Prospectus is delighted to be partnering exclusively with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra to appoint their new Director of Development. Having celebrated its centenary year in 2020, the CBSO is widely regarded as one of the most influential orchestras in Europe. It performs for over 200,000 concertgoers each year as well as running a sector-leading outreach programme which enriches people's lives through music across the West Midlands.
The Director of Development will primarily be responsible for all aspects of CBSO's fundraising lead personally on the cultivation and stewardship of a portfolio of the orchestra's most significant donors, funders and sponsors. Reporting to the Chief Executive, you will work with the wider senior management team members on preparation of Arts Council England and Birmingham City Council applications and reports. You will ensure appropriate involvement of CBSO musicians, conductors, soloists and senior management team members in fundraising opportunities and projects where appropriate.
The best candidate for this post will have experience in a senior fundraising position, leading the implementation of successful strategies that have achieved increases in income. You will have excellent financial skills and awareness too, coupled with a track record of personally leading the cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of high-value donors. You will be an inspiring development leader too, capable of leading and mentoring a high-performing development team.
Do get in touch with Ryan Burdock at Prospectus for an informal discussion about the role.
At Prospectus we invest in your journey as a candidate and are committed to supporting you in your application. In order to apply please submit your CV in the first instance and begin to prepare your supporting statement. Should your experience be suitable, we will send you the full job description and will arrange for a call and/or meeting to brief you on the role. You'll then have all the information you need to formally apply. We are looking forward to speaking with you soon.