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Development Manager

Bristol City Council
£35,745 - £38,890 pro-rata
Closing date
11 Apr 2021

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Fundraising, Community Fundraising, Major Donor/ Gifts, Trusts & Foundations
Community, Public Services, Arts / Culture
Full Time
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Job Details

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a motivated and experienced Development Manager to join Bristol City Council’s Culture and Creative Industries Service to help us deliver an ambitious funding strategy that helps us raise the profile of the service and continue to deliver a dynamic programme of exhibitions, events, capital projects and much more.

Bristol City Council’s Culture and Creative Industries Service is looking for an experienced Development Manager to set and deliver an ambitious fundraising strategy to meet the service’s key priorities. This role will require the development and implementation of creative and innovative approaches to meet the current challenging funding landscape.

The Culture & Creative Industries Service (C&CI) is focused on cultural development and growth across the city. C&CI specifically oversees the work of Bristol Museums (Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, M Shed, The Red Lodge Museum, The Georgian House Museum, Blaise Museum, The Bristol Archives), The Bristol Film Office, The Bottle Yard Studios and The Create Centre, and a range of other functions.

As our Development Manager you will work collaboratively across teams to develop a strategy that raises the profile of the service and reach new audiences by enabling us to continue delivering our dynamic programme of activity that includes exhibitions, events, gallery refreshments, learning programmes and sector partnerships.

You will have experience of trusts & foundations, individual giving, corporate partnerships and major donor giving. You will be practised at utilising opportunities to raise unrestricted income and have experience of running successful fundraising campaigns. You will also work closely with key partners such as the Bristol Museums Development Trust. Being a good stakeholder manager is a given.

Working as a part of a small and friendly core team this is an exciting opportunity to join a creative and dynamic service delivering our city’s cultural agenda.

Why Bristol City Council?

At Bristol City Council, we go that extra mile for our people; we offer a work environment which is fast moving and supportive, giving you the chance to use your skills and develop new ones within a high profile organisation.

Join us and you’ll receive a generous rewards package including flexible working and flexi-time, membership of the Local Government Pension scheme, and a generous annual leave allowance. In addition, you’ll be working in a supportive environment where you’ll have the chance to make Bristol a better place and contribute to its future.

Additional Information

We welcome Full Time (37 hours) or Part Time (minimum 18.5 hrs) applications. Please state your preference in the Further Information section of your application.

If you have any further queries after reading the job advert along with the attached Job Description and Person Specification then please contact Hannah Sturman, Head of Transformation - Culture & Creative Industries on

The Culture & Creative Industries team is funded by Bristol City Council and Arts Council England and is committed to diversifying our audiences and workforce in line with the priorities of those organisations. We encourage applications from all sections of the community, as we want our workforce to reflect the diversity of the city we serve. However, we particularly actively encourage applications from candidates from groups under-represented in our organisation including Black and minority ethnic people, Disabled people and people under 25.

How do I apply?

If you share our values and are ready to be part of an exciting journey, please select the button below.

For an informal discussion about the role, please call Louise Davidson on 07880 095 526 or Helen Chard on 07464 536 967.

Closing date: 11 April 2021.

Interviews are expected to take place 12 – 14 April 2021.

Shortlisting is expected to take place shortly after the closing date.

At Bristol City Council, we value having a workforce as diverse as the City we serve. We therefore welcome, develop and promote people from all sections of the community.

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