Head of Fundraising – Maternity Cover
Head of Fundraising
Maternity Leave Cover
Start date Mid-November
£35K-£40K depending on experience
Birmingham Hippodrome B5 4TB
A great theatre needs great people. We can only thrive by having the right team on board in a fast-paced, constantly changing, creative workplace.
Presenting the best in musical theatre, ballet and opera, dance, drama, comedy and pantomime, we work successfully with some of the world’s biggest international producers. With our resident partners Birmingham Royal Ballet and DanceXchange; with collaborators such as Welsh National Opera and Sadler’s Wells; and with names like Cameron Mackintosh, the Royal Shakespeare Company, Qdos Pantomimes, and the National Theatre dull moments don’t get a look in.
Average annual paid attendance of over half a million theatre-goers underlines our claim to be the UK’s busiest and most popular single theatre. We are managed by a voluntary board of Trustees as an independent charity with no revenue subsidy from the public purse. In our main auditorium or Patrick Studio, in our conference spaces or restaurant, and in schools and communities, we make sure that everyone is welcome, we settle for nothing but the best and we bring flair to everything we do.
About The Role
Your role will be to target recent and prospective donors for support towards revenue and capital projects. Reporting to our Director of Marketing & Development you will take responsibility for an agreed income target and for devising and delivering a comprehensive fundraising strategy. Supported by a Fundraising team of three, and other external agencies as needed, your planning will have a particular emphasis on individual giving and trusts. You will lead the proposal generation process, including writing, submitting and stewarding proposals as well as monitor and report on fundraising performance. Important will be the ability to collaborate with colleagues to develop fundraising tools and an innovative programme of fundraising activity, including cultivation and stewardship events.
We will look to you to ensure our brand values support all models and communications in fundraising as well as to set standards and deliver best practice processes. You will also develop key networks and build relationships with grant making foundations and trusts.
Of graduate calibre, you will possess up-to-date awareness of fundraising best practice and legislation. You will have a demonstrable track record of successful Individual Giving, Trusts & Grant fundraising in a management role. You will expertise will cover copywriting, direct marketing, print production, website content management and social media networks. You will also have experience of researching and writing high-quality, well-structured and persuasive applications, and delivering convincing verbal presentations. You will have a good understanding of fundraising channels and are capable of assessing performance across a broad range of fundraising methods also.
Familiar with the UK arts funding landscape your technical skills will be complemented by strong communication, interpersonal, influencing and negotiation skills. You will be effective at inspiring, motivating and leading others too.
To enjoy a new stage for your skills please visit our website via the link and apply online.
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