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Director of Development (Maternity Cover)

The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA)
Hammersmith, London
£75,000 – £80,000 plus benefits
Closing date
16 Jun 2024

Job Details

A world-class drama school and educational charity, LAMDA – the London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art – delivers exceptional vocational training in the performing arts. LAMDA’s core aim is to train and develop the best artists regardless of social or financial background. The Academy is at an exciting time in its evolution, paving the way for drama school training in the 21st century and developing multi-skilled creative artists and technicians. In order to ensure that its work is accessible to all, LAMDA is passionately committed to widening participation and operates a robust scholarship scheme, awarding significant support to one in five full-time students each year.

The Role

We are seeking a driven, talented, energetic and creative individual for the role of Director of Development. This is a one-year maternity cover post.

In this role, you will work closely with and report to the Principal and Chief Executive and will be responsible for implementing and delivering a comprehensive and coherent fundraising strategy for LAMDA.

You will lead and deliver major gift campaigns, including the biennial Gala, to ensure the sustainability and success of LAMDA as the world’s leading centre for drama training. With the ability to work collegiately and collaboratively with all staff and stakeholders, you will have demonstrable experience in implementing and delivering a successful major fundraising strategy.

To be successful, you will be confident and proactive, a verbal and written communicator and a skilled networker with a very strong track record of relationship building. Additionally, you will have proven experience of working in a senior fundraising role in the arts, higher education or charity sector.

In this role, you will work 35 hours per week (9.30 am – 5.30 pm), Monday to Friday, with the flexibility to work outside these hours to attend events and productions in accordance with business needs.

Application Process

For a full job description, please visit:

We want you to have the opportunity to really tell us about yourself and explain to us why this opportunity is right for you. All applications will be judged on content, not on format.

To apply, please provide:

  • A covering letter to tell us a little about yourself and why this position interests you
  • Tell us what experience, knowledge and skills you have that meet the person specification outlined in the job description; include any practical examples that you may have
  • A CV
  • A completed equality and diversity monitoring form

To be considered for this role, please send the above information by e-mail to the HR Department at

Closing date: 5.00 pm on Sunday 16 June 2024
Interview date: w/c 24 June 2024

Equality, diversity and inclusion are essential values at LAMDA, and we are committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all staff and job applicants. We aim to have a diverse and inclusive workforce and value the benefits that a diverse workforce can bring to the Academy. We welcome applications from the Global majority, those with disabilities and from other under-represented groups. We are happy to provide recruitment information in accessible formats and a provision to accept applications in alternative formats.

As a Disability Confident Committed Employer, we are committed to ensuring that disabled people and those with long-term health conditions have the opportunities to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations.

LAMDA is committed to safeguarding and protecting the children and adults who use our services and expects all employees and contractors to share this commitment. All LAMDA posts are subject to a safer recruitment process, including background checks and the disclosure of criminal records where applicable. We ensure that we have a range of policies and procedures in place which promote safeguarding and safer working practices across all of our activities and services.

LAMDA Limited, 155 Talgarth Road, London W14 9DA, United Kingdom.
Registered in England No: 364456. Registered Office: as address.
Registered Charity No: 312821.


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