Kentish Town, Greater London
£40,000 per year pro rata
Permanent, Part-time
Job description

About the role

International touring theatre company Complicité is looking for an exceptional Development Manager who will be responsible for crafting and delivering a new fundraising strategy for the Company.  The post holder will build and develop income streams, with a particular focus on Trusts and Foundations and individual donors.

A senior strategic role, the ideal candidate will have a successful track record of generating significant funds from grants and individuals; be confident in working independently; be motivated by the opportunity to shape our fundraising strategy and growth; have excellent writing skills and be able to deliver excellent donor care and stewardship.

This is a part-time position and the working pattern is negotiable.

Key Responsibilities

Strategy & Planning 

  • Develop and implement short and long-term fundraising strategies, in consultation with the Executive Director, and in accordance with Complicité’s business plan 2018-2022.
  • Develop a strong and persuasive ‘case-for-support’ to seek out new opportunities, focusing on Trusts and Foundations and the Company’s Individual Giving Scheme.
  • Create fundraising plans for all productions and projects, including Creative Learning and Research & Development. 
  • Plan and implement a programme of effective fundraising initiatives and events, including an online appeal presence.
  • Develop fundraising budgets, in liaison with the Executive Director and Finance Manager.
  • Ensure effective monitoring and evaluation of the fundraising strategy, including management account variance reporting in liaison with the Finance Manager.

Operational & Management

  • Implement new ways of engaging with current and potential supporters/donors and ensure effective stewardship to ensure a high-quality supporter journey.
  • Work closely with the Executive Director in developing and overseeing the delivery of Complicité’s business plan.
  • Produce quarterly fundraising reports for the Board of Trustees.
  • Ensure compliance with the Fundraising Code of Practice, the Data Protection Act (General Data Protection Regulations GDPR) and other regulatory compliance.
  • Act as ambassador for the Company, raising its profile and inspiring others to donate.
  • Keep abreast of key fundraising trends and the regulatory environment around fundraising, implementing standards and procedures as necessary. 
  • Contribute to the Company’s journey towards greater environmental responsibility.
  • Commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion and applying these through this role.

Person Specification


  • Proven track record of devising, implementing and delivering effective fundraising development strategies, preferably within the cultural/not for profit sectors
  • Creative and strategic thinker with a flexible attitude and ability to work in a changing environment 
  • Self-starter, able to hit the ground running and work to ambitious income targets
  • Ability to develop positive collaborative relationships with a wide variety of stakeholders
  • Excellent written and communication skills, with the ability to communicate effectively in a wide range of media and to a wide range of audiences
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills 
  • Experience in managing expenditure and income budgets


  • Experience of digital platforms and how they can support fundraising
  • Knowledge of CRM systems
  • Experience of running fundraising events 


Salary - £40,000 per annum pro rata

Hours - part-time 3 days per week (24 hours) with days to be negotiated.  Some evening and weekend work required.

Holiday - 25 days pro rata plus bank holidays

Contract - permanent (after a successful 3 month probation period)

Application deadline - 10am Monday 30 March 2020

Interview date - Monday 6 April 2020





Posted on: 10 March 2020
Closed date: 30 March 2020
Tags: Fundraising

The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.