• Head of Development
  • Full Time
  • London
  • £50000 - £55000 per annum USD / Year
  • Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
  • Consultant: Kevin Croasdale
  • Contact Number: 07563 030 609
  • Expiry Date: 2024-06-26

Charity People is working with an innovative and award-winning arts charity in central London, producing exceptional live performances and sharing the cultural wellbeing of the performing arts with the local community. The Charity are searching for a new Head of Development who will play an integral role in designing and delivering a fundraising strategy and lead a brilliant team to success. This is a genuinely unique and wonderful opportunity for an individual looking for a senior management position in development and fundraising in a small and friendly team.

The charity lies at the heart of the local community, and reaches over 40,000 people each year through a programme of widely acclaimed performances and community projects. The charity is dedicated to breaking down barriers and enriching lives; outreach and education is at the core of its work.

The Role

The permanent role is full time, 40 hours per week, and comes with a salary of £50,000-£55,000 p/a. They have a stunning London location, and given the nature of the charity, is primarily office-based, however some remote working is possible:

  • £50,000-£55,000 dependent on experience
  • Location: Office working, with remote working possible
  • 40 hours per week, core hours are between 10am and 6pm. Some evening and weekend work will be required (for which time off in lieu will be given)
  • Line management of a team of 5 including 3 Managers, 1 Coordinator and 1 Assistant
  • 22 days annual leave + public holidays
  • Pension scheme

The Head of Development will deliver the charity’s ambitious 3-year fundraising strategy and oversee all fundraising campaigns across membership, individual giving, trusts, foundations, and corporate support, as well as providing excellent stewardship to major donors. They will guide, inspire and support a high-performing and collaborative development team to achieve annual fundraising goals, as well as overseeing internal fundraising processes.

The postholder will manage and grow a portfolio of supporters, and work closely with the CEO on one-off major gift campaigns. They will also provide stewardship of funders to the highest standard, ensuring the delivery of promised benefits to all members and supporters, such as complimentary ticket requests, special events, and rehearsal attendance. Additionally, they will oversee the messaging and strategy for legacy giving and manage an engaging communications schedule for supporters that conveys the company’s key messages and values.

About You

They are looking for someone who thrives in a creative environment, who embraces collaboration across teams, with an ability to build meaningful, trusting relationships with all stakeholders.

Some of the key skills and attributes they would love to see, include:

  • A clear passion for the Charity’s vision and mission, and an ambition to succeed
  • Excellent relationship management skills, across multiple income streams, particularly with high-level donors and funders
  • An ability to inspire and lead a high-performing team
  • High levels of initiative, creativity and intuition when exploring different ways to maximise the impact of funding partnerships
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with an ability to show initiative and share the vision with the team and wider stakeholders

If this role inspires you to make that next move in your career, please get in touch with Kevin@CharityPeople.co.uk to find out more about how you can apply.

At Charity People, we match charity needs with the skills and experience of candidates, irrespective of age, disability (including hidden disabilities), gender, gender identity or gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, or sexual orientation. We do this because we know greater diversity will lead to even greater results for the charities we work with.

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