing or sales context.
How to apply

Please send application form, along with a covering letter and a completed Equal Opportunities form to Pippa Moore

Click here to download an application form.

Click here to download an equal opportunities form.

Assistant Café Bar Manager

We are looking for a full time, experienced Assistant Manager to join our Café Bar team.  You must have supervisory experience in a similar role, be flexible to work weekends & evenings and be used to a fast paced day. Being a team player with excellent customer service skills, a sense of humour and an interest in food & wine is a must.  In return, we can offer a fun environment with training & development opportunities.

  • This is a full-time, salaried post working 160 hours over a four week period – rostered according to the needs of the business including evenings, weekends and public holidays.
  • Annual leave 23 days rising to 25 after 2 years plus public holiday allowance
  • Offer a quality experience for customers visiting the DLWP Café and attending performances and events.
  • Take the lead in organising the hospitality aspect of events.
  • Manage staff
  • Daily cash up
  • Deputise for the Café Manager in their absence.
Key attributes
  • Excellent people & customer service skills
  • Previous supervisory experience
  • An interest in food and wine
  • A “can do” attitude, with common sense & initiative
  • Sense of humour
How to apply

Click here to download an equal opportunities form.

Casual Bar staff

To be flexible to work weekdays, weekends & evenings and be used to a fast paced day.

Previous Bar experience essential. Good work ethic and enthusiastic attitude just as important.

How to apply

Contact Susan Quayle on 01424 229136 to arrange an interview or send CV to

Casual Seat Crew

We require casual staff to remove and re-install auditorium seating and other furniture as and when required for events.

How to apply

Please contact Mat McQuade 01424 229 122 or email

Internships & Apprenticeships

We are sorry but there are currently no vacancies for internships or apprenticeships at this time. Please look out for opportunities on our social media.

About Internships and Apprenticeships

The De La Warr Pavilion Internship Programme is an opportunity for students and graduates to join our programming team for a placement of up to three months. Our aim is to offer young people skills development alongside the experience of working within the arts sector, making a valuable contribution to our planning and delivery of the artistic programme. The experiences gained from internships with us may play a key role in shaping someone’s future, either by helping them make career choices or by opening up job opportunities.

The De La Warr Pavilion currently employs a Digital Marketing apprentice from Dv8 Sussex, a College for young people who want to get ahead in the Creative Industries.  Our apprentice this year is 19-year old Tara Neville who works with us 4 days a week as part of her Advanced Apprenticeship in Digital Marketing. You can read what Tara gets up to in her own words, here

How to apply

We will advertise the specific internship opportunities in this section of the website and through other appropriate networks. Please refer to the specific internship briefs below for further details on how to apply once they are posted.

We regret that we are unable to accept speculative CVs sent outside of these advertising periods, so please wait until the adverts are posted otherwise your application will not be accepted.


Our programme is supported by a dedicated team of volunteers. Volunteering is a great way to learn new things, meet people, share skills and feel good.

We are currently focussing our volunteer recruitment on people aged 16 – 24 years who are looking for support to develop valuable life skills and experience, improve self-confidence and change lives.

We welcome volunteers from diverse communities.

We will be open to recruiting people aged 25 yrs + later in 2017

Please fill out the form below to enquire.

Apply to become a volunteer

Please only apply if you are 16–24 years old.