Senior Development Manager (Major Gifts)

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Job Description

Guildhall School of Music & Drama is a vibrant, international community of young musicians, actors and theatre technicians in the heart of the City of London. We produce outstanding graduates whose talents light up stages and concert platforms throughout the world.

We are looking for an experienced, confident and creative Senior Development Manager (Major Gifts) to secure major gifts and implement the institutional strategy for growing philanthropic income. The post-holder will prepare compelling case for support materials for the Development team and will proactively establish and engage with an agreed portfolio of prospects, securing significant one-off and multi-year gifts. The post-holder will work closely with the Head of Development on nurturing philanthropic relationships at the highest level and on securing transformational gifts. The post-holder will collaborate with colleagues throughout the School on the development and delivery of fundraising projects, on the cultivation and stewardship of donors and on the engagement of influential ambassadors for fundraising.

The successful candidate will have substantial experience of major gift fundraising and meeting personal income targets, as well as having excellent interpersonal and written communication skills, plus the ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines. Experience of working with a wide variety of prospects and donors, including trusts and foundations, companies, liveries and individuals with an interest in performing arts education is essential. Events management and line management experience is desirable.

For more information, please download the job information pack.

Closing date for applications: Monday 29 June at 12 noon.

First round interviews will be held in the week commencing 6 July 2020.

To apply online, please visit All applications must include a completed application form. Late applications will not be accepted.

Alternatively, please contact 020 7332 3978 (24hr answerphone) quoting reference number GS547. A minicom service for the hearing impaired is available on 020 7332 3732.

The City of London Corporation is committed to Equal Opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.