Head of Development (maternity cover)
Reporting to the Joint Chief Executives and a key member of the leadership team, the successful applicant will have overall responsibility for the Development team within the organisation. We are looking for an individual who is a proven communicator, with a genuine passion for the arts, and is dynamic, motivated and enthusiastic.
You will help the organisation meet its charitable objectives by securing new sources of funding in support of the priorities set out in the organisation’s evolving five-year vision and business plan. Working to agreed targets, you will be required to secure philanthropic gifts from a range of sources for three main areas of the organisation's activities - learning and engagement programmes, capital upgrades and refurbishment to the building, and mentoring/training opportunities, including the development of new work.
You will act as an ambassador for the organisation, representing them to philanthropic bodies and individuals across the UK and possibly internationally. You will help them develop their supporter network and will be responsible for a programme of development events, with support from the Development Officer.
You will need to have considerable experience of fundraising from a range of sources within the arts and demonstrable experience of managing, motivating and developing a team. You will have a track record of creating and implementing a fundraising strategy and a thorough understanding of fundraising regulations.