Portland, Dorset
£30,000 per year
Permanent, Part-time
Job description


0.6 FTE pro-rata £30,000 p.a.


We are looking for a dynamic and collaborative individual to join us in a new period of development. You will be an experienced fundraiser who can work across the range of fundraising activities e.g. grant applications, fundraising events, donors, sponsors and membership.  You will be able to demonstrate sound strategic financial knowledge, and the practical ability to manage finances and systems. There is an ample handover period with the current Executive Director built into our staffing plan. Some experience of managing policies and HR is desirable. 

The Development Director is offered as a 0.6 FTE pro-rata £30,000 p.a. PAYE position, with an initial guaranteed contract to April 2022 and further extension if the next round of the NPO or other major funding applications are successful. All the senior team are P/T and the remuneration across Artistic Directors / Creative Producers etc. is fixed at the same rate: the team ethos is generally collaborative and non-hierarchical.


b-side has an unusual mission: ‘curating’ the Isle of Portland, Dorset with a series of temporary, commissioned artworks and a biennial festival. We are site-specific, site-responsive, outdoors and accessible. We produce moments not monuments. Our ‘collections’ are the collective memories of our audiences and participants. We ask our supporters to be players, partners and protagonists.

b-side was founded in 2007 as part of 2012 Cultural Olympiad. It became a Community Interest Company in 2009 and an Arts Council England (ACE) National Portfolio Organisation in 2012, retaining this status in 2015 & 2018. ACE continues to be its principal funder: other grants have included Heritage Lottery Foundation, Awards for All, Alice Ellen Cooper Dean etc. Recently b-side was awarded a Catalyst Small Grant and have developed a wider fundraising strategy with Cause4 to diversify our business model and income, which the Development Director would work with.

The Isle of Portland is an amazing island fortress of limestone, connected by a causeway to the Jurassic coast of Dorset. The distinct geology and geography have determined a distinct and significant environment and history. It is fitting that industries here include quarrying, prisons and the navy. It has strong, active communities; yet some wards are in the top 10% of multiple deprivation, the borough was ranked last in the UK for social mobility (2018) and is in the lowest quintile of the HEFCE PILOT4 survey (2017) measuring the proportion of school leavers entering HE.

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Refreshed on: 26 November 2019
Closed date: 27 December 2019
Job ref: Development Director
Tags: Fundraising, Business Development

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