Kings Cross, Greater London
£26,000 - £30,000 per year
Permanent, Part-time, Full-time
Job description

An exciting career development opportunity for an enthusiastic, energetic and well organised individual to join our team as Development Manager, reporting directly to our Chief Executive.  This is a new, pivotal role with significant responsibility and opportunity for growth for the right candidate. 

We are looking for someone with proven strong fundraising and donor administration skills to assist the Chief Executive with funding applications, individual giving and events.

Enhancing the quality of life for people in the early stages of dementia and those who care for them through artistic engagement and working with leading arts organisations, A4D has a small and enthusiastic team, a talented and able Board of Trustees and truly inspirational beneficiaries. We focus on what people can achieve which is often much more than they imagine.

Funders.  A4D meets the criteria for support of a number of Trusts and Foundations.  Funders include City Bridge Trust, Esmee Fairbairn Foundation, Garfield Weston Foundation, Headley Trust (Sainsbury family trust) Sobell Foundation and four of the Top 10 City Livery Companies.

Full or part time: While we are looking for someone to work full-time, for the right candidate, we would consider a part time engagement of 4 or possibly 3 days per week.

  • Salary: £26,000 – £30,000 pa (pro rata if part time) dependent on experience.
  • Reporting to: Chief Executive.
  • Location: A4D offices at Phoenix Yard, a 200-year old former brewery, 10 minutes’ walk from Kings Cross.

Your Responsibilities will include:

Primary responsibilities

  • Supporting the Chief Executive in the delivery of the fundraising strategy.
  • Identifying potential funding streams and ensuring deadlines are met to secure project funding.
  • Researching and applying for funding from trusts and foundations and other grant making bodies.
  • Maintaining and building relationships with trust and foundation representatives to maximise opportunities of success.
  • Collating data for evaluation purposes and ensuring that grant reports are submitted to a high standard and on time.
  • Preparing reports for the Trustees on fundraising and donor/supporter development matters.
  • Donor cultivation and development of our supporter base, reaching out to new supporters.

and managing

  • Challenge and fundraising events, including our current annual Royal Parks Half Marathon participation and development of other events.
  • Campaigns including The Big Give Christmas Challenge and legacies.
  • Donor cultivation events.
  • Donor communications including our quarterly newsletter.
  • Gift Aid administration and our Donorfy CRM.

Secondary responsibilities

  • To support the Chief Executive in researching potential major donors.
  • To create input for social media to support our campaigns and donor cultivation activities.

Your Skills and Experience will include:

  • Demonstrable working knowledge of fundraising techniques, processes and strategies to secure grants from trusts and foundations and a proven track record of writing bespoke and successful applications to secure 5-figure sum grants from trusts and foundations and statutory bodies.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, to build excellent relationships with a variety of people and organisations and with an ability to articulate A4D’s case for support in an inspiring and impact-driven way.
  • Experience of writing evaluation reports to grant making bodies and of monitoring and reporting project expenditure in accordance with the terms of the grant.
  • Good IT skills, adept at Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint, social media platform, web literacy.
  • Highly motivated with a proven track record of excellent organisational skills, working on your own and under pressure to prioritise workload, meet deadlines and targets.
  • Meticulous attention to detail.
  • Welcoming, helpful, friendly and professional manner.
  • Flexible, creative and ability to take initiative.

Desirable Skills and Experience:

  • Relevant experience such as a charity or organisation in the arts and health sectors.
  • Basic understanding of charity finance and annual reports.
  • Experience of working with and maintaining a CRM database.
  • Familiarity with Eventbrite, MailChimp, Donorfy, MS Office 365 and Sharepoint.
  • Expertise with Social Media in the context of donor relations.
  • Experience of managing relationships.
  • Empathy with and understanding of arts and/or dementia.


Degree level or equivalent preferred.

Terms and Conditions

Salary: approx £26,000 – £30,000 pa (pro rata if part time) dependent on experience.

Reporting to: Chief Executive.

Location: A4D offices at Phoenix Yard, a 200-year old former brewery, approximately 10 minutes’ walk from Kings Cross.

Hours: Monday to Friday, normally 9.30 am to 5.30 pm – or by agreement for the right candidate, part time from 3 days per week. Flexibility with working hours will be required, including occasional evening and weekend working, for which TOIL will be offered.

Holiday entitlement: 28 days per year including public holidays (or pro rata).

CV and covering letter: If you meet these requirements and if you believe you are the right candidate and can do a great job for Arts 4 Dementia, please submit your CV with a covering letter of no more than a page, including a statement confirming that you have read this full job description. 

Closing date for applications: Sunday 18 August 2019.

Interviewing: Monday 2 September 2019


About Arts 4 Dementia

Arts 4 Dementia (A4D) is a charity (No ) founded in 2011. Based in King’s Cross, London, we:

  • develop innovative arts workshop programmes to re-energise and inspire people in the early stages of dementia and their carers.
  • uniquely signpost arts events nationwide on our website enabling families affected with dementia in the community and clinicians looking for stimulation for their patients easily to find opportunities nearby.
  • provide early stage dementia awareness training for arts facilitators and encourage and support them in delivering person-centred arts programmes for dementia. The 700+ facilitators we have trained to date will reach around 14,000 people with dementia and carers this year.

Why.  Creative skills can remain vibrant for years after the onset of dementia.  Neuroscientists and psychologists, supported by A4D’s evaluation, conferences and reports, have demonstrated that engaging in artistic activity is a highly effective non-pharmacological way to reawaken and re-stimulate cognitive ability.

Provision gap.  At present on diagnosis, people may be given cognitive stimulation therapy but then they may be left alone to cope with increasing confusion, distress and isolation for six to twelve months, often until – as one memory service head told us – crisis hits.

Impact. The services A4D delivers make a profound difference to families coping with early stage dementia, to carers as much as to those with dementia.  The workshops invigorate and restore confidence, energy and sense of purpose and normality in the community. A4D publications serve as valued toolkits for arts organisations.

I realise I have been working 1000% for J since his diagnosis. But when I take him to bbodance, Danielle makes a big difference for me as well.  I’m doing something not only for his brain, but also for my own.

Carer at Ballet Workshop at bbodance, Wandsworth.

Having been to many workshops (so feel that I am qualified to say) I thought it was fantastic, it was inspirational and uplifting (which was a surprise). The format of the day worked really well and Aubrey was a humorous, engaging and an extremely knowledgeable speaker and your insights were invaluable too. It was fantastic to meet so many like-minded people from such varied artistic practices and backgrounds. It was a thoroughly enlightening day.

Participant at Early Stage Dementia Awareness Training for Arts Facilitators.

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Refreshed on: 18 July 2019
Closed date: 18 August 2019
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