Development Manager

Join us as our Development Manager.

  • The Development Manager role is a unique opportunity to effect change across Talawa’s activity and the audiences we engage with, and in doing so effect positive societal change.

    At the heart of the role is the relationships you will develop with individuals who want to support our work and engage with our artists. In doing so you will in turn have the support of our Joint CEO’s, trustees, and wider staff team, as part of an organisation where everyone takes responsibility for fundraising across all our programmes from community engagement to the creation of new work. The role builds on a strong base of support through other income streams which are the responsibility of our Executive Director with external consultancy support (around £700k per annum from Arts Council England and Trust and Foundation support).

    What we are looking for in this position is someone who enjoys and has had success in building and nurturing individual relationships, connecting people to artists and stories. You will be someone who wants to develop their ambitions in individual philanthropy and bring an innovative approach to developing new wealth networks. You will also be passionate about making the case for the arts and inclusion, and the evaluation framework and methodology, and wider communication resources needed to do so.

    While individual philanthropy is central to the position, we are also interested in hearing from candidates who have or want to develop skills in other areas of fundraising. These other areas would depend on the individual and their own experiences and aspirations and could include: statutory and trust & foundation funding, where you would provide support to our Executive Director, from bid writing to managing funder relationships, or; commercial sponsorship, where you would work alongside third-party consultancies to develop opportunities for brands to connect with our audiences.

    We want the post-holder to be able to develop in the role , and in time look towards taking on a departmental lead role which encompasses a more strategic position within the organisation, with appropriate salary increases that reflect growing responsibility.

  • Download the full Job Description and Application Pack

  • We welcome applications from those looking to move into their first Manager level role, as well as candidates already working at that level who are passionate about our mission to reflect Black experiences through art, or who are looking to balance a role with wider caring responsibilities.  

    We can be flexible about how this role can work for you and can offer additional training and mentoring, contingent on experience. You will be supported to achieve the main duties set out in the Job Description by an Executive Director who takes ultimate responsibility at Board level for fundraising. 

    Closing date for applications 10.00am, Wednesday 14 September 2022.

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