Canning Town, Greater London (Hybrid)
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

This is an exciting time to join the English National Ballet (ENB) Development team as Grants Manager.

ENB has always been a pioneering ballet company and our mission is to take world-class ballet to as many people as possible, wherever they are and whatever their means. We tour annually to over nine UK towns and cities, and prestigious venues worldwide like the Bolshoi and Paris Opera. Our significant and influential contribution to Britain’s cultural sector is demonstrated by strong and diverse audiences, regular recognition by key industry awards, and the elite talent that we attract.

In 2015 we embarked upon an ambitious capital project to relocate from our landlocked and listed rehearsal premises in Kensington to a new purpose-built home on London City Island (LCI). The new building is a 93,000 square foot industry-leading centre for dance where ballet is created, taught, rehearsed, developed and shared with our audiences, nationally and internationally – from a Dance for Parkinson’s participant in Tower Hamlets, to an audience member in Manchester enjoying the premiere of an award-award winning new production.

We successfully achieved the £36m target and moved into our new home in July 2019.

Our capital fundraising campaign attracted support and championship from significant funders and individual donors, and we have continued to build on those relationships to support our ongoing artistic, digital, engagement and participation activities.

As we look to the future, the opportunities to increase revenue from fundraising are many and varied, and we are looking for someone with rigor, passion and fantastic written and verbal communication skills to drive our fundraising from charitable and statutory grant-makers. We have ambitious and achievable targets, along with multiple compelling fundraising narratives around high-quality and impactful artistic and social outputs such as access to the arts, health and wellbeing, community engagement and societal cohesion.

The Grants Manager is a key member of our Development team. Reporting to the Head of Philanthropy and working closely with people from across the company, you will grow income from charitable trusts and foundations, define new propositions and strategies, and support the Executive team in producing reports and applications for our statutory funding partners.

We have supportive Trustees, leadership that understands how vital fundraising is to our sustainability and growth, a dedicated Development Board and committed staff, dancers and creatives who are enthusiastic about engaging our supporters and sharing their knowledge and experience.

If you understand and can persuasively champion the arts’ value and impact, have experience of meeting fundraising targets and excellent relationship management, and want to work for an inspiring, hard-working and fun company at the top of its game, we look forward to hearing from you. 

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Refreshed on: 15 July 2022
Closed date: 30 July 2022 at 23:30
Tags: Campaigning, Fundraising