Head of Development
Prospectus is delighted to be working with Serious Trust, an independent charity, to recruit for their new Head of Development. This is a rare and exciting opportunity to join one of the UK's leading producers of live jazz and international and new music events. The organisation works with artists and partners from all over the world, creating concerts, tours and special events including the London Jazz Festival, the UK's largest annual celebration of jazz.
The Head of Development will craft and deliver the income generation strategy across fundraising, philanthropy, and commercial areas. Reporting to the Director Claire Whitaker OBE, the Head of Development will manage the committed team of three fundraisers and personally be responsible for corporate sponsorship and corporate partnership income. The corporate sponsorship and partnership portfolio is a healthy and vibrant group of supporters at five and six-figure levels, so the selected candidate will be a superb relationship manager with excellent communication skills.
The selected candidate will have a proven track record of achieving income generation targets in a fundraising and/or commercial income environment and will be a natural new business developer. You will understand when and how to introduce senior stakeholders into projects and fundraising meetings and will support on delivering a high quality calendar of events.Â The selected candidate will be a natural networker and will ideally be highly interested in music, access to music, and projects and programmes that can affect change across society through music.
This is a superb opportunity for an enthusiastic and committed leader and we very much look forward to your application.
At Prospectus we invest in your journey as a candidate and are committed to supporting you in your application. In order to apply please submit your CV in the first instance and begin to prepare your supporting statement. Should your experience be suitable, we will send you the full job description and will arrange for a call and/or meeting to brief you on the role. You'll then have all the information you need to formally apply. We are looking forward to speaking with you soon.