London, Greater London
£47,000 - £50,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

The Director of Development will report directly to the Chief Executive – herself a passionate, experienced and committed fundraiser – and works closely with the Development Council. S/he will head up the development team: Development Manager (T&F/Events), Development Executive (Individuals/Corporates/Community) and Development Assistant (T&F). The successful candidate will bring a range of fundraising experience and will be personally responsible for generating significant levels of funding from both corporates and individuals, building on a diverse pipeline of prospects.

The Director of Development will work closely with, and provide high level strategic advice and support to the Chief Executive and lead in all aspects of fundraising and development, with a personal focus on raising significant levels of funding from companies and individuals. The Director of Development will work to Create’s Business Plan to drive fundraising strategy with innovation and vigour. You will work strategically as head of a fundraising team that generates income from companies, trusts & foundations, individuals, community and special events to an agreed annual target. You will strengthen and build upon existing relationships, and identify and cultivate new ones.

Create would consider a 0.8 FTE contract for the right candidate.


Create is the UK’s leading charity empowering lives through the creative arts.

We know that unleashing creativity ignites imaginations, develops confidence and builds relationships. Like setting off a firework, our professional artists light the touch paper and our participants discover new found self-belief and a desire to try more, do more and be more.

We’re a national charity that champions local priorities by collaborating with our partners to tailor every project to each individual’s needs. We believe that everyone – regardless of circumstances, behaviour, age, gender, race or disability – deserves the chance to fulfil their potential. Most projects are collaborations with community partners which have specialist knowledge of local priorities and the participants that they exist to serve.

Our focus is on engaging the most marginalised participants in inspiring, sustainable arts programmes – delivered in familiar settings where they feel comfortable and safe – in areas where provision is poor and engagement in the arts is therefore low. We prioritise our work with seven participant groups: young patients; disabled children and adults; young and adult carers; schoolchildren (and their teachers) in areas of deprivation; vulnerable older people; young and adult offenders (and their families); and marginalised children and adults.

We know from experience that music can help ease the anguish of a parent with a terminally ill child, that drama can build an isolated young carer’s self-esteem and that storytelling can strengthen the bond between a young offender and the loved ones waiting for them at home.

One spark of creative energy opens up a world of positive opportunities. Create lights that spark. 


Download the application pack and application form at our website 

The deadline for applications for the position is 10am on Wednesday 19th June 2019.

1st Round of Interviews: Wednesday 26th June 2019

2nd Round Interviews: Tuesday 2nd July 2019

To apply, please send a completed application form with a short covering email providing a telephone number where you can be contacted in confidence.


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Posted on: 31 May 2019
Closed date: 19 June 2019
Job ref: DD02-19
Tags: Fundraising

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