Development Manager

  • Job Reference: J21389
  • Date Posted: 13 January 2021
  • Recruiter: Charity People Ltd
  • Location: London
  • Salary: £36,060 to £40,750
  • Bonus/Benefits: Pension and other great additions
  • Sector: Fundraising - Trusts, Fundraising - Major Gifts
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Charity People are thrilled to partner the Guildhall School of Music and Drama to find a Development Manager focusing on Trusts and Foundations income. The role is pivotal to developing long-term relationships with a portfolio of regular supporters and prospects to secure major gift commitments in support of the Guildhall.

Job Title: Development Manager (Organisations)
Organisation: Guildhall School of Music and Drama
Salary: £36,060 - £40,750
Location: City of London
Contract: Full time/Permanent
Closing Date: Monday 25th January 2021
Required: CV and Cover Letter

Guildhall School is a vibrant, international community of young musicians, actors and production artists in the heart of the City of London. The School is a global leader of creative and professional practice which promotes innovation, experiment and research. Their ambition is to lead students through the transformative journey of training in music, acting and production arts.

The role will focus on fundraising for the institution's ongoing philanthropic needs which currently include student support and scholarships and projects related to world class training, artistic citizenship and research. The institution has a phenomenal reputation with their training programmes and ensuring those that are able to attain a scholarship are able to do so.

The Development Manager will lead on raising funds in support of the Guildhall School in the form of major gifts (from £5,000), mid-level and regular-giving commitments (from £1,000 per annum) from a variety of philanthropic sources including trusts & foundations, City livery companies and corporates. You will also need to identify, research and qualify potential new donors in collaboration with the data team and plan appropriate and bespoke personal approaches. In this role, you will have responsibility of line managing the Development Officer (Organisations) in meeting agreed fundraising targets and stewarding relationships with trusts and foundations.

The role is perfect for someone who will come into this role and hit the ground running. The successful applicant will have a natural written ability which is both persuasive and personable. Line management experience would be helpful, however a proven Trusts fundraiser with a strong background in securing major gifts is paramount.

To find out more and apply, please contact Stuart Milliner at Charity People.