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Fundraising Adviser

  • Identify funding opportunities
  • Make a difference in our community
  • Permanent Part time role


Join Nelson City Council and help us make a difference in our city by finding funding for projects that help support the community.


In this new position, you’ll be responsible for seeking out funding opportunities from a range of sources for Council projects, and developing and submitting applications. You will also work in partnership with the wider community where collaborative approaches are identified.


You’ll work closely with staff, elected members and the community to provide professional fundraising advice and to pull together the information needed to submit an application. Your understanding of communities, funding opportunities and ability to pick things up quickly and deliver outcomes are crucial.


No two days will be the same. You will work with a wide range of stakeholders on a diverse range of projects from protecting heritage sites to climate change adaptation.


Do you have strengths in communication, networking and project management skills? It would be an advantage if you have experience in a similar role within local government or the voluntary sector. However, if you can demonstrate your passion for the community, have the required people skills, or a relevant qualification, then we are interested to hear from you.


This is a part-time position of 20 hours per week, offering flexibility of work hours during the week or across the year.


Nelson City Council offers an enjoyable and rewarding working environment, ongoing professional development, and challenging and interesting work. This is your chance to work together with colleagues who are passionate about making Nelson an even better place. So if you want to make a difference in your community, apply now!


Applications close midnight Wednesday 12 August 2020


For more information about the role, please contact Nicky McDonald, Group Manager Strategy and Communications on 03 546 0200 or email:


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